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First Look: Leadership Books for September 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Hyper-Learning : How to Adapt to the Speed of Change by Edward D.

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Be A Good Example

Joseph Lalonde

Do you ever look at your team and wonder “How can I encourage these people to be better team members? What will make them work harder, smarter, better? Why can’t I have great people on my team?” ” Of course not. I never say that.


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September 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September 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. Julie Winkle Giulioni shared Stop Blaming Zoom! The Problem with Your Meetings Might Be You. Julie explains: “Video platforms are taking the fall for the phenomenon known as ‘Zoom fatigue.’

Beyond the Basics: Online Meetings that Don’t Suck Your Soul

Let's Grow Leaders

We don’t hate online meetings – we hate soul-sucking wastes of time After months of online meetings, video conferences, Zoom, and Teams meetings, you’ve mastered the basics: You’ve got light in front of you (not behind you) so we can see you […].

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

Just What Do You Mean, Entrepreneur?

Leading Blog

W HEN WE THINK about entrepreneurship, we tend to fixate on people like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and Phil Knight. And why not? There are very few budding entrepreneurs that would not want to duplicate their success.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ip Man 4: The Finale

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I’ve seen lots of talk about the Ip Man movies. People tend to rave about them. I didn’t know what the raving was all about. Now I do. I recently had the pleasure of watching Ip Man 4: The Finale. Ip (Pronounced like the IP in chip, not like I.P.)

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Sir Edmund Hillary Reveals Something More Satisfying than Climbing Everest

Leadership Freak

The top of the world straddles the border of Tibet and Nepal standing proudly at five and half miles high. Everest, named after the British Surveyor General of India Sir George Everest,… Continue reading → Humility Leading Servant-leadership Leadership Development

Leading Thoughts for September 3, 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 relive stress.

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Why Leaders Need To Show Up Consistently

Joseph Lalonde

I volunteer part of my time serving at our church’s youth group. I recently had an extremely sad conversation with one of our youth students. Before our youth group started, I opened my Instagram app on my Samsung Galaxy S9. I saw one of the students had just started an Instagram Live session.

How to Get More Creative In Your Remote Team Communication

Let's Grow Leaders

Want to be more creative in your remote team communication? Start here. If you’re like most managers we talk with, you face the perfect trifecta of remote team communication challenges. First, you’ve got A LOT to communicate. With so much change, keeping […].

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.

Leadership is About Elevating Others

Leadership Freak

We each have a responsibility to elevate each other. This is the essence of leadership—each of us is a leader because we each have the ability to enrich the lives of the people… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Leading

LeadershipNow 140: August 2020 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from August 2020 that you don't want to miss: Loss, grief, and fear can describe 2020. See why others are also describing it with hope, inspiration, and new beginnings:

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Who’s Accountable For Ethical Artificial Intelligence?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Who is accountable for ethical artificial intelligence? How do you build accountability into your organization's use of AI? I was recently invited to answer those questions in a guest blog post published on the EDUCAUSE Professional Development Commons and EDUCAUSE Review.

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Leading and Succeeding With Accountability with Thandi Orelyn

N2Growth Blog

Thandi Orelyn is a South African lawyer and business executive who has been active mainly in the financial sector. She is a co-founder and executive director of Peotona Group Holdings. Thandi chairs the board of BP Southern Africa and serves on the boards of Toyota S.A.

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.

Living for Something Bigger than Yourself: The Obsession of Successful Leaders

Leadership Freak

Rise above self-obsession so you can live for something bigger than yourself. You might be self-obsessed if you: Always know the “right” way. Can’t take criticism.

How New Managers Can Succeed As Leaders In Their Organization

Tanveer Naseer

In many organizations, it can take up to 10 years before new leaders get leadership development training, leaving most to figure things out on their own. So what should new managers be paying more attention to? And what mistakes are they more likely to make?

How to Decide Which Meetings to Skip

Next Level Blog

The number one business-related complaint I’ve been hearing from my coaching clients during the pandemic is that they are overwhelmed with a deluge of demand for participation in online meetings.

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Unwrapping and Managing Difficult Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Beth Miller: We’ve all been challenged with at least one difficult person at work. Why do they have to be so rude, dismissive, abrasive, etc.?

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!

Don’t Pretend Things Smell Good when they Stink – Instead Shift Focus

Leadership Freak

Relentless problems feel like driving around with garbage in the backseat. You wonder if the journey’s worth it. Don’t pretend things smell good when they stink. Dig into problems, but don’t set up… Continue reading → Optimism Solutions Leadership organizational success

How to Convince Your Leader(s) There is Always Time to Communicate


Something I often hear from leaders is, “I don’t have time to communicate.” It seems this statement comes from a perception that either there isn’t enough time to draft a plan or that more could be done in the time saved from drafting or sharing a plan. As a communicator, you likely hear this too.

Getting Clear Messages Shared Throughout Your Organization (When No One is in the Office)

Kevin Eikenberry

Communication is hard. Cascading communication – getting a clear and consistent message shared – is harder. Doing it remotely? That brings another level of complication.

Seven Practices to Ensure Creative Brainstorming in a Virtual World

Engaging Leader

Many of us are used to generating our best ideas by tapping the creativity of a group of colleagues…in the same room with a whiteboard, flipchart, or sticky notes. The interpersonal dynamics and these tactile tools help make something magical happen in the brainstorming process.

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!

Burnout to Breakthrough – Interview with Eileen McDargh

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’ve felt burned out over the past few months, you’re not alone. In this practical and hopeful episode, Hall of Fame Speaker and esteemed author Eileen McDargh gives you the tools to identify and overcome the main causes of burnout for […].

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Connect to Protect Yourself from Harm of Social Isolation

Michael Lee Stallard

This excellent New York Times article, “ We’re All Socially Awkward Now ,” makes a compelling case that ongoing social isolation due to the physical separation required during the COVID-19 pandemic is diminishing connection skills and having a negative impact on emotional and physical health.

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Promoted During the Pandemic? Here’s Your Next Step

Kevin Eikenberry

One of the most challenging transitions of a career is to move into a leadership role for the first time. If you are doing it after being promoted to lead your former peers, it is even harder. We have helped leaders and organizations overcome those challenges for years.

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What Are You Forgetting? Press Play on Video

Engaging Leader

Each year, our culture takes another leap in the digital revolution. This has sent video to the forefront of communication channels. Some examples. COVID-19 has forced Zoom meetings to become the backbone of our daily schedules.

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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!

Back by Popular Demand Webinar – Rebooting Communications: Creating Your Path Forward Communication Plan 2.0


Our 60-minute, complimentary webinar, Rebooting Communications: Creating Your Path Forward Communication Plan 2.0 , is returning September 15th and 16th.

Struggling to Attract New Talent? Consider Offering These Unique Benefits

Chart Your Course

Perhaps no process is more vital to business strategy than effective hiring. With the right people in your organization, delighting your customers, innovating new solutions and igniting your company vision becomes infinitely more attainable.

Leadership and Your Grill – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

If you’ve watched many of our previous episodes, you know that I often ask our viewers to challenge me to find leadership lessons in bizarre and random places. And today, I am finding the lessons that we as leaders can take from our grill.

How to Keep Your Remote Team On The Right Track

Lead from Within

Something I’ve been hearing lately from my executive leadership coaching clients is that their teams aren’t functioning as well remotely as they were when they worked face to face. Among the top symptoms productivity and effectiveness have decreased. Frustrating as it is, none of this is surprising.

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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.