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Leading Thoughts for April 22, 2021

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.

Moving from Expert to Executive: Changes Great Leaders Learn to Make

Lead Change Blog

One of the great leadership challenges is making the transition from subject matter expert (SME) to leading teams of SMEs. From “hands-on” execution and metrics to “hands-off” strategic decisions and measures, here are 4 shifts to navigate. Shift from “Me” to “We”. News Flash! You are no longer the smartest person in the room. So you’ll need a more collaborative style of leadership.

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Ethical Thinking: Sifting For Values

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Most people think about ethics, at least some of the time. Ethics comes to mind during ethics training, ethics conversations, when people are thrown into ethically complex situations, and when trying to understand current events.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Tulsa Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I had the pleasure of watching the movie Tulsa this past weekend through a screener that I was provided. I was able to kick back and watch this touching movie in the comfort of my own home.

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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.

What You Do Is Who You Are

Leading Blog

I T HAS BEEN SAID that culture is the most important thing because it determines how your company makes decisions when you’re not there. This led Ben Horowitz to ask, how do you create and sustain the culture you want?

What is drama costing your organization?

Lead Change Blog

Listen in as Next Element Co-Founder and CEO, Nate Regier discusses how drama costs the US workforce over $350 billion per year in lost productivity, absenteeism, passive-aggressive behavior, and wasted energy.

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Digesting What You Consume

Joseph Lalonde

Leaders are readers… Or learners. They look for ways to learn new leadership techniques, improve upon tried and true methods, and continue to move forward. We’re bombarded with new leadership content. From new blog posts (sorry guys!) to new movies to new leadership books.

Hot Seat: Jeff Immelt at GE

Leading Blog

I N SEPTEMBER 2001, Jack Welch was a tough act to follow. The day after Jeffrey Immelt became CEO of General Electric, he had an even bigger challenge to deal with—the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Immelt states in Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company : The best leaders absorb fear.

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4 Strategies To Effectively Navigate The Confidence-Competence Matrix

Lead Change Blog

As a leader, we are all too familiar with the struggle that often exists between the need to get things done (results) and the need to build and maintain relationships, with clients and team members.

The Power in a Powerful Thank You

Let's Grow Leaders

A specific, relevant thank you has the power to energize and keep people moving. In this episode, David shares a meaningful thank you and how you can encourage your people – even when you haven’t had a recent “win.” ” Powerful Thank Yous. ( 00:00 ).

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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!

What Are You Looking At?

Joseph Lalonde

I realized one day that as I was driving my car, it would drift to the left or the right. I couldn’t figure out the reason for this drifting. It didn’t seem right. The car didn’t seem to pull one way or the other. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Then, it hit me! I […].

How Do You Combine Patience and Urgency?

Next Level Blog

In my role as an executive coach, I’m used to being the one who asks the questions. I’ve often said that one of the biggest things I do as a coach is give my clients the space to think out loud. Asking the right questions is a great way to create that space.

A teammate brings you an idea. What will you do?

Lead Change Blog

This was back in the days when more people smoked. Ashtrays were everywhere. Jim was my friend, and he didn’t smoke, but when I stopped by for a visit, I noticed an ashtray on his desk. It wasn’t just an ashtray; it was a poorly-made clay ashtray. The words “I love you” were written in the clay, now hardened. When I asked him about the ashtray Jim smiled. “My My son made that at camp,” he said. They had all the kids make ashtrays.

One Easy Way to Get Your Team Talking (With Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

This technique will get your team talking about hopes and fears. You want to get your team talking about their concerns, but if they’re like so many of the employees in our courageous cultures research , they are likely holding back.

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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!

7 Things You Learn When You Step in Crap

Leadership Freak

Cows, unlike people, aren’t shy about doing their ‘business’ in broad daylight. I saw a lot of cow manure when I was growing up. I shoveled a lot too. Occasionally, I stepped in… Continue reading → Leading

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Work Flexibility is Quickly Becoming an Expectation

Kevin Eikenberry

LinkedIn’s latest Workplace Confidence Index was published last week and it tells several interesting stories. 50% of all respondents state that job or work flexibility is the most important factor for them if they are looking for a job today.

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GovExec Daily Podcast Appearance: The Utility of Breaks and Breakdowns

Michael Lee Stallard

Recently, Katie Stallard and I wrote about the benefits of taking breaks and even of giving yourself time for a “breakdown” when you’ve pushed too hard.

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Career Development: Develop Employees With Limited Time (Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Support Your Team with Career Development Even When You’re Busy. You want to help your team with career development, but time is limited. How do you support your team?

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!

7 Universal Principles that Explain the Persistent Problems of Leadership

Leadership Freak

7 universal principles: #1. If you’re persistently exhausted, you’re doing too many things. Reflections for exhausted leaders: What needs to be true for you to rest? What time will you stop working today?… … Continue reading → Commitment energy Gratitude Personal Growth pessimism insightful advice leadership advice wise advice

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What Do You Wear to Work? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

As long as I’ve been in the workplace, there’s always been a conversation about the dress code. In fact, when I first started working for Chevron, I was handed a copy of “Dress for Success” as part of the onboarding process.

What Will You Tell Yourself in 20 Years?

Mills Scofield

Graduation time is upon us - so much has been learned, so much learning awaits. Some things are cool to learn, some not ~ I wish I’d learned more from others and spared myself a lot of pain.

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3 of the Most Important Leadership Skills Your Leaders Hope You Have

Let's Grow Leaders

Senior leaders share the most important leadership skills to master now. As we work with senior leaders to build their leadership development programs, the conversation always turns to the most important leadership skills their frontline and middle-level leaders need.

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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.

When People Lie About You and Other Wrongs Leaders Experience

Leadership Freak

Feeling wronged begins when you’re in diapers. Remember that look of betrayal your son or daughter gave you when they got their first shot in the doctor’s office. Things go downhill from there.… … Continue reading → Accountability Anger Backstabbers Forgiveness

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Work: A Deep History, From the Stone Age to the Age of Robots

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are reading these words, you have experience with, thoughts about, and a wide variety of feelings about work. For many of you, your experiences, thoughts, and feelings have changed over the last year.

How Leadership Challenges Can Bring Out the Best In You

Lead from Within

Being a leader is a challenge in itself. And every leadership role comes with its own set of specific challenges. In my work as a leadership coach I have been able to see a wide range of situations that are especially challenging to leaders.

Weekly Round-Up: 7 Steps for CEOs After George Floyd Verdict, the Power of Inclusive Managers, the Future Workplace, Remote Employee Engagement, 20 Productivity Apps

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

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.

Reject this Myth about Management Before it’s too Late

Leadership Freak

The danger of a myth is it works until it destroys you. A path based on a lie always leads to oblivion. The myth to reject: always-on is the path to success. Always-on… Continue reading → Delegation Humility Leading Managing Stress Time management humility

Too Big? The Correct Way to Tell if a Project is Right for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Wouldn’t it be great to land a massive, game-changing new project for your consulting firm? Maybe. However, huge assignments have equally huge downsides, and there’s a better way to grow your consulting firm.

What Will You Tell Yourself in 20 Years?

Mills Scofield

Graduation time is upon us - so much has been learned, so much learning awaits. Some things are cool to learn, some not ~ I wish I’d learned more from others and spared myself a lot of pain.

A Yogi in the Boardroom (there’s more to yoga than asanas and meditation)

CEO Insider

How ancient understandings of mental traits offer a deep knowledge of the jobs we’re suited for, as well as the best times for certain meetings and even for cozying up to the boss. – By Jay B. Marcus and Christopher S. Clark, MD.

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.