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The Myth of Experience

Leading Blog

W E LEARN from experience. We’d be silly not to. But the question becomes, what are we learning? Experience is a powerful teacher, and therein lies the problem. We may think we are gaining wisdom, when in fact we are just reinforcing the wrong lesson just as powerfully.

Is the silence deafening?

Lead Change Blog

In our increasingly virtual world, more people are writing about the disconnection our digital approach brings. It seems ironic that the very thing meant to bridge those gaps, for some, adds to them. Unfortunately, as CrisMarie Campbell suggests, when we lose the ability to connect appropriately, we suffer as a result. That is why I pose the question.

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The Best Revenge: What to Do When Someone Does Us Wrong

RapidStart Leadership

When someone does us wrong, what's the best revenge? The answer might surprise you, but ultimately it's the route the best leaders choose. The post The Best Revenge: What to Do When Someone Does Us Wrong appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Change Requires Action

Joseph Lalonde

As I was recently reading the John Maxwell Daily Reader, the statement made by John Maxwell struck me hard. Really, really hard. I think his statement will strike you hard as well. January 29th’s reading shared a quote from John Maxwell’s book Your Roadmap For Success.

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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.

Leading Thoughts for November 12, 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. Margaret Wheatley on dealing with change and developing new capacities: “It is possible to prepare for the future without knowing what it will be.

How Women Can Navigate A Rapidly Changing Workplace

Lead Change Blog

These are challenging but changing times, and more than ever, women need to know how to position themselves at work. Bonnie Marcus, author of The Politics of Promotion , teaches us how women can navigate a rapidly changing workplace.

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Creating Hitchhikers Not Hijackers in Your Virtual Meetings

Kevin Eikenberry

Long before a pandemic, when many of our meetings were in person, meetings were often riddled with inefficiency and frustration. The shift to virtual meetings hasn’t made it better.

Ethics is Actionable

Leading in Context

Some people think about ethics as a theoretical concept that lives in procedures and regulations, but they're missing the point. Ethics is not just an esoteric concept. It's an actionable responsibility.

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Can Optimists and Pessimists Ever Get Along?

Lead Change Blog

How many arguments have broken out in your team just because someone was handing out suggestions on the fly without giving it much thought? How about someone who keeps shooting down ideas just because they found the concepts to be too unusual? If you’ve seen these two issues come up repeatedly, it’s highly likely that you and your team are plagued by two common cognitive biases, the optimism bias , and the pessimism bias.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Missing In Action

Joseph Lalonde

A Missing The Action Reel Leadership Article. There’s something special about movies from the ’80s. It was a mystical time for movies when even bad movies are fun movies. Missing In Action is one such ’80s movie.

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.

How Leaders Can Cure A Toxic Workplace Environment Using 4 Science-Based Steps

Tanveer Naseer

One of the key responsibilities of leadership is to provide a workplace environment that encourages people to do their best work. In this edition of the Leadership Espresso Shot series for my leadership podcast, I share 4 steps that can help leaders cure a toxic workplace.

Can Gratitude Be a Bad Thing? Yes!

Leadership Freak

You have to be a little nuts to intentionally choose ingratitude. But bad gratitude is a reality. Let’s begin with good gratitude. Good gratitude: “Ingratitude is always a kind of weakness. I have… Continue reading → Leading


Choose growth

Lead Change Blog

I was 18 when my dad passed away. In that too short but precious time, he imparted many lessons that continue to guide me today. As the oldest of three daughters, I became the de facto son, joining my dad in doing repairs, tinkering, and building stuff. He taught me how to use tools, repurpose materials, and employ the magic of duct tape. When something wasn’t working, Dad would say, “Use your head. We can figure this out.”

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What’s Your Excuse?

Joseph Lalonde

We all have excuses. We blurt out a reason for why we’re less successful than we want to be. Or we excuse our poor behavior. Excuses run rampant in our lives. It’s become an epidemic of massive proportions. I was recently thinking about a few excuses I’ve used. My excuses include: But I don’t have […]. Personal Development

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!

Gratitude – Now More Than Ever – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I won’t go into the brain science, but it is a fact of neurology that the brain cannot be in a state of appreciation and a state of fear at the same time. The two states may alternate, but are mutually exclusive. So when people say they are too blessed to be stressed, they are […]. The post Gratitude – Now More Than Ever – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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The Importance of Leader Humility in a Downturn

Leadership Freak

Leader humility can seem counterintuitive. Some think of leaders as being strong and humility as being weak. But leader humility simply means feeling and displaying a deep regard for others’ dignity—a respect for… Continue reading → Leading


Creating Introvert Friendly Workplaces – Interview with Jennifer Kahnweiler

Let's Grow Leaders

In this episode, Jennifer Kahnweiler, PhD, a “champion for introverts” gives you practical tools to build an environment that brings out the best from every employee – particularly your introverts. We discuss what exactly that means, why it matters so much, common […].

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17 Quotes on Virtual Teamwork and Remote Teams to Inspire You

Great Results Team Building

Working on remote teams and trying to successfully navigate the challenges of remote teamwork can sometimes be frustrating. As I have shared before with man audiences, “Talent is essential, but never sufficient!”

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!

Grandma Elsie’s Cast Iron Apple Crisp - #ThanksgivingRecipe


When a pumpkin pie isn’t enough for your Thanksgiving crowd, delight your guests with this warm, comforting caramel-apple crisp. Serve it right out of the cast-iron skillet just like Grandma Elsie used to do.


3 Secret Powers of Gratitude that Make you a Superhero Leader

Leadership Freak

I’m not a fan of superstar leaders because leadership is about others. But grateful leaders are superheroes. 3 secret powers of gratitude #1. Secret power of guidance: Use gratitude to guide decisions. Ask… Continue reading → Leading

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How to Build More Trust and Connection in Remote Teams (Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

This week on Asking For a Friend Live, I’m delighted to bring you special guests, Laura Cole, Lee Rubin, and Meredith McCreadie sharing their expertise and experiences on building trust and connection in remote teams. You won’t want to miss the moment […].

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A Virtual Book Club for New Leaders

Kevin Eikenberry

Maybe you have been part of a book club before – or maybe you haven’t and have always wanted to. But have you ever been in a leadership book club? Or one that was led by the author(s) of the book you are reading? Now you can! When you join the From Bud to Boss […]. The post A Virtual Book Club for New Leaders appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development

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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.

How the Best Place of Work Became A State of Mind

Great Leadership By Dan

Gue st post from Jonas Altman : Matt Mullenweg’s company had a plush office at Pier 38 in San Francisco’s Embarcadero. It was only a five-minute walk from his apartment, but his preference, like many in the company, was to work from home.

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7 Ruthless Truths About Your Inner Critic and the Realities of Self-Compassion

Leadership Freak

Self-compassion is pathetic when it affirms failure. On the other hand, your inner critic is a heartless jerk that lowers performance. 7 ruthless truths about your inner critic: #1. Your inner critic hates… Continue reading → Criticism Leading Critics inner critic personal criticism


Four Emotions That Keep People From Embracing Change

Change Starts Here

As much as we’d like people to respond logically and rationally to change, they really respond emotionally. It’s the human experience to interpret what’s happening based on how it makes us feel.

Weekly Round-Up: The Power of 3 Words, Companies Getting Transformation Right, Leading During COVID-19, and a Simple Tip for CEOs


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past couple weeks.

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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.

Are You Aware of the New Leadership Style That is Emerging

Lead from Within

A new leadership style has begun to emerge, one that reflects the uncertainty and chaos of our pandemic era.

How Gratitude Resolves the Dark Side of Visionary Leadership

Leadership Freak

A friend and CEO sent me an email after reading Monday’s post, “Can Gratitude Be a Bad Thing? Yes!” He writes, “Why do I feel this post began with my name?” “I I find… Continue reading → Gratitude Leading Vision ingratitude

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4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Improve Their Business With Agile Marketing

Strategy Driven

Agile marketing has been lauded as a must-have for marketing teams and big-name businesses.

How Learning Dance Makes You a Better Leader


How dance makes you a better leader with interviews with CEOs and leaders of industry. Today’s post is by Megan Taylor Morrison, author of Dance Adventures(CLICK HERE to get your copy). Boardrooms and bachata? Lindy hop and LinkedIn? Merengue and meetings?

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.