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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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6 Ways to Just Say No to Stress

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Guest post from Janelle Bruland: There is a growing epidemic that is killing us as leaders, and it’s completely curable. Our culture is filled with more anxiety and stress than ever. None of us were built to handle what we are all dealing with on a daily basis.

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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.

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 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.

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.

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?

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.

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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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.

What Business Leaders Can Learn from JFK’s Powerful Speech that Brought Us to the Moon

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Guest post from Dick Richardson: A simple definition of leadership is “Leadership is influencing others to do what they would not do if left to their own accord.” Consider the most memorable speeches meant to persuade people: Martin Luther King Jr.’s

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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.

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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How to Beat Scrutiny During a Culture Change

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Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds : When leading a culture change initiative, scrutiny of senior leaders’ plans, decisions, and actions increases heavily. I tell senior leaders that they’ll never be able to run a yellow light at a traffic signal in their town again!

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?

When Going Gets Tough, Action and Attitude Carry the Day

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Guest post by Marc Demetriou : There are two words that literally have everything to do with the everything in your days, as you go forward to live your dream and fashion your success: Action and Attitude.

Taking Chances to Lead Change in the 21st Century: Why It’s Cool Not to Be So Cool

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Guest post from Julie Benezet: The internet changed all the rules. Life has always had its challenges when new things showed up, but most of the time we thought we could handle them.

5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

Seven Subconscious Habits That Sabotage Your Ability to Listen – And Lead

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Guest post from Fred Halstead : Years ago, I complied with my wife’s request to have my hearing checked. She told me time and again that she felt that I did not consistently hear her. I was surprised and somewhat reluctant, but decided to go to an ENT. Everything checked out and the doctor told me my hearing was fine. As you may have guessed, I realized it wasn’t my hearing that was defective – it was my listening.

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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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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.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

The 6 Conditions Required to Scale a Creative Leadership Culture

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Guest post by Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams : We all look up to the great leaders among us—the men and women who seem to have a knack for creating inspiring visions of the future while building company cultures that bring out the very best in employees. And while individual leaders are key to an organization’s success, collective leadership effectiveness carries the day.

Fond Memories: 3 Ways to Be Remembered as a Leader

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Guest post from Chris Dyer : Setting the tone for those with whom you work is a must for executives in the here and now. You establish yourself as the organizational authority. You suggest what type of behavior is acceptable.

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.

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.

The CFO Playbook: How to Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

To increase employee retention, you need to consider more than universal healthcare benefits in your turnover calculation. Discover how investing in the right employee benefits can decrease turnover by 138%.

A Leader’s Guide to Creating an Enduring Brand

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Guest post by Lindsay Pedersen : Show me a valuable business, and I’ll show you a leader who has had to make hard choices. They’ve had to look at 100 good ideas and take 99 of them off the table in favor of the excellent one. That means they’ve also become proficient in prioritizing.

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Social Design for Modern Leaders

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Guest post from Cheryl Heller : Successful leaders are different today than in times past. They do not dictate change, they see and guide it. They don’t try to control, instead they successfully navigate in chaos.

Letting Go of the Big Chief Motif

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Guest post from Bishop Joseph Warren Walker, III: Discipline, focus and drive got you where you are today. You lost count of the sacrifices long ago – free weekends, discretionary purchases, a good night’s sleep – all to achieve your vision. You did it. Now get over it.

Elevating Your Leadership Game

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Guest post from Timothy J. Tobin: Congratulations! You’re a leader. If you’re reading this, you have either already heard this phrase or you aspire to hear it. Leadership is complex and demands are high. How do you continue to elevate your leadership game? What can you do to become a great leader? Great leaders set a compelling vision. They develop, inspire, and motivate people. They actively listen and provide regular feedback. They recognize and reward talent.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

What if Serving Others Actually Serves You, too?

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What if Serving Others Actually Serves You, too? Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds : The cashier at the checkout line at our local grocery store was literally singing. Did you find everything you neeeedd ?”

The Lion on the Desk

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Guest post by David Komlos and David Benjamin : You arrive at work one morning, take the elevator up to your appointed floor, amble down the carpeted hallway staring at your shoes and wondering what the day has in store for you, open your door…and there sits a ferocious lion.

3 Moving-Target Issues Every Leader Must Be Following

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Guest post from Alexandra Levit: As a futurist, it’s my job to track the evolution of the 21st century organization, and as of late we’ve come upon new challenges in reputation management, intellectual property, and digital transformation and disruption. Your challenge as a leader?

Learn Leadership

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Guest post from Leo Bottary: Leadership lessons exist all around us, all the time. All we have to do is pay attention. Let me offer two examples – one is about growth and the other involves the power of declaring victory.

Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.