First Look: Leadership Books for January 2021

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Human Hacking : Win Friends, Influence People, and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You by Christopher Hadnagy and Seth Schulman.

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How to Give Your Team Energy They Need

Let's Grow Leaders

Lead like it’s the first time to give your team energy. Early in my career, I learned a vital leadership lesson about how to give your team energy. I was working with an education nonprofit that supported children who lived in poverty. […].

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The Flow of Organizational Culture

Lead Change Blog

Interested in learning more about organizational studies? Jim MacQueen, the author of The Flow of Organizational Culture , shares how new thinking and theory can help organizational leaders to navigate to a stronger organizational culture.

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Living In Your Perfect Moment

Joseph Lalonde

I had the pleasure of talking to fellow coach Kevin Watson earlier this year. We shared a delightful conversation about life and business. It truly was refreshing. Through all we discussed, one point stuck out more than anything else. We talked about perfection.


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.

Top 10 2020: Leading in Context Blog

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Of the 52 individual posts published on the Leading in Context Blog in 2020, these 10 were the most popular. See if you notice a theme that connects these new topics that readers accessed most frequently.

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The State of Leadership in 2021

Kevin Eikenberry

As a new year begins, especially one following a year so unpredictable and unprecedented, it makes sense to think about what successful leadership in 2021 will look like.

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Change Your Habits

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds Every leader can improve their team’s performance and the team’s values-alignment by changing what they pay attention to. Most people pay attention to what’s right in front of them. We track performance data, customer satisfaction, and the like.

Plans are Worthless: Why We Should Plan Anyway

RapidStart Leadership

Eisenhower told a roomfull of military planners that "plans are worthless." Here's what he meant and how understanding his intent can help us face the next emergency. The post Plans are Worthless: Why We Should Plan Anyway appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

The Top 5 Qualities of a Great Leader

Career Advancement

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” ” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. What’s the number one skill every leader needs to have? The ability to be a great coach to others, according to a 2018 Gallup survey.

My Top 10 Leadership Insights Of 2020

Tanveer Naseer

No matter where you live on this pale blue dot, one thing we all share in common is the sentiment of seeing the start of a new year as a new beginning. As an opportunity to begin anew and set goals that will help us do better over the next. Click to continue reading.

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.

Leading Thoughts for January 14, 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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The Most Important Leadership Question You’ll Ever Ask

Let's Grow Leaders

When you think about leading a productive team, what’s the first question that comes to mind? How to get the right people on the team? What’s the perfect vision? Or maybe you have questions about training or infrastructure. Of course, these questions […].

January 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the January 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. Julie Winkle Giulioni shared How to Navigate Year-End Reviews for Employees. Julie explains: “ Getting a great start on the new year is easier and more effective after reflecting upon the previous one.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Disney and Pixar’s Soul

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Disney and Pixar’s latest animated film skipped the movie theaters and headed straight to the Disney Plus. That movie is the slow-starting but strong-finishing Soul.

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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.

Top Post Series of 2020: 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 ethical challenges of decision-making during COVID-19.

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A New Meeting Metric – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ve likely heard this saying: What gets measured gets done. While it’s an oversimplification, there is a lot of truth in this saying. And interestingly enough, one of the areas where we spend an increasing amount of time is meetings.

Stan Van Gundy: The Soft Stuff Is the Hard Stuff—Especially When Leading in the NBA

N2Growth Blog

At the age of 19, Zion Williamson was drafted number one by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2019 NBA Draft. Many experts immediately compared the young star to LeBron James, who had already cemented his place in history on the Mount Rushmore of basketball, alongside Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.

The Most Powerful Words You Hear

Leadership Freak

People may notice your strengths, but until your inner voice agrees, you reject affirmations. Your inner voice is more powerful than external voices. Words aren’t magic, but they are rudders.

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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.

Leading Former Peers: 27 Tips, Tactics, and Techniques

RapidStart Leadership

Leading former peers is one of the most common and most difficult things we'll face as leaders; here are 27 ways to make it a little easier. The post Leading Former Peers: 27 Tips, Tactics, and Techniques appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

The Role Connection Plays in a Democracy

Michael Lee Stallard

Can we embrace the spirit of E Pluribus Unum and move forward in 2021 as people who value connection, cooperation and making progress together toward the common good?

What Science Reveals As The Key To Promoting Long-Term Employee Motivation

Tanveer Naseer

Have you ever thought about how how you’re communicating progress in your organization?

Leading Thoughts for January 7, 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. Geoff Colvin on self-knowledge: “The best performers observe themselves closely.

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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.

How to Be an Even Better Leader

Let's Grow Leaders

If you want to be a better leader, get curious about what you might still be able to learn. We recently had a very senior leader join a live-online leadership training he had hired us to do with his team. Not in […].

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The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success

Lead Change Blog

Personal and professional success in today’s crowded, competitive economy is dependent on your discovery of the answer to the following questions: What is my best purpose to achieve conscious success? How can I demonstrate high awareness for conscious success?

What You Do Differently Makes You Unique

Joseph Lalonde

As I sit here writing this article, I’m basking in the wonderful sounds of Unwed Sailor. They are a mostly instrumental band, meaning there are typically no vocals. Having no vocals for a band is very uncommon. Vocals bring a unique melody and meaning to a band.

215: The Long-Distance Teammate | with Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel

Engaging Leader

Working remotely isn’t just a new normal that we must learn to live with. It’s an opportunity to work and lead in ways that provide great operational and productivity results for the organization, as well as to be a part of a great team while finding individual meaning and purpose too.

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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!

Are You Asking Enough Questions?

Kevin Eikenberry

We ask questions everyday – they are a natural part of conversation. In part, because we are so familiar with the practice, we don’t often take time to consider the power of those questions or our skill in using them. As a leader and coach, they are one of the most useful tools we have […].

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Who Do You Need to Be This Year?

Next Level Blog

Even though we’re just a few days removed from 2020, the first work week of the new year represents a blank slate. Most of 2021 still lies ahead and we have lots of opportunity right now to think about how we want to influence the outcomes that are yet to be created.

It’s Over – Now What

Leadership Freak

I heard people say they couldn’t wait for 2020 to be over. Sometimes I felt the same way. But it’s pathetic. 2020 is over. Things that were true last year are still true… Continue reading → Accountability Decisions Fear courage insecurity leadership responsibility taking responsibility

Eric Dalius Busts the Common Myths about Starting Your Small Business

Chart Your Course

Entrepreneurship and running a business is for brave people with leadership skills. That does not mean you need to have much courage, however, calls for some amount of tenacity to take challenges head-on and come out of the 9-5 job mindset.

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!