September, 2021

The Power of Pressure

Leading Blog

S COTTISH philosopher Thomas Carlyle is said to have written, “No pressure, no diamonds.” And it’s true. We need to rethink how we think of pressure and how we manage it.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Dynasty Warriors

Joseph Lalonde

I was a huge fan of the Playstation 2 video game Dynasty Warriors 2. Hearing that Netflix had released a movie based on the series, my interest was piqued. I was excited to watch a video game from my youth transition to a live-action movie. Dynasty Warriors began with an epic battle.

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Don’t Let Your Ego Undermine Your Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ego has a way of undoing even our best intentions as leaders. We have to be aware of our ego and manage it to avoid getting off track.

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Unpacking the Bags to Leadership

Lead Change Blog

“Please place your carry-on luggage in the storage bins overhead and take your seat. If you have items that will fit under the seats in front of you, please secure them now.”. “As As you enter today, please leave your baggage at home so we can focus on the work ahead.”. These statements may sound familiar regarding baggage. Our first direction is to store the luggage away, and we will deal with it later. However, later is not always what we can do regarding the weight this baggage holds.

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.

7 Truths about Chronic Complainers Every Leader Needs Today

Leadership Freak

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.” ” Dale Carnegie Chronic complainers: Seek validation. Constant complaining is a plea for attention. Feel powerless.

Getting The Right Talent: Eight Benefits Of Building An Effective Project Team

Tanveer Naseer

Business success depends not only on strategy, planning, and capital investment. A carefully selected team of employees and well-functioning business processes play a leading role. Every leader’s dream is to create a mechanism that works like a Swiss watch and requires minimal intervention.

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25 Simple Pleasures For Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

As I started a recent Friday, I began to think about the simple pleasures in life. These are the things that are so easy to overlook that we take them for granted. My typical Friday has looked something like this: An early morning chat with a band of brothers A quick trip to Aldea, a […].

5 Ways to Serve a Stressed Out Team

Nathan Magnuson

Stress and resilience have been my most requested leadership topics for over a year now. Just recently, I received another request. ( You can join this one on 9/23! Leaders want to know: how can I lead my team when they’re at a breaking point?

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Saving Face: How To Preserve Dignity And Build Trust

Lead Change Blog

Face is the new social currency of our time. Face represents one’s self-esteem, self-worth, identity, reputation, status, pride, and dignity.

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How to Build a Better Network of Peer Relationships

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t Overlook The Importance of Peers in Your Network of Strategic Advisors. When it comes to building a network of strategic advisors, it’s natural to look to people with more position power, access, and influence as your primary go-to’s.

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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.

Different Perspectives (They’re Not a Threat)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Differences of opinion can be inconvenient and uncomfortable. We may be in a discussion with someone who has very different views from ours on a topic of great importance to us. How we handle it shows others the inner workings of our character.

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Leading Thoughts for September 9, 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.

What Do You Have To Offer?

Joseph Lalonde

Do you know what you have to offer? Have you even considered the possibility YOU have something to offer? We all have something to offer. Not all of us are offering what we have. The Gateway Church in Spring Lake, Mi picks an organization to support every year.

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What’s the First Thing People Say After Speaking Your Name

Leadership Freak

Reputation is the thing you’re known for, especially when it’s bad. Toads have a reputation for giving warts. But you get warts from people, not toads.

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!

The Creative Mindset

Lead Change Blog

Everything that society has called innovative is the direct result of the personal creativity of individuals. And, it’s no surprise that organizations today want to harness that type of creativity and innovation in their employees. But, it’s time to rethink the way we make innovation happen.

Hyperbolic Discounting and 7 Ways to Prevent Self-Sabotage

RapidStart Leadership

Hyperbolic discounting isn't some crazy sales technique, but it CAN keep us from achieving our goals; here's how to recognize when it's happening, and seven ways to prevent our tendency to self-sabotage.

Adaptability is an Ethical Issue

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ego-driven leaders want to be "right" even when the evidence shows otherwise. They see rightness as something fixed that they can control. Of course, it isn't fixed and they can't control it, but they may not want to be confused with the facts.

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Leading Views: Find Your Voice

Leading Blog

B ASED on the premise that leadership is influence and so we all are leading whether intentionally or not, Sam Collier writes in a short 68-page monograph, Find Your Voice , “You may not even know you’re being led. Or you may not even know you’re leading someone else.”

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!

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. What happens when you combine Chow Yun Fat’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with the Marvel Cinematic Universe? I believe you get the latest Marvel movie, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings. Shang-Chi was an exciting Marvel adventure.

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Nearly 80% say Lack of Appreciation is a Major Reason for Leaving

Leadership Freak

One highly motivated leader said, “A simple pat on the back would sure feel good.” 79 percent of employees who quit their jobs claim that a lack of appreciation was a major reason… Continue reading → Appreciation Gratitude Leading Personal Growth express gratitude Recognition

Win Every Day: Proven Practices For Extraordinary Results

Lead Change Blog

All high-performance organizations have one thing in common: execution. The men and women who work there sustain performance at seemingly otherworldly levels of precision, accuracy, and consistency. But what happens when your employees aren’t reaching their highest potential?

How Do I Balance Empathy and Execution? with Sara Canaday (Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Balancing Empathy For Employees Needs with Execution and Accountability. How do I balance empathy and execution? On this week’s Asking For a Friend, I talk with Sara Canady, leadership expert and author of Leadership Unchained. 5 Ways to Think About Empathy at Work.

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!

Are We Forgetting What The Real Purpose Of Leadership Is?

Tanveer Naseer

It seems like every day there’s a new article tackling the issue of work from home (WFH), either focusing on leaders and their organizations who are embracing this new approach to work, or those who insist the only way forward is for all employees to return back to the office.

Leading Thoughts for September 2, 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.

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Leading From The Middle

Joseph Lalonde

Leading can be a disorientating experience, especially if you’re new to leadership. You start out believing you’re the boss and you get to make all of the decisions. You’re quickly smacked back down to reality when you realize this is generally not the case.

7 Top Strategies that Break the Grip of Self-Inflicted Anxiety

Leadership Freak

Healthy anxiety rises to face challenge, opportunity, and threat. That tension in your gut means you care. But self-inflected anxiety causes leaders to… Struggle with decision-making. Flip flop after making decisions.

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.

September 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided What Not To Say When You’re Mad. Marcia shares: “ When you are stressed or irritated, you might sabotage your conversations with one word or phrase.

Courage at Work: How to Be More Courageous (and Why it Matters Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

You want to be more courageous , but sometimes the stakes can just feel too high. So, how do you know the difference between courage and stupidy? “Courage is every virtue at its testing point” -C.S.Lewis.

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Don’t Let Your Deficiency Overwhelm Your Proficiency

Next Level Blog

When you’re new to a leadership role or new to an organization it can be a challenge to project the right amount of grounded confidence that you belong and can contribute. It can be an even bigger challenge when you’re experiencing both at once – new to the role and new to the organization.

First Look: Leadership Books for September 2021

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. The Art of Statistics : How to Learn from Data by David Spiegelhalter. In The Art of Statistics , world-renowned statistician David Spiegelhalter shows readers how to derive knowledge from raw data by focusing on the concepts and connections behind the math.

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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.