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August 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 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. Bernd Geropp provided One-on-one meetings – What matters most! Bernd shares: “ How do you introduce one-on-ones to your direct reports? How does such a meeting work?

First Look: Leadership Books for August 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. The Creator Mindset : 63 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability by Nir Bashan. Creativity isn’t a “nice to have” leadership trait. It’s the key to success in every workplace and all industries. Learn to access yours, now?even even if you don’t think you’re a “creative” person.

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Leaders Win When…

Joseph Lalonde

What should a leader consider a win? I’ve contemplated this quite a bit lately. You’ve probably seen me write articles about what success truly means, what a leader’s responsibility is, and more. All of these are related to leadership wins. Leadership wins are when a leader has something good happen and they were a part […] The post Leaders Win When… appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Leadership

How Leaders Can Bring More Humanity To Their Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

There’s been a growing demand for leaders to be more ‘human’ in the way they lead. While this approach offers many benefits, it also can amplify our inner negativity that leaves us doubting our abilities. So how can leaders balance being more human with overcoming these negative elements that can. Click to continue reading. Leadership Biz Cafe Recent Posts accountability change growth inner voice leadership perception

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.

Win Every Day: Proven Practices For Extraordinary Results

Lead Change Blog

All high performance organizations have one thing in common: they excel at execution. The men and women who work there sustain performance at seemingly otherworldly levels of precision, accuracy, and consistency. How do you get your entire organization to work together, move in the same direction, and get things done? How can you cultivate the kind of everyday habits that create extraordinary results?

Innovation is Everybody’s Business

Leading Blog

E VERYONE has ideas. Innovation is within each of us. We just need to unlock it. Many of us have experienced negative reactions to our ideas and so tend to hold back sharing new ones. If we are going to be an innovator, we need to have a healthy relationship with change. Change is an opportunity to innovate. Tamara Ghandour defines innovation as “thinking differently about what’s right in front of you to create an advantage” in her book Innovation is Everybody’s Business.

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The Enemy of Everything Good

Leadership Freak

It was September 10, 2016 when I first wrote, “Everything good in leadership begins with humility.” ” I was proud of myself. The enemy of everything good in leadership is arrogance. The word itself… Continue reading → Humility Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development

Giving Clear Feedback Without Being Mean

Kevin Eikenberry

Leaders sometimes have to give feedback that is hard for people to hear. You are reading this now because you know that is true. Taylor Swift asked in her song, “Why you gotta be so mean?” And truth be told, you may hesitate to give feedback because you don’t want to be seen as mean, […]. The post Giving Clear Feedback Without Being Mean appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Leading Thoughts for August 6, 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. Alan Weiss on the fact that most fears are learned as are leadership behaviors, and we have to understand the causes: “We cannot create improved behavior contingently, that is, simply patching up leaks and putting on band-aids. We have to prevent the fearful behavior in the future by eliminating the probable causes.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Pursuit Of Happyness

Joseph Lalonde

As I was starting up my computer repair business, I talked to a successful local businessman named Jim Wilde. He had started and run a successful sign company, Wilde Signs. He was excited to see me start a venture of my own and wanted to help in any way he could. Do you know what […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Pursuit Of Happyness appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Reel Leadership

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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!

You Might be Right – the Glass is Half Empty – Now What

Leadership Freak

A friend texted, “I think of myself as more of a doomsday preparer.” I texted back, “Ahh! The advantage of pessimism is preparation.” Are there more? Pessimism is, “An inclination to emphasize adverse… Continue reading → Leading Optimism Personal Growth pessimism Leadership Development

Leaders: Is An Insider Mindset Ethical?

Leading in Context

Leaders focus on the good of their teams, organizations and communities. They work to achieve challenging goals and outcomes and they handle day-to-day crises. HOW they do that is shaped by their mindsets. Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethics & talent management ethical leadership development ethical leadership in a global society ethical leadership mindset ethical mindset ethics in leadership leadership skills

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How to Prepare for Rising Stress Ahead

Michael Lee Stallard

When a big storm is forecast to come our way, Katie, my wife, starts to plan ahead, just in case we lose power: non-perishable food in the pantry (check), flashlights with working batteries (check), gas in the car (check), some cash on hand (check). She reminds family members to charge up their phones and laptops. The havoc the storm may, or may not, cause is unknown but she has taken proactive steps to get us through.

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Don’t Be Paralyzed by Positive Thinking

Next Level Blog

I’m observing (virtually, of course) more and more leaders who are short-termers. By that, I don’t mean that they’re not long for their jobs. What I mean is that they’re not looking far enough out into the future. At the beginning of the pandemic, this probably made sense. As I wrote back in May , the first eight weeks or so of the quarantine era were about reinventing work processes so people could work from home.

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!

One Way Smart Leaders Avoid Micro-Managing Remote Team Members

Let's Grow Leaders

Avoid micro-managing remote team members by scheduling a clear finish Recently we spoke with Shawna, an executive who reflected on the past year and the shift to remote work, “We’ve exceeded our goals, but I also am sure that our failure to […]. The post One Way Smart Leaders Avoid Micro-Managing Remote Team Members appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. courageous cultures Results & Execution

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Burnout to Breakthrough: How to Create Calm from Chaos

Leadership Freak

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Eileen McDargh to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of her new book, Burnout to Breakthrough: Building… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Personal Growth Growth

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The Lessons of the River – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

As the title suggests, today I am sharing lessons we can learn from rivers. Now when I say “rivers”, it’s likely that we all have a different river in mind. And regardless of which river you think of – whether it’s the Mississippi River, the Hudson River, the Pere Marquette River (near my childhood home) […]. The post The Lessons of the River – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Executive Coach Interviewed on Goal Setting

Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo Executive Coach. Hard Money Bankers presents, Moving from What is Necessary to What is Possible, a conversation with Executive Coach to Business Owners Tony Mayo about the power of goal setting. Includes a link to a free goal setting workbook and audio guide. The post Executive Coach Interviewed on Goal Setting appeared first on Tony Mayo. For Business Owners How to Set Goals For Executives Goal Setting Planning Video Videos & Podcasts

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.

How to Overcome One of the Biggest Challenges of Working From Home

Let's Grow Leaders

The Harvard Business Review article, The Implications of Working Without an Office covers great research about the benefits and challenges of working from home. I highly recommend it. If nothing else to validate those mixed emotions you’re having. Because if you’re like […]. The post How to Overcome One of the Biggest Challenges of Working From Home appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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An Essential – But Neglected – Skill that Fuels Success

Leadership Freak

It’s natural to consider your own concerns. It’s leadership to reflect on the concerns of others. The dripping faucet of others is opportunity for perspective taking. Perspective taking – an essential but neglected… Continue reading → Leading

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Mastering your Inner Game of Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Ron Garonzik and Rick Lash: In 1938 archeologists in Israel made a remarkable discovery – a cache of 2,500-year-old letters between officers and their commanders. They provide a unique window on the impact overly controlling, self-centered leadership styles can have on others: “Regarding the letter you sent, the heart of your servant is ill, when my lord said: Don’t you know how to read a letter? As God lives, for every letter that comes to me, it is read.”

Leading Without Authority: How the New Power of Co-elevation Can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams and Reinvent Collaboration

Kevin Eikenberry

Authority is overrated. Leadership doesn’t have to require authority. In fact, Keith Ferrazzi believes leading without authority is the key to unlocking your teams’ potential to achieve greater success. This is a call to action for all of us, not just those who currently hold a leadership role. In his latest book, Leading Without Authority: […].

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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.

Leading when “What Were They Thinking?”

Let's Grow Leaders

It can be frustrating when your team’s behavior doesn’t make any sense. But those moments where you wonder “What were they thinking?” ” are also opportunities. In this episode, you’ll get a way forward for the next time you wonder “What were […]. The post Leading when “What Were They Thinking?” ” appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. It can be frustrating when your team’s behavior doesn’t make any sense.

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The Path to Meaningful Contribution Begins Here

Leadership Freak

Arrogance stabs itself in the chest in order to get what it wants. But strangely, the beauty of humility terrifies. Arrogance serves self-destructive goals. Humility pursues meaningful contribution. Arrogance: Pretends. Intimidates. Serves itself.… … Continue reading → Leading

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7 Tricks to Make Your Communication Sticky

Engaging Leader

Have you ever put time and effort into communicating something important, only to have people ignore or quickly forget about it? Does it drive you crazy to hear, “You never told us about that!” Apply three or more of these tricks to each communication, and people will be more likely to notice, care, and […].

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4 Tips for Teaching and Leading Virtually

Chart Your Course

For the past decade, I have been a part of the “gig economy,” working remotely with clients around the world, and teaching online for four different schools. As a speaker, consultant, and coach, I have facilitated virtual trainings, conducted research remotely, and coached clients via phone and video conference. Over the years, I have identified […] The post 4 Tips for Teaching and Leading Virtually appeared first on Chart Your Course International.

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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.

What Happens When Standing Out Is Not Enough Anymore

Lead from Within

For years, I have been telling rising leaders that the best way to achieve greatness is to stand out from the rest. But these days, standing out is becoming harder and harder to achieve, because everyone is working to stand out and go the extra mile. It’s becoming a real challenge to distinguish yourself from the rest, but there are still some things you can do to rise above the pack.

Asking the “Six Whats” Will Help You Strengthen Workplace Problem Solving

Management Excellence

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Quick Checklist for Being an Empathetic Leader

Engaging Leader

Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care. Theodore Roosevelt In challenging times like these, it’s even more important than usual that your workforce knows you are trustworthy and caring. Effective empathy is something you can develop through regular practice of these six skills: • Curiosity: Take the […].

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Weekly Round-Up: Creating a Culture of Kindness & Empathy, Skills for Leading Through a Pandemic, Taking Action to Advance Equality and 13 Research-Backed Actions to Communicate Effectively


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past week. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19 and calls for racial justice, I'm continuing to use the Weekly Round-Up as a place to share some of the best resources I'm seeing to help leaders and communicators navigate these challenges with their teams.

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.