May, 2024

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How Thought Leaders Can Thrive in a Digital World | Robert Hargrove

Peter Winick

Exploring the Shift from Long-Form to Short-Form Content A conversation with Robert Hargrove about how publishing and how thought leadership has changed over the years. In this episode of the Thought Leadership Leverage podcast, host Peter Winick sits down with Robert Hargrove, founder and CEO of Masterful Coaching, co-founder of the Harvard Leadership Project, and author often influential books, including “Masterful Coaching.” This insightful discussion explores the evolving landsca

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All Business Strategies Fall into 4 Categories

Harvard Business Review

The problem with strategy frameworks is that although they can help you determine whether an opportunity is attractive or whether a given strategy is likely to work, they generally don’t help you in the task of identifying the opportunity or crafting the strategy in the first place. This article introduces a framework, built on an in-depth analysis of the creativity literature, that aims to fill that gap by providing a systematic approach to identifying potential strategies.

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Feedback Fundamentals: Effective Strategies from Experienced Executive Coaches

Scott Elbin

Three Common Feedback Challenges There probably aren’t many people in the world who are more involved, more often in giving and receiving feedback than executive coaches. As a two decade plus coach myself, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve prepared, delivered and supported my clients in receiving colleague feedback. It’s easily over 2,000 times.

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5 Verbal Communication Mistakes You Need To Correct Asap

Lolly Daskal

Verbal communication is a cornerstone of our interactions, yet it’s often riddled with pitfalls that can hinder our success. As an executive leadership coach, I understand the vital role that effective communication plays in leadership and how they are riddled with mistakes. In my experience here are the five common verbal communication mistakes that leaders frequently make and, more importantly, how to correct them promptly.

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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can I tell interviewers I’m looking for a new job because of money?

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I have a job, and I think a lot about trying to find a new job. When I was previously looking for a job, the question “why are you looking to leave your current job?” came up a lot. Trying to answer that question is quite fraught. It’s challenging to say what’s wrong with the current job without sounding like a complainer.

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A Comparative Review of the Top 10 Applicant Tracking System for Small Businesses

Vantage Circle

Introduction In the competitive world of small business, finding the right talent quickly and efficiently is crucial. An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) can be a game-changer, simplifying and enhancing recruitment. However, with many options available, choosing the right ATS can be overwhelming. This blog provides a comparative overview of the top 10 ATS software for small businesses, helping you make an informed decision.

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3 Ways to Clearly Communicate Your Company’s Strategy

Harvard Business Review

For all the communication around strategy, we know that leaders at many companies don’t provide the necessary context for employees to understand what the words and sentences in a strategy statement actually mean. What can leaders do to help employees understand enough context to understand a strategy? In this article, the authors offer three recommendations: 1) Present the alternatives considered and explain why they were not adopted. 2) Explain how each choice is linked to the organization’s p

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5 Ways to Identify and Avoid Toxic Positivity

Leadership Freak

The kettle on the stove is always whistling. When work is a positive experience, someone labored to make it happen. But toxic positivity corrodes organizations. Make positive experiences a daily practice, but toxic positivity is destructive. Here are 5 ways to spot toxic positivity.

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5 Questions Every Leader Should Consistently Ask Themselves

Lolly Daskal

As an executive leadership coach, I’ve had the privilege of working with leaders from various backgrounds and industries. One thing I’ve consistently observed is that exceptional leaders share a common practice – they regularly ask themselves thought-provoking questions. These questions serve as a compass, guiding them through the complexities of leadership.

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OKRs vs. KPIs: The Key Differences & Use (With Examples) 

AIHR

More than 80% of companies agree that Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) positively impact their organizations. OKRs set ambitious goals, while Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) provide measurable metrics to track progress, creating a powerful framework for aligning strategy with execution. Achieving synergy between the two drives organizational success.

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Cultivating Engagement: Strategies and Actionable Plans for Success

Speaker: Alberta Johnson

Once upon a time, in the bustling world of corporate landscapes, HR professionals like you were the unsung heroes. Your mission: to unlock the secrets of employee engagement and transform workplaces into thriving communities. 🦸 🏢 Join us in our upcoming webinar to uncover why engagement is the magic ingredient for organizational success.

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Coaching Upgrade: 6 Essentials to Foster Trust with Clients

Michael Hyatt

Coaching comes down to trust. You can’t coach people who don’t trust you. It’s that simple. So the question is: How do you earn trust? The answer: Integrity. Demonstrate to your clients that they can count on you. Here’s how. Punctuality Show up on time. Better yet, be early, waiting for them when they arrive. […] The post Coaching Upgrade: 6 Essentials to Foster Trust with Clients appeared first on Full Focus.

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Creating Your Own Path to Leadership | Tony Martignetti

Peter Winick

Expanding Vision, Narrowing Focus A conversation with Tony Martignetti about finding his passion and expanding his impact through thought leadership. In this episode of “Leveraging Thought Leadership,” host Peter Winick sits down with Tony Martignetti, Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Inspired Purpose Partners, author of Climbing the Right Mountain: Navigating the Journey to An Inspired Life and host of the Virtual Campfire podcast.

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How to Present to an Audience That Knows More Than You

Harvard Business Review

What happens when you have to give a presentation to an audience that might have some professionals who have more expertise on the topic than you do? While it can be intimidating, it can also be an opportunity to leverage their deep and diverse expertise in service of the group’s learning. And it’s an opportunity to exercise some intellectual humility, which includes having respect for other viewpoints, not being intellectually overconfident, separating your ego from your intellect, and being wi

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The Genius of Listening to Stories

Leadership Freak

Stories invite engagement. I'm talking about hearing another's story, not telling yours. Your greatest tool of influence is your ears. People light up when they tell their story. We're adrift without facts. We're barren without stories. This post shows you how to invite people to tell their story.

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Change Management 101: A Practical 3 Part Guide

Implementing new tools or business processes in your organization? Lemon Learning put together a practical 3 part guide to prevent the pitfalls of change management. Drive a successful change management project from diagnosis through to measurement.

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How to Create Company Values That Resonate and Matter

Lolly Daskal

In today’s rapidly evolving business the significance of well-defined and meaningful company values cannot be overstated. Research consistently highlights their impact on organizational success and employee engagement. According to a study conducted by Deloitte, organizations with clearly defined values that are well-communicated to employees are more likely to achieve high levels of employee engagement.

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7 Networking Email Templates & Examples

BetterUp

Jump to section The importance of networking 4 online networking examples How to write a networking email: 7 templates for any situation 4 networking tips Build better connections

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I spent a ton of time helping 2 employees who hate each other … now they’re dating

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: Over the last few months, one of my people (Alice) has repeatedly come to me about conflict with a neighboring department’s person (Mary). Both are at the same fairly junior level — they’re a few years out of school. The conflict has always seemed odd, and fairly amorphous, but both Alice and Mary have been very upset, including claims of bullying and issues with sharing of materials.

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The Power of Purpose | Matt Hullander

Peter Winick

Expanding Horizons: From Home Improvement to Thought Leadership A conversation with Matt Hullander about being a serial entrepreneur, changing perspectives, and writing a book. In this compelling episode of Thought Leadership Leverage, host Peter Winick dives deep with Matt Hullander, a versatile entrepreneur from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Hullander, who has ventured into real estate development, e-commerce, private equity, recently authored the inspiring book “The Daily Climb: 10 Principl

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The Rules Do Apply: Navigating HR Compliance

Speaker: Ann Meyers Piccirillo

HR Compliance is like a giant game of whack-a-mole. Once you think your company is compliant with all policies and procedures documented and in place, there’s a new or amended law, regulation, or final rule that pops up landing you back at ‘start.’ There are shifts, interpretations, and balancing acts to understanding compliance changes. Keeping up is not easy and it’s very time consuming.

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Does Your Boss Practice Toxic Positivity?

Harvard Business Review

Being happy and positive at work can be a win-win for employees and organizations. But what happens when your boss practices toxic positivity? No matter how bad or stressful the situation is or how difficult the circumstances, they convince themselves that simply acting happy or thinking positively will change the outcome — then spread this toxic positivity to their teams.

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So How Can I Start to Become a More Emotionally Intelligent Leader? 

Leadership Freak

Emotionally intelligent leaders know how to win the hearts and minds of people. You want this book! The author is giving away 20 copies of, "Emotional Intelligence for dummies!" Tip: Check whether you accurately reflect the other person's feelings after they express them. Get in early on this one!

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Unlock the Power of Your Team with These 20 Game-Changing Questions

Lolly Daskal

As a leader, you understand that teams, no matter how high-performing, can encounter challenges or lose their way. Recognizing when your team needs a reset is the first step toward revitalizing its purpose, dynamics, and productivity. To help you unlock the true potential of your team, here are 20 game-changing questions. Are you clear about your team’s current purpose and objectives?

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What To Include in Your Work-From-Home Policy (Plus Free Template)

AIHR

Work-from-home policies are both critical and necessary, driven by the rise of remote work. A well-crafted work-from-home (WFH) policy addresses these changes. It supports the growing preference for flexible work arrangements that align with existing company policies and procedures and specifically address remote work. Contents What is a work-from-home policy?

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From Awareness to Action: An HR Guide to Making Accessibility Accessible

Speaker: Danielle Johnson - Director of HR, Compliance & DEI in AI tech at Impact Observatory

Making accessibility accessible for organizations of all sizes may seem complex, but it doesn’t have to be. Prepare to broaden your understanding of Disability, Cultural Competency, and Inclusion with this insightful webinar. We’ll explore disability as a vibrant culture, understand the nuances of reasonable accommodations under the ADA, and navigate the complexities of undue hardship while challenging the status quo of accessibility practices.

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Building a Better Workplace: 15 Employee-Centric Culture Survey Questions

Vantage Circle

Your culture is your brand! This is because your people are the biggest asset of any organization. – Matt Phelan, Author of Freedom to be Happy Do you ever walk into an office and immediately feel the energy in the air? Some workplaces exude a distinct energy - maybe the lively banter, the creative decor, or simply visibly happy and smiling people.

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does being salaried just mean I work a ton of overtime for free, coworker won’t share a file, and more

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Does being salaried just mean I work a ton of overtime with no extra pay? My position became salaried a while back and, while I understand the general idea of it (no overtime compensation), I’m wondering how working overtime hours should or does function in the real world sense.

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You Need New Skills to Make a Career Pivot. Here’s How to Find the Time to Build Them.

Harvard Business Review

With any significant change in your career comes the need for new skills. But that’s even more true when you want a radical career change. In these situations, it’s going to take more than listening to a few webinars to build the knowledge you need get to where you want to go. You must set aside a significant amount of time for self-directed learning, formal training, or even a second job to gain the skills for the big leap.

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How Navigating Stressful Situations Can Make You a Hardier Leader 

Leadership Freak

Don't miss it. We're giving away a wonderful book on Leadership Freak today. Some people become more engaged, more challenged, and more in control during difficult times. Why? Dr. Steven Stein helps people become hardier. It's a practice you can learn. Did I mention we're giving his book away, today?

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AI & DEI: With Great Opportunities Comes Great HR Responsibility

Speaker: Jen Kirkwood - Partner, Responsible HR & AI at IBM and World Economic Forum Executive Fellow

The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration.

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5 Effective Strategies for When Your Leadership Going Off the Rails

Lolly Daskal

As an executive leadership coach, I’ve had the privilege of working with leaders at various levels of organizations. One recurring challenge I’ve observed is the situation when leadership starts going off the rails. It’s not uncommon for leaders to face setbacks or periods of uncertainty, but it’s how they navigate these turbulent times that truly matters.

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Inside an Association’s Long-Term Strategy

Association Now Leadership

When the American Society of Landscape Architects decided to look ten years ahead, it asked: What will it look like when it reaches its goals? “Begin with the end in mind” is a common catchphrase in boardrooms and offices—as one of Stephen Covey’s famous seven habits, it’s meant as a prompt to figure out your destination before setting to work. But when it comes to strategy-setting, the end isn’t always a consideration.

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Best Employee Engagement Software in 2024 for Employee Surveys, Wellness, Recognition, and more

Vantage Circle

Introduction to Employee Engagement Software It is no secret that employee engagement is crucial for companies to thrive in the modern workplace. But how can you ensure engagement? What do you need to do to engage your employees? These questions might be hovering in your mind. In the tech-driven modern workplace, using technology to build employee engagement tools is rather a smart move.

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what are the strangest things you’ve seen in resumes and cover letters?

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. Let’s discuss the weirdest things you’ve seen on resumes and in cover letters. To kick us off, some highlights from past commenters: One of my coworkers once received a super long cover letter that included the fact that the candidate had been proudly celibate for several years.

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DEIB Reimagined: Navigating Change and Shaping the Future

Speaker: Lachandra B. Baker, MBA, CTA, CDP - Founder/Principal Consultant at LBB Edutainment, Keynote Speaker, and Author

Join us for an insightful session where we delve into the evolving landscape of DEIB. Discover the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities that have emerged over the past year and explore what lies ahead. This webinar will equip you with actionable strategies, best practices, and reflection tools to effectively lead and inspire change in your organization.