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What Your Organization Really Needs from You: Influence and Impact

Leading Blog

L EADERS in today’s multinational, matrixed, diverse business world have impact through their ability to influence others. In many organizations, authority-based leadership is waning. Success is all about getting others to care about what you care about.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Luca

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Luca is the latest direct to Disney+ movie. The movie is a joint Pixar and Disney venture that delivered great results. What is Luca about?

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8 Ways To Be A Leader That Employees Want To Follow

Tanveer Naseer

Being a leader doesn’t mean bossing people around. As a leader, you’re responsible for motivating, educating, and making sure your employees add value to your organization.

The Mindset Every Leader Needs to Infuse into Their Company Right Now

Lead Change Blog

Every successful leader has a story of how they got to where they are, a story with twists, turns, roadblocks, failures, often leading to some sort of happy ending. However, while often not “planned”, our research shows that many leaders’ paths follow this pattern because they have been operating with a serendipity mindset.

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.

Need More Fun at Work? 5 Do’s and 5 Don’ts

Leading Blog

T HERE’S much more to workplace fun than having a Ping-Pong table in the employee break room, free soda in the refrigerator, and an occasional office party. Prioritizing fun at work is really about embedding fun into the work culture.

Are You Rewarding The Right Things?

Joseph Lalonde

When we reward people based on their behaviors, they begin to repeat those behaviors. Edward Thorndike researched this and coined the term The Law Of Effect.

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EAT THAT FROG! FOR STUDENTS

Lead Change Blog

It’s time to stop procrastinating and get more of the important things done! Eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task—but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Like adults, students of all ages struggle with how to manage their time.

Leading Thoughts for June 24, 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. Ron Friedman on how experience begets automaticity and automaticity stifles learning.

4 Successes Leaders Should Celebrate

Joseph Lalonde

Do you celebrate successes? You should. And there’s a darn good reason behind celebrating success. In today’s article, we’re going to look at 4 different kinds of successes and why you should celebrate each one.

Defining Characteristics of Unethical Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This week I'm sharing posts that clearly describe what unethical leadership looks like, and caution readers about the risks of allowing it to continue.

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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.

Beware the Leader’s Curse

Lead Change Blog

As an entrepreneur or founder, the bond you have with the company you created can be as strong as that of a parent with her child. CEOs who take command of a company also forge intense bonds, even if they are not the actual founder. The devotion that many leaders feel for their businesses infuses everything, from company culture and engineering to the snacks in the kitchen. This devotion can also be a curse, blinding you to potential flaws in your product or the holes in your strategy.

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How Your Employee Recognition Program Can Destroy Morale

Let's Grow Leaders

Avoid These Big Mistakes When Recognizing Employees. A great employee recognition program is a remarkable way to build culture, increase employee engagement and reinforce critical behaviors.

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Where We Stand in Creating a Post-Pandemic Workplace

Kevin Eikenberry

The pandemic started with little or no warning and changed the landscape of work and the expectations of workers in ways we never expected. Now, depending on where you live and your specific context, the pandemic is ending – or you can see when it will be over.

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004 Trust Teleseminar by Tony Mayo • PODCAST [Refresh]

Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo Executive Coach. Teleseminar participants had a deep and practical conversation with CEO executive coach Tony Mayo about trust–a vital topic for business, family, and every human relationship. We also practiced a calming and centering exercise together.

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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!

Making It Look Easy

Lead Change Blog

“Art makes it look so easy. It’s like he comes to work and puts on his slippers.”. That’s how one colleague described Art Jones, the best supervisor I’ve ever seen up close. There never seemed to be problems with his team. They were always productive. When malcontents or slackers were transferred to Art’s team, one of two things happened. Most were transformed into paragons of engagement. Some were either fired or resigned. Art never looked like he broke a sweat.

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Leading When Things Break

Let's Grow Leaders

Are you blindsided when things break down, problems happen, or conflict occurs? Great leaders anticipate these breakdowns and know that it’s a matter of when – not if – they’ll happen.

Emotion: What I Learned From Chasing Mom with a Plastic Bug

Leadership Freak

I chased mom around the house with a plastic bug when I was young and foolish. I laughed. She screamed. It was a short-term strategy. Emotion can’t tell truth from fantasy. Emotion, reality,… Continue reading → Decisions Leading emotional states negative emotion

LinkedIn Live Interview With Lee Newman, Dean of IE Business School in Spain

Michael Lee Stallard

This week, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Lee Newman, the Dean of IE Business School, in Madrid, Spain. We talked about Connection Culture, the current longing for connection coming out of the pandemic, and how leaders can be proactive to help reconnect their teams.

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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!

New Normal or Next Normal? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Since the world changed last spring, there’s been a lot of talk about the “new normal” And while I understand why we are phrasing it this way, in the video below, I’m giving us a new way to look at our “normal” Tweet it out: ‘Normal’ is always changing.

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Purpose-Driven Change Begins with Finding Your ‘Yes’

CEO Insider

Being an entrepreneur, or as I like to consider myself—a serial entrepreneur, one that has tons of ideas—I have to be a dreamer. I’m a dreamer who starts up a company and goes sailing with it. And then I have another dream. And then, another and another.

The Most Neglected and Misunderstood Tool of Leadership

Leadership Freak

Your most powerful tool of influence isn’t a strategy or technique. It’s a person. Your most powerful tool of influence is you. Brene’ Brown, author of, Daring Greatly, writes, “We must dare to show… Continue reading → Humility Leading Mistakes Personal Growth vulnerability authentic leadership humility Transparency

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Unhealthy Ways To Cope With Work-Related Stress

Strategy Driven

When you’re stressed at work , it’s often necessary to find a coping mechanism. Some stress-busting techniques are less healthy than others. A few unhealthy ways of dealing with stress include: Getting aggressive.

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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!

A Different Way to Think About Leadership Coaching

Kevin Eikenberry

There are many ways leaders can improve in their work. One of the most targeted and helpful is providing them with leadership coaching. There is little doubt that a skilled and experienced coach is one of the biggest assets in helping a willing leader grow and become more confident and effective.

10 Ways To Improve Your Connection Skills

Eric Jacobson

"Connection is what transforms a dog-eat-dog environment into a sled-dog team that pulls together," says Michael Lee Stallard , author of the book, Connection Culture. Connection builds an emotional bond that promotes trust, cooperation, and esprit de corps among people in the workplace."

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The Gift of Negativity: What We Gain By Faultfinding, Nitpicking, and Naysaying

Leadership Freak

Painful experiences teach you to protect yourself. The tools of self-protection are faultfinding, nitpicking, naysaying, and quibbling. Experience gives birth to protective negativity. The birth of negativity: “If a cat sits on a… Continue reading → Optimism pessimism negative attitudes negativity positive leadership positive suggestions

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How to Build Your First Balance Sheet as a Startup?

Strategy Driven

If there is one area of your startup that requires maximum attention to detail, it is the financial aspect. No successful business attained the height it has reached by neglecting the details of its financial activity.

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.

Redundancies an ineffective means of responding to a crisis

CEO Insider

We saw them in 2020 in response to COVID-19; we saw them during the GFC; just as we’ve seen them in every major economic downturn before them: mass redundancies. But at what cost? Major listed companies reveal multimillion-dollar “one-off costs” every time they announce a round of redundancies.

Don’t Let it Go without Saying

Skip Prichard

What’s Your Legacy ? One of the most memorable conversations in my lifetime happened a year ago. It was a relaxed Saturday morning, rather unremarkable as it began, the sunlight poking in the windows early and signaling a perfect weather day. I called my mom, and we spoke for a few hours.

How to Procrastinate Successfully and Defeat Pointless Procrastination

Leadership Freak

“In a prosperous society most misery is self-inflicted.” ” George Ainslie* Squirrel chasing, avoiding discomfort, perfectionism, and waiting to the last minute are symptoms self-inflicted misery. Procrastinators make on average $15,000 less than non-procrastinators.… … Continue reading → Courage Leading Personal Growth Saying No Time management courage planning

You Can’t Be All Things To Your Business

Strategy Driven

Realising that your business needs to you be one step removed from the changing fortunes of its success never happens in the early days. In those frantic days, you live and breathe everything that is connected to your fledgling company.

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.