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Leading Thoughts for November 25, 2021

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. Pastor Will Johns on seeing the world through the lens of gratitude: “Gratitude is a lens that changes the perception of everything in your life.

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Setting Stretch Goals? Build in Ethics

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Employers using stretch goals to motivate employees to higher levels of performance need to take note of the ethical risk. If the push for higher performance doesn't come with an emphasis on ethical behavior, it may be encouraging cheating.

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How To Become An Effective Digital Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Technology is continuously evolving. Various solutions are created to assist in improving daily activities. Businesses are no exception to the good of technology, so many businesses undergo digital transformation to stay updated.

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Thieves of Thankfulness – 3 Traits That Inhibit Gratitude

Leadership Freak

I searched, “What’s good about ingratitude,” and the article at the top of the page was titled, “14 Health Benefits of Practicing Gratitude According to Science.” I searched, “Benefits of ingratitude,” and the… Continue reading → Gratitude Leadership Development Growth ingratitude

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

Do You Need To Delegate More To Be Successful?

Rich Gee Group

"I hate to delegate — it's easier if I just do it myself." That's a recipe for a management disaster. Leaders build a delegation strategy in everything they do. The more they delegate lower-level tasks, the more time they have to spend planning, leading, communicating, and growing their team.

Lines for Leaders: Rocket Surgeon

RapidStart Leadership

He struggled to lead his team to land a rover on Mars; here's what this 'rocket surgeon' learned about getting his people to work together. The post Lines for Leaders: Rocket Surgeon appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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5 Secrets To Personal Branding

Joseph Lalonde

In my book How People Become Famous, I analyze the recipes for success of twelve personalities – the “Geniuses of Self-Marketing” – from Albert Einstein, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Karl Lagerfeld, Andy Warhol, and Oprah Winfrey to Kim Kardashian.

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4 Ways to Practice Gratitude when You Don’t Feel Grateful

Leadership Freak

If you believe ingratitude creates a bright feature, good luck. Ingratitude is toxic to you and destructive to your future. Gratitude delivers unequalled benefit.

The Most Dangerous Four-Letter Word – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Bet you weren’t expecting a video title like that on this blog?! ?? Well, don’t worry. The video and the entire topic is totally SFW (safe for work – and anywhere for that matter!) In fact, the four-letter word I’m talking about in the video below is one we hear ALL THE TIME.

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8 Ways to Foster a Positive Employee Experience in a Hybrid Workplace


As organizations plan for the post-COVID workplace, many are considering a hybrid approach with good reason: It’s what employees want.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

What Are You Grateful For?

Next Level Blog

Back in the days when I led leadership workshops in physical rooms, I would illustrate the power of transformational listening by having my leaders break out into groups of three and take five minutes each to answer the question, “What are you grateful for?”.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a sequel to the original Ghostbusters movies. You know the movies starring Dan Aykroyd (as Dr. Raymond Stantz), Bill Murray (as Dr. Peter Venkman), and Harold Ramis (Dr. Egon Spengler).

Thieves of Thankfulness – Why Cynics Struggle with Gratitude

Leadership Freak

Research indicates the top three thieves of thankfulness are narcissism, cynicism, and envy/materialism. Narcissism tops the list. Second on the list is cynicism.

Leadership in the Future of Work

Kevin Eikenberry

For many people, work is changing. When, where, how, and with whom we do it are all up for grabs. If the future of work is changing, that means the future of leadership is changing too. If you want to be successful, that is. Before you can be a successful leader in the future of […].

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

Explanatory Style: Don’t P and Should Yourself

The Practical Leader

Last week’s post outlined key points from Martin Seligman’s book, Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life.

Reasons why you should set up a blog for your business

Strategy Driven

Most companies these days realize the need to be online and understand the tremendous opportunities that can be gained from having a well-designed, optimized website and strong social media presence.

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5 Leadership Books To Read In December 2021

Joseph Lalonde

I hope everyone that celebrates Thanksgiving had a fantastic day remembering what they’re thankful for. Remember, we have a lot to be grateful for even if everything isn’t perfect in our lives. It’s hard to believe December is right around the corner.

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You Have More Than you Think – Turkey’s Revenge

Leadership Freak

We were poor college students, over 1,600 miles from home, when my wife and I celebrated our first Thanksgiving. I’ll never forget how proud we felt to host Dave Tricky, a fellow student,… Continue reading → Humility Leadership Development Personal Growth Growth humility

The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.

Putting a Focus on Mental Fitness

Kevin Eikenberry

Driven in large part by the pandemic, a useful and needed conversation about improving mental health has moved to the front of the stage. And as helpful as that is, the timing seems off.

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Five Covid-19 leadership behaviours to maintain in 2022

CEO Insider

Covid-19 has undoubtedly cast an enormous shadow globally, but it has also reshaped leadership. Rewind two years and some leaders were already embracing behaviors like servant leadership, and new approaches, like hybrid working.

The Most Efficient Ways That You Can Prepare Your Business for the Worst-Case Scenarios

Strategy Driven

There are a lot of different methods that can ensure a business remains successful.

Today's Tip For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Here is an important tip for leaders from Bill Berman and George Bradt , authors of the book, Influence and Impact. Tip : Just because you are better at some things than your team members are doesn’t mean you should do those things. Your technical expertise is important.


5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

How to Navigate Stress in a Storm

Leadership Freak

Sailors don’t resist the wind. You can’t deal with the storm until you acknowledge the wind. Fretting over things beyond your control is impotence stressing over incompetence. The worst stress comes from resisting… Continue reading → Leadership Development Leading Personal Growth Stress Growth Leadership stress relieving activities stress tips stressful environments

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How do you handle things when someone refuses to compromise and they harden their stance?


Our reader poll today asks: How do you handle things when someone refuses to compromise and they harden their stance? I work around them.

What Makes Apple’s Tim Cook the Most Influential CEO

CEO Insider

Apple’s Tim Cook is arguably the most influential person and CEO worldwide currently. Cook regularly features in various global rankings for the most influential people and CEOs.

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If You Want To Grow Your Business, You Have Got To Be Careful

Strategy Driven

If you want to grow your business, you have got to be careful. There are a number of things that have to work together properly in order for an expansion to ever be successful, and if you are not willing to work for this to happen, then the expansion is going to fail.

5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

How Leaders Prioritize Purpose And People For Growth And Impact

Eric Jacobson

Jenn Lim is the CEO Of Delivering Happiness, a company she and Tony Hsieh (the late CEO of cofounded to create happier company cultures for a more profitable and sustainable approach to business.

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3 Tactics to Accelerate a Digital Transformation

Harvard Business

What Singapore’s DBS Bank learned as it moved toward a more distributed workforce. Digital transformation Remote work Change management Technology and analytics Digital Article

Strengthening Thinking as a Mechanism to Building Resilience


The ability to manage and strengthen your thinking goes a long way toward making you more resilient and better able to deal with the daily challenges you face. Today’s post is by thougthtLEADERS principal Maureen Metcalf.

Burnout Is Not a Buzzword. It’s Real!

CEO Insider

The pandemic brought many problems facing the business community to the forefront of people’s consciousness – owners, leadership, managers, and employees. As a result, the traditional outlook of having people work long hours and perform tasks without asking questions met a severe roadblock.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!