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Do you have strategic mouse traps?

Peter Winick

Transcript It’s Peter Winick. I’m the founder and CEO at Thought Leadership Leverage, and here’s the idea that I’d like to share with you today, and that’s this: are you putting strategic mousetraps out into the world? What do I mean by this? What’s a strategic mousetrap? So, a strategic mousetrap, by my definition, is an example of your work, your ideas, your content, your models, your methods, your framework that is put out strategically.

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8 Reasons Why Co-Leaders Fail

Harvard Business Review

When companies appoint two people to share a leadership role, they typically invest time explaining and justifying the dual structure when it’s launched — but they neglect to continue the work of making people understand how the two leaders are working together. To be successful, co-leaders need an ongoing process to keep from settling into separate fiefdoms that destroy value in the business.

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U.S. Commercial Real Estate Is Headed Toward a Crisis

Harvard Business Review

The risks of U.S. commercial banks being overexposed to commercial real estate (CRE) have intensified as the global pandemic upended long-held economic assumptions of perpetually subdued inflation, low interest rates, and in-office work. An analysis from The Conference Board suggests that in the next two years, more than $1 trillion in CRE loans will come due, and an increasing number of banks, mostly regional and community banks, risk having insufficient capital cushions.

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my company says we can’t wear underwire bras

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: My company just introduced a new company-wide policy that you cannot wear an underwire bra due to setting off an alarm on a metal detector in the entrance of the building. Is this illegal in California? It’s legal. It’s actually been litigated in multiple states (and, as far as I know, upheld each time).

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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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Why Is Embracing Curiosity Important for Strategic Leaders?

Rhythm Systems Growth

In his upcoming book, The Journey to CEO Success: 7 Practices for High-Growth Leadership , our CEO Patrick Thean shares how critical it is for today’s CEOs and leaders to be curious. Curiosity is not just an engaging personal trait—it's a strategic imperative for CEOs who want to drive innovation, inspire their teams, and position their organizations for sustainable growth in a dynamic and evolving business environment.

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Positional Power vs. Personal Power: Use Both for Your Career

BetterUp

So much potential power comes from holding a position of leadership. But when you switch to a new organization — or if you lose the title that gave you this power — you lose all of the positional power that came with your title.

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Understanding Employee Discipline: Key Steps and Methods for Success

Vantage Circle

Discipline forms the backbone of a productive and thriving workplace. However, the real problem arises when employees disregard company rules and act on their own. This creates a crisis and addressing it becomes crucial for the organization. The central challenge lies in striking a delicate balance between correction and motivation. Navigating these complexities of employee discipline for HR professionals proves to be a formidable task.

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Do you let your clients turn your thought leadership into click bait?

Peter Winick

Transcript Hi there, it’s Peter Winick. I’m the founder and CEO at Thought Leadership Leverage, and here’s the idea that I’d like to share with you today, and that’s this: how often is it, as a thought leader, as an adviser, as a consultant, that in your work, in your relationship with a client, you’re engaging in these wonderful conversations and they really want to engage you at scale to serve them, to fix an issue that your work fixes?

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The Truth about Emotion: Stop Solving Problems that Don’t Exist

Leadership Freak

Feelings are based on perceptions. An imagined offense causes real resentment. Emotion produces action. Emotion based on an imagined violation results in destructive action. Stop solving problems that don't exist. Don’t trust your feelings. Do this instead.

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Don’t Set Your Goals in Stone — Mold Them Like Clay

Harvard Business Review

A popular analogy compares our goals to rocks in a jar: put the big rocks (your most valued goals) in the jar first, or else the smaller (less important) rocks will take up all the space. But goals aren’t rocks; in fact, they’re more like balls of soft clay that require molding as much as prioritizing. To better mold your goals to your stage in life and what’s important to you, work through a four-step process that breaks your goals into values and definitions of 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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my daughter has lost two jobs in one year, are laundry products included in office fragrance bans, 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. My daughter has lost two jobs in one year My 44-year-old daughter has been fired from two different employment agencies in the last 12 months. The first time, the company did not give a reason. The second time, the company said budget cuts were the reason.

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Your 101 Guide To Written Warnings (+Free Templates) 

AIHR

To maintain a fair and transparent organizational culture , it’s important to understand when issuing an employee a written warning is appropriate. This is part of a fair employee warning notice process, which is vital to an equitable workplace. As an HR professional, you can develop a detailed written warning process. This should involve guiding management on how to write and when to issue employee warning letters and providing a written warning template managers can follow.

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Discover the 7 Exclusive Secrets Behind Top-Performing Teams

Lolly Daskal

In today’s fast-paced, highly competitive business world, building and maintaining top-performing teams is crucial for an organization’s success. As an executive coach with years of experience, I’ve identified seven exclusive secrets that set top-performing teams apart. By applying these insights consistently, you can unlock your team’s full potential and drive exceptional results.

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Could You Be a Lousy Listener Without Knowing

Leadership Freak

“When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” Brenda Ueland You might be a lousy listener if. #1. Listening feels easy. #2. Listening is about technique. #3. Solutions are top of mind. More. Click the link to expand your leadership influence.

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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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Avoid These 3 Pitfalls When Giving a Sales Presentation

Harvard Business Review

A study examined the habits of almost 5,000 sales professionals whose livelihoods depend on their ability to build and deliver persuasive presentations. The findings revealed 12 common mistakes that were consistently self-reported among respondents. Here are the top three to avoid when giving a sales presentation: being overly informative vs. persuasive, failing to close, and “winging it.

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the napping hideout, the cat protector, and other stories of sleeping at work

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. Last week, we talked about napping at work and here are 10 of my favorite stories you shared. 1. The hideout I worked at a big box home improvement store for a few years, and we hired a couple young guys to work the lot. Bring back carts, help customers load heavier items or large orders, flag for the forklifts, etc.

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Redefining What It Means to Be Brave

Thought Leaders LLC

The way we traditionally define what it means to be brave can be our greatest obstacle. Simply shifting our focus can be the gateway to powerful results. Today’s post is by Kimberly Davis, author of Brave Leadership. Have you ever wondered why, when you think of needing to be brave – like when you need to have a difficult conversation that you don’t want to have, or give a big presentation, or meet with the C-Suite, or start something new, or put yourself out there in a new way – why just thinki

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5 Effective Ways Leaders Can Increase Employee Engagement

Lolly Daskal

In order to achieve high levels of productivity and preserve a positive work environment, team engagement is essential. In order to create an atmosphere where employees feel inspired and invested in their work, leaders are essential. The following five tactics will help you increase employee engagement: Prioritize Open Communication: Clear and honest communication fosters clarity and trust.

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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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The Surprising Guide to Lasting Impact

Leadership Freak

Personal struggle is an unexpected source of lasting impact. "Life is not about you. It is about what you do for others." - Tom Rath Discover 10 sources of competence and learn how reflecting on your struggles can lead to meaningful contribution. Transform personal challenges into opportunities for growth and leadership.

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The CEO’s Journey Is a 3-Act Play

Harvard Business Review

Instead of treating a leadership role as an unending sprint, CEOs should approach their tenure as a series of three phases. Act one requires a leader to establish legitimacy, build a top team, and begin to communicate and implement a change agenda. Act two requires revisiting many of the choices made during the earlier phase, correcting mistakes, and reenergizing the organization.

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my employee is monitoring other people’s work

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: We are a semi-remote team that uses a project management system to keep our workflow organized and distribute assignments. One of my employees, Jane, feels it is necessary to look at everyone’s work on this system and comment on it. She also uses it as a tool to fuel her immense paranoia (“Why is Boss watching my tracker and not Coworker’s)?

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11 Important Employee Relations Metrics To Track

AIHR

Employee relations metrics measure employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention, as well as overall workplace culture. Companies that prioritize employee relations and create supportive work environments generally see better results in all aspects. For example, Google and Facebook are known for their strong focus on employee satisfaction, which leads to higher productivity and better business outcomes.

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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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7 Most Important Leadership Competencies You Need to Succeed

Lolly Daskal

As an executive leadership coach, I’ve seen firsthand that strong leadership is critical to any organization’s success. Navigating today’s competitive environment and achieving top results requires leaders to be proficient in several key areas. Based on my experience, here are the seven essential leadership skills necessary for success: Emotional Intelligence: Emotional intelligence involves understanding and managing your emotions and influencing others.

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Leadership Storytelling: How to Connect & Inspire Your Team

David Grossman

We’ve all been there. Lost in the grip of a great story, we fast forward to the next episode of our favorite show, repeatedly flip the pages of a gripping novel from a beloved author, or get swept away in the details of a friend’s dramatic event. This is the power of the art and craft of storytelling, a reliable force for capturing the hearts and minds of humans since the beginning of time.

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Research: How Passion Can Backfire at Work

Harvard Business Review

Passion has long been championed as a key to workplace success. However, scientific studies have found mixed results: On the one hand, some studies find evidence that passionate employees tend to perform better, while other research has documented null or even negative effects on performance. What’s the root of these inconsistent findings surrounding passion?

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my interviewers interrupted my timed interview presentation

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’d be really interested to hear your take on a situation that cropped up for me while I was attending an internal job interview this week. I’d been asked to prepare a presentation of “no longer than” 10 minutes. I practiced plenty in advance and was generally coming in at 8 minutes, 30 seconds, so comfortably within.

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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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Podcast: American Healthcare—Is This the Best We Can Do?

Kellogg Insight

In the final episode of our 5-episode series, “Insight Unpacked: American Healthcare and Its Web of Misaligned Incentives,” we travel overseas, and through our own backyard, in search of a way forward.

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9 Important Things Leaders Must Do For Their New Hires

Lolly Daskal

As a seasoned executive coach with decades of experience, I’ve played a significant role in refining onboarding processes across diverse sectors. My experience reveals that the longevity and commitment of new employees hinge on their initial experiences. A warm welcome, robust support, and the right tools from the start are crucial. Here are nine key strategies leaders should adopt to ensure their new hires thrive: Create a Comprehensive Onboarding Plan: Develop a structured onboarding pla

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Overcoming the Fear of Failure as a Small Business Owner

Chris LoCutro

Let’s dive into something that keeps many of us up at night: the dreaded fear of failure. It’s a beast, right? But what if I told you that this beast could actually be your best ally on the entrepreneurial journey? Stick with me as we decode how to flip the script on failure and use it to fuel your growth. Understanding Fear of Failure The fear of failure is more than just a nagging worry.

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How to Gracefully Decline a Networking Request

Harvard Business Review

When you’re new to the workforce, you may feel pressure to engage every possible connection. However, continuously giving your time, energy, and focus to the wrong people can add up and take away from more meaningful work. There are times when it’s to your benefit to respectfully decline a networking invitation. Here are a few red flags to look out for when deciding whether to accept a networking request: the person is primarily interested in selling you a product or service rather than building

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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.