Leading with Trust

The 4 Skills That Allow Your Team to Discuss The Most Difficult Issues

Leading with Trust

In my last two articles, I’ve explored the concept of a team’s Conversational Capacity ®. Conversational capacity is the ability to have open, balanced, non-defensive dialogue about tough subjects and in challenging circumstances.

5 Strategies for Building High Trust, High Performing Teams

Leading with Trust

Growing up playing sports, coaching my kids’ sports teams, and being a sports fan in general has taught me numerous lessons about life and leadership.

Team 106

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Newly Promoted Manager? Here are 10 Must-Have Items for Your Survival Kit

Leading with Trust

Perhaps the new year has started off with you being promoted into a managerial role for the first time. If so, congratulations! Stepping into a management role for the first time is a daunting task for anyone.

The Answers to These 4 Questions Will Define Your COVID-19 Leadership Legacy

Leading with Trust

Have you given much thought to how you will be remembered as a leader after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed? If you’ve been fortunate enough to not be laid off or furloughed, you’ve probably spent the last several weeks just trying to keep your organization afloat.

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.

Does Your Team Know What You Want? Clarify Your Intent with These 4 Steps

Leading with Trust

The turning of the calendar page from one year to the next is an opportunity to start the new year with a clear and focused plan for your team or organization.

The 2 Factors That Drive Powerful and Productive Team Conversations

Leading with Trust

It’s ok, you can admit it. We’ve all been there. Working in teams can be incredibly frustrating. Whether it was in school, work, or a community organization, you’ve probably had a dysfunctional team experience. It’s that team who can never seem to productively discuss challenging topics. Either they avoid the conversation completely and pretend the issue doesn’t exist, or when someone does get the courage to raise the topic, the discussion becomes heated and spirals out of control.

4 Critical Needs of Employees During Coronavirus Lockdown

Leading with Trust

Thanks to Tanmay Vora at QAspire.com for the sketchnote. Now, more than ever, people need leaders to step up and lead from the heart. The coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down, and people are looking to their leaders for direction on how to move forward when it seems like life has ground to a halt.

The 1 Thing Leaders Agree is Critically Important for Success, Yet Few Have a Plan to Achieve It

Leading with Trust

Photo by Gerd Altmann on Pexels.com. Imagine, if you will, you are in a large hotel ballroom with nearly 3,000 leaders from 115 countries representing 38 different industry sectors.

The 2 Behaviors That Sabotage Team Communication

Leading with Trust

In my previous article I wrote about the conversational “sweet spot” that unlocks team performance. The sweet spot is defined as the balance of candor and curiosity in team discussions. It’s a reflection of a team’s “ conversational capacity ” – the ability to have open, balanced, non-defensive dialogue about tough subjects and in challenging circumstances. Teams that have a high conversational capacity know how to stay in the sweet spot.

4 Areas to Address in Your Coronavirus Working Virtually Strategy

Leading with Trust

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com. The desire to contain the spread and impact of the COVID-19 virus has led many organizations to require their employees to work from home. For some, working virtually isn’t a big change. Many workers are already accustomed to working remotely on an intermittent or regular basis. It’s been reported that 43% of Americans work from home occasionally and at least 5.2% (8 million people) work from home full-time.

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!

The 3 Dimensions of Leading with Trust – Becoming the Leader Your People Deserve

Leading with Trust

Let me ask you a question: Do you believe trust is critical and important to your success as a leader? Raise your hand if you answered yes. OK, you can put your hand down now. Why do I think you raised your hand?

Saving Face – How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust

Leading with Trust

Everyone wants to be respected and valued. As long as you have a heartbeat and breath in your lungs, you will have the desire to be appreciated, honored, and trusted in your relationships with others. We all want to “save face.” ” Saving face, the notion of preserving individual honor and dignity, is often associated with Asian cultures. Although having it’s cultural birth in China, saving face is a universal concept that transcends national culture.

3 Keys to Becoming a Better Coach

Leading with Trust

Coaching has become a ubiquitous term these days in the field of leadership. It can mean anything from giving advice, teaching, encouraging, training, mentoring, or even using a specific leadership style that incorporates a defined set of behaviors.

4 Ways to Overcome the Danger of False Humility

Leading with Trust

Perception is reality. All metaphysical or existential debate aside, the way people perceive you at work greatly influences the reality you’ll experience. Call it your brand, reputation, or image, the perception people have of you is the net result of what you say, how you act, and the way your presence makes people feel. That’s why self-awareness—understanding how your behaviors impact those around you—is so critical to your success.

3 Assumptions That Keep Leaders from Building Trust

Leading with Trust

Building and maintaining trust is an issue that most leaders agree is critically important, but few have a plan to achieve it. A recent survey by YPO showed 96% of chief executives said building and maintaining trust was a high priority for their success, yet just 34% of the respondents said they had defined and specific plans for building trust in their organizations. It reminds me of the old project management adage: people don’t plan to fail; they just fail to plan. Photo by Bernard Hermant.

Bond 58

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!

10 Powerful Ways to Build Trust

Leading with Trust

Now, more than ever, leaders need to decisively and powerfully nurture trust in the workplace. Although much of what it takes to build trust is common sense, it’s not always common practice.

Power 66

Why Leaders Should Make Love The Top Priority

Leading with Trust

I recently watched an excellent TED talk, which I think you’ll love, too. It’s about why the best leaders make loving employees a higher priority than profit.

10 Ways to Thank Your Employees That Means Everything to Them But Costs You Little

Leading with Trust

Telling an employee “thank you” is one of the most simple and powerful ways to build trust, yet it doesn’t happen near enough in the workplace. Whenever I conduct trust workshops with clients and discuss the role that rewards and recognition play in building trust, I will ask participants to raise their hands if they feel like they receive too much praise or recognition on the job. No one has ever raised a hand.

Cost 76

4 Ways Servant Leaders Use Power

Leading with Trust

Power. The word itself evokes a reaction. What thoughts or feelings do you have when you think of power? Perhaps you picture an organizational chart where the boxes at the top are imbued with more power than those below. Maybe you imagine an iron fist, representative of a person who rules over others with absolute authority. Or perhaps the word power conjures up feelings of nervousness, anxiety, or fear, based on negative experiences you’ve had in the past.

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.

What it Takes to be a Great Teammate

Leading with Trust

Photo by Perry Grone on Unsplash. I was following the college baseball World Series a few weeks ago because my beloved Michigan Wolverines were in the final against Vanderbilt. While watching one of the games, I learned a powerful lesson about success and teamwork from a 19 year-old college baseball pitcher. His name is Kumar Rocker and he’s a 6’4, 255 lb. freshman at Vanderbilt.

If You Build It, They Will Come – 4 Characteristics of Trustworthy Leaders

Leading with Trust

I miss baseball. By this point in the MLB season in previous years, I would have attended a few Padres games at PETCO Park (one of the best ballparks to catch a game, IMHO) and watched several more on TV. Instead, in the coronavirus lockdown world in which we currently live, I’ve had to make do with watching replays of classic Padres games.

Film 58

Think You’re Wise in Your Own Eyes? 4 Steps to Develop Leadership Humility

Leading with Trust

Leaders who are wise in their own eyes seem to be the ones who get the most attention in our world. They’re the outspoken, big personality, larger-than-life characters who always seem absolutely convinced of their own wisdom despite any evidence to the contrary. They capture the news headlines, private equity investors, and achieve personal wealth and fame. The only thing they don’t seem to possess is a healthy dose of humility.

The 5 Most Critical Leadership Skills Needed in 2020

Leading with Trust

Photo by Lukas on Pexels.com. The Ken Blanchard Companies recently unveiled the results of their 2020 HR Learning and Talent Development Trends Survey.

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.

7 Gifts Every Leader Deserves This Christmas

Leading with Trust

Santa is making his list and checking it twice. He’s going to find out which leaders have been naughty or nice. Actually, I think any person willing to step into a position of leading and managing others deserves whatever he/she wants for Christmas!

A Study of Over 19,000 People Reveals The 2 Most Critical Factors of Highly Engaged Employees

Leading with Trust

ADP Research recently released the results of a massive global study on engagement that involved over 19,000 people across 19 countries and 13 industries. The study included full-time employees, part-time employees, gig workers, those with multiple jobs, and people with full-time jobs plus gig jobs on the side.

Do You See Me? A conversation among friends about bridging the racial divide

Leading with Trust

Who do you see when you look at a black person? Do you see a husband, father, wife, mother, son, or daughter? Do you see a businessman, tradesman, doctor, lawyer, scientist, soldier, or educator? Do you see someone with hopes, dreams, ambitions, fears, and insecurities? Do you see a person who is very much like you? Unfortunately, whether we realize it or not, many of us don’t see those things. We see different. We see a threat. We see contempt. We see distrust. We see suspicion.

5 Ways Servant Leaders Stand Out From The Crowd

Leading with Trust

Let’s imagine for a moment that you are a scientist running a grand experiment on leadership. Your laboratory is an organization with hundreds of leaders at varying levels, and with technology, you can watch and listen to them 24-hours a day over an extend period of time. Sort of like the TV show Big Brother , except corporate style (and minus all the drama-filled antics). Essentially you get to observe the species Homo Sapiens Laederes in their native environment.

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.

5 Ways You Undermine Trust in Your Leadership

Leading with Trust

For leaders, trust is a must. It’s the critical foundation for creating an environment where your team members can flourish, be engaged, and exercise their creativity and innovation to achieve their goals and those of the organization. Trust is the connective tissue in relationships and organizations, and it allows us to collaborate and achieve more together than we would independently. But trust is under attack.

The 4 Mindsets of High Performance Teams

Leading with Trust

Teams are everywhere. Our organizations are made up of teams in all forms—project teams, work groups, executive, and leadership teams. Teams are not just a nice-to-have perk; they’re a major strategy for getting work done. Fast-paced, agile work environments require teams to operate virtually around the globe. The demand is for collaboration and teamwork in all parts of the organization. Success today comes from using the collective knowledge and richness of diverse perspectives.

Team 69

Show and Tell – A Game Leaders Need to Play

Leading with Trust

Did you ever play the game Show and Tell when you were in elementary school? It wasn’t really a game in the traditional sense, but more like story-time or a group activity to help the whole class learn more about the presenter. The premise of Show and Tell is a student gets to bring something from home to show the class and then tells them why it’s important to them or what it represents about them as a person. I remember looking forward to Show and Tell days with great excitement!

Simon 70

New Year Resolutions Don’t Work – Do This 1 Thing Instead

Leading with Trust

Photo Credit: deathtothestockphoto.com. Don’t do it! Don’t. New year resolutions don’t work, so don’t even bother setting one.

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.

Strong Winds Make Strong Trees – 3 Ways to Develop Resilient Team Members

Leading with Trust

My little tree growing strong without the help of a stake. A few years ago, my father-in-law passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer. My wife decided that she wanted to plant a tree in our backyard as a way for us to remember the good memories of his life. Watching a young sapling grow into a healthy and strong tree evokes positive emotions and a sense of well-being. Focusing on the growth of new life is cathartic and healing for the soul.

25 Simple Ways to Build Trust at Work

Leading with Trust

Most people assume that trust “just happens” in relationships. Like some sort of relational osmosis, people figure that trust just naturally develops over the course of time, and the longer you’re in relationship with someone, the greater the likelihood you’ll build a strong bond of trust. Well, if you believe that, I’m sorry to burst your bubble. Trust doesn’t work that way.

Bond 66

3 Important Things to Contemplate During These Uncertain Times

Leading with Trust

Whether you wanted it or not, you’ve likely had a lot more free time as of late. Photo by Christopher Sardegna on Unsplash. As COVID-19 continues to keep America — and most of the world — in lockdown, we’ve given up our nights out, our trips to the movies, and, for many of us, our standard work schedule.

Not Sure Who to Trust? Start by Asking These 4 Questions

Leading with Trust

It can be difficult knowing who to trust. Most people think they have a pretty good “trust radar,” knowing who’s trustworthy, but studies show we aren’t that great at discerning who to trust. We tend to trust people whom we like on a personal level as well as those who are most similar to us even if it’s to our disadvantage.

CPA 54

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.