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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.

9 Secrets to Leading Sheep – No Matter How Many Legs They Have

RapidStart Leadership

Leading sheep is not too far different from leading people, as this would-be shepherd learned the hard way; here are 9 secrets to doing it well. The post 9 Secrets to Leading Sheep – No Matter How Many Legs They Have appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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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.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In October 2020

Joseph Lalonde

It’s the end of September. That means it is time for another list of book recommendations. Every month, I am sharing books I think you should read. Whether that’s the coming month or 5 months from now, these books will help you become a better leader.

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

Let's Grow Leaders

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Practicing Empathy – The Five L’s

Kevin Eikenberry

Empathy – understanding the feeling and emotions someone is feeling as a way to provide solace and support while building understanding and trust – is a critical leadership skill.

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If Life Is Kicking You In The Ass, Time To Kick Back.

Rich Gee Group

“Don’t be afraid to break some rules.” - Arnold Schwarzenegger To win, you must exploit the system. I get it - you’re worried about what the outside world will think of you — that possibly bending some rules in your favor is “beneath you”.

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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.

What Makes a High-Performance Leader?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Rob Hartnett: “What is a high-performance leader?” a leader asked me in a Facebook Live session. One of the many I have done since Covid-19 as we pivot to new ways of working. A high-performance leader is one who is intentional about their leadership.

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.

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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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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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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Herd Mentality: What We Can Learn About Leadership From Ancient Americans

RapidStart Leadership

Native Americans exploited the herd mentality of the buffalo when hunting them; as social animals ourselves, what does that mean for us as leaders? The post Herd Mentality: What We Can Learn About Leadership From Ancient Americans appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 HR and Finance leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Social Dilemma

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Social Dilemma is a Netflix original documentary. It’s a startling tell-all expose on the dangers of social media. It’s eye-opening and a documentary everyone should watch. I sat in stunned silence as I watched the documentary roll in front of my eyes.

How to Get Better at Remote Small Talk

Let's Grow Leaders

“Yeah, I don’t do small talk.” ” “My team understands, I’m cool with THEIR chit chat in-between meetings, but I don’t really have time for that stuff. I’m all business. That’s why I’m so productive.”

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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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Questions to Make Your Virtual Meetings More Effective

Kevin Eikenberry

Few consider meetings the highlight of their workday – more probably consider it the bane of their work life. It is true that meetings, while important and potentially useful, aren’t always very good. Sadly, now that most meetings are being held virtually, it hasn’t gotten any better.

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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.

The New Rules Of Virtual Meeting Etiquette.

Rich Gee Group

If you find yourself sequestered at home and have to either attend or manage a number of virtual meetings, here are some effective and much-needed tips to ensure your meeting is a successful one: Logistics - When sending out the meeting appointment/email, include the link to access the meeting with any additional info that might be needed — start date/time, access code, alternate phone numbers in case their audio is off, and your direct line to text you if they run into issues.

Does Your Leadership Inspire Collaboration Or Conflict Inside Your Organization?

Tanveer Naseer

Every day it seems to get harder and harder to find a topic or subject that hasn’t turned into a divisive issue, separating people into the proverbial us vs. them camps. Whether it’s on the news or even in our various social media channels, there seems to be more emphasis. Click to continue reading.

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.

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 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.

From Restless to Rest: 3 Steps to Find Meaning in 2020

Lead Change Blog

While 2020 draws to a close, one prevailing sentiment is, “Good riddance.” As a leader, you may be growing restless to wrap up this year and move forward to a better year in 2021 (whatever that means). Not so fast , I say. Don’t overlook the opportunity to discover meaning from a year that no one anticipated, and not many want to repeat. Here are three steps to find meaning as you approach the end of 2020. Press the pause button. As a leader, you are accustomed to moving at a fast pace.

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Ethics is Acting Beyond Self-Interest

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethics is fundamentally about acting beyond our own self-interests. Can we be ethical without considering others and acting in ways that benefit them?

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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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Know Your Limits

Joseph Lalonde

Growing up, I remember the popular sayings of the time. We had No fear! We had Sweet! Or DUDE! Every generation has a set of words that defines their generation. Those were but a few of the words that could define the 1990’s. A new phrase has popped up recently. The phrase is a dangerous one.

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!

Beyond the Basics: Online Meetings that Don’t Suck Your Soul

Let's Grow Leaders

We don’t hate online meetings – we hate soul-sucking wastes of time After months of online meetings, video conferences, Zoom, and Teams meetings, you’ve mastered the basics: You’ve got light in front of you (not behind you) so we can see you […].

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.

How Flexible is Too Flexible? Leading People During a Pandemic

Kevin Eikenberry

We are facing working situations and complications that most have never faced before. And while enlightened leaders want to provide flexibility to their team members to accommodate these trying and challenging times, the work must still be done.

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4 Tips for Improving Work/Life Balance

Career Advancement

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” ” ~ Arianna Huffington.

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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!