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Competing in the Age of AI

Leading Blog

T HE BIGGEST CHANGE being brought about by AI is not human replicas, but the emergence of digital operating models. These models aren’t the sexy, headline-grabbing side of AI, but they are profoundly affecting how we do business and the way leaders of the twenty-first century must think.


Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Knives Out

Joseph Lalonde

Knives Out is Rian Johnson’s magnificent take on a Clue-like movie. Intrigue, suspicion, and who-dun-it questions pepper the movie. For being a movie with a two-hour, ten-minute runtime, Knives Out flew by. The world of Knives Out is filled with colorful characters.

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Old Habits Die Hard

Lead Change Blog

Ahhh, it is the New Year, a great time to start fresh. Even Louie, my rescue pup, needs a fresh start. I have noticed over the last couple of weeks that he has reverted back to some of his earlier unacceptable behaviors. It all started with my noticing his unusually boundless amount of energy.

Are We Focusing on Employee Engagement Metrics (And Missing the Point)?

Leading in Context

Employee engagement is a metric that companies are closely watching. Using surveys, levels of participation in programs, and satisfaction reports, companies measure how well they engage those they lead. Butcould this heightened level of watching be part of the problem?

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Managing Triggers In The Workplace

Joseph Lalonde

Everyone brings their inner children to work with them. Some unhealed parts of us left unattended, however, bleed into our emotions and can affect our behavior. We see the consequences of unhealed parts of us acting out all the time. A colleague stops talking to you for no known reason.

4 Effective Ways On How to Keep Virtual Teams Engaged

Tanveer Naseer

How to keep your virtual teams engaged is likely on your mind considering that 50% of the workforce will be remote by 2020 according to MarketWatch. One of the best ways to do so is to ensure virtual team members are building a respectful and collaborative culture, which necessitates excellent.

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The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do

Lead Change Blog

When Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller collaborated on The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do , they created a story line based on simple insights that had the potential to make a major impact on those who read—and applied—the principles.

4 Words to Help You Build a Powerful Team

Let's Grow Leaders

One question leads to a powerful team “David, I just don’t have time. There’s so much to do that some days I just want to give up!” Lynn was a midlevel manager in a mid-sized healthcare company. She’d sought out coaching because […].

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The Power of Consciously Changing Your Perspective

Kevin Eikenberry

As helpful as the maps app on your phone can be, have you ever been frustrated how the routes sometimes make no sense? Have you ever seen something from two different angles and seen something entirely different?

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You Can Never Do Wrong, Doing Right

Leading Blog

O N Martin Luther King Day, it is worth meeting a close friend of his, Robert J. Brown. Brown is the great-grandson of a slave. Raised by his grandmother in High Point, North Carolina, she used to tell him, “Bobby, do the right thing because you can never do wrong, doing right. You can’t go wrong.”

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.

Empower, Rather Than Delegate

Lead Change Blog

“We need to get rid of rules – real and imagined – and encourage independent thinking.”. Howard Behar, Starbucks. Great leaders recognize that business success is a team sport and they cannot do it all for themselves. That is why the old paradigm of command and control structures will no longer be a successful leadership model. There is an unprecedented need to effectively delegate to get everything done; however, there is a spectrum to delegation.

12 Ways to End Soul-Sucking Meetings

Leadership Freak

Poorly run meetings cost US companies $399 Billion. The survey says: “We surveyed 182 senior managers in a range of industries: 65% said meetings keep them from completing their own work. 71% said meetings are… Continue reading → Leading

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bad Boys For Life

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return to their roles as Detective Mike Lowrey and Detective Marcus Burnett (respectively). Their dangerous, brash style of police work is back again after an almost 17-year absence.

Setting Expectations – Making Sure They are Clear

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are a leader and are reading these words, you may be carrying a secret in your mind. You wish you could find a way to “fix” that one team member. You may not say it that way, and it might be a secret because you don’t want to talk about it. But if […].

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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.

What Robert Greifeld Can Teach You About Getting Your Organization On Track

Leading Blog

T URNING AROUND an organization requires a new story. A very clear and well-told story. When Robert Greifeld was asked to take the helm of Nasdaq in 2003 to execute a turnaround, he came with a new story. As he relates in Market Mover , the story had five parts: 1. Get the Right People on Board 2.

Every Coach Needs a Coach Too

Lead Change Blog

As I compliantly and happily took instruction and received feedback from my Pilates trainer, it was not only my body that was lighting up with the positive, intentional attention but my mind as well. As I quieted my own tendency to want to support, serve, and coach in order to be on the receiving end of good support, I found myself smiling and gratefully accepting help. I don’t do that very well.

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How to Get Better Results in 2020: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month, our contributors share their thoughts about how to achieve better results in 2020. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors. Are you […].

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Do You Know What You’re Communicating To Your Customers?

Joseph Lalonde

I was recently perusing Facebook. I do this from time to time to kill time and see what’s going on in my area. I’ve joined multiple local groups on Facebook. On this day, what I saw saddened me. A local businessman was being criticized for what he had posted on his personal Facebook page. When […] The post Do You Know What You’re Communicating To Your Customers? appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Social Media communication social media

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New Overtime Rules Take Effect 1/1/2020. Are You Prepared?

On September 24, the Department of Labor (DOL) released much-anticipated changes to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Any business that employs workers with salaries under $35,568 will be directly affected by the new regulations and face a decision: provide affected employees with a salary increase or pay them overtime. Download Paycor's latest guide to learn key details about the new rule and how it could impact your business.

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History

Kevin Eikenberry

Winston Churchill said, “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” ” This is reason enough to be interested in history. Yet, I know many people equate history with a bad high school experience.

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How to Show Up as Your Best Self Today

Leadership Freak

Leaders are too concerned about doing everything right? Focus on showing up as your best self if you aspire to do things right. Justifications for worst-self leadership: #1. Burning hair.

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Leadership Interview: Ego Versus Eco with Ronald van Weegen

N2Growth Blog

While traveling the world seeking answers on global leadership perspectives, we stopped in the Netherlands. I met with Ronald van Weegen , a seasoned senior executive in both Leadership Development and Human Resources.

How to Be Great at Recognition (Even if It’s Not in Your DNA)

Let's Grow Leaders

We had just finished talking about ways to be great at recognition as part of a Winning Well leadership development program with a fast-growing company. One of the senior leaders, “Joe” who happened to be sitting in on the session so he could […]. The post How to Be Great at Recognition (Even if It’s Not in Your DNA) appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Asking For a Friend Winning Well appreciation employee engagement recognition recognition programs

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

5 Communication Skills Every Manager Should Master


Effective communication lets you create shared meaning and understanding between you and your team. These 5 skills are must-haves for any manager looking to get their messages heard and create a productive work environment where employees can thrive. 5 Must-Have Communication Skills for Any Manager.

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When Will I Be Loved?

Kevin Eikenberry

There’s an old song that I like by The Everly Brothers, When Will I Be Loved? Or perhaps you’ve heard the Linda Ronstadt version? As a leader, this might be a question you’ve asked before – WHEN will I be loved? How do others feel about me as a leader?

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Leadership Derailers: Fatigue as a Badge of Honor

Leadership Freak

Leadership is already challenging. Don’t make it harder than it needs to be. Ego confuses fatigue with importance. Leadership derailers: fatigue as a badge of honor.

How to Harness the Power of Empathy for Effective Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Maria Ross: Let me ask you a question: What does a successful leader look like? Effective leaders are masters of business strategy. They are visionaries who know how to clearly communicate their vision to others.

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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.

How to Get the Most Out of Tough Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

You’re working hard, but then a team member, customer, or colleague gives you some harsh criticism. Should you take it in? Ignore it? In this episode, you’ll get specific tools you can use to get the most out of tough feedback […].

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6 Ways The Right CRM Software Can Boost Your Business

Tanveer Naseer

No matter what business you’re in, the goal is always to keep moving forward. You want to eliminate inefficiencies and maximize your profitability in order to ensure the future of the company, and you need to take steps to do that. There are so many ways to do this, but. Click to continue reading.

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199: How to Tackle the 3 Toughest Conversations with Employees | with CHRO Paul Falcone

Engaging Leader

Have you ever put off a conversation with an employee for too long because just thinking about it made you cringe? Most leaders know how agonizing it can feel to address inappropriate behavior or communicate other uncomfortable messages. The good news is that you can acquire the tools and skills that help you not only […] Have you ever put off a conversation with an employee for too long because just thinking about it made you cringe?

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Where Talent Thrives or Dies – How to Build Effective Teams

Leadership Freak

Poorly run teams are where talent goes to die. Talent thrives on effective teams. Talent dies where jerk-holes thrive. Where talent thrives: There’s more to success than meeting the numbers.

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.