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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.

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. It generates personal fears, insecurities, and stress, all of which can inhibit high-quality thinking, decision making, and effective collaboration, which is mission-critical in such times.

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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 […]. The post How To Change Your Mind and Not Lose Their Trust and Support appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. courageous cultures change management change your mind new direction

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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. I believe God is trying to […] The post What Is God Trying To Tell Leaders During A Crisis? appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership Leadership

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

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. Coaching and asking questions are not synonymous. The opposite of giving advice is not asking questions. Even just taking a coaching approach to your leadership conversation should be a process of inquiry, not a series of questions.

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. As both an individual investor and venture capitalist, I’ve taken a lot of remote pitches since the shelter-in-place order started. My impression is that most entrepreneurs aren’t always putting their best foot forward. Here are five seemingly contradictory tips to keep in mind while pitching remotely.

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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. There have been movies released but they have been released on streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney+, etc… Today’s Reel Leadership article comes from one of those newly released movies. […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Extraction appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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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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. It’s easy to overlook this question because if I thought something was wrong in the way I thought, I would change it—maybe. After all, we’re pretty comfortable with our own thoughts. We all think we are right.

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Five Things Leaders Need to Learn Now and Remember Forever

Kevin Eikenberry

The spring of 2020 will be an event we will all remember the rest of our lives. Similar to 9-11, Neil Armstrong stepping foot on the moon, or the assassination of President Kennedy, we will never forget it. It is my belief that we can take much more from this than a memory. There are […]. The post Five Things Leaders Need to Learn Now and Remember Forever appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

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. Again and again, they share moments or emails that demonstrate how tough times can bring out the best in leaders and their teams. I’m struck by how the moments that matter most are the ones in which leaders share themselves as human beings and encourage their team members to do the same.

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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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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.

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 owner, David Cook, used his experience in computer software to streamline and digitize. Click to continue reading. Guest Posts change disruption mindset resilience

Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

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. And of course, it’s simply smart business. […]. At most organizations today, the work people do tends to hurt their wellbeing, when it should be making them happier and healthier.

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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. When so much seems to be out of your control, what can you do to stay marketable and maintain your job? Now more than ever, there is a strong need to remain relevant and innovative within your career.

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. That’s why we have […] The post 5 Questions To Ask During A Crisis Like COVID-19 appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership Leadership

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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. It all started with Brown University President Paxson broadcasting to the country “ reopening colleges in the fall should be a national priority. ”

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.

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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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.” ” And the solution to this grim situation is […]. The post Look Back to Look Forward – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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 […]. The post How to Help Your Team Manage Change appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well Change communication connection leadership management priorities transformation

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How The Best Leaders Are Already Planning Past The Crisis

Lead from Within

When a crisis disrupts the usual order of things, leaders can’t settle for just dealing with what’s in front of them today. They need to immediately begin looking ahead and planning for the future to make sure they’re prepared for what comes next—even if they have no idea what shape it will take. It may feel like a time to sit and wait, but in fact it’s a time to be proactive about the future—yours, your team’s, and your organization’s.

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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.

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. Relationship… Continue reading → Personal Growth Servant-leadership Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development

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. It wasn’t enough for them to hear things from ME – they benefited from having someone ELSE come in and share a similar message, but in a different voice and with different stories to support their advice.

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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. Most leadership coaching pairs a coach with a leader for an extended period to help them reach their development goals. However, today’s times demand something different. […]. The post A New Way to Get Coaching Help for Your Leaders appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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The One Aspect Of Crisis Management That No One Talks About

Lead from Within

Some people are more suited to crisis leadership than others. Many hunker down and hope they make it through. Others are bold and dynamic, always driven to stay a step ahead of events. But throughout the spectrum, there is one aspect of crisis management that no one is talking about. Whatever your approach, you must stay aware of your people. What’s happening today is effecting every person on your team at a deep level.

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.

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


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. I hope to help you navigate the changes to your workplace with a few tips about how to move forward using good communication […]. Blog Communication tactics Leading change

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. As insiders in the recruiting world, our friends have often asked us to help them select a hiring vendor when we were not the right partner for them. By and large they’ve been surprised to see how differently we evaluate their potential executive search partners than they would.

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 […]. The post Supporting and Building On Your Team’s Discoveries appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Disruptions like the recent crisis also create opportunities. Your team gets scrappy.

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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.