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Life's Great Question

Leading Blog

W E ALL want to leave a legacy. We all crave meaning in our lives. It’s not just a millennial thing. Meaning in life comes from the contributions we make beyond the self. Those contributions become your legacy. All of this leads to life’s greatest question: What are you doing for others?

Turning Negativity Into Positive Results

Lead Change Blog

There is no more time to put it off—you have to have that difficult conversation. It is possible the person you need to talk to will be angry, resentful, or just shut down; but you don’t have to leave feeling upset or inadequate.

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Balance your Workload on High-Visible Projects

Career Advancement

“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” ” ~ Carl Jung. Gabrielle had been working to take on the types of responsibilities needed to move up the ladder for a promotion. She was striving to increase her visibility by taking on high-profile projects.

How Are You Impacting Those You Meet?

Joseph Lalonde

I’m still digesting much of the content I took in at the Catalyst Leadership Conference in Atlanta this past October. There were so many memorable speakers and quotes it’s hard to implement everything I learned.

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.

Leading Thoughts for March 19, 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. Erik Larson commenting on Winston Churchill’s belief that leaders should make people feel “loftier, stronger, and, above all, more courageous:”.

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Infinite Leadership: Lessons From Nature

Lead Change Blog

Many of you might have recently read or seen extracts from Simon Sinek’s new book on the Infinite Game. In it, he suggests that business leaders should stop focusing on short-term (finite) gains and instead focus on the long-term (infinite) game of the business. This is something I wholeheartedly agree with—but it’s nothing new as a concept.

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How to Lead Through Turbulence and Uncertainty with Clarity and Confidence

Leadership Freak

Enough with the hand wringing. Don’t pretend things are easy when they’re hard Don’t run around with your hair on fire, or you’ll burn out. #1. Acknowledge challenges. #2. Communicate with empathy. #3.… … Continue reading → Leading

Leading with Gratitude

Leading Blog

G RATITUDE increases our leadership effectiveness as drives out fear and blame, gives meaning and confidence to all, and boosts productivity. We all know this, yet still, we don’t place as much emphasis on gratitude as we should.

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Beat Average with Accidental Learning

Lead Change Blog

Imagine a couple gazing lovingly at their newborn daughter. “Oh, Oh, John,” says the woman, “I hope she’ll grow up to be average.”. Not likely, is it? Nobody wants their child to be average. There might be some adults who would like to be average, but that’s not you, or you wouldn’t be reading this post. Learning is the way you beat average and keep getting better. Learning is the way you become the best possible you. Learning happens in school and in training rooms.

Leaders Share about Diversity and Inclusion: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month, our contributors share their thoughts about diversity and inclusion AND we share some powerful videos on the subject. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to […].

3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

Leadership Lessons From St. Patrick

Joseph Lalonde

According to Wikipedia, Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland.

COVID-19: How to Manage Remotely with Confidence

Leadership Freak

Take responsibility to manage your team, even if it’s via video. Since COVID-19 hit, I’ve been opening public zoom meetings for anyone to drop in and tell me what’s going on for them.… … Continue reading → Managing

How to Make the Business Case for Change

Lead Change Blog

McKinsey & Company’s research suggests that 70 percent of change efforts fall short of their objectives or fail altogether. That creates a challenge for you as a leader to obtain approval for change initiatives, when you are not the ultimate decision-maker. Increase the likelihood of getting approval from your superiors by making a strong business case for your change proposal. Here are nine elements to consider when building your case. Define the problem.

Leading Through Crisis and Change

Let's Grow Leaders

Coronavirus has turned the world upside down. When you’re called on to lead your team through crisis and rapid change, focus on clear, concise, calm communication. In this episode, get a practical example and more ways you can lead your team […].

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The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

Are Best Practices Really Best?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Organizations are facing multiple connected challenges. First, they need to prevent ethical mistakes in a high speed, highly transparent business environment.

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How Compassion Answers Anxiety

Leadership Freak

Anxiety is a merciless taskmaster that slaps you in the night. Anxiety is a jockey whipping a horse. Everywhere the horse runs, the jockey goes too.

?SARS-Cov-2: HR Best Practices & Tips for a Pandemic

Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo Executive Coach. I recommend this excellent, free webinar, Would Your Business Survive a Coronavirus Outbreak? Watch and listen to the 47-minute video by clicking here. Yes, it has 1.5 and double speed options. A condensed PDF of her slides is here: [link] No fee, no registration.

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Why Your Team Needs Your Confidence Right Now

Let's Grow Leaders

Your confidence is fuel for problem-solving and creativity In the past two weeks, we’ve been in several meetings and conversations with leaders responding to rapidly changing coronavirus scenarios. Regardless of the industry, as leaders shared responses and next steps, many of their […].

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Support Resources for Remote Leaders and Team Members

Kevin Eikenberry

I’m blessed to work with a team of people who have, in large part, been remote workers for a long time. I’m doubly blessed that we have experience and expertise helping leaders lead remotely and team members succeed remotely. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever need that experience.

Please Stop Talking about Work for 10 Minutes

Leadership Freak

Most of my conversations are agenda driven. I’ve had conversations, in recent days, with leaders scattered around the world. And when I say conversations, I mean conversations WITHOUT an agenda.

COVID-19 Safety Posters

Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo Executive Coach. Use this link to download a.PDF of two posters I urge you to post over your sink, next to the elevator, wherever. Share! link]. The post COVID-19 Safety Posters appeared first on Tony Mayo.

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How to Be A Great Leader When Crisis Hits

Lead from Within

Times of crisis are the moments when leadership is most needed. But what happens when we’re required to maintain social distancing and teams need to work remotely? How can we lead in ways that make a positive difference?

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Five Things Leaders of Newly Remote Teams Must Do

Kevin Eikenberry

Schools have closed, forcing your people to work remotely. Or people have self-quarantined after travel. Or your state has issued guidance to have people work from home if possible. Or perhaps out of an abundance of caution, your organization has decided to allow people to work from home.

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Life Will Never Be the Same After COVID-19

Leadership Freak

Life won’t be the same after COVID-19. Life IS change. 1975 Life hasn’t been the same since 1975. Steve Sasson invented the world’s first self-contained digital camera in 1975. He was a… Continue reading → Leading


Three astonishing productive questions to ask yourself when facing adversity

Great Results Team Building

If you are facing adversity, you can either suffer through it and wait for things to change, or you can lead by asking yourself these three astonishing questions – and then acting on the answers your mind provides. As a coach, our players’ strength was all gained through resistance training.

Leadership Interview: Awareness as a Way to Understand Impact

N2Growth Blog

Many new executives come out of business school still unprepared with desired competencies when entering into potential leadership positions.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

5 Common Mistakes That Remote Leaders Make That Destroy Productivity and Derail Teamwork

Kevin Eikenberry

Leading remotely is leading – but there are differences that matter. And when those differences aren’t known or understood, remote leadership mistakes will occur.

Why Relational Connection Is So Important During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Michael Lee Stallard

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the need for social distancing, quarantine and isolation so that vulnerable individuals are not exposed to the virus and healthcare systems are not overwhelmed.

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What To Do When You Exceed Your Leadership Abilities

Lead from Within

Whether you’re a first-time manager, a senior executive, or a CEO , there may come a time in your leadership when you feel you’ve reached the limits of your own leadership abilities.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Valiant’s Bloodshot Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I’m always excited to hear when another comic book related movie is coming out. I was no less excited to hear Bloodshot had begun filming and Vin Diesel was attached to play the main character. Bloodshot is a character in the Valiant comic book universe. His first appearance was in an obscure comic, Rai #0. […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Valiant’s Bloodshot Movie appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Reel Leadership

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.