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Three Classic Negotiating Mistakes

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Guest post by Clint Babcock: Recently I was teaching a class on negotiation for salespeople. I set up a buyer–seller role play scenario and I asked two participants to work through the scenario in front of the rest of the class.

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Gauging an Employee’s Emotional Well-Being in a Virtual World: Warning Signs and Ways to Help

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Guest post by Guy Casablanca: Much has been written lately about how leaders can gauge productivity and performance in a virtual world. Beyond these two metrics, we have asked the question, “How can a leader tell when an employee is struggling emotionally in a virtual world?”

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What Makes a High-Performance Leader?

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Guest post from Rob Hartnett: “What is a high-performance leader?” a leader asked me in a Facebook Live session. One of the many I have done since Covid-19 as we pivot to new ways of working. A high-performance leader is one who is intentional about their leadership.

5 Tips for Inspiring Leadership

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Guest post from Karlin Sloan: As a leadership development consultant, I have spent my career with people in business, NGOs, government, and not-for-profits who are focused, competent, talented and who have a deep sense of their personal power to impact those around them.

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Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

Leading Into the Acceleration of Change

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Guest by Marcia Reynolds: The response to the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated economic and social trends.

The Call of “Not Knowing”– How Uncertainty is Still the Test of Leadership

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Guest post by Randall P. White : American leaders are rising to the occasion. You just have to look a little deeper. There have been great examples of leadership in our multiple crises of the moment. Mayors, governors, even some sheriffs and police officers, are showing how it’s done.

How to Solve Your Most Difficult Leadership and Talent Challenges

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Guest post from Stephen Shapiro : To find better solutions to your most difficult business problems, paradoxically, you don’t want o focus on solutions. Instead you want to make sure you are asking the right questions. Changing the question changes the range of possible solutions.

How the Best Place of Work Became A State of Mind

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Gue st post from Jonas Altman : Matt Mullenweg’s company had a plush office at Pier 38 in San Francisco’s Embarcadero. It was only a five-minute walk from his apartment, but his preference, like many in the company, was to work from home.

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How Your Late Employees Improve Your Competitive Advantage

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Guest post from Grace Pacie: We’ve all heard the story that lateness costs the country billions in lost productivity - it’s claimed that lateness costs American businesses more than $3 billion dollars a year, but can that figure be trusted?

Accountability Under Pressure

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Guest post from Helen Horyza : Under pressure, when you have been disappointed or your direction has been ignored, do you lose your temper? Do you attack the person who made the mistake? It can happen in a split second.

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Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 HR and Finance leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

How To Ask Remarkably Better Questions To Encourage Great Ideas

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Guest post from Karin Hurt and David Dye: You’ve asked your team for their great ideas. You have an open door. You’re also committed to MBWA (or in today’s pandemic-constrained world, Management By Clicking Around- MBCA).

Mastering your Inner Game of Leadership

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Guest post from Ron Garonzik and Rick Lash: In 1938 archeologists in Israel made a remarkable discovery – a cache of 2,500-year-old letters between officers and their commanders.

Playbook for a New Leader’s First 90 Days on the Job

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Guest post from Kristin Harper : The first 90 days of a leaders’ tenure set the foundation for their future success. Below are five time-tested approaches for new leaders to get off to a fast start.

5 Principles for Ethical Leadership in Times of Crisis

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Guest post by Jason Richmond : Leaders are, by definition, role models, and employees naturally follow their lead. This is particularly true in times of crisis. Five key principles leaders must keep in mind and demonstrate if they are to successfully lead their organizations through disaster are transparency, consistency, accountability, empathy, and resilience. Transparency Transparency is the best prevention against panic and rumors. Leaders must first be honest with themselves.

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It’s Great to Lead with Smart Experiments

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Guest post by Steven K. Gold, M.D.: Leadership is all about decision and action. As leaders, our goal is to make the best decisions that lead to the most productive actions. As the world becomes less certain, even highly unpredictable, how do we go about optimizing our chances for success?

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

The Three Main Organizational Drivers

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Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds : Is your company primarily power-, profit-, or purpose-driven?

Unwrapping and Managing Difficult Employees

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Guest post from Beth Miller: We’ve all been challenged with at least one difficult person at work. Why do they have to be so rude, dismissive, abrasive, etc.?

Leaders Lessons from an Outward Bound Wilderness Instructor

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Guest post from Mark Brown: Leaders in the outdoor leadership space are quite familiar with a wilderness ethic and organization called Leave No Trace. Originally a program created by the United States Forest Service in the late 1980s, the organization offers guidelines to people who venture into the wilderness to help reduce their negative impact and preserve it for future generations. LNT has become the gold standard for organizations who operate in America’s backcountry environments.

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More Automation is Coming! Bulletproof Your Career

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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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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

What’s the Secret to Strong Leadership?

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Guest post from Alain Hunkins : Over the past two decades, I’ve worked with thousands of teams, and tens of thousands of leaders in twenty-five countries around the world. I’ve worked with every industry you can think of, as well as some industries you probably don’t know exist. On the surface, each team and company’s situation and issues were unique. However, over time, I started to see patterns emerge- patterns of behavior. It’s been said that success leaves clues, and it’s true.

How Leaders Can Fix a Negative Company Culture

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Guest post from Chris Dyer : When company culture fails, it’s usually on one of two planes: the work environment has gone rotten, or the way in which work is transacted has deteriorated. The two realms are linked, though, so once one aspect has been infected with negativity, the other one may well catch the disease. Business leaders have two choices. We can build or rebuild culture from the ground up. Or we can address the most glaring symptoms first and make improvements from there.

7 Ways to Earn Respect as a New Leader

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Guest post from Peter Economy: Are you newly promoted? A recent leadership hire? Slowly advancing in your company or organization? When you ’ re the new leader on the block, earning respect from peers and employees who don ’ t even know you can certainly be a struggle. A higher leadership status won ’ t automatically give you the authority or trust with your people that you need to get things done. You’ll have to earn that authority and trust to become an effective and successful leader or boss.

Learning from History: How to Make Decisions

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Guest post from Robert L. Dilenschneider: We all have to make decisions, and of course we want them to come out right. But how do we go about reaching those decisions, and what can we do to help ensure they turn out well? Simple questions to ask. Incredibly hard questions to answer.

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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!

5 Steps to Build a Disruption Proof Business Model

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Guest post from Robbie Kellman Baxter : In the past few years, we have seen what we thought of as “disruption proof” businesses get disrupted by new and unexpected competitors. Banks, by Paypal, Venmo, and ApplePay. Taxis by Uber & Lyft. Hotels by AirBnB. More recently in the wake of the novel coronavirus, we have seen a second wave of disruption coming from outside forces, rather than competition. Many organizations have been blindsided by the implications of social distancing.

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. To climb the corporate ladder, you’ve got to make fast, difficult decisions at critical times. Successful leaders have persistence, tenacity, confidence, enthusiasm. But what about compassion, kindness, and empathy?

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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. How can I be a better leader?" Variations of the question include "How can I be a better parent?", "How can I be a better spouse?", and "How can I be a better child?"Just

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. Often vision is couched in goals such as growing revenue 20% in 2020 or to be #1 in one’s category by 2025. While goals are undoubtedly important, that’s not what I’m talking about here.

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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!

Why Leaders Need to Role Model and Live Your Company Values

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Guest post from Debra Corey: My 18 year-old daughter has entered the workforce, full of energy, full of passion and full of some very strong opinions. And her top opinion, her absolute top pet peeve is when a leader or manager says one thing and does another. In her words, she hates hypocrites! And yes, she may be young, and she may still be learning her way around the workplace, but she is actually right - our employees deserve leaders who walk the talk!

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. While this sounds simple, it’s often a hard task for those of us who are goal-oriented. Trusting other people requires us to let go of the impulse to control outcomes or people.

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Nurture Your Leadership Intuition

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Guest post by Martha Alderson: Leaders often rely on surveys, empirical data, conscious reasoning, concrete evidence, facts, logic, and scientific research before making decisions or changing the current course of action. We turn to experts for insight as we attempt to understand and solve a complex problem. We lean into tried-and-true strategies hoping to replicate past successes. However, life today moves at warp speed. What worked previously, doesn’t apply in today’s world.

How to Journal

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Guest post from Michaela Renee Johnson: I have always loved writing, especially as a way to process the depth of my emotions through difficult times. I still have my first journal, which I got in the third grade. It was included in a gift bag at a birthday party I attended. The notebook was tiny, maybe only three inches wide by four inches long, with multicolored paper and hearts on the cover. But I quickly understood that it could make a big impact on my life.

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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.

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. Simply put, leadership is the art of inspiring, motivating, empowering, supporting, and assuring a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.

Hire People with Common Sense and Good Critical Judgement

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Guest post by Stan Silverman : During a recent event to launch my book, Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success , I spoke about the importance of hiring people with common sense and good critical judgment because at some point, you want them to violate policy when it is in the company’s best interest to do so. I described an experience early in my career while serving as national sales manager for one of my company’s operating divisions.

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. That is why there is no such thing as “soft skills.” If you cannot define what you are shooting for, how could you ever hit it? You can’t. So, how should you define “trust”? Is it safe?

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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. The average knowledge worker today is interrupted every 11 minutes by some form of communication.

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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.