January, 2023

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Give Everyone a Chance to Speak and Be Heard at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

Use these powerful phrases to ensure every voice can be heard at work As all of us strive to create a more human-centered and inclusive workplace where everyone can feel comfortable being who they are, leaders have a unique opportunity to help voices be heard at work.

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How To Be The Most Interesting Person In The Room.

Rich Gee Group

Becoming the most interesting (and exciting) person in the room requires a combination of qualities and skills, including intelligence, confidence, charisma, and the ability to communicate effectively.

How To 311
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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From A Man Called Otto

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. I didn’t know what to expect going into A Man Called Otto.

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Leadership Questions For The New Year

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What will 2023 be like? We've been through so much over the past few years. Will things be better? Whatever happens, the start of a new year is a great time to take stock of our leadership strengths and areas for improvement.

Ethics 246
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3 Leadership Behaviors that Drive Loyalty & Engagement

Nothing motivates employees more than a great boss. Learn how to be one. Download your guide today!

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7 Connection Killers to Avoid

Michael Lee Stallard

If you are seeking to develop a Connection Culture in your workplace, then you need to not only proactively take actions that build connection, but also avoid actions that destroy it. Sometimes, we have blind spots that make it difficult to identify “connection killer” habits.

Agility 309
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5 Ways to Manage Emotions that Distort Perception

Leadership Freak

Emotion distorts the way you see yourself, others, opportunities, and the world. You manage emotions; you don’t control them. Excluding emotional outburst which should be controlled.) “We

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Does Your Leadership Suffer From Proximity Bias?

Rich Gee Group

Proximity bias describes how managers treat workers who are physically closer to them more favorably. To overcome and instill a culture of excellence anywhere, leaders should:
 1. Establish clear communication channels.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Plane

Joseph Lalonde

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. Plane is an action movie that will have you at the edge of your seat for most of the film.

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Top 10 Posts of 2022: Leading in Context Blog

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Of the 52 weekly posts published on the Leading in Context Blog in 2022, these 10 were the most popular.

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Slow Burn: How to Turn Today’s Motivation into Tomorrow’s Success

RapidStart Leadership

All too often our motivation flames out long before we reach the goals we aim for; what we need is a slow burn. Here's how to light a fire that will last. The post Slow Burn: How to Turn Today’s Motivation into Tomorrow’s Success appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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Advice to My Younger Self

Leadership Freak

You see who you are by reflecting on who you were. One way to practice self-reflection is to give advice to your younger self. I’ve done this a few times over the years.… … Continue reading → Leadership Development wise advice

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How to Stop Being Perceived as Negative at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

When your responses are perceived as negative it’s time to change your approach “Don’t be so negative” can be incredibly frustrating feedback to receive when you’re genuinely trying to help and don’t want to be perceived as negative.

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How To Help Your Team Focus & Eliminate Distractions.

Rich Gee Group

Helping your team focus and stay productive can be a challenging task. These ten strategies can be easily implemented to support them in this effort: Set clear goals and priorities. Team members must understand what is expected of them and their role in achieving the team's goals.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Sharknado

Joseph Lalonde

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available <a href=”[link] Amazon</a> If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. Moviegoers have been treated to natural disaster movies. These include films such as Twister, The Day After Tomorrow, and others.

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How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

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700th Leading in Context Blog Post: What If?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In my 600th post, I wrote about my top 10 Leadership Lessons Learned. In this 700th post, I want to take a moment to dream and imagine what life could be like if all leaders took the time to learn ethical thinking, decision making and leadership, and applied them every day.

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The Art of Having a Good Conversation

QAspire

First, a disclaimer – I am no expert in having great conversations. But I do know that quality of our conversations shape the reality and culture we live and work in.

Workshop 165
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The Secrets to Self-Leadership

Leadership Freak

I thought self-leadership was gobbledygook when I first heard the term. You live in frustration when leadership begins with others. You think you need new people; your team is lousy, but leadership begins… Continue reading → Leading Leadership Development self reflection

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Ghosting at Work: Why it’s Terribly Destructive and What to Say Instead

Let's Grow Leaders

Ghosting May Feel Easy, But the Impact is Hard. It’s getting worse. This phenomenon of ghosting at work. What is Ghosting at Work? Ghosting at work is when you THINK you’re in an important conversation. And THEN, the other party completely disappears.

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2023 Biweekly, Monthly & Semi-Monthly Payroll Calendar Templates

"When is payday?" It's a question every payroll manager or business owner has been asked at some point in their career. We can help with that. We have helpful resources like these payroll calendar templates so you can prepare for payday. Download yours today!

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How To Deliver Constructive Criticism - 9 Tips.

Rich Gee Group

Delivering constructive criticism can be difficult, but it is an important part of helping others improve and grow.

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Take Action

Joseph Lalonde

Upon the completion of my 200-mile Ragnar Road Michigan race, I was awarded a medal. Every person who crossed the finish line received one as well. The cool thing about the Ragnar Road Michigan race is that the 12 medals the team receives contain a message.

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Top Post Series of 2022: Leading in Context Blog

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The Top Post Series for last year on the Leading in Context Blog reflected the urgent need to move ethical thinking and decision making forward in organizations. It featured specific areas of focus and strategies for improving organizational ethics.

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5 Reasons Why Your Company Should Have An Internship Program

Tanveer Naseer

Internship programs offer numerous benefits to graduating students and recent graduates.

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Digitizing Logistics: Harness the Power of Data in 4 Steps

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects using different types of data.

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Dangerous Solutions

Leadership Freak

Prescriptions are dangerous solutions. It’s scary to read their side-effects. Two people out of a million grew hangnails while on this medication. Wouldn’t you hate to die of hangnails? But seriously, some solutions… Continue reading → Leading

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How to Be a Less Negative Leader

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever heard that you’re negative, or have you worked with someone who you thought was too negative? When your team thinks of you as a negative person, you’re less likely to be invited to conversations where you would have valuable contributions to make.

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Working Smarter: Improve Your Time Management Skills

Rich Gee Group

Time management is critical for all leaders as they impact and direct their team's overall strategy and operations.

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22 Things I Learned In 2022

Joseph Lalonde

As we ended 2022, I began reflecting upon the things I learned throughout the year. Some of these will be leadership lessons; others are things I realized about relationships, faith, and people. It’s wise to reflect upon the things we’ve learned.

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Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.

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What to Consider During Your Annual Evaluation When It Comes to Boardroom Diversity

N2Growth Blog

Boardroom diversity is far from just a hot-button buzzword, and today, it’s well understood that diversity is never recommended simply for the sake of “checking a box.”

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Are Your People IN? Ensuring Committed Energy in 2023.

Anese Cavanaugh

We've all experienced it, either within ourselves or with our teammates/leaders/direct reports: that feeling that something is off, or you just can't "feel them" fully in the game. It's not BAD. it's just.

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3 Surprising Truths about Big Goals

Leadership Freak

Jim Collins explains the acronym BHAG – big harry audacious goal – in Built to Last. Big goals and weekend jeans have nothing in common. We say stupid things because everyone else says… Continue reading → Goals Leadership Development Leading meaningful action set goals

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Balancing Strategy and Tactics

Let's Grow Leaders

If you don’t pay enough attention to strategy, you and your team will end up lost in a wilderness of meaningless, unproductive busyness. But if you don’t pay enough attention to tactics and effective management, you’ll create needless conflicts, frustration, and hurt feelings.

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10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.