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10 Magic Phrases That Will Make You a Better Leader

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By Dan McCarthy : Want to be a better leader? Then try improving your vocabulary. No, I'm not talking adding the latest management and leadership buzzwords or jargon to your repertoire. I'm talking about adding some powerful phrases to your vocabulary that will engage, motivate and inspire others.

Leaders Build Trust Through Conflict!

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Guest post from Scott Warrick: Trust. Leaders tell you how critical it is to building a team. But what exactly is “trust” and exactly how do you get it? First, if any leader is going to implement a successful program, they have to define their terms.

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Does Your Team Have a #1 Priority?

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Guest post from Mike McHargue: Does your team have one clearly stated priority? The one thing that is the focus above everything else? And, is everyone on your team crystal clear about what that priority is? Notice I didn’t ask about your priorit- ies.

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The Best Run Companies are the Sustainable Companies

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Guest post from Sam Hua and Nan Hua: Business people talk all the time about wanting to build ‘hundred-year companies’. But a hundred years of what? A hundred years of growth? A hundred years of development? Or a hundred years of survival?

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!

Having the Courage to Trust Your Team

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Guest post by Bill Treasurer : Leadership is typically associated with action—with trying, doing, and achieving. However, there’s another side to leadership that focuses on the followers: trust. As leaders, we need to actively trust our followers, teams, and employees.

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Effective Leadership Begins with a Strong Foundation

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Guest post from Tabitha Laser: What is leadership? Since joining the workforce more than 25 years ago, and serving as a leader for numerous organizations, it’s apparent that leadership means very different things to different people.

A Strategy Story That Works

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Guest post from Paul Smith : Every great leader tells stories. But which stories are the most important ones to tell? That’s a question I’ve thought a lot about.

Good Leaders Have Visions Their Team Can Actually SEE

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Guest post from Lee Hartley Carter: Vision in leadership is essential. We all know it. And yet, while we often can answer the question generally with business plan answers, we can’t often paint a picture of what that vision looks like in practice.

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Why Purpose, Mission, Vision and Values Really Do Matter

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Guest post from Chris Griffiths: Being able to define your purpose, mission, vision and values allows you to plan for your company’s future success. The Purpose/Mission/Vision/Values concept can apply to just about anybody in any business.

The Unspoken Role of Confidence in Leadership

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Guest post from Karen J. Hewitt: Leadership is one of the most regularly used words in the world of business, and arguably one of the most important. But what does it really mean, and is it delivering what it promises in organisations?

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.

The Great Leadership Development Disrupter: Leadership Rotation

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Guest post from Dee Ann Turner: During my tenured career at one organization, I had the “best of the best” leadership development opportunities. I attended multiple executive education courses at the top business schools in the United States.

Leadership Irony: To Accomplish More, Do Less

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Guest post from Sara Canaday: As leaders, we are, by definition, doers. We finish. We deliver. We get results. And we love the feeling of accomplishment that comes with crossing things off our “to-do” lists. The tougher the task, the better we like it.

What It Takes to Be a Leader

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Guest post from David Nielson : As a leader, taking on a new challenge, making a change, or leading a team can be challenging. Be it in business or in life, it isn’t just a test of your ability to know what to do.

Are You Falling for the Myth of "Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail"?

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Guest post from Dr. Gleb Tsipursky: You probably heard the advice for entrepreneurs that “failing to plan is planning to fail.” That phrase is a misleading myth at best and actively dangerous at worst.

10 Questions Leaders Must Answer When Making Big Decisions

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Guest post from Greg Bustin : Leaders are in the decision-making business. Some of your decisions are bigger than others, and so to be considered successful on your terms as well as the terms of others means you must make more good decisions than bad decisions when the stakes are highest.

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.

Building Trust Through Behavioral Integrity

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Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds : Cornell University professor Dr. Tony Simons’ powerful article, “ The High Cost of Lost Trust ,” appeared in the Harvard Business Review in 2002.

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How to Harness the Power of Empathy for Effective Leadership

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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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Key Qualities of a Vibrant Culture Leader

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Guest post by Colin D Ellis : People who are true leaders stand out. Others want to be around them because they know they’re worth following. But what qualities do these leaders have that make them exude such strength of character, while other supposed leaders fall short?

Transform Your Team With This Innovative Approach

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Guest post from Eric Coryell : Accountability. Good employees are accountable. Good leaders hold their employees accountable. Good organizations have accountable cultures. But what does it really mean to be accountable? And what happens when someone isn’t accountable?

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.

Ethical Leaders And Workplace Culture: The Foundation Of Ethical Decision Making

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Guest post by Dr. Steven Mintz: Ethical leaders create a culture in the workplace that promotes moral values and establishes an ethical tone at the top.

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Are You a Culture Change Skeptic?

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Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: Are you a culture change skeptic? Do you have a hard time seeing how your organization’s work culture affects employee behavior, performance, or enthusiasm - so you tend to think it just doesn’t even exist?

The Three Keys to Being a Great Leader

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Guest post by Raymond Houser: Being a great leader means getting people to do things that they didn't think possible. It's as simple as that. Many people confuse leadership style with true leadership. You don't have to be an extroverted, rah-rah motivator to be a great leader.

Cheerleadership is not Leadership. Cheerleadership creates fake believers

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Guest post by Ryan Berman : Imagine for a second that your boss is miles away from the day-to-day. A sufferer of Corner Office Syndrome he or she continues to make command decisions without consulting the team. The decisions are astounding to you and you start to question these far-off choices.

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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.

Does Your Email Inbox Dictate Your Day — And Should It?

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Guest post from Dianna Booher: A reporter for Newsday called recently for a comment about his story on executive stress and the connection to email.

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Diversity and Inclusion – Two Very Different Concepts

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Guest post from Stephen Frost and Raafi-Karim Alidina: To build an inclusive organisation, there are two main things you need to do. You need to de-bias the systems that run the organisation, such as recruitment, pay, procurement, talent management and marketing. And you need to lead inclusively.

Find Your Sweet Spot

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Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: An architect had earned her degree, gained her license, and joined the AIA. She found a well-paying job and even became successful. But she didn’t love it; she didn’t feel she was serving others as well as she could.

What Makes A Great Work Relationship?

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Guest post from Graeme Findlay : I just finished reading one of Dan’s previous posts , I’m your boss not your friend. He has some very sound advice and ten good reasons why it’s a bad idea for a manager and an employee to call themselves friends.

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.

Empathetic and Mindful Leadership

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Guest post from Aryeh Brickner: The other day I was in an elevator. A man who looked to be in his thirties got on, while talking on the phone. Entering behind him was a couple with a baby boy about a year old in their arms.

How to Build Trust with Your Employees

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Guest post by Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss: “I didn’t tell the complete truth, and our relationship hasn’t been the same since.” This may sound like the confession of a person with marital issues, or the breakdown in a long-term friendship. But it’s a quote from a CEO client of ours.

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Right Leadership, Right Model

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Guest post from Charles D. Morgan : A few decades ago, when time was still a gentle concept, companies just rocked along in their comfortable hierarchies, everything centralized, proposals moving up the chain of command and decisions moving down at approximately the speed of glue.

Leadership and Work Teams

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Guest post from Simon Mac Rory: If you work in an organization today as a leader you will lead a team. 90% of what we do in an organization happens through collaborative effort, making the team the most important production unit.

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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.

#GreatLeadersCoach – 5 Coaching Skills Every Leader Should Have

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Guest post from Phil Renshaw and Jenny Robinson: For many years now there has been increasing recognition of the value professional coaches bring to managers and leaders in business. Given the power of coaching, it can benefit everyone.

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Great Leaders Focus on the Why and the What—Not the How

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Guest post by Steve Coughran : In my two decades of business experience, I have encountered many different flavors of leadership.

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Leadership and the Innovation Crisis

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Guest post from Alf Rehn: Some say we live in the golden age of innovation, an age ruled by transformation and revolution. They point to shiny startups and the seemingly unstoppable progress of technology, and proclaim that our age is on track to solve all problems and cure all ills.

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Why Every 21st Century Sales Leader Needs to Be a Creative Problem Solver

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Guest post from Mark Donnolo : In my new book Quotas! Design Thinking to Solve Your Biggest Sales Challenge , I recount an auspicious meeting I had many years ago with Steff Geissbuhler, a partner at a prestigious New York City design firm.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.