Sat.Jul 24, 2021 - Fri.Jul 30, 2021

Finding Your Own Version Of Resiliency And How To Achieve It

Lead Change Blog

When so many factors play into how individuals combat crises, there’s a stronger need to redefine what resiliency looks like. How each of us shows up is influenced by our upbringing, economic status, culture, and experiences.

Raising Kids to Thrive in an Online World

Leading Blog

R AISING KIDS in the physical world is hard enough to get right, but now there is the added dimension of the digital world.


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Navigating Paradox: Shift Your Perspective

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is a Paradox? "A A paradox is a statement that contradicts itself, or that must be both true and untrue at the same time." Just like the many facets of a cut gem, there are multiple dimensions to issues and problems.

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Motivation Vs. Discipline

Joseph Lalonde

Celeste Kieft, the Humans Resources Manager, sent out a message to the team at Bold Furniture. The message was profound and timely. It is a message we should all take to heart. In today’s article, I am going to paraphrase her message and encourage you to think about motivation vs. discipline.

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.

How Smart Leaders Help a Team Work Better Together: Plan Breakdowns

Let's Grow Leaders

Expect common breakdowns to help your team work better together. Does your team get derailed by miscommunication, hurt feelings, customer service challenges, or another department’s dropped balls? These common relationship breakdowns don’t surprise effective leaders.

Become a Brand Renegade

Leading Blog

O VER THE PAST FEW DECADES, we’ve seen several examples of “brand renegades.” These are the industry disruptors who have changed how business is conducted in distinctly powerful ways.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Snake Eyes is a reboot/refresh of the G.I. Joe movie franchise. The movie reintroduces us to one of the most intriguing characters in the G.I. Joe characters, Snake Eyes (Henry Golden). He has always been mysterious and cool. He was always one of my favorites.

Lead Like Every Day is the Best Day Ever

Lead Change Blog

My manager caught me in the hall, beaming. “ Hey Alan, really great job on that training today. Let’s have you do more of that.” I smiled back, “sign me up!”. That was a long time ago and the first notably positive feedback I can remember getting from a boss. It was a big deal because immediately after college I had a hard time hitting my stride in my chosen field of HR, and rather than hearty praise I was often on the receiving end of a “ critical feedback session.”

Leading Thoughts for July 29, 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.

A Powerful Learning Model That Will Make You More Adaptive To Change

Tanveer Naseer

If there’s one thing we’ve all learned over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic it’s the importance of being adaptive to unexpected and disruptive change. Of course, COVID-19 is not the only external force driving systems-wide change.

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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.

How Do I Build More Connected Business Relationships? (With Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Think beyond “networking” to building deeply connected business relationships that will enhance your business and your life.

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Mindful Values: Professing Or Practicing?

Lead Change Blog

“I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values, and follow my own moral compass, then the only expectations I have to live up to are my own.” – Michelle Obama. I had been sober for only four weeks when the country entered COVID lockdown in March 2020. Suddenly, my nine hours of group meetings and counseling each week were halted, and I felt a moment of panic when I realized how much I depended on them to keep moving forward in recovery.

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220: Engaging a Remote Workforce | with Matthew Pierce

Engaging Leader

This is a special episode of Engaging Leader, featuring part 1 of an excerpt of Jesse’s live interview on TechSmith’s Visual Lounge with Matt Pierce to share tips for engaging a remote workforce. How effectively are you communicating with your remote workforce?

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5 Books Leaders Should Read In August 2021

Joseph Lalonde

We all know how important reading is. It helps us take in the wisdom of those who have gone before us. It is a great way to learn quickly. That’s why every month I share with you 5 books that will help you become a better leader. This month is no different. I’m offering you […].

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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.

A Minute to Think with Juliet Funt

Let's Grow Leaders

How to reclaim your creativity, conquer busyness, do your best work, and be your best self. If you feel like you’re constantly reacting and don’t have a moment to think about what you’re doing, much less why you’re doing it, this episode is for you.

What Makes Leadership Material Effective

Lead Change Blog

Thanks to modern technology, there is endless leadership material available to us today. Phenomenal websites like enable leaders to share, comment and digest remarkable content to improve their ability as an influencer. . And while we can pick up nuggets of wisdom here and there, the question remains as to what material is truly worth our time to absorb and in-turn put into practice?

What’s More Important to Success than Leadership Skills

Leadership Freak

You’re a colossal screw-up if you believe success hingers on skills. It doesn’t matter how skilled you are at delegating, for example, if you’re a dishonest jerk-hole. Hitler was an exceptional communicator.

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Importance of Team Building in a Corporate Environment

Great Results Team Building

Many people spend more awake time with their workmates then they do with their own families. Your family takes time and energy to ensure that it is the healthiest and happiest relationship that it can be. Families often make sure that they play together (Holidays, trips to the zoo, etc.)

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 Do You Develop Loyalty on Your Team? (Video Interview with Dov Baron)

Let's Grow Leaders

As we stare straight in the face of the “great resignation,” how do you nurture loyalty on your team? In this edition of Asking For a Friend, Karin Hurt speaks with Dov Baron about practical ways to nurture loyalty. And, what gets in the way.

What’s Better for You? Peer Coaching or Mentoring?

Next Level Blog

You want to accelerate your development as a leader in your organization and think having a mentor to guide you could be a really good thing. You may be right about that but it can often be hard to find a good mentor. If that’s the case for you, what are your options?

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The Quick Path from Negative to Positive Emotion for Leaders and Teams

Leadership Freak

Our granddaughter and her friends feel sad and stressed these days. Who could blame them? She’s sixteen. Dahlia happily told us about her new job while we ate lunch. She waits tables at… Continue reading → Leading

You are Leading by Example (Even When People Can’t See You)

Kevin Eikenberry

You have more influence than you realize. That is true for all of us – but for leaders it is doubly true. Many leaders have underestimated the power of their example as they worked remotely from many or all of their team. The truth is, you are leading by example, all the time. Perhaps you […].

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!

Be Unafraid to Show Your Human Side: 7 Leaders Tell Their Story


Leaders have been through an incredible year, marked by profound change and uncertainty with the pandemic and mounting social unrest. That period of crisis, though, has as silver lining – as many leaders have risen to the occasion and learned a lot in the process.

Simone Biles: Mental Health Servant-Leader

Modern Servant Leader

We’ve seen Simone Biles as a leader for gymnasts, the Olympics, and other athletes for years. Yesterday, she showed us Ms. Biles is also a leader for mental health. The best leaders are those who believe in something strongly enough they are willing to sacrifice to make it happen.

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Week Highlights: 7/19 to 7/23

Leadership Freak

This week all my posts focused on stress. For your convenience – just in case you missed one – all the posts are listed below with links. Remember that stress doesn’t come from… Continue reading → Leading stress relieving activities stress tips

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Your Next Culture Will Be a New Culture – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Wherever there are people who gather, there is culture. Culture is – the way we do things around here, how you succeed around here and the collective stories we tell. And right now, as we find ourselves slowly emerging from the pandemic, there are three cultures that we can adopt.

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!

Learn About the Power of Connection at the ATD 2021 International Conference

Michael Lee Stallard

Is the relational culture of your group sabotaging creativity and innovation? I’m looking forward to speaking about this topic at the ATD 2021 International Conference next month in Salt Lake City.

The Extended Manager’s Guide for Managing Remote Teams

Chart Your Course

Remote working has opened up a global talent pool for businesses around the world. Technology has made it possible to have virtual workplaces, eliminating the need for renting a physical office. The benefits are robust in terms of finances, time, and productivity.

7 Ways to Be a Happy Leader Today

Leadership Freak

Life at an amusement park gets boring. A party every night turns to monotony. The pursuit of frivolous happiness inevitably evolves from delight to boredom to burden. A busy life is not necessarily… Continue reading → Encouragement energy Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher busyness fulfillment meaningful contribution Teams

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Digital Body Language

Kevin Eikenberry

As humans, we begin learning about the role physical body language plays in communication almost immediately. We learn the subtleties and nuances behind posture, facial expression, and vocal inflection – the things that enhance (or sometimes say more than) the words themselves.

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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.