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Taking A Stand Hurts

Joseph Lalonde

Are you willing to take a stand for what you believe? Most leaders aren’t willing to truly stand for what they believe. Instead, they’re willing to sprinkle pleasant words that skirt around important issues. This happens in the church world and the business world equally.

Situational Mindsets: How To Boost Critical Thinking And Deliver Results

Lead Change Blog

Making the right call at the right time depends on dynamic contextual factors. But knowing how to set the right goals and make the right call is increasingly challenging.

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How to Help Your Idea Grenadiers and Silent Wounded Better Contribute

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re like many leaders with whom we’ve shared our new book Courageous Cultures, you’re mentally indexing your team and wondering if they’re capable of micro-innovations, problem-solving, and advocating for your customer.

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COVID-19 Response: 12 Resources for Business

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton It's important to understand the business impact of the Coronavirus challenge when making critical business decisions.

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.

Are You Ignoring Your Superpower?

Joseph Lalonde

Before I start this post, I want to say happy birthday to my beautiful bride. She turned 24 again for the umpteenth time yesterday. She’s a pillar of love and strength in our home. I love her more than I could ever convey.

July 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Paula Kiger of Big Green Pen shared How businesses can repair the chasm created by racism. Paula writes: “ It can be difficult to figure out where to start when trying to eliminate racism in the workplace.

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5 Principles for Ethical Leadership in Times of Crisis

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Jason Richmond : Leaders are, by definition, role models, and employees naturally follow their lead. This is particularly true in times of crisis.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Soul Surfer: The Story Of Bethany Hamilton

Joseph Lalonde

Soul Surfer is the true-life story of professional surfer Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb). Bethany’s story is harrowing. Bethany was an aspiring professional surfer. During one surfing session, a shark attacked Bethany and bit off her left arm at the shoulder.

A good story to tell

Lead Change Blog

“I just can’t,” said Allie. There’s no way I have the skills to do it. Why frustrate myself trying?” Her determined expression seconded her defeatist words. If you replaced Allie’s name with yours, could you hear yourself saying the same thing? If you can, please read on! Can’t is a wickedly powerful word. It’s a limiting and telling word. Using can’t —and believing it—speaks volumes about our confidence, resilience, and the stories we tell ourselves.

How Psychological Safety Can Fuel Growth And Drive Innovation In Today’s Organizations

Tanveer Naseer

Psychological safety in today’s workplaces has been garnering a lot of attention as leaders and organizations look for ways to boost productivity and retention in their workplace. But is our understanding of this concept too narrow?

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!

How to Spot and Avoid Chronic Dissatisfaction

Leadership Freak

Dissatisfaction in reasonable doses motivates improvement. Chronic dissatisfaction contaminates environments and teams. The chronically dissatisfied shrink the future with complaint and criticism. Chronically dissatisfied people: #1. Need you to make them happy.

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5 Steps to Build a Disruption Proof Business Model

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Robbie Kellman Baxter : In the past few years, we have seen what we thought of as “disruption proof” businesses get disrupted by new and unexpected competitors. Banks, by Paypal, Venmo, and ApplePay. Taxis by Uber & Lyft. Hotels by AirBnB.

Chief Empathy Officers (CEO’s) Required

Lead Change Blog

As the world slowly begins to emerge from lockdown, now more than ever there is a real need for leaders to show up as the Chief Empathy Officer in their business. Effective communication is essential if leaders are to help their team members re-integrate into the workplace. And effective communication can only occur when there is empathy and compassion. As leaders, we need to recognize that everyone will have different emotions about returning to the workplace.

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3 Easy Ways to Recession-Proof Your Business and Wake up to Money

Women on Business

She got up leisurely without the harsh sound of an alarm, slid on her fox slippers, and before she could even brew her morning coffee, had made $2,000. Well, it was $2,012.57 to be exact, and while it may sound too good to be true, I can promise you it is attainable through passive income. […].

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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!

An Experiment to Test the Power of Your Influence

Leadership Freak

Incompetent leaders focus exclusively on results. Successful leaders notice their impact on people because leadership is about human beings, not simply producing a product.

Nurture Your Leadership Intuition

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Martha Alderson: Leaders often rely on surveys, empirical data, conscious reasoning, concrete evidence, facts, logic, and scientific research before making decisions or changing the current course of action.

Loneliness is “a Mortal Threat”; Relationships are the Cure

Next Level Blog

As I’ve been writing about the past couple of weeks, the allostatic load of the extraordinarily stressful period we’re living, working and leading through demands that we be more mindful about the routines that can help us be both effective and healthy.

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The Lowdown on the Available Types of T-Shirt Printing

Women on Business

Brought to you by Thrive Screen Printing: T-shirt printing is definitely an art. Although shirt or garment printing does require a certain level of skill, that doesn’t mean there’s only one way to get the job done.

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!

Three Enablers of Success

Leadership Freak

Failure is easier than success, at least in the beginning. Miserable leaders posture when describing disappointment, frailty, or pain. 3 enablers of success: #1. Honesty enables acknowledgement. Don’t lie to yourself. If some… Continue reading → Humility Success leadership success

Everyday Moments Define Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Gregory P. Shea, Ph.D.: It took a while, but we got it: we were all in crisis. Many of us still are, especially the most medically and economically vulnerable both here and abroad. All of us will face moments of challenge and even crisis over the coming months.

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Making Midyear Check-ins More Meaningful

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are coaching others in the workplace, you probably have some sort of performance management process. While these typically culminate in the annual meeting, many suggest or require at least a midyear check-in too.

Why Tackling Diversity Begins Within Management

Women on Business

When it came to forming the leadership team in my current role, I was well aware of the limitations I faced in the early stages of my career — it’s difficult to visualize what you could be if it simply doesn’t exist.

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.

How to Turn From Destructive to Constructive Dissatisfaction

Leadership Freak

You won’t make a difference if you’re easily satisfied. Yesterday I wrote, “Chronic dissatisfaction contaminates environments and teams.” Pete asks, “… what if I am the one who is chronically dissatisfied?

Why You Need to Stop Pushing Yourself So Hard at Work

Lead from Within

Most of us believe that in order to succeed, we have to push ourselves hard. Working excessively and compulsively has become the norm, to the degree that Americans are considered workaholics. Many of us don’t take the time to think about the toll that working so hard takes on us.

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5 Questions You MUST Ask Your Young Professionals if You Want to Engage Them

Nathan Magnuson

What’s the quality of your conversations with your young professionals? More specifically, what questions are you asking them? In my new book Stand Out! , I share that young professionals today are the leaders of tomorrow. The reason is a matter of simple mathematics.

How to Save Your 401K Funds During the Pandemic

Women on Business

Brought to you by Ubiquity: During this time of economic downfall – both globally and domestically – here in the U.S., business owners, investors, and everyone in between are scrambling to make ends meet.

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.

Hinges of Destiny: Decision-Making for Leaders

Leadership Freak

“Choices are the hinges of destiny.” Poet, Edwin Markham 4 advantages of being decisive: #1. Speed. Decisive leaders choose and move. They waste less time exploring options. Action-oriented team members hate waiting for… Continue reading → Decisions Leadership Development

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How to Know You’re About To Make A Bad Leadership Decision

Lead from Within

Do you know a successful leader who’s made bad decisions? The answer is almost certainly “yes.”. Decision making is a big part of leadership, and strong leaders pride themselves on their judgment and decisiveness.

Creating New Work Routines – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week, I talked about the power that routines can have in our lives. If you missed that, you can watch it here. In this video, I am talking about The thing about routines is that when they change, we are often left feeling a little lost, confused or even discombobulated.

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Take a Peek! Points on How to Use Photos Effectively

Engaging Leader

A photo helps grab attention for your message and draws in the audience. Sometimes it can even tell the whole story. But don’t settle for the any-ole-photo-will-do philosophy. It’s better to have no photo than the wrong photo.

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.