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Innovation is Everybody’s Business

Leading Blog

E VERYONE has ideas. Innovation is within each of us. We just need to unlock it. Many of us have experienced negative reactions to our ideas and so tend to hold back sharing new ones. If we are going to be an innovator, we need to have a healthy relationship with change.

Burnout to Breakthrough: How to Create Calm from Chaos

Leadership Freak

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Eileen McDargh to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of her new book, Burnout to Breakthrough: Building… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Personal Growth Growth

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The 9 Strategies of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Leading Blog

E MOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE is a prerequisite to good leadership. To attempt to lead without it is self-serving. It may get the job done, but it’s all about you. It’s not the kind of leadership that brings others along.

Ignite Development Potential: Transform the IDP Conversation

Lead Change Blog

For organizations and leaders wishing to transform their development processes into something truly game-changing, the underlying challenge involves replacing perfunctory processes with dynamic and opportunity-filled dialogue.

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!

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Pursuit Of Happyness

Joseph Lalonde

As I was starting up my computer repair business, I talked to a successful local businessman named Jim Wilde. He had started and run a successful sign company, Wilde Signs. He was excited to see me start a venture of my own and wanted to help in any way he could.

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Giving Clear Feedback Without Being Mean

Kevin Eikenberry

Leaders sometimes have to give feedback that is hard for people to hear. You are reading this now because you know that is true. Taylor Swift asked in her song, “Why you gotta be so mean?” And truth be told, you may hesitate to give feedback because you don’t want to be seen as mean, […].

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How to Prepare for Rising Stress Ahead

Michael Lee Stallard

When a big storm is forecast to come our way, Katie, my wife, starts to plan ahead, just in case we lose power: non-perishable food in the pantry (check), flashlights with working batteries (check), gas in the car (check), some cash on hand (check).

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5 Books Leaders Should Read In August 2020

Joseph Lalonde

Reading is a great way to gain knowledge. Authors have poured their lives into sharing what they’ve learned. This is why reading is so important for a leader. He can take a look into the minds of great leaders and learn what they did without all of the missteps along the way.

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3 Things Overworked Managers Need to Stop Doing Today

Leadership Freak

Lethargy and laziness aren’t virtues. But overworked managers are their own worst enemy. 3 things overworked managers need to stop: #1. Stop doing people’s work for them.

The Lessons of the River – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

As the title suggests, today I am sharing lessons we can learn from rivers. Now when I say “rivers”, it’s likely that we all have a different river in mind.

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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!

How To Keep Ideas, Solutions, And Innovation Flowing

Tanveer Naseer

“How do I get my team to contribute more solutions and ways to improve the business?” It’s a frequent question we hear from leaders – and with good reason. What would it mean for you to have a team that solves more problems and contributes ideas that improve your customer. Click to continue reading.

4 Reasons A Clutter-Free Workspace Can Be Damaging

Joseph Lalonde

You may have heard a few of these sayings: A clear desk equals a clear mind. A cluttered workspace means a cluttered mind. It’s hard to find what you need in a cluttered workspace. Most of the productivity gurus will say something along those lines.

The 5 Powers of Shared Commitment

Leadership Freak

A leader who refuses to call for shared commitment embraces pointless turmoil. An inability to create shared commitments propels you toward frantic mediocrity. The doorway to meaningful achievement swings on the hinges of… Continue reading → Commitment Decisions

One Way Smart Leaders Avoid Micro-Managing Remote Team Members

Let's Grow Leaders

Avoid micro-managing remote team members by scheduling a clear finish Recently we spoke with Shawna, an executive who reflected on the past year and the shift to remote work, “We’ve exceeded our goals, but I also am sure that our failure to […].

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Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

LeadershipNow 140: July 2020 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from July 2020 that you don't want to miss: The glass is half-full. How has 2020 helped you? Leave your thoughts here: 2020helped.me. 10 Inspiring Questions that Will Change Your Life and Leadership by @SteveGutzler.

Ethical Leaders Are Fixed and Flexible at the Same Time

Leading in Context

Ethical leaders are fixed and flexible at the same time. They stay anchored to ethical values AND adapt as the world changes. Both are critically important aspects of ethical leadership success.

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Leading Without Authority: How the New Power of Co-elevation Can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams and Reinvent Collaboration

Kevin Eikenberry

Authority is overrated. Leadership doesn’t have to require authority. In fact, Keith Ferrazzi believes leading without authority is the key to unlocking your teams’ potential to achieve greater success. This is a call to action for all of us, not just those who currently hold a leadership role.

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An Essential – But Neglected – Skill that Fuels Success

Leadership Freak

It’s natural to consider your own concerns. It’s leadership to reflect on the concerns of others. The dripping faucet of others is opportunity for perspective taking. Perspective taking – an essential but neglected… Continue reading → Leading

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9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

7 Steps to Build a More Courageous, Innovative Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

Are you looking to build a more courageous, innovative culture? Do you want an innovative culture where the default is to speak up – where everyone at every level consistently shares ideas and best practices? A courageous, innovative culture where: Teams at […].

Leading Thoughts for July 30, 2020

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.

Don’t Be Paralyzed by Positive Thinking

Next Level Blog

I’m observing (virtually, of course) more and more leaders who are short-termers. By that, I don’t mean that they’re not long for their jobs. What I mean is that they’re not looking far enough out into the future. At the beginning of the pandemic, this probably made sense.

213: Dealing with Challenging Employees when Building Courageous Culture | with Karin Hurt

Engaging Leader

Some leaders look at their people, shake their heads, and say, “They can’t get there from here.” Sometimes that’s true. But often the solution is creating a stronger culture, where employees are encouraged and coached to contribute their best thinking.

HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

5 Things Spark Plugs Do to Inspire High Performing Teams

Leadership Freak

Some teams soar. Other teams splash around just above the surface. Giving CPR to low performing teams feels more important than encouraging high performing teams, but it isn’t.

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More Automation is Coming! Bulletproof Your Career

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Edward D. Hess : Everyone knows that jobs have been automated over the last 20 years. But the number of those automated jobs will be a small number compared to what is coming over the next 10 years.

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Courageous Cultures Interview with Karin Hurt

Let's Grow Leaders

Karin Hurt joins us in-studio for the first time ever to talk about Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates. In this episode, find out why business leaders are responding passionately to Courageous Cultures, why courageous […].

What Happens When Standing Out Is Not Enough Anymore

Lead from Within

For years, I have been telling rising leaders that the best way to achieve greatness is to stand out from the rest. But these days, standing out is becoming harder and harder to achieve, because everyone is working to stand out and go the extra mile.

3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

Free Webinar for IC Leaders – Rebooting Communications: Creating Your Path Forward Communication Plan 2.0

leaderCommunicator

The world – and business – have changed significantly in 2020. Communicators have risen to the challenge during COVID-19 and in response to job losses, social unrest and other issues by pivoting quickly to address urgent needs, reprioritizing and doing things in a different way.

The Five Attributes of Successful Startup CEOs

CEO Insider

Even though every person is different, and every manager has a unique management style, when looking at many of the successful startup CEOs, one finds interesting similarities.

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Wellness, Wellbeing, And Love: The Business Trifecta For A Post-Pandemic World With Mia Kyricos

Steve Farber

What has love got to do with wellness and wellbeing in the corporate world? Everything, it turns out, as evident from this conversation between host Steve Farber and Mia Kyricos, the President and Founder of Kyricos. Read more.

Change Starts At The Top

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Leadership cannot be do as I say, leadership must also be do as I do, show your team how you want to operate. Today’s post is by Pat McManahom, author of The Intentional Sales Manager (CLICK HERE to get your copy). As a sales leader, you have to admit it’s been an interesting year.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.