Community Management

Lead Change Blog

One of the largest barriers in several organizations is that many managers still tend to think using hierarchical paradigms. Targets, management on result, and control remain the magic words. Roughly speaking, a network organization is about communities and community management, raising the question of how you build communities. Then the community managers. The post Community Management appeared first on Lead Change.

Three Tips for Macro (Not Micro) Managers

Lead Change Blog

They’re outstanding leaders in their own right, but both can be hit-or-miss when it comes to successfully managing teams. Team leaders are warned from day one: “No one likes to be micro-managed.” Rebecca and Jason heard this drumbeat loud and clear in the same management classes. What’s funny is both Rebecca and Jason think they’re doing a solid job avoiding micro-managing, but their teams too often feel otherwise. People don’t want to be micro-managed.

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Managing Conflict

Lead Change Blog

Are you someone who struggles managing conflict? I am not one who enjoys managing conflict. Bill holds a BS in Management, an MA in Leadership, and is an active member with the International Coaching Federation. Leadership Development Conflict Management Self Development workplace relationships Many leaders are uncomfortable when it comes to confrontation. Conflict resolution is one of the most difficult tasks leaders face.

Manage change with SCARF

Lead Change Blog

Many years of working as a management consultant, coach and mentor tell me the exact opposite is often the case. The answer, simply put, is to structure your conversation using many of the excellent, tried and tested tools that exist in the leadership, management and business development archives. Not applying the SCARF principles and practices can lead to a series of manager missteps, and these can, in many cases, be easily avoided or remedied.

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.

Managing Irrational Colleagues

Lead Change Blog

The post Managing Irrational Colleagues appeared first on Lead Change. When was the last time a colleague said something so ridiculously irrational that it made your jaw drop? A four-year study by LeadershipIQ.com found that 23 percent of CEOs were fired for denying reality , meaning refusing to recognize negative facts about his or her organization’s performance. We typically respond when people deny reality by confronting them with the facts and arguments.

How to Manage Your Stress Without Frustrating Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

You’re working hard to manage your stress and create a sense of calm for your team. The post How to Manage Your Stress Without Frustrating Your Team appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Career & Learning executive development leading in crisis stress management

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Managing Change Effectively

Lead Change Blog

Combatting the impact of individuals’ cynicism, especially when exacerbated by an apparent lack of buy-in from middle management. A lack of ‘Why’ and ‘Can Do’ modeling, especially by leaders and managers. Uncertainty and confusion on the part of managers tasked with handling “sensitive material.” Developing a shared focus on becoming a “learning organisation” and actively managing its cultural change.

Manager as Pooper Scooper

Leadership Freak

Manager as pooper scooper: Every manager has cleaned up the aftermath of a hothead’s outburst. Hotheads are a reality in organizational life. I’m not endorsing or encouraging hotheaded behaviors. The hothead moved on.… … Continue reading → Leading

Turning Time Management Into Life Management

Lead Change Blog

The concept of time management is outdated. You can’t manage time. You can manage life. Time managers aim to do as much as possible. Life managers concentrate on what they have done. Time management tools such as Google Calendar, Asana, Jira, Evernote, and Outlook are useless if you don’t know the main trick that makes such applications effective: self-discipline. Another life management tool and significant efficiency booster is a simple break.

Talent Identification and Management

Career Advancement

“Talent management deserves as much focus as financial capital management in corporations.” ~ Jack Welch One of the best ways to strengthen your company as a whole is to devote attention to developing your employee talent. Talent identification and management begin with The Four P’s. A human capital management solution , for example, can have modules specifically geared toward optimizing your talent management practices.

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!

The Biased Manager

Lead Change Blog

” Next time you are making a people management decision, stop and take a critical look at how biases may be informing your choices. Workplace Issues diversity equality HR Human Resources Leadership managing people people management racism Do you think you are open-minded, unbiased, and free of racism? Let me challenge you. It is human nature to categorize people. This person is like me; that person is different from me. Committed to the job, not committed.

Beware Cargo Cult Management

Lead Change Blog

The post Beware Cargo Cult Management appeared first on Lead Change. During World War II, the Allied Forces established supply bases in airfields on many islands in the South Pacific. The residents of those islands had never seen airplanes, or canned food, or many other things that the military uses to support operations. But they were intelligent people and they observed what the military people did to make all those goods show up. This is what they saw.

Is Innovation manageable?

N2Growth Blog

No wonder that specialists and managers that have invested years gradually improving a process do not advocate nor gravitate toward abrupt change. As a consequence of this expectation, we live with accelerating change and drive the ability to manage and adopt it. Most larger organizations are not good at managing change. Management as practiced in larger organization is contrary to this kind of entrepreneurship. The post Is Innovation manageable?

Henry Mintzberg’s Bedtime Stories for Managers

Leading Blog

M INTZBERG’S 20th book, Bedtime Stories for Managers , is a thought-provoking page-turner. (In The theme running through most is that managers/leaders need to get out from behind their desks and see the world from the perspective of their employees and customers. To this end, he dedicates the book to “all those managers who eat the scrambled eggs to help their organization work like a cow.” Management is not eating the eggs. Management

Will this project manager make a good people manager?

Lead Change Blog

His company is eying him for promotion, because they want him to “rub off” on other project managers, whose results aren’t as stellar. In theory, a good project manager can become a good [.] Author information Leigh Steere Co-founder, Managing People Better, LLC—a management research firm/think tank. Sam’s team just delivered a complex project on-time, on-budget, and with impeccable quality.

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.

Finding Your Stride as a New Manager

Lead Change Blog

Management isn’t doing—it’s seeing that it gets done.” Belker, The First-Time Manager. Tons of information is accessible on the internet on mistakes that first-time managers make. Enough literature is available on developing new skills by new managers. Here are key skills that the first-time managers need: Listening skills. First-time supervisors are individual contributors promoted as managers. The boss can also coach the new manager.

Time Management Strategies & Prioritizing

Career Advancement

I begin by reassuring them that time-management strategies like these ones can relieve a lot of their stress. Go through your to-do list with a fine-tooth comb, asking yourself if anything simply isn’t necessary or if you’re spending far too much time on it (think about email time management ). If a deadline you’ve set was arbitrary, you might ask your boss or client if you can change it to something that feels more manageable.

Bridging the Manager/Millennial Disconnect

Lead Change Blog

As part of our baseline assessments of every client, my team and I use Launchbox’s proprietary assessment tool, BRIDGEdex, to identify where the significant disconnects exist between millennials and managers—between employee expectations and what they are experiencing in the workplace. Despite all of these differences, we found managers’ top disconnects and frustrations with their millennials were strikingly similar across all companies regardless of location, size, or industry.

Change Management Challenges

Lead Change Blog

Change Management LeadershipThis post is part of our 2017 Lead Change Group Guest Blogger Series. Today we are pleased to share a post from Rebecca Henderson. I’m facing some changes in my life, some of which I perceive as bad, but some are good. It’s been said that the only person who likes change is a wet or soiled baby. I must confess, I’m a fan of the status quo, even when it’s got to go. Wet babies like change, but most of us are somewhat reluctant to accept, let alone embrace it.

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.

Using Curiosity to Manage Conflict

Lead Change Blog

In those cases, in my opinion, the best we can hope for is to manage the conflict, so we can lessen its potential for destruction. Experts tell us six courses of action exist for managing or settling conflict: avoidance. The post Using Curiosity to Manage Conflict appeared first on Lead Change. There’s that old saying that two things in life are inevitable, and they’re death and taxes. I think several other items can be added to that list, and one of them is conflict.

How Managers Can Reclaim Their Lost Soul

Let's Grow Leaders

In a recent leadership development program, we talked about “manager soul loss” – the isolation, bitterness, and despair that seeps into many leaders’ hearts. The post How Managers Can Reclaim Their Lost Soul appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well burnout leadership losing your soul managementWe share the stages of soul loss and symptoms to look out for to help leaders identify and prevent them […].

Unwrapping and Managing Difficult Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Beth Miller: We’ve all been challenged with at least one difficult person at work. Why do they have to be so rude, dismissive, abrasive, etc.?

Company Asset Management

Lead Change Blog

The post Company Asset Management appeared first on Lead Change. For small and large businesses to thrive, they must have inventory. Also, they need long-term investment that is used to produce income. Computers, tools of the trade, vehicles, and buildings are the best examples of fixed assets. In a nutshell, a fixed asset is anything that a company buys intending to use for more than one year.

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.

The Four Stages of Change Management

Change Starts Here

Then she had the braces off for most of 2020, and … Change ManagementI took my daughter to an orthodontist appointment yesterday to see when she should get her second round of braces. Yes, she has to get braces again!

5 Ways To Manage Your Energy Levels

Lead Change Blog

I need to learn to manage my time better. Yet ironically, none of us can learn to manage time. What you can do, however, is manage your energy. So here are my five tips for managing your energy levels so that you can become as productive as possible each and every day, and so get more done in less time. The post 5 Ways To Manage Your Energy Levels appeared first on Lead Change. No one doubts that we live in a world that is moving at lightning pace.

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Candidate Management During a Crisis

N2Growth Blog

I am no stranger to the challenges of candidate management during a crisis. Consider the following recommendations for effective candidate management during a crisis: Empathize: In a situation like this, it is human nature to think about one’s own health, safety, career, and expenses first. The first step to great candidate management is thinking about what he/she is going through psychologically and emotionally at any point in the interview process.

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How to Manage the Most Difficult Stakeholders

Let's Grow Leaders

The post How to Manage the Most Difficult Stakeholders appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Communication Project Management communication project management stakeholdersDifficult stakeholders are a chance to grow your influence You look at the phone and your heart sinks. It’s the night before you’re supposed to wrap up your assignment and brief the leadership team on what you’ve done. It’s Bruce, a charismatic […].

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.

How to Manage the Tsunami of Change

Lead Change Blog

These changes are not just causing disruption to businesses, but are also becoming a big problem for the managers to face. Managers and their teams are feeling insecure, causing major health hazards. While AI and other technologies would bring in changes for the good of the mankind and improve our lives, like any other changes these also would leave its impact on people if not managed. The post How to Manage the Tsunami of Change appeared first on Lead Change.

How to Manage a Strong, Arrogant, Slightly Obnoxious High-Performer

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you manage a strong, arrogant, slightly obnoxious high-performer? The post How to Manage a Strong, Arrogant, Slightly Obnoxious High-Performer appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well leadership managing difficult people performance management working with jerksWhen it comes to results—no one can touch him. There’s just one problem. He’s a jerk. A Profile of a Slighty Obnoxious High Performer They come in all shapes and forms.

5 Insights to Managing Chaordic Tension

Leading Blog

Managing this tension is the key to success in growing and stable organizations—regardless of industry, size, years in business, or profit motive. Here are my five insights on how to manage chaordic tension: 1. C ONDUCTING your own orchestra. Running your own ship. Self-employment. Putting your stamp on the world. Entrepreneurship is a great, noble profession. However, failure rates are well documented.

End Meeting Nightmares: Manage Results, Not Activity

General Leadership

Manage results. The post End Meeting Nightmares: Manage Results, Not Activity appeared first on General Leadership. Curator Posts activity culture meetings nightmare results time managementGeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.” ” Unknown.

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.

How any Manager can Increase Influence and Fuel Peak Performance

Leadership Freak

Remote worker’s productivity depends on one role – the manager.” Our best estimate is that… Continue reading → Encouragement engagement Influence Growth Leadership Development ManagementThe c-suite has little day-to-day impact on the productivity of remote workers.

Simple Physical Routines for Successful Stress Management

Next Level Blog

This week, I want to start with three basic physical routines that are essential to stress management – eating, moving and sleeping. So, there you have it – some best practices for eating, moving and sleeping that will help you manage your allostatic load during these unusually stressful times. And, in the weeks to come, stay tuned for some simple and applicable ideas for mental, relational and spiritual routines that can help you manage the load.

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How to Help Your Team Manage Change

Let's Grow Leaders

Connection is key to help your team manage change When you have a clear picture of where you want to go but your team won’t come along as quickly as you want, it can feel like you’re trying to pull a car […]. The post How to Help Your Team Manage Change appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well Change communication connection leadership management priorities transformation

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COVID-19: How to Manage Remotely with Confidence

Leadership Freak

Take responsibility to manage your team, even if it’s via video. … Continue reading → ManagingSince COVID-19 hit, I’ve been opening public zoom meetings for anyone to drop in and tell me what’s going on for them.…

Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

How to train managers to speak to employees about comp. How HR can work with managers to enable more strategic increase cycle decisions. Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp.