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Leading Thoughts for October 1, 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. Tasha Eurich on the two aspects of self-awarenesss: “Put simply, self-awareness is not one truth.

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5 Books Leaders Should Read In October 2020

Joseph Lalonde

It’s the end of September. That means it is time for another list of book recommendations. Every month, I am sharing books I think you should read. Whether that’s the coming month or 5 months from now, these books will help you become a better leader.

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2020 Top CHRO List – The People Leaders To Watch

N2Growth Blog

N2Growth and Stanford Graduate Graduate School of Business are pleased to congratulate those individuals recognized on the 2020 Leaders25 Top CHRO List.

How To Transform Your Company

Lead Change Blog

Your financial and emotional health are linked to how functional, or dysfunctional, your company is. If you’re feeling stuck, frustrated, or haven’t seen growth in your company, you may need to realign YOUR company whether you own, lead or work in it.

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

First Look: Leadership Books for October 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in October 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Teams That Work : The Seven Drivers of Team Effectiveness by Scott Tannenbaum and Eduardo Salas. In the modern workplace, employees collaborate.

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How To Find Qualified Team Members

Joseph Lalonde

If you’ve looked to hire a qualified team member recently, you know something. You know finding qualified team members to be a difficult task. Unemployment numbers have been at record lows. The current jobless rates show unemployment to be hovering around the three percent mark. THAT IS LOW.

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How a leader defines “let” can nurture or hinder growth

Lead Change Blog

“We’re going to need to let that hem out again.”. This is something my mom would say when she realized my pants were getting too short. She was a gifted seamstress (a talent I surely did not appreciate at the time). I realize, in retrospect, that her talent also helped the family bottom line, because it enabled her to stretch the life of my clothes out as I grew. . I heard the term “let” used in two different ways recently.

LeadershipNow 140: September 2020 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from September 2020 that you don't want to miss: Don’t Be A Wimp! Practical Tips On How To Overcome Obstacles by @LaRaeQuy. Boss’s Tip of the Week: Your job is to help the team and the team members succeed from @wallybock.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Dreamer The Documentary

Joseph Lalonde

Dreamer is the 2020 documentary about the crazy dreamers who are making a difference in the world. Having been told what they wanted to do was crazy, impossible, or even improbably, they didn’t listen to the naysayers. Rather, these dreamers listened to their dreams.

How Hints, Expectations, and the Power of Suggestion Influence Others

Leadership Freak

The power of suggestion might kill you. The Smithsonian Magazine reports an individual who attempted suicide using placebo tablets. The pills could not harm him. He experienced dangerously low blood pressure and required… Continue reading → Leading

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

This Underrated Leadership Skill Is More Important than Ever

Lead Change Blog

Of all the skills leaders need to be successful, active listening may be the most overlooked and underrated. Active listening has become even more vital during the global pandemic, as many organizations work in a remote environment. As a result, substantial communication has shifted to virtual platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams. While meeting virtually may be the next best thing to being in person, it is not the same.

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Progress or Perfection? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today I am asking you a question: Are you seeking progress or perfection? I am asking you this both personally and as a coach. And in the video below, I am making a case for each and then also a case for both. Tweet it out: Ask yourself what you want today – progress or […].

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What Leaders Do with a Clash in Priorities

Let's Grow Leaders

A clash in priorities is an opportunity for more strategic leadership We were discussing how to keep your team focused on what matters most when Nicolle, a team leader in a global communications business, asked, “What can I do when there’s a […].

Cleaning House: 5 Leadership Messes to Clean Up Before You Let the Neighbors In

RapidStart Leadership

A neighbor unexpectedly appeared at my door and wanted to come in. Was I ready? What if someone wanted to visit the teams we lead? What leadership messes would we want to get cleaned up?

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

Beliefs Are Complicated

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Part 1 in the Truth and Misinformation: How to Spot False Narratives series explored truth and narrative, and Part 2 examined how data and motives relate to the truth. Part 3 addressed the importance of media literacy. In Part 4, we take a deeper look at truth and belief.

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What You Can Do To Ensure Your Employees Feel Valued

Tanveer Naseer

Ensuring that your employees feel valued is one of the single most important things that you can do for your business. Employees who feel valued will not only be more productive as they go about their day to day jobs, but they are likely to be more creative in an. Click to continue reading.

How To Show Up As a Better Leader During Chaotic Times

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you ever feel like us? Sometimes we just look at one another and say, “why are we so tired?” ” Leading in chaotic times is exhausting. But when it comes right down to it, one of the biggest reasons is all the […].

Are You Making These Killer Marketing Mistakes?

Joseph Lalonde

When you are managing your business, it’s important to approach marketing your company the right way. Issues with your marketing campaign will make it difficult to gain the attention that you need from customers and clients. It could also lead to problems with your costs for your company.

Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

Rise Above Lousy Teamwork: 7 Competencies of Teams that Work

Leadership Freak

Lousy teamwork wastes time and squanders resources. We’ve all been frustrated with teams that underperformed. But what are the key factors for teams that work?

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters

Kevin Eikenberry

We meet in hundreds of ways, but mostly without thinking about why or how to make those meetings more meaningful. Whether it is a party, a baby shower, a team meeting (virtual or otherwise), we typically do it without a process for making it better.

November 5 Webinar With ExecuNet

Michael Lee Stallard

Looking for a training opportunity for yourself or your leadership team this fall? Join me and the team at ExecuNet for a complimentary webinar on November 5. We’ll be talking about remote work, rising stress, and the critical need for connection in today’s environment. .

How to Make Your Leadership Message Stick

Let's Grow Leaders

When it comes to critical messages, communicating once is never enough. In this episode, get practical (and creative) ways you can master 5×5 communication and ensure your team understands what matters most.

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

The Troubles You Endure Spring From Reactions You Regret

Leadership Freak

Rude drivers invite kneejerk reactions. He cut you off. You yell, “Ass hole!” Perhaps there’s some gesticulation as well.) Reacting is you with someone else in mind.

The Only 3 Options to Cure a Toxic Team Culture

Great Results Team Building

If you are leading or working in a toxic team culture, there are only 3 cures that you will ultimately be able to choose from to make things better.

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What Leadership Skills Will Be Needed In the Future

Lead from Within

It may be hard to think about the future when the present is so challenging, but in times of great change and uncertainty it’s more important than ever to stay a step—or several steps—ahead in your preparation.

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The 7 Damaging Power Gaps Women Face and How Leaders Can Help

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest post by Kathy Caprino Several years ago, I began to notice some very common, repetitive patterns emerging in terms of what professional women were dealing with in their careers and jobs that were blocking them from the success, reward and impact they were longing for.

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9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

How to Take Your Team to the Next Level in 30 Days

Leadership Freak

Successful teams do the work AND they work on the WAY they do the work. Go further faster by working on the WAY you work. The Magic Wand: If you waved a magic… Continue reading → Success Teams Leadership Development organizational success

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The Three Main Organizational Drivers

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds : Is your company primarily power-, profit-, or purpose-driven?

When Leaders Cannot Meet Their Team: 6 Tips for Stepping Into a New Role Without a Handshake – Guest Blogger Julie Freeman


In February 2020, I accepted an assignment as the Interim CEO of a leading scientific professional society.

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How to Build Trust In A Room When You Need It Most

Lead from Within

To be an effective leader you need to be able to build trust. It’s really that simple. If trust isn’t present, you can’t lead successfully. Building trust is an ongoing process, something you need to work at every day. Here are some of the key elements: Learn to communicate effectively.

HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.