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The #1 Strategy for Improving The Employee Experience in 2023

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Employee experience can be defined as the journey an employee takes with your organization over the course of their employment.

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Leadership Development Carnival – Best of 2022

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The Leadership Development Carnival, sponsored by Weaving Influence and the Lead Change Group , is a monthly publication of thought leadership from some of the brightest minds in the field of leadership.

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Let’s Not Kid Ourselves – The Debate Over Hybrid Work Comes Down to Trust

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In my line of work, I get the opportunity to interact with leaders from a wide variety of organizations from a diverse range industries, including government and non-profits. A common factor that most are dealing with right now is adjusting to the new world of hybrid work.

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4 Ways to Deal with Quiet Quitters

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Quiet Quitting—for a phenomenon that is titled as something that doesn’t make much noise, it sure has caused a commotion lately, hasn’t it?

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3 Leadership Behaviors that Drive Loyalty & Engagement

Nothing motivates employees more than a great boss. Learn how to be one. Download your guide today!

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5 Ways to Lead with Empathy

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People want an empathetic leader. Many managers strive to be one. But ask someone to define the term, and you’re likely to be met with silence. Let’s start with the definition.

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8 Steps for Dealing with An Underperforming Employee

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Talking with team members about their performance challenges typically falls in the category of “least favorite” managerial tasks, along with things such as budgeting, attending all-day meetings, and completing performance reviews.

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You Must Address These 3 Things if You Want to Restore Broken Trust

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Trust is often one of those things we don’t think about until we don’t have it. Much like oxygen, we take it for granted, but once it’s gone…YIKES! We suddenly realize how critically important it is and we’ll do just about anything to get it back.

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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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The 4 Letter Word Leaders Need to Use More Often at Work

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There are a few four-letter words that leaders would like to use more at work. You can probably guess the words I’m thinking of because you’ve almost certainly wanted to use them yourself! (Or Or perhaps you have…or do!).

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Your Return-to-Office Strategy Is an Opportunity to Build Trust With Employees

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Enjoy this article that was recently published in Ignite! , the newsletter of The Ken Blanchard Companies. I was interviewed about the opportunity to build trust as organizations develop plans to return workers to the office.

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2023 Biweekly, Monthly & Semi-Monthly Payroll Calendar Templates

"When is payday?" It's a question every payroll manager or business owner has been asked at some point in their career. We can help with that. We have helpful resources like these payroll calendar templates so you can prepare for payday. Download yours today!

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Simple Truths of Leadership Turn Common Sense into Common Practice

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Leadership is a complex endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. We often tend to make things more complicated than they need to be and that’s true in the field of leadership.

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It’s Time to Turn Your Leadership Inside Out and Upside Down

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Life has been turned inside out and upside down the last few years, hasn’t it?

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Do You Trust Your Team Enough to Go on Vacation?

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Trust never takes a vacation. When you go on holiday this summer, will you be preoccupied with how things are going at work? Do you have low trust in your team’s ability to manage without you?

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You Can Lead…Believe It! (free book giveaway)

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Leave a comment on this guest post by Jim Dittmar and John Stanko to be eligible for for one of three complimentary copies of their new book, “The LEADERS Model: Essential Practices for Today’s Leaders.” ” Deadline for entry is February 22, 2022.

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5 Commonsense but Uncommon Practices of Successful Leaders

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Effective leadership is an influence process where leaders implement everyday, commonsense approaches that help people and organizations thrive. Yet somehow, many of these fundamental principles are still missing from most workplaces.

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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The Choice is Yours: 6 Principles for Leveraging the Power of Choice to Build Trust, Manage Change, and Empower Others

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“People don’t resist change; they resist being controlled.”. That’s simple truth #46 in my book, Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust , co-written with Ken Blanchard. The truth is most people don’t actually resist change itself.

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The Fickle Nature of Good Character and Trust

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The following article is a guest post from my friend and colleague, Brock Brown. Brock is a Channel Partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies, an executive leadership coach, servant leader, and a man of integrity.

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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.

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I’ve Led Hybrid Teams for 15 Years – Here’s the Truth About What Works

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Many organizations are embracing hybrid teams (a mixture of onsite and remote employees) as a model of working in the post-COVID19 world. Hybrid teams are not new, but this model of working is new to many organizations and leaders.

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Digitizing Logistics: Harness the Power of Data in 4 Steps

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects using different types of data.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.

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Grading Will Smith’s Apology to Chris Rock

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The slap heard around the world, otherwise known as Will Smith smacking Chris Rock in the face at Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony after Rock made a joke at the expense of Smith’s wife, has been the buzz of social media and pop culture.

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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.

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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.

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How to Talk About Your Crummy Ex-Employer in a Job Interview

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My colleague, Madeleine Blanchard , writes a regular column for the LeaderChat blog titled, “Ask Madeleine.”

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10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

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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.

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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.

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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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Are You a Serving or a Self-Serving Leader? (free eBook)

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Effective leadership comes down to implementing everyday, commonsense practices to help organizations thrive—and yet so many leaders are still missing these fundamental principles from their personal and professional lives.

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7 Ways To Avoid Today's HR Compliance Risks

With remote work on the rise, salary history bans in effect, and Fair Workweek laws passed, HR compliance has become more challenging. Discover the 7 most prominent HR compliance hurdles of today, and learn how to avoid them detailed in Paycor’s recent guide!

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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.

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4 Critical Needs of Employees During Coronavirus Lockdown

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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.

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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.”.

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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.

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The HR Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.