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The Heart of Coaching

Lead Change Blog

Transformational Coaching is the requisite skill for today’s leaders, managers, and supervisors who choose to enhance their personal effectiveness and the performance of those they lead.

Leading Thoughts for August 27, 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. On how to be happy even in a crazy, unpredictable world: “Some one in five U.S.


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5 Books Leaders Should Read In September 2020

Joseph Lalonde

It’s the end of another month. This means it’s time for new book recommendations. Before we begin, I wanted to clear something up. While leaders are readers, it doesn’t mean leaders are fast readers.

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How to Be Human (Together)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This week I'm sharing an edited compilation of three previously published posts that are relevant for leaders and organizations wanting to honor human rights in chaotic times. The first addresses the risk of excluding any humans from our organizational statement of inclusion.

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The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.

Speed Sparks Extra Work

Lead Change Blog

Mom had a saying, “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” Translated from her Pennsylvania Dutch expression, she was saying another maxim: haste makes waste. Today as flames of burnout and exhaustion circle the globe, extra work is NOT the thing we all need. Yes, we are working more. A PwC survey in June found that 44% of employers felt employees were more productive at home during this pandemic vs 31% who felt they were less productive and 25% who felt the work output was roughly the same.

Digital Church is Here to Stay: From Social Media to Social Ministry

Leading Blog

T HE RESPONSE to Covid-19 has had a profound effect on what it means to be a church. It has raised a lot of questions. Is a church still a church if it is an online church? Sure, people have been watching online for years, but what about a face-to-face community?

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Leadership and Gratitude – Interview with Kerry Wekelo

Let's Grow Leaders

Gratitude—real gratitude, not the saccharine “too blessed to be stressed” meme mantra—has the power to revolutionize your leadership and your influence.

Quiet Professionals – Do You Have What It Takes?

RapidStart Leadership

We tend to think of "leaders" as those who are the loudest and most visible, but I think it's the quiet professionals who show us the highest form of the leadership art, as these three stories illustrate. The post Quiet Professionals – Do You Have What It Takes?

The Power of Being Directionally Correct

Leading Blog

I NNOVATION is messy. It’s rarely a straight line from here to there. When doing something new, it’s rare that you know exactly how it is going to turn out. It’s just part of doing something new. It needs to be lead, not managed.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Flight Of The Navigator

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I recently posited a question on Facebook. I wanted to see what everyone’s top ten 1980’s movies were. The list was long, clocking in at over 75 movies and counting.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Decision-Making for Leaders: Beyond Pros and Cons

Leadership Freak

“You believe in the conclusion, and then you create supporting arguments.” Daniel Kahneman You weigh options based on the decision you’ve already made, while pretending to be open minded. The pros and cons… Continue reading → Decisions

Providing Feedback that Changes Behavior

Lead Change Blog

Can I give you some feedback? Leaders help people perform at their best. To do that, they provide feedback and identify actions to help people improve. Is your feedback accepted and acted on? . Start by Making Multiple Observations. Observe what people do or don’t do. What’s the quality and quantity of their output? What’s their level of his motivation? How effectively does the person work with his colleagues? In what situations does he take a lead role? Look for patterns in people’s behavior.

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No, You Can't

Leading Blog

S OMETIMES after you’ve heard it all and seen all of the memes telling you that you can win, you can be anything you want, and the universe is just waiting to hand it all to you, you need a jolt of the very opposite. Sometimes a book comes along and does just that.

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How To Be A Fair And Good Leader

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve had it with you! You’re through with the company. Pack your bags and get out of here! Those words are hard to read. They’re harder to live through. Yet so many potential team members have heard words similar to those above. They’ve been a part of a team with a bad leader.

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5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

Remote Leadership: How To Help And Support A Diverse Remote Team

Tanveer Naseer

When the pandemic first made landfall in North America, remote work seemed like a temporary solution for many companies. However, as the health crisis persists through the summer and beyond, businesses are realizing that their temporary remote situations will need to be extended far into the future.

Leadership Accountability

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Vince Molinaro: Publilius Syrus was a Latin writer who lived from 85 to 43 B.C. He wrote, “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” He got it right way back then. Anyone can lead when times are good, when the world is stable, and the sea is calm.

Leaders Live in A Glass House with Arjan van Weele

N2Growth Blog

Arjan van Weele , a Professor of Purchasing and Supply Management living in the Netherlands , discusses his perspective on leadership competencies that apply for any leader, no matter where you are within your career journey. Interview Summary.

What is Your Unique Leadership Promise?

Let's Grow Leaders

Your Leadership Promise Might Not Be What You Think In the age of Twitter and Instagram, you hear so many people talk about “authenticity” – but what does that actually mean for you as a leader? It’s probably not awkward social media […].

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

How Sales Leaders Can Reclaim the Advantage in a Virtual World

Next Level Blog

Many of the sales leaders I’m talking with this summer are working on how to help their teams raise their games in the virtual world we’re living in. I’ve been collecting some best practice ideas that can help you and your team reclaim competitive advantage in a virtual world.

How Flexible is Too Flexible? Leading People During a Pandemic

Kevin Eikenberry

We are facing working situations and complications that most have never faced before. And while enlightened leaders want to provide flexibility to their team members to accommodate these trying and challenging times, the work must still be done.

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To Be Successful Working from Home- Your Personality Matters

Lead from Within

Working from home suits some people better than others. In my coaching practice, I see some leaders thriving In it and others barely getting by. The difference is often their personality.

How to Get Started Building a More Courageous Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

Want to build more innovation into your culture, but don’t know where to start? Today we offer a few quick ways to get started. Start Small. There’s no need to run out and tell your team, “we’re going to build a […].

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

When Your Inner Voice Leads You Down Narrow Holes

Leadership Freak

I’ve convinced myself that I was right only to find myself squirming to escape a narrow hole.

Five MORE Unique Virtual Team Building Ideas That Are Fun, Fast, and Free!

Great Results Team Building

. With a pandemic still affecting so many teams (and impacting interactions by separating your people), leaders are looking for more virtual ideas to include in meetings that provide team building take-aways – that are fun, fast and free. .

How to Brainstorm When You Are Not in the Same Room

Lead from Within

Now that many of us are no longer working together in the same space, we’re starting to get accustomed to new ways of doing things. But some processes are harder to translate than others, and brainstorming is one of the most challenging.

Serial Comma or Not? Whatever You Do, Be Consistent

Engaging Leader

The serial comma is a much-debated punctuation mark. Often called the “Oxford” comma, it’s the comma before a conjunction (“and” or “or”) in a list of three or more words or phrases. One, two, and three. Red, white, and blue. Burger, fries, and a drink.

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How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Embracing the Power to Predict the Next Normal

Leadership Freak

The challenge isn’t predicting the next normal. It’s creating it. I heard the term “next normal” when a friend texted me from a Board retreat. I believe McKinsey used “next normal” first.

Motivate with Feedback: Focus on the 4 Fs of Feedback (and the Future)


Sharing feedback with colleagues is a critical part of working together successfully. Yet many people I talk with feel they could do a better job giving feedback, whether by being more prompt or direct, or simply by ensuring a conversation happens.

Will or Skill? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I meet with a lot of leaders who are frustrated with people on their team who are not doing something at all or who aren’t doing something in a certain way. And in order to address this concern, there is one question that they can ask to determine WHY this is: Is it will or […].

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The Pandemic-Era CFO: Bold Financial Leadership Is a Strategic Imperative

CEO Insider

Every generation in history has faced crises that at the time seemed unprecedented and insurmountable. With the increased global interconnectivity and resultant codependency of today’s world, however, the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic disruption it has caused are truly without modern equivalent.

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How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work: Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.