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The Best Leadership Books of 2020

Leading Blog

2020 has tested us. It has illuminated our strengths and exposed our vulnerabilities. It has called on us to reinvent and transform. It has called on us to learn to think better. In the list below, you will find resources to help you do just that—think better. Certainty is out. Complexity is in.

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Dare Yourself to Face Tough Situations

Lead Change Blog

We’re nearly seven months into this pandemic, and many of us are still grappling with assembling some version of the “new normal.” Many of us have had to make tough decisions and carve new paths forward.

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10 Leadership Strategies For Thriving in 2021

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton. Here we are at the end of the year already. So much of it has been a blur as we've scrambled to reinvent our work and daily habits to adapt to a persistent global pandemic.

How to Lead with Certainty in Uncertain Times

RapidStart Leadership

It's hard to lead with certainty in uncertain times; here are five things to think about and three ways we can lead confidently despite the unknown. The post How to Lead with Certainty in Uncertain Times appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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.

7 Scriptures To Bring Hope During A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

When a crisis hits, fear often comes with it. People are scared for their jobs and their health. They believe their way of living will change forever. Those things may be in danger during a crisis. And it’s okay to be scared. Yet, there is hope out there.

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What Employees are Yearning For in Remote One-on-Ones

Let's Grow Leaders

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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.

3 Steps To Boost Your Critical Thinking Skills During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Tanveer Naseer

As we’ve now passed the halfway point of the year, many leaders are now grappling with the reality that the COVID-19 global pandemic will not simply be a bad memory of 2020, but instead will be both a health crisis that lasts well into 2021, as well as an economic. Click to continue reading.

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6 vital workplace skills you’ll need to succeed in the future

Career Advancement

“The day you convince yourself that you’ve mastered your craft or profession or even your relationships, is the day you cease to live.” ~ Carlos Wallace. Many employees believe that if they continue doing what’s expected of them, they’ll always have a job.

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5 Best Ways to Boost Your Customer Retention Rate

Women on Business

As we’re halfway through the year, entrepreneurs across the globe are preparing themselves to rise above the negative impact of COVID-19 and hoping to get a strategic jump on crucial business aspects such as customers.

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!

What Do You Do When Life Ambushes You?

Leading Blog

W E are conditioned to believe that to be happy, for life to be good, everything should be going our way. Life is supposed to be comfortable when done right. Most self-help books are based on this line of reasoning.

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3 Keys to Engaging Young Professionals

Lead Change Blog

How would you describe the young professionals in your organization? Are they entitled, lazy, and unmotivated? Or are they responsible, creative, and productive? How are their needs and desires different than the seasoned veterans on your team?

Pluralism: 9 Elements Required For Ethical Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Pluralism is required in our leadership thinking because it drives how we treat people and make decisions. It's the mindset required for important ethical leadership responsibilities such as respect, inclusion, and cultural awareness.

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Saying No: 9 Ways to Say ‘No’ Without Making Everybody Angry

RapidStart Leadership

Saying no can be hard, but if we are to accomplish the things we have set out to do, we need to find a way; here are 9 ways to make saying no easier. The post Saying No: 9 Ways to Say ‘No’ Without Making Everybody Angry appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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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!

Life And Leadership Lessons From The Life Of Ravi Zacharias

Joseph Lalonde

To be honest, I wasn’t surprised to hear of the passing of Ravi Zacharias. Ravi had been diagnosed with cancer and his prognosis wasn’t good. Yesterday, May 15th, 2020, Ravi Zacharias passed away. It’s a blow to those in the Christian faith.

How to Lead Decisively When You Don’t Know What’s Next

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you lead decisively when you just don’t know what’s coming next? You don’t know what you don’t know, and even what you DO know you know could change. In a recent conversation, with “Joe” a senior leader in the assisted […].

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Leaders Lessons from an Outward Bound Wilderness Instructor

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Mark Brown: Leaders in the outdoor leadership space are quite familiar with a wilderness ethic and organization called Leave No Trace.

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Gray Versus Green: Who Makes the Better Start-Up CEO?

N2Growth Blog

This article was co-authored by Laura Musgrave , Kevin Bijas, and Jeffrey Cohn. People over 45 basically die in terms of new ideas.” ” said venture capitalist Vinod Khosla in 2011. People under 35 are the people who make change happen,” he further asserted.

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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!

A Simple Strategy To Help Reframe How You Deal With Challenges

Tanveer Naseer

With many of us now adapting to remote working as no longer a short-term response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but as the ‘new normal’ for how our organization will function for the next few years, there’s been more focus lately on how leaders and their employees are adapting to this.

7 Quick and Easy Ways to Prioritize Your Mental health & Wellbeing

Career Advancement

“It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.” ? Steve Maraboli. The spread of COVID-19 has brought dramatic changes upon workplaces around the world.

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We Live in A Downstream World

Leading Blog

You and a friend are having a picnic by the side of a river. Suddenly you hear a shout from the direction of the water—a child is drowning. Without thinking, you both dive in, grab the child, and swim to shore. Before you can recover, you hear another child cry for help.

First Look: Leadership Books for September 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Hyper-Learning : How to Adapt to the Speed of Change by Edward D.

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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.

Why You Should Have a Mentor (And How to Find One)

Lead Change Blog

No matter who you are or what you do, it’s important to surround yourself with people who can speak into your life, especially if you are looking to grow.

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Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From Isolation

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Some people may think that the change we are experiencing as a result of COVID-19 is a temporary inconvenience, but it's much more than that. It's a wake-up call that we have been living too close to the edge, rushing through precious moments.

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Beat the Hamster Wheel: 5 Ways to Keep Going When You’d Rather Not

RapidStart Leadership

It is possible to beat the hamster wheel that our goal-chasing can seem to put us on. Here are five ways to find the joy on the path to our goals. The post Beat the Hamster Wheel: 5 Ways to Keep Going When You’d Rather Not appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Do You Really Love People?

Joseph Lalonde

The COVID-19 pandemic, or plandemic as some friends are calling it, and the recent racial issues have really broken my heart. I’ve watched long-time friends become bitter enemies. I’ve seen family members disown other family members. It’s sad.

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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.

How To Change Your Mind and Not Lose Their Trust and Support

Let's Grow Leaders

Does this sound familiar? You started the year with a clear vision and direction. You’ve rallied people around that vision and worked hard to engage everyone’s hearts and minds. You connected what to why. And had brilliant momentum. No one ever anticipated […].

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Leading Into the Acceleration of Change

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest by Marcia Reynolds: The response to the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated economic and social trends.

Here’s How Luka Doncic Won Over Mark Cuban

N2Growth Blog

Why does Mark Cuban love Luka Doncic? The easy answer is that Luka is a bonafide star for the Dallas Mavericks. Luka is only 21 years old and already an All-Star. He’s a permanent fixture on ESPN’s Top-10 list. Maverick’s season ticket demand has gone through the roof.

What Growing An Orchid Taught Me About How To Successfully Change And Adapt

Tanveer Naseer

There’s little doubt that most of us are now grappling with how to change and adapt to our current realities, not just in terms of the next few weeks, but more so in terms of the next few months and years as we come to realize how much things are. Click to continue reading.

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.