Engaging Leader

219: How Women Leaders Can Master a Remote Work Environment | with Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD

Engaging Leader

We’ve entered a new era with more people than ever working remotely, especially from home. This past year, according to author Charlene Walters, women have made up 80% of the people who left the on-site workforce during the pandemic.

215: The Long-Distance Teammate | with Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel

Engaging Leader

Working remotely isn’t just a new normal that we must learn to live with. It’s an opportunity to work and lead in ways that provide great operational and productivity results for the organization, as well as to be a part of a great team while finding individual meaning and purpose too.

Books 210

217: How Women Leaders Can Master a Remote Work Environment | with Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD

Engaging Leader

We’ve entered a new era with more people than ever working remotely, especially from home. This past year, according to author Charlene Walters, women have made up 80% of the people who left the on-site workforce during the pandemic.

218: Overcoming the Challenges Faced By Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders | with Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD

Engaging Leader

Many people say that entrepreneurship is often still a man’s world ? despite the fact that 42 percent of all small business or franchise owners are women, and there are 13 million female-owned businesses contributing to $1.9 trillion in revenue in the US.

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!

216: The Business of WE – Closing the Gap Between Us vs Them part 1 | with Laura Kriska

Engaging Leader

Us versus Them gaps have always affected the American workplace – Sales versus Marketing, Manufacturing versus Engineering, Human Resources versus Legal.

217: The Business of WE – Closing the Gap Between Us vs Them part 2 | with Laura Kriska

Engaging Leader

Us versus Them gaps have always affected the American workplace – Sales versus Marketing, Manufacturing versus Engineering, Human Resources versus Legal.

213: Dealing with Challenging Employees when Building Courageous Culture | with Karin Hurt

Engaging Leader

Some leaders look at their people, shake their heads, and say, “They can’t get there from here.” Sometimes that’s true. But often the solution is creating a stronger culture, where employees are encouraged and coached to contribute their best thinking.

214: 4 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire | with Paul Falcone

Engaging Leader

Interviewing job candidates can feel like wading through a foggy swamp. You’re attempting to discern whether candidates would be successful on your team, while struggling to prevent the massive headache and wasted resources of a poor decision.

5 Simple Tips Before Logging onto Your Next Video Conference

Engaging Leader

Video conferencing is here to stay. A few adjustments will ensure you and your brilliant ideas are easy to see, hear, and understand. Good lighting. Natural light shining on your face is best. If a window is behind you, close the shades and turn on a bright lamp. Flattering camera position.

Seven Practices to Ensure Creative Brainstorming in a Virtual World

Engaging Leader

Many of us are used to generating our best ideas by tapping the creativity of a group of colleagues…in the same room with a whiteboard, flipchart, or sticky notes. The interpersonal dynamics and these tactile tools help make something magical happen in the brainstorming process.

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!

What Are You Forgetting? Press Play on Video

Engaging Leader

Each year, our culture takes another leap in the digital revolution. This has sent video to the forefront of communication channels. Some examples. COVID-19 has forced Zoom meetings to become the backbone of our daily schedules.

Video 142

Serial Comma or Not? Whatever You Do, Be Consistent

Engaging Leader

The serial comma is a much-debated punctuation mark. Often called the “Oxford” comma, it’s the comma before a conjunction (“and” or “or”) in a list of three or more words or phrases. One, two, and three. Red, white, and blue. Burger, fries, and a drink.

Blog 142

208: Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust | with Maya Hu-Chan

Engaging Leader

To be a leader who truly engages the hearts, minds, and behaviors of people, you have to authentically connect with them on a human level. You’ve heard the phrase, “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” In today’s age of connection, in order for people to trust you, […]. To be a leader who truly engages the hearts, minds, and behaviors of people, you have to authentically connect with them on a human level.

210: Practicing Antiracist Leadership

Engaging Leader

Today I share some reflections about what I’ve been reading, learning, thinking, and practicing over the past few weeks. How can we as imperfect leaders and human beings contribute to helpful solutions, rather than to ongoing conditions of inequality, discrimination, and fear … including the fear of talking honestly about topics like racism? Resources Mentioned […]. Today I share some reflections about what I’ve been reading, learning, thinking, and practicing over the past few weeks.

211: Breaking Through Barriers | with Dave Shurna

Engaging Leader

What barriers do you face? Whether in our personal lives, at work, or in our communities, we all face challenges that can prevent us from reaching our full potential. And the same is true for those you lead. Dave Shurna joins me to discuss tips from his new book about breaking through barriers of all […]. What barriers do you face? Whether in our personal lives, at work, or in our communities, we all face challenges that can prevent us from reaching our full potential.

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.

209: Giving Feedback Without Hurting Psychological Safety | with Maya Hu-Chan

Engaging Leader

Psychological safety is a team member’s sense of confidence that the leader and the rest of the team will not embarrass, reject, or punish them for speaking up. They feel safe to take risks, fully contribute, share ideas, and raise concerns – all of which are necessary for an organization to innovate, solve problems, survive, […]. Psychological safety is a team member’s sense of confidence that the leader and the rest of the team will not embarrass, reject, or punish them for speaking up.

206: Coronavirus – Supporting Employee Mental Health During a Pandemic | with William Kassler from IBM

Engaging Leader

Join my conversation with the Deputy Chief Health Officer at IBM, with a 350,000-person global workforce, about measures that major companies are taking during the COVID-19 pandemic, including recommendations for employee mental health. The world’s population is facing considerable social and economic disruption. Millions of employees and employers are adjusting to circumstances not seen for […].

207: Helping Your Team Contribute More to the World | with Tom Rath

Engaging Leader

At most organizations today, the work people do tends to hurt their wellbeing, when it should be making them happier and healthier. A major key to turning this around is helping employees make their work more meaningful … which is all about discovering how they can best contribute. And of course, it’s simply smart business. […]. At most organizations today, the work people do tends to hurt their wellbeing, when it should be making them happier and healthier.

Team 154

The Best Open Enrollment Tactics in a Pandemic

Engaging Leader

With the virus still plaguing us, there are no standard operating procedures for our everyday lives…at home or at work. However, the benefits open enrollment for 2021 must go on! What’s worked in the past will need to be tweaked, if not completely revamped.

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.

Do You Know Who Is Influencing Your Culture?

Engaging Leader

No matter how the pandemic has affected your business, the dynamic of your workplace has undoubtedly changed in the past few months. Employees and leaders alike are adjusting to new ways of working (and managing family demands) while trying to maintain pre-COVID levels of engagement and productivity.

Top Five Open Enrollment Messages for this Year

Engaging Leader

Each year, open enrollment provides employers with a captive audience to promote benefits and educate the workforce about them. Given the circumstances created by COVID-19, we think your messages this year should be focused and simple. Consider these: 1.

Pandemic Changes Workforce Trends — Three Types of Employees Highlighted in Gartner Data

Engaging Leader

Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, shared recent survey findings that may affect organizations’ HR strategies in the near future. Remote working is here to stay.

Trends 130

Give It Some Space Don’t Cram Too Much into Your Communication

Engaging Leader

White space is more than just a white space…it’s an excellent communication tool to help you eliminate useless clutter in your message, your layout, or your conversation. In visual communication, white space means any area that is free from text, images, or embellishments.

Tools 130

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.

212: Building a Courageous Culture that Facilitates Innovation and Problem-Solving | with Karin Hurt

Engaging Leader

“Why am I the only one who finds these issues? What’s wrong with my people? Why can’t they see this stuff and fix it?” If these frustrations sound familiar, you’ll love this conversation with Karin Hurt about her newest book, Courageous Cultures. We talk about building teams of micro-innovators, problem-solvers, and customer-advocates working together. In […]. Why am I the only one who finds these issues? What’s wrong with my people? Why can’t they see this stuff and fix it?”.

203: 4 Ways to Keep Work Fulfilling for Remote Workers | with Bruce Daisley, former Twitter VP

Engaging Leader

Due to the coronavirus, the number of people working from home is skyrocketing. Even without a pandemic, working remotely has become a very common arrangement, allowing companies to access top talent without worrying about geography, while offering greater flexibility for workers to do great work on their own terms. And yet over time, dissatisfaction, disconnection, […]. Due to the coronavirus, the number of people working from home is skyrocketing.

7 Tricks to Make Your Communication Sticky

Engaging Leader

Have you ever put time and effort into communicating something important, only to have people ignore or quickly forget about it? Does it drive you crazy to hear, “You never told us about that!”

Blog 130

Quick Checklist for Being an Empathetic Leader

Engaging Leader

Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care. Theodore Roosevelt In challenging times like these, it’s even more important than usual that your workforce knows you are trustworthy and caring.

Skills 130

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.

205: Coronavirus – 13 Ways to Stay Sane and Productive During a Pandemic

Engaging Leader

Are you able to stay happy, energized, and productive during all the distractions, changes, and uncertainties of COVID-19? It’s not easy! And it’s hard to be an effective leader for your team if you aren’t maintaining your own mental and physical wellbeing. Our team at Workforce recently shared with each other what’s been helping us […]. Are you able to stay happy, energized, and productive during all the distractions, changes, and uncertainties of COVID-19? It’s not easy!

If You Want Your Message to Be Heard, It Needs to Look Good

Engaging Leader

The human brain is drawn to information that is visually pleasing and easy to understand. If you’re not using images, headlines, and whitespace to convey complicated concepts, chances are people will tune it out.

What the Font? Things to Consider When Selecting a Typeface

Engaging Leader

The curve, openness, and spacing of a font are actual design elements and convey a look and feel. It’s important to choose a typeface that fits the design of the rest of your communication piece. Readability is key for body text. Why pick a fancy font to be different if no one can read […].

Blog 130

Solve the Mystery of Successful Teams

Engaging Leader

“Psychological safety” may be a buzz phrase, but it’s a big deal. It means that members of a team feel comfortable in their team to be themselves, participate, share ideas, disagree, and even ask for help.

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.

Turn Doubt into Trust. Use these 4 Leader Behaviors in Meetings.

Engaging Leader

A team that trusts its leader is typically more productive, innovative, and successful. Team meetings provide an opportunity for a leader to practice and demonstrate the following four behaviors that build trust: Plan ahead.

188: Emotional Transparency — The Secret to Accountability | with Jonathan Raymond

Engaging Leader

Accountability. Many organizations name it one of their top corporate values. And yet no matter how much they talk about accountability, leaders often feel frustrated by what seems like a low level of personal ownership among their employees. Things don’t get done on time, problems don’t get solved, and issues get ignored rather than proactively […] Accountability. Many organizations name it one of their top corporate values.

204: The Role of Men in Tackling Gender Inequality at Work | with Michelle King, Netflix’s Director of Inclusion

Engaging Leader

When men are actively involved in gender diversity efforts, 96% of organizations report progress, compared to only 30% when men are not involved. However, many men don’t feel equipped to play any role in inclusion and equity. For some men, the traditional model of masculinity steers men away from talking about emotional topics (except to […]. When men are actively involved in gender diversity efforts, 96% of organizations report progress, compared to only 30% when men are not involved.

196: How to Win Like Forbes 100 Most Innovative Leaders | with Jeff Dyer

Engaging Leader

Brought to you by Workforce Communication How do you win the support needed from bosses, colleagues, and investors to bring to life you and your team’s ideas? Great leaders of innovation know that creativity is not enough. They succeed not only on the basis of their ideas, but because they have the vision, reputation, and […] Brought to you by Workforce Communication How do you win the support needed from bosses, colleagues, and investors to bring to life you and your team’s ideas?

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.