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Leading Thoughts for August 26, 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.

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Seven Reasons Brainstorming Fails

Lead Change Blog

As we begin to hopefully move out of remote work and covid clutter, pivoting seems to be the mantra on many leaders’ lips. Certainly, it will not be “business as usual.” How many ways can we respond to customers and clients? What new offerings might we create? But before a group is convened to “brainstorm”, consider these reasons why many “ brainstorms” fail: The people doing the brainstorming are there by mandate – not by desire. Send out an open invitation. Those who care most will show up.


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Ethical Culture: The Business Case For Prevention

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton After I published "Prevention or Cure: Your Choice" about reducing ethical risk and creating a positive culture a reader asked for more information about the business case for prevention.

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How Do I Gain Respect When My Team Doesn’t Like Me?

Let's Grow Leaders

Use This Approach to Gain Respect and the Influence You Need. Of course, leadership is not about being liked. But it sucks to go to work every day when you know your team would rather be working for someone else.

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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.

Timeless Leadership Lessons I Learned from My First Job as a Swim Instructor

Leading Blog

T HERE’S something about our first jobs that stick with us. They teach us things we didn’t expect to learn and shape the person we become later in our professional lives.

Bonding with Customers: The Leadership Side

Lead Change Blog

David P. Campbell, a co-author of the infamous Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory, once proposed camps for the children of world leaders located in the countries of their adversaries. The concept was, for example, senior Russian leaders would never launch an attack on the United States if their children were attending a U.S.-based based camp. The subtheme was also that children would return home after camp reporting a vastly different assessment of “adversaries.”

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How To Speak Up in Meetings (A Video For if You’re Feeling Unsure)

Let's Grow Leaders

Techniques to Speak Up in Meetings and Ensure Your Voice is Heard. “Hey Karin, I just had my 360 Feedback review, and I heard I should speak up more in meetings. But it’s hard. How do I get better at this?” ” #AskingForaFriend. 4 Ways to Speak Up More in Meetings.

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The ABCs of Giving and Seeking Feedback that Really Works

Leadership Freak

Apathy resents and rejects feedback, but everyone who cares to improve wants to know how they’re doing. Feedback is essential for growth and development. The only way to grow is to receive feedback… Continue reading → Feedback Leading feedback techniques giving feedback welcome feedback

How to Stay Marketable and Keep Your Job

Lead Change Blog

With the current crisis we are in, so much seems to be rapidly changing, with new information daily causing anxiety. One of the biggest concerns individuals are facing is a new constant fear surrounding their job security.

The Key To Charisma.

Rich Gee Group

"You can have a conversation with anyone — provided you actually care about what they say." I'm genuinely curious about people. So when I go out, I am intentional about being genuinely curious about people I run into. I'll chat with the check-out people at my supermarket.

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.

Fiercely Loyal with Dov Baron

Let's Grow Leaders

The world has changed, and so has everything we know about becoming and remaining an effective leader particularly when it comes to keeping your top talent! The effective leaders of tomorrow will do one thing: keep their top talent.

How to Think Like a Leader when Your Brain Drags You Down

Leadership Freak

Ruminant animals chew their food, swallow it, regurgitate it, and chew it some more*. Humans are mental cud chewers. Research shows that you aren’t thinking about what you’re doing about half the time**.… … Continue reading → Leading Personal Growth Success thinking time

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How Leaders Can Unleash Curiosity To Drive Innovation, Learning, And Resilience

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to conversations around curiosity in today’s workplace, the focus tends to be on how it helps to drive innovation. But as my guest Dr. Shannon Minifie points out in this episode of my leadership podcast, when leaders unleash the full power of curiosity in their organization, they.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Beverly Hills Ninja

Joseph Lalonde

Beverly Hills Ninja was one of Chris Farley’s last movies. There were only two other movies released after this that the funny man starred in. Prior to writing this article, I’d never watched Beverly Hills Ninja. After watching the movie, I am sad I did not watch it.

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.

How to Calculate ROI of Remote vs. In-Person Work? (How to Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Calculate ROI For a More Strategic Transition to Remote Teams. Your finance team did a bit of quick math to calculate ROI for making the transition to remote teams permanent based on real-estate savings and reduced communite times. But, you know it’s more complicated than that.

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Weekend Update: 8/16/2021 to 8/20/2021

Leadership Freak

Three things I’m noticing. Organizations revert to past strategies and former leaders when the goal is stability. When personal agendas conflict with organizational mission relationships are weapons and progress slows to a crawl.… … Continue reading → Leading

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Have Employee Expectations Really Changed?

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve written often about the importance of setting clear expectations with our team members, including here and here, but expectations run both directions. Do you understand your employee expectations of you as a leader, and about their work and working situation?

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Are Your Asks Too Small?

Joseph Lalonde

A local business owner reached out to me during my Indiegogo campaign for the Reel Leadership book pre-sale (pre-sale ends August 30th at 3 AM EST). He wanted to know what he could do to help the campaign be successful. I rattled off a couple of things he could do that were on the top of […].

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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!

Managing Through Change? Employees Need to Know the Context


We all know that change is part of business and isn’t going away any time soon. Yet that reality can be hard on employees, who are constantly bombarded with so much information of all kinds that they can’t digest it.

4 Ways to Be Present that Anyone Can Practice

Leadership Freak

People tend to choose ruminating on the past or worrying about the future over being present. Being present is being engaged in the moment. But how much should you think about the past… Continue reading → engagement Fear Leading fear


The Starting Point for Greater Influence

Kevin Eikenberry

Would you like to have people hear you, value your input, and more often follow your lead and ideas? If so, you are striving for greater influence. When you have greater influence, you have greater confidence, you are less stressed, and will likely be more productive. Those are all good things.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In September 2021

Joseph Lalonde

There’s a never-ending great wealth of information to be found in books. Every month, I bring you a list of great titles that will help you either professionally, personally, or spiritually. This month I am bringing you 5 titles that you need to read ASAP.

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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!

Conversation with Pat Farnack on Employee Retention in Today’s Environment

Michael Lee Stallard

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed again by Pat Farnack, longtime radio host on WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York City. In the middle of the “Great Resignation,” companies are struggling to attract and retain employees.

3 Lessons from Tires that Aren’t Flat and other Inconveniences

Leadership Freak

The trip was a little less than five hours, so my wife and I drove to the workshop I was recently scheduled to give. Everything went smoothly until we got a flat about… Continue reading → Leading Personal Growth Solutions growth and development

How Can You Achieve Greater Influence? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I get asked this question a lot: How can I be more influential? And often times when I am asked this, it isn’t phrased exactly like that. It might sound more like… How can I motivate my team to do more? How can I better inspire my team? There are a lot of ways that […].

Stress Reduction Techniques

Career Advancement

“Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.”. Marilu Henner. Client Elias asks: I feel like my work performance is being compromised by stress. And carrying all that stress is exhausting—sooner or later, I feel like I’m just going to collapse. How can I start dealing with it?

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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!

Preparing Your Store so You Attract Customers and Keep Them Coming Back for More

Strategy Driven

Take in every part of your business, from the dingy store counter to the floors that have clearly seen better days.

The Future of Work: You Don’t Need a Plan. You Need a Commitment.

CEO Insider

In March of 2020, CEOs faced the reality of shelter in place orders that required most of their employees to work from home. The initial assumption of many was that the situation might last a few weeks.

Would You Like to Be More Influential?

Kevin Eikenberry

Everyone would like to be more influential – get their ideas across and make a bigger impact. While I believe everyone wants those things, many also worry about being seen as pushy or presumptuous, brassy or bold, or even self-serving.

5 whys then 5 whats and how

Mike Cardus

When you have a problem-solving method and like it, you tend to use it a bunch. And, when this method is part of how your company or team works – it gets used often and becomes part of your in-group work. Most problem-solving methods work well for most things.

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.