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The Top 5 Qualities of a Great Leader

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“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” ” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. What’s the number one skill every leader needs to have? The ability to be a great coach to others, according to a 2018 Gallup survey.

6 Essential Skills for Future Leaders

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“Time and time again, our species has escaped existential threats by reinventing ourselves, finding new skills not coded in our genes to survive new challenges not previously encountered.” – David Grinspoon.

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4 Tips for Improving Work/Life Balance

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“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” ” ~ Arianna Huffington.

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What to Do When Someone Takes Credit for Your Work

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“A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” – Arnold H. Glasow. Have you ever worked tirelessly to produce a report or a presentation, only to have a collaborator claim the limelight? You’re not alone.

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.

How to Influence others at Work

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“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” ” ~ Ken Blanchard. Haleigh had been working for months to enhance others’ perception of her. She felt like she was slipping under the radar and needed to increase her visibility in her organization.

How to Increase your Visibility at Work

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“Recognition happens when you see yourself from the inside-out: as someone who can make an impact on the world instead of navigating the impact the world has on you.” Justine Musk.

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6 vital workplace skills you’ll need to succeed in the future

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“The day you convince yourself that you’ve mastered your craft or profession or even your relationships, is the day you cease to live.” ~ Carlos Wallace. Many employees believe that if they continue doing what’s expected of them, they’ll always have a job. However, with the major changes that are already occurring across countless organizations, that’s not necessarily the case.

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7 Quick and Easy Ways to Prioritize Your Mental health & Wellbeing

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“It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.” ? Steve Maraboli. The spread of COVID-19 has brought dramatic changes upon workplaces around the world. Every day, I’ve been working with my coaching clients to help illuminate the best course of action.

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Leadership in Turbulent Times: 9 Ways to Embrace Change

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“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” ” – Peter Drucker. Do you feel like you’re just treading water right now, trying to keep your team afloat? To lead through challenging times, you must embrace change. Never forget that disruption gives you an opportunity to rise to the top of your field.

6 Biggest Time Wasters at Work and How to Fight Them

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“When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.”. ? Tozer. By Molly Barnes, Digital Nomad Life. It can be hard to avoid time wasters at work, especially in the digital world we live in. But if you can identify where you’re wasting your time, it’s easier to eliminate the time wasters and fully take advantage of your time at work. Here are six ways. Delegate Tasks. We often get caught up in completing menial, time-consuming tasks.

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.

16 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Work Performance.

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“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”. Tom Peters. Simon wanted to have an extremely productive upcoming year. He reached out for executive coaching so he could take the necessary steps to help him improve his work performance. With advanced planning, he knew he would be prepared to start the New Year with a significant advantage. This is the plan that I completed with Simon and other clients over the years. STEP 1 – CLOSE OUT THE OLD YEAR.

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Balance your Workload on High-Visible Projects

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“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” ” ~ Carl Jung. Gabrielle had been working to take on the types of responsibilities needed to move up the ladder for a promotion. She was striving to increase her visibility by taking on high-profile projects. About a month in, however, she felt completely overwhelmed. She’d taken on two new projects that made up nearly half of her workload.

Is your Salary Negotiable?

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“The best move you can make in negotiation is to think of an incentive the other person hasn’t even thought of – and then meet it.”. Eli Broad~. Nora received a job offer for the position of her dreams. She was ecstatic. She wasn’t even focused on the salary. Fortunately, she shared the news with one of her mentors, who had also been her very first boss. Don’t accept without a negotiation,” her mentor advised her.

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How to Enhance others’ Perception of you at Work

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“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.” ~Lou Lou Holtz. Lily, who worked in an architecture firm, felt her career was stagnating. She’d believed she was a rising star, landing promotion after promotion , until—WHAM!—she she crashed into a brick wall. Even though others continued advancing in their careers, she couldn’t seem to rise above the level she was at. What happened? she wondered.

Instill Confidence in Employees

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“Trust is a core currency of any relationship. Sometimes our need to control and micromanage everything erodes our confidence in ourselves and others. The truth: People are much more capable than we think. A hearty dose of trust is often what’s needed to unlock the magic. Go ahead, have faith.”. Kris Carr~. Client Gerald asks: Some of the employees I supervise really seem to self-sabotage at work a lot. It’s clearly coming from a lack of belief in themselves.

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.

Celebrate Failure

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“I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.” ” ~Thomas Edison~. Trevor wanted his people to be pillars of innovation and creativity. When he came to me for coaching around innovation, he mentioned how fearful his team was in taking risks and possibly touching failure. I asked him, “What are you doing to celebrate failures?” Like many leaders, he had no answer.

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How to Book the Right Motivational Speaker

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“Experience is a master teacher, even when it’s not our own.” ? Gina Greenlee. Joyce, a manager at a fast-growing IT firm, had been tasked with finding the perfect motivational speaker for her company’s training seminar. She needed someone truly capable of nurturing her high-performing employees’ growth. As she surfed the web, she saw many slick websites but wondered how she could truly evaluate the quality of their work.

Talent Identification and Management

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“Talent management deserves as much focus as financial capital management in corporations.” ~ Jack Welch One of the best ways to strengthen your company as a whole is to devote attention to developing your employee talent. If your staff isn’t given the proper encouragement or assistance needed to help them move forward within your company, it can be more challenging for the company itself to continue growing in its capabilities.

Network after Work

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“Networking is an essential part of building wealth.”. Armstrong Williams~. Liam didn’t drink, so when his coworkers went to the bar after work, he’d say goodbye and head home. Sure, he was missing out on the chance to socialize, but it wasn’t really his scene. Then his sister shared some interesting statistics about the effectiveness of networking after work.

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.

Time Management Strategies & Prioritizing

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“It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” ” – Henry David Thoreau. Miguel had an enormous list of tasks on his to-do list. He’d been working to increase his responsibilities to prove he could handle a leadership role, but now he was having a hard time keeping up with it all. He found himself coming in early and working through lunch in an effort to make it look like he had it all together.

Five Communication Hurdles to Leadership Effectiveness and Influence

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“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren Bennis~. Client Ethan asked: A lot of misunderstandings and hurt feelings are cropping up in my organization. Crucial information often doesn’t get shared; people often feel their voices aren’t heard. As an aspiring leader , I know I need to find ways to fix the situation. What should I do? Coach Joel answers: Ethan, these issues all come down to improving your communication skills.

Promote Yourself to the Job of your Dreams

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“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” ” ~ Alan Kay. Agnes asks: My day job has become so monotonous and predictable. I’m ready for greater challenges, but I’m not clear on when the next promotion opportunity will arise. I want to be prepared to seize the moment when it does, since I’m eager for a change. How can I do that? Joel answers: It sounds to me like it’s time to promote yourself to the job you wish you had.

Self-Defeating Behavior

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“Those who say life is knocking them down and giving them a tough time are usually the first to beat themselves up. Be on your own side.”. Rasheed Ogunlaru~. As Jeremy prepared to give performance reviews for his employees, he was struck by this realization: Most of their shortcomings had nothing at all to do with ability. Rather, they were engaging in various forms of self-sabotage.

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.

6 Tips for New Managers

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“Corporate culture matters. How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything—for better or for worse.”. Simon Sinek~. Client Julie says: I’ve just accepted a job as manager of my department. I want to successfully navigate this new leadership role. What mistakes should I make sure to avoid? Coach Joel answers: Becoming a manager probably marks a dramatic shift from your previous role. It may feel overwhelming.

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Get Promoted at Work | Your 10-Point Plan

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“When there are hiring decisions and promotion decisions to be made, people are hungry for data.” Oren Etzioni. Gary had been with his media company for a little less than a year. He recently had a very positive performance review in which he’d voiced his ability to handle greater responsibility. His boss had agreed. However, just after that review, a coworker in the same type of role received a promotion, only a year from her last one. What had she done better than him? he wondered.

Professional Development Goals for Work

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“Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.”. ~Bo Bo Bennett~. Gianna had achieved some big milestones over the past year. Instead of coasting on these successes, she wanted to make a plan for building upon them. Many of her friends would make New Year’s resolutions. She didn’t want to wait til New Year’s day to set her goals.

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Professional Development Goals for Work

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“Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.” ~Bo Bo Bennett~. Gianna had achieved some big milestones over the past year. Instead of coasting on these successes, she wanted to make a plan for building upon them. Many of her friends would make New Year’s resolutions. She didn’t want to wait til New Year’s day to set her goals.

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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!

Six Ways to Improve Business Communication Skills for Greater Success

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“Intelligence, knowledge or experience are important and might get you a job, but strong communication skills are what will get you promoted.” Mireille Guiliano~. At a performance review meeting, Sean’s boss told him he needed to improve his communication skills. You express yourself articulately, and you’re assertive, but you can go further,” his boss told him.

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Executive Presence Training

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“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” Peter Drucker. Braxton Asks: To prepare my high-performers to take on more challenging roles, my company wants to hold a leadership training event. What should we be looking for in a training meant to prepare them for executive positions?

How to Become a Better Mentor

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“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C. Maxwell Tamra asks: When I asked my direct reports for feedback on my own performance recently , I was surprised by the answer one of them gave. He said he’d love more mentoring to help him get to the next level in his career. I feel like I always take time to check in about how my staff can improve.

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The 6 Biggest Reasons Why Unhappy Employees Quit Their New Jobs

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“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied. customers, which leads to profitability.” Anne M. Mulcahy, former CEO of Xerox~. Client Theresa asks: Over the past year, two great employees on my team quit their new job. I was floored. I didn’t see any signs that they were unhappy. We lost a huge amount of talent, and it set us back substantially.

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!

Take Credit for your Work

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“On great teams—the kind where people trust each other, engage in open conflict, and then commit to decisions—team members have the courage and confidence to confront one another when they see something that isn’t serving the team.”. Patrick Lencioni~. Sofia was floored when during a team meeting, her coworker stood up to present a project they’d been working on together. They hadn’t planned to share their results until next week.

Great Leadership Qualities

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“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” Vince Lombardi. Renae Asks: I’m trying to use my time wisely, and that means being strategic in the leadership training opportunities I pursue, as well as the ones I set up for the team I manage.

Four Roadblocks to Overcome for Effective Leadership Influence

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“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” ” ~Colin Powell~. Maura wants to expand her influence in her company , but she’s realizing some major barriers have existed there for years. Maybe I should just find a new job in a company with a different culture,” she said to a trusted colleague over coffee. “I I think you should stick it out,” said her colleague. “In

5 Tips on How to become a Better Boss

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“The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.”. Lee Iacocca~. Tom had been working as a manager for almost a year. He was good at evaluating people’s performance, pointing out areas for improvement, and saying “thank you” often. To him, those were the things that a good boss did. However, when Tom sat down with his mentor to talk about his progress, his mentor told him that those things are just the tip of the iceberg.

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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.