April, 2024

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Transforming Complex Concepts into Accessible Strategies | Anton Skornyakov

Peter Winick

Learn How to Build Resilience in Today’s Fast-Paced World A conversation with Anton Skornyakov the importance of knowledge work and making processes in software accessible, understandable, and actionable in other fields. Step into the world of thought leadership with host Bill Sherman on the latest episode of Leveraging Thought Leadership. Joining him is Anton Skornyakov, the Managing Director and co-founder of Agile.Coach, who brings a wealth of knowledge from his diverse background in ma

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4 expert tips to propel your neurodivergent superstars

Suzi McAlpine

Did you know that 15-20% of the population globally are neurodivergent? Chances are, you’ve led, will lead or are currently leading someone neurodivergent. Or maybe it’s you personally that finds it challenging to work in a traditional or neurotypical way? Recently I asked The Leader’s Digest subscribers what leadership topics they wanted me to explore.… The post 4 expert tips to propel your neurodivergent superstars first appeared on Suzi McAlpine | The Art of Leadership.

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Why Engineers Should Study Philosophy

Harvard Business Review

The ability to develop crisp mental models around the problems you want to solve and understanding the why before you start working on the how is an increasingly critical skill, especially in the age of AI. Coding is one of the things AI does best and its capabilities are quickly improving. However, there’s a catch: Code created by an AI can be syntactically and semantically correct but not functionally correct.

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how much money do you make?

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s hard to get real-world information about what jobs pay. Online salary websites are often inaccurate, and people can get weird when you ask them directly. So to take some of the mystery out of salaries, it’s the annual Ask a Manager salary survey. Fill out the form below to anonymously share your salary and other relevant info.

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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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From Boss to Leader: How Perspective Taking Energizes People

Leadership Freak

Taking perspective is more important than giving perspective when leading. But many leaders run around spouting their perspective without learning how others see the world. Perspective taking increases influence, energizes others, and builds trust. Here are three actionable approaches to the art of perspective taking.

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Robin Sharma On The 8 Hidden Habits To Live Your Richest Life

Tanveer Nasser

“The real job of leadership is the chance to sincerely, passionately, excellently elevate human lives. And the best businesses are very mission-driven and purpose-centered.” This is just one of many brilliant and thoughtful insights Robin Sharma shares in this latest episode of my “Leadership Biz Cafe” podcast. I can’t tell.

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This is How Your Mindset Is Affecting Your Leadership

Lolly Daskal

As an executive leadership coach, I’ve witnessed the profound impact of mindset on leadership. Your mindset, whether it’s a growth mindset or a fixed mindset, plays a pivotal role in determining your effectiveness as a leader. In this blog post, we’ll explore the concept of mindset, its influence on leadership, and how you can harness the power of a growth mindset to enhance your leadership capabilities.

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6 Common Leadership Styles — and How to Decide Which to Use When

Harvard Business Review

Research suggests that the most effective leaders adapt their style to different circumstances — be it a change in setting, a shift in organizational dynamics, or a turn in the business cycle. But what if you feel like you’re not equipped to take on a new and different leadership style — let alone more than one? In this article, the author outlines the six leadership styles Daniel Goleman first introduced in his 2000 HBR article, “Leadership That Gets Results,” and explains when to use each one.

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your non-compete agreement is now illegal (or it will be in 4 months)

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. The Federal Trade Commission yesterday banned non-compete agreements for most U.S. workers, saying that they stifle wages. The ruling not only makes non-competes illegal, but it also requires employers to to inform employees with existing non-competes that they are null and void. An exception was carved out for senior executives; the ruling would allow non-competes only for that small group.

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Set and Forget -- A Losing AI Approach

Chief Outsiders

In the realm of business, artificial intelligence (AI) is commonly touted as nothing short of a marvel—a powerful tool ready to solve complex business and marketing issues autonomously. Yet, its effective implementation demands more than faith; the precision and care needed in deploying AI is like the insight and foresight of a skilled navigator charting a course.

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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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Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Is Going Mainstream. How Will the Industry Grow Around It?

Kellogg Insight

While significant barriers remain—including regulatory uncertainty and the difficulty of scaling a labor-intensive treatment method—industry leaders see a path forward.

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Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry in STEM | Dr. Amanda Diekman and Jayshree Seth

Peter Winick

The Missing Link in STEM Diversity A conversation with Dr. Amanda Diekman and Jayshree Seth about the attrition rate of women and minorities in STEM and how they are seeking to understand and correct the problem. In this episode, we dive into the often discussed but seldom addressed divide between academics and practitioners in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field.

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7 Effective Ways to Develop Your Talent for an Unpredictable Future

Lolly Daskal

As an executive leadership coach, I’ve witnessed the profound impact of talent development in an increasingly uncertain world. In today’s business environment, the only constant is change, and being equipped to navigate the unpredictable is essential. According to McKinsey’s study, it highlights the concerns of executives, with a staggering 87% believing that their organizations will face disruption due to digital trends.

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Leading a Company That Can Thrive in a Chaotic World

Harvard Business Review

Worldwide, the past few years have been marked by multiple, intersecting crises — and things aren’t likely to get less complicated anytime soon. The authors met with a group of CEOs to discuss how they lead amid this ongoing chaos. To thrive in this chaotic new world, organizations need leaders with inner strength, character, and a moral compass. By continually adapting and learning, they’ll enable their organizations to navigate these ever-turbulent waters.

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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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HR Has a Bad Reputation: 6 Actions To Improve HR Credibility

AIHR

According to a recent survey, 30% of small business employees express distrust towards their HR departments, with a further 40% questioning the objectivity and impartiality of HR professionals. AIHR’s State of HR report highlights how historical perceptions have painted HR negatively and continue influencing today’s view of the function. In this article, we explore the drivers of HR reputation, its influence on our credibility, and the actions required to move forward.

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5 Things Leaders Say

Leadership Freak

The first step to becoming a leader is in the heart. You learn to love people. A person who loves people turns their focus outward. The second step to leadership is practicing things leaders say. Words without heart are meaningless irritants.

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how much paid time off do you get?

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. Last week was the annual Ask a Manager salary survey , which as of this writing received more than 12,000 responses. This week, let’s compare paid time off. Fill out the form below to anonymously share how much paid time off you get, in the context of your field and other relevant factors.

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Five Ways to Build Your Strategic Muscles

Scott Elbin

One of the constants in my more than two decades of executive coaching is the desire and need to build the muscles required to develop and execute competitive and innovative strategies. It came up with a client again as recently as this month. With a few modifications, here’s the quick outline I offered him on five ways to build your strategic muscles.

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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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4 Game Changing Methods to Combat a Culture of False Urgency at Work

Lolly Daskal

In today’s professional sphere, a staggering 70% of employees report feeling overwhelmed by urgent tasks, leading to a rise in stress levels, according to a survey by the American Psychological Association. Studies show that high-urgency workplaces see a 40% drop in high-quality decision making. These statistics underscore a critical issue: the chronic sense of urgency in the workplace is not just a pressure point but a pervasive inhibitor of true productivity and well-being.

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A Growth Strategy that Creates and Protects Value

Harvard Business Review

For organizations to truly innovate and grow, leaders in every role and at every organizational level must be attuned to how they are creating new value while simultaneously protecting existing value. Just as a soccer coach must simultaneously pursue both scoring and defending, leaders must constantly focus their attention on opportunities to create value — through innovation, risk-taking, and experimentation — and to protect value — by preserving and defending key aspects of their responsibilit

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How To Build a Future Others Don’t See

Michael McKinney

I NNOVATION is more about being bold than being disruptive. If you want to push your career and your organization forward, you need to get bold. Using examples of some of the most extraordinary disruptors, Shawn Kanungo offers eight lessons to help you become bolder in The Bold Ones. Bold Ones are those who are brave enough to fundamentally reinvent themselves, challenge norms, and revolutionize their worlds.

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Leadership Lessons from a Dishwasher

Leadership Freak

My friend Glen Van Peski's book is released today. "take less. do more." I couldn't be more delighted to host today's guest post. His story energizes me. Glen is providing 20 books for Leadership Freak readers. Leave a comment on today's post to become eligible. I highly recommend Glen's book.

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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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I promoted one employee instead of her coworker, and now my whole team is upset

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I am a long-time manager, but promotions are a rarity on my team. When an unexpected opportunity for a promotion arose earlier this year, there were two obvious candidates: Annie and Beth. Annie was more of a star individual contributor than Beth, and also had more experience covering the open position.

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How to Lead Your Team Through Tough Times

Scott Elbin

Lead long enough and it’s eventually going to happen. Your team is going to come up against a tough run. Things were going great and then, suddenly, they’re not. The tough times could last for weeks, months, or even a year or more. The causes can be varied – competitive pressures, customer service challenges, a financial squeeze, uncontrollable externalities – and aren’t mutually exclusive.

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The Complete Guide to Employee Recognition Surveys: 30 Questions You Need

Vantage Circle

Recognized Employees = Productive Employees. According to a SHRM survey over 91% of HR professionals believe that recognition and rewards make employees more likely to stay. According to a survey conducted by Achievers, 83% of HR leaders said that recognition programs had a positive impact on employee engagement. How many of you have felt the “high” after getting a “Job well done” That's the essence of employee recognition – feeling valued for your hard wo

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4 Reasons Why Managers Fail

Harvard Business Review

Gartner research has found that managers today are accountable for 51% more responsibilities than they can effectively manage — and they’re starting to buckle under the pressure: 54% are suffering from work-induced stress and fatigue, and 44% are struggling to provide personalized support to their direct reports. Ultimately, one in five managers said they would prefer not being people managers given a choice.

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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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Achieving Transparency in the Workplace: Strategies for Success (With Examples)

AIHR

Transparency in the workplace touches on almost every aspect of the employee life cycle, from attraction and recruitment to retention and development. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of workplace transparency, the consequences of its absence, and nine actions organizations can take to promote transparency in the workplace. Contents What is transparency in the workplace?

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7 Questions to Declutter Your Day

Leadership Freak

The unexamined life collapse into trivialities. Declutter your day before distraction defines you. Every sunrise is your opportunity to declutter and begin again. Choose one or two of the following questions to move you toward greater satisfaction today.

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when should I tell my interviewer I’m pregnant?

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: Last month, I began an interview process for a job that would almost double my current salary. I have 10 years of experience in my field, but my current employer’s salaries are not competitive and I don’t see a clear path for advancement. This new position would be a promotion in title and come with the ability to manage a small team and build a program.

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7 Ways Successful Leaders Can Create A Culture Of Diverse Thinking

Lolly Daskal

Successful leaders recognize that diversity goes beyond demographics; it includes diverse thinking, a potent driver of innovation and growth. Embracing varied perspectives is vital for competitiveness in today’s dynamic business landscape. As an executive leadership coach, I emphasize the significance of implementing seven unconventional methods to cultivate diverse thinking in organizations.

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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.