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The #1 Leadership Skill for the “Covid19 War” – Inner Peace

Leading Blog

C OVID19 is a health crisis; an economic crisis; a social crisis; a political crisis; and a geopolitical crisis. It is a crisis dominated by unknowns and huge downsides. It is an existential crisis — life or death.

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Stop Trying to Ask Good Questions

Lead Change Blog

Many leadership books and coach training programs outline rules for asking good questions. Common ones include: Don’t ask closed questions. Ask open questions that start with What, When, Where, and How. Avoid Why questions. These suggestions are misleading.

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How To Change Your Mind and Not Lose Their Trust and Support

Let's Grow Leaders

Does this sound familiar? You started the year with a clear vision and direction. You’ve rallied people around that vision and worked hard to engage everyone’s hearts and minds. You connected what to why. And had brilliant momentum. No one ever anticipated […].

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What Is God Trying To Tell Leaders During A Crisis?

Joseph Lalonde

These are trying times. Your business may be shut down. You may be on unemployment or looking for a new employer. Or you may still have your position but it sure looks different. When a crisis hits, things change. And leaders are left there wondering what is going on.

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Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

5 Tips for Pitching Investors Remotely in the Time of Coronavirus

Leading Blog

N OW that almost everyone is working from home, startup founders looking to raise money from investors will need to do so remotely. In fact, in-person pitches may now be a thing of the past.

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May 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Laura Schroeder of Working Girl provided Online Fatigue: The Pain is Real.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Extraction

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. In the last couple of Reel Leadership articles, I mentioned there haven’t been movie releases since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. I have to retract that statement.

Is Your Thinking the Best Way to Think?

Leading Blog

R YAN GOTTFREDSON begins his book Success Mindsets , with the question, “ Is your thinking the best way to think? ” It is an extremely important question to ask and one that rarely gets asked.

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Three Tips for Macro (Not Micro) Managers

Lead Change Blog

Rebecca and Jason met in grad school. They went on to work at different firms, but eventually landed in the same company. They’re outstanding leaders in their own right, but both can be hit-or-miss when it comes to successfully managing teams. No one noticed, though, until their employees began chatting in the lunchroom about what working for their boss was really like. The Macro vs. Micro Dilemma. Team leaders are warned from day one: “No one likes to be micro-managed.”

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5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 5)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Part 1 in this series introduced 5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership and the importance of ethical foresight. Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 explored the dimensions of Ethical Design, Legal Compliance. and Human Impact.

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9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

Leaders, Share Yourselves

Next Level Blog

One of the bright spots for me of this life-changing era we’re all living through is the stories of human connection that I hear from the executives I speak with every week.

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Leading Thoughts for May 7, 2020

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

How To Stay Marketable And Keep Your Job

Lead Change Blog

With the current crisis we are in, so much seems to be rapidly changing, with new information daily causing anxiety. One of the biggest concerns individuals are facing is a new constant fear surrounding their job security.

5 Questions To Ask During A Crisis Like COVID-19

Joseph Lalonde

Times of crisis are perfect times to use the power of questions. Questions can bring clarity. Especially if the questions are laser-focused and help you cut to the heart of the matter. Discovering the right questions to ask can be a bit more difficult than the actual asking of the question.

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HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

COVID-19 Pushes Companies To Embrace Technology Or Go Extinct

Tanveer Naseer

Do you remember Blockbuster video? If you’re over the age of 30, chances are you answered “yes.” Young readers, however, might be stumped. Blockbuster was a video rental store that opened in Dallas, Texas in 1985.

The Power of Mother-Leader

Leadership Freak

I’ve been asking people to complete this sentence. “My My mom is reflected in my life when I ….” (You You can add a bit of explanation.) If leadership is influence, mother is the first… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Personal Growth Power

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Growth Opportunities in the Time of Coronavirus

Lead Change Blog

Times are tough. Lockdowns and quarantines have us shut up inside our homes. We can’t do normal social things we used to do all the time. Some of us are shut up with the other people in our family. Others are all alone. Either way, it’s a challenge. One mom emerged from a teleconference to discover her son had cut up a lizard with her favorite scissors. He left the pieces on the kitchen counter. There’s more serious stuff, too. There’s vanishing cash flow.

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Look Back to Look Forward – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

At the time when I recorded this video, we are facing a global pandemic. There is a lot of fear; there is a lot of frenzy; and we are all facing many challenges. As my friend Lou Russell says, we are all “walking around with broken brains.”

3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

207: Helping Your Team Contribute More to the World | with Tom Rath

Engaging Leader

At most organizations today, the work people do tends to hurt their wellbeing, when it should be making them happier and healthier. A major key to turning this around is helping employees make their work more meaningful … which is all about discovering how they can best contribute.

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How Great Leaders Build Strong Relationships

Leadership Freak

You might think leadership would be easy if it wasn’t for people. Try sending everyone home! Now what? You’re an individual contributor – not a leader – when you work in isolation.

How to Help Your Team Manage Change

Let's Grow Leaders

Connection is key to help your team manage change When you have a clear picture of where you want to go but your team won’t come along as quickly as you want, it can feel like you’re trying to pull a car […].

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A New Way to Get Coaching Help for Your Leaders

Kevin Eikenberry

Leadership coaching can be valuable. Leadership is complex, and leaders often need additional guidance and support. Typically, they have fewer people they can turn to for advice and perspective.

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The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

How to Ensure Your Next Speaker Has a MEASURABLE IMPACT on Your Team

Great Results Team Building

As a basketball coach, one of the things that we did as a program to develop our team culture was bringing in outside speakers every couple of weeks throughout the season. The guest speaker would share ideas and stories and wisdom that would inspire our athletes.

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The Secret to Getting Things Done

Leadership Freak

The hardest part of getting things done is doing one thing at a time. The second hardest part of getting things done is choosing the right task. Choose the task: The best way… Continue reading → Leading


Supporting and Building On Your Team’s Discoveries

Let's Grow Leaders

Disruptions like the recent crisis also create opportunities. Your team gets scrappy. They figure out different ways to serve your customer or solve problems you didn’t know existed. As you move through these times and establish a new cadence, you don’t […].

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How to Implement New Workplace Policies Needed in a Post-Pandemic World

Engaging Leader

Getting back to normal at work won’t be normal at all. Organizations and leaders will face a new set of challenges as they reopen or continue to operate their companies after COVID-19.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

4 Questions to Ask to Select the Best Executive Search Firm

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Atta Tarki and Gustav Brown : Selecting the right executive search firm can be almost as difficult as finding the right candidate for the job.

The 5 Powers of a Good Enemy – Red Sox Fans Hate the Yankees

Leadership Freak

Red Sox fans are all alike. They hate the Yankees. You might respect the talent of the Yankees, but a Red Sox fan knows the Yankees buy championships. “… studies show that rabid… Continue reading → energy Power Strengths Leadership Development organizational success

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A 5 Step Action Plan to Require of Colleges.

Rich Gee Group

This is a powerful article from my good friend, Hans Hanson — a National College Advisor who helps families save college costs and win admissions. It was so spot-on, I had to re-publish it on my site. Enjoy. The predictable behavior of college has shown itself in full force over the last week.

Ken Melrose Completes His Service on Earth

Modern Servant Leader

The servant-leadership community lost another great example and shepherd this week. Ken Melrose, former chairman and chief executive officer of The Toro Company, passed away Sunday May 3, 2020. Ken was a passionate advocate for servant-leadership at Toro and beyond.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.