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Build Trust by Sitting on The Same Side of The Table

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By their very nature, unionized workplaces and industries often promote a culture of distrust between stakeholders.

Does Forgiveness Need To Be Earned?

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While watching a college basketball game today, I saw this statement in the scrolling news ticker at the bottom of the television screen: “From our conversations, he understands that forgiveness must be earned, and he is willing to work for it.” ” Uh…what?

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4 Ways Managers Cheat Their Employees

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The legendary college football coach Woody Hayes once said there were four ways he could cheat his players: do for them what they can do for themselves, allow them to get by on less than their best effort, allow them to believe their athletic talent is the only education they will need, and allow them to believe that football makes them privileged.

6 Ways Leaders Build Trust During Change

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Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash. Death and taxes have traditionally been viewed as the two guarantees in life, but I think a third item has officially made the list: change. The pace of change accelerates with each passing, day, month, and year.

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.

The 2 Factors That Drive Powerful and Productive Team Conversations

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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.

5 Strategies for Building High Trust, High Performing Teams

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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.

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

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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

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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.

4 Areas to Address in Your Coronavirus Working Virtually Strategy

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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.

You’ve Got to Give It to Get It

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While teaching a class this past week on Building Trust , I found myself giving the participants this admonishment: “Just like anything in life, you’re going to get out of this what you put into it.”.

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!

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

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

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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.

The 2 Behaviors That Sabotage Team Communication

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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.

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

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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.

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3 Keys to Becoming a Better Coach

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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.

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!

4 Ways Servant Leaders Use Power

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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.

3 Assumptions That Keep Leaders from Building Trust

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Building and maintaining trust is an issue that most leaders agree is critically important, but few have a plan to achieve it.

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Use This Survey to Conduct a Trust Tune-Up with Your Team

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If you’re like millions of other people, you’ve been working remotely part or full-time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Saving Face – How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust

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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.”

How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you 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!

The Answer to This One Question Reveals Your Success as a Leader

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Judging the performance of a leader can be tricky. One person’s notion of a successful leader can be the polar opposite of another’s. It’s hard to agree upon a common definition of leadership, much less the definition of success. Do you define a leader’s success as hitting the revenue goal?

Vote for Trust – 4 Signs of a Politician’s Trustworthiness

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A trustworthy politician…some might say, “Is there such a thing?” ” Listening to the rhetoric of this year’s presidential election would make one think neither of the two major party candidates has a trustworthy bone in their body.

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

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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.

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

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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.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

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

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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?

We Must Move From Self-Serving Leadership to Leading at a Higher Level

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The events of January 6 th , 2021 in our nation’s capital starkly illustrate the results of self-serving leadership. As I tweeted last night, there aren’t enough adjectives to describe the despicable acts that took place yesterday.

4 Ways to Overcome the Danger of False Humility

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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.

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

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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.

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How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work: Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Why Leaders Should Make Love The Top Priority

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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.

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

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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?

What it Takes to be a Great Teammate

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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.

3 Important Things to Contemplate During These Uncertain Times

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Whether you wanted it or not, you’ve likely had a lot more free time as of late. Photo by Christopher Sardegna on Unsplash.

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.

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

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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.

10 Powerful Ways to Build Trust

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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.

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

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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.

The 5 Most Critical Leadership Skills Needed in 2020

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

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.