February, 2021

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

Leading Blog

R ETHINKING can cause uncertainty. Make us uncomfortable. Feel uneasy. It can threaten our identities.

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5 Books Leaders Should Read In March 2021

Joseph Lalonde

Every month, I try to bring you 5 great books to read for the following month. The books may be old, semi-recent, or even releasing soon. This month, the books will be mostly brand new books. I’ve had the opportunity to look at quite a few new books this month and they’ve been fantastic.

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Leadership is a Process!

Lead Change Blog

What do you do at each step in the process? . The diagram below highlights the steps involved in the leadership process. Throughout the process, leaders involve people and build relationships. Diagnose the Situation. What’s going on?

Crutch Phrases That Weaken Our Leadership

RapidStart Leadership

The crutch phrases we use often weaken our efforts to lead instead of strengthening them; here are three examples to avoid. The post Crutch Phrases That Weaken Our Leadership appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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!

How to Accidentally Sabotage Team Innovation

Let's Grow Leaders

How to Inspire Better Team Innovation and Problem Solving It’s tragic when your attempt to protect your team members actually sabotages team innovation. If you really want a courageous culture, that means you go first. Your team is watching both what you […].

3 Common Leadership Myths About Burnout – And What To Think Instead

Tanveer Naseer

Although the word ‘burnout’ is a term everyone has heard of, it’s still largely misunderstood. It has become part of our workplace vernacular, although the way we refer to it often adds to the misunderstanding of what it actually is. We often describe everyday stress as burnout when it is.

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Leading In A Secular World

Joseph Lalonde

Most of my readers know I come from a strong Christian background. My faith plays a huge role in the way I lead and the way I think about leadership. But what happens when a faith-based or Christian leader gets tossed into a secular world? This may be you have been let go as an […].

Who’s In Your Circle of Trust?

Lead Change Blog

If you’ve seen the movie Meet the Parents , you probably remember “ the circle of trust.” Robert De Niro’s character, Jack, a former CIA agent and overly protective father, is obsessed with making sure his future son-in-law Greg is a trustworthy and honorable husband for Pam, his only daughter.

It’s Time For Ethically Adaptive Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton. Agility and adaptability are mantras for leaders during this time of global unrest and catastrophic change. Each day brings new challenges that consume our time and require us to grow into higher levels of ethical awareness to avoid missteps and miscalculations.

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Get Your Team Back on Track – Leading Through Distractions

Let's Grow Leaders

Last-minute fire drills, interruptions, and real emergencies can become a permanent way of life. Get your team back on track by planning ahead with these five steps. It’s a common lament: “It’s so crazy around here. We never know what’s going to […].

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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!

How Leaders Can Promote A Learning Mindset In 3 Simple Steps

Tanveer Naseer

The success in any change initiative is tied to how well employees are able to learn and adapt. But how can leaders encourage a learning mindset out of these pursuits? In this edition of my Leadership Espresso Shot series, I share three simple measures leaders can employ to promote a.

First Look: Leadership Books for February 2021

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in February 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Think Again : The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Anaconda

Joseph Lalonde

Today’s Reel Leadership article comes from the 1997 movie Anaconda.

February 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 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. Marina Jankovic explains The role of coaching in building a culture of trust. Marina shares: “ While trust is the foundation for productive relationships and high-performing teams, it’s not something that can be achieved overnight.

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.

Ethical Awareness is a Moving Target

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton How well is your organization navigating the ethical pitfalls of the working world? If you're finding it to be a major challenge right now, you're not alone. Why is it so hard to navigate ethical minefields now? There is currently a "toxic soup" of factors at play.

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How to Provide More Meaningful Performance Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

If you knew your manager really cared about you and had your best interest at heart, would you want them to give you meaningful performance feedback? Even if it was hard to hear? Every time we ask these questions in our leadership […].

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Why Leaders Need To Embrace A.I. And Its Impact On The Way We Work

Tanveer Naseer

Over the past few years, there’s been a growing discussion around artificial intelligence (A.I.) and the potential risks that come with it. Just reading comments from Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates about the potential dangers of AI would certainly seem to be reason to give pause on the.

Unexpected Leadership Lessons that Mobsters Can Teach Lawful Leaders

Leading Blog

L EADERSHIP is a broad term, and it applies to those who you might not have a positive perception of — including mobsters.

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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Little Things

Joseph Lalonde

Now, The Little Things could mean a lot of things. This one is for the movie The Little Things starring the always amazing Denzel Washington (check out his great movies on Amazon) as Joe “Deke” Deacon, a Kern County Deputy Sheriff who is sent back home to Los Angeles.

Overcoming supply chain complexities for advantage

Lead Change Blog

Co-hosts Steven Bowen, author & CEO at Maine Pointe, and Mike Burnette, MD, Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI), University of Tennessee, will discuss the latest research into corporate supply chain challenges.

How Can You Further Develop Your Talent? 7 Key Steps

Career Advancement

“Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. After you become a leader, success is about growing others.” – Jack Welch. Research has shown that as leaders rise up in the ranks , their proficiency in nurturing talent declines rather than increases.

Get Out of the Rut: A Groundhog’s Day Challenge

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re feeling stuck in a rut, this freaking pandemic might be the perfect time to try something new. You have time to consider what matters most, what lights you up, and how you can add the most value to the world. […].

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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.

When Position Power and Ethics Collide

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Our responsibilities as a citizen, worker, leader, family member, and friend require us to choose ethics over loyalty. Yet, when we do, it can surprise people. Maybe that's because it is not the easiest path to take.

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How to Become a Hyper-Learner

Leading Blog

S TAYING relevant in this Digital Age requires that we learn, unlearn, and relearn as a way of being. Ed Hess calls it Hyper-Learning. How well we think, learn, and engage in the human tasks of the future depends on how well we manage and optimize what’s going on with our minds, brains, and bodies.

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From Power to Power and Glory to Glory

Joseph Lalonde

One of the most disturbing rhythms in cardiology is called Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), an erratic and irregular heart rhythm that poses multiple problems from fatigue to strokes.

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Transform your organization by transforming leadership

Lead Change Blog

Are you a High-Creative leader, capable of rapidly growing your organization while simultaneously transforming it into a more agile, innovative, adaptive, and engaging workplace? Or are you a High-Reactive leader, who practices leadership that cancels itself out and seriously limits scale?

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.

Transaction or Interaction – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In a fast-paced (and often remote working) world, we seem to run our days on “transactions” – short-term, project-driven tasks. And while transactions get things done in the short term, relationships are built and nourished on interactions.

One Crucial Skill the Best Middle Managers Master

Let's Grow Leaders

Middle managers lead in a precarious situation. They don’t set the strategic priorities, but they’re accountable for getting it done—often without the influence to ensure they have all the resources they need. And, every day, their teams look to them for support, […].

20 (Responsible) Leadership Outcomes

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton With responsible leadership, people experience feelings of self-worth from being treated well, and feelings of usefulness from being able to make a valuable contribution to the team.

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Leading Thoughts for February 25, 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.

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.