We’re happy to announce our fifth Content Roundup section. We’ve scoured the web to find the best blog posts about leadership, career advancement, and improving your life. Check it out and let us know some of your favorite posts from September.
The Undercover Recruiter breaks down how to demand respect in the corporate world. These 5 tips can help you distinguish yourself and set you apart from your peers. It’s about time you were taken seriously.
“Do your opinions, solutions and comments sometimes fall on deaf ears? When you ask someone to pull their weight, is your request ignored? The question you ask yourself is, ‘Where am I going wrong?’ You know you’re intelligent; a model employee who’s always there for your colleagues. So why don’t you get the respect you deserve?”
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming a hot topic in the technology industry; it’s also starting to creep into the HR and leadership spheres. Will AI push managers out of their jobs and replace them with computers? HR Capitalist helps dispel some myths and explain what the future looks like for leadership and technology.
“There’s a lot of talk about AI, robots and algorithms ultimately replacing people in some, if not all, of the jobs we know and love. While I believe that’s going to happen (it already has and will continue), there’s a couple of myths we can dispel about the displacement of people out of jobs.”
If you could lead just one person, who would it be? Why not lead yourself? Paul Sohn explains the importance of learning and mastering self-leadership. Why would anyone want to follow you if you don’t even want to follow yourself? Check out Sohn’s 20 tips on mastering this important discipline.
“Self-leadership is the essence of leadership. It is based on the notion: Knowing yourself to lead yourself. Many great thinkers, including Thales (“Know thyself”), William Shakespeare (“To thine own self be true”) to Gandhi (“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”), have exhorted us to look within ourselves to elicit our leadership potential.”
Being a leader is hard. Often, you can be left wondering if you’re having any real impact on your employees. It takes courage and resilience to take a step back and see if your leadership style is working—or if it’s not. Lolly Daskal walks you through a self-examination to see if you need to switch things up to connect with your employees.
“Just because you’re a leader, there’s no guarantee that you are leading. Sometimes your leadership is failing and you don’t even know it. Holding the position and the title of leader doesn’t mean much if you’re not taking the right actions. Leadership is active—it’s forever developing and improving, based not on who you are or where you appear on an org chart but the things you do every day.”
Procrastination is an affliction that crosses all boundaries and affects people of every color, creed, religion, and nationality. Dr. Bohr pulls back the curtain and incorporates his personal experience with procrastination, how it’s infecting corporate culture, and his recommendations for fixing it.
“Is there a prescription treatment for procrastinationitis? This is the ‘disease’ that seemingly permeates people so that every action needs to be delayed until… well, … uh,… later, I guess?”
CMOE’s Top Blog Post
There are some perks to being a leader, but you’re also the person who has to have hard conversations and make hard decisions. We’ve compiled a list of 5 courageous conversations that every leader will need to have. Which one do you dread most?
“Leaders are confronted with difficult situations every day, but one situation that people often struggle with more than most is having a difficult conversation with a team member. These conversations can be uncomfortable, awkward, and emotional. We’ve all heard a story, or two, about a horrible experience/conversation at work.
Learning how to have these difficult conversations in a constructive way is crucial to navigating this sensitive area. Training programs like CMOE’s Courageous Conversations workshop or self-help books on the topic are great ways to learn techniques for having these types of conversations. We’ve also compiled a list of five types of courageous conversations that every leader will need to have at some point.”