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What Makes a High-Performance Leader?

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Guest post from Rob Hartnett: “What is a high-performance leader?” a leader asked me in a Facebook Live session. One of the many I have done since Covid-19 as we pivot to new ways of working. A high-performance leader is one who is intentional about their leadership.

5 Tips for Inspiring Leadership

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Guest post from Karlin Sloan: As a leadership development consultant, I have spent my career with people in business, NGOs, government, and not-for-profits who are focused, competent, talented and who have a deep sense of their personal power to impact those around them.

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Leadership Accountability

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Guest post from Vince Molinaro: Publilius Syrus was a Latin writer who lived from 85 to 43 B.C. He wrote, “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” He got it right way back then. Anyone can lead when times are good, when the world is stable, and the sea is calm.

5 Principles for Ethical Leadership in Times of Crisis

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Guest post by Jason Richmond : Leaders are, by definition, role models, and employees naturally follow their lead. This is particularly true in times of crisis.

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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.

Playbook for a New Leader’s First 90 Days on the Job

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Guest post from Kristin Harper : The first 90 days of a leaders’ tenure set the foundation for their future success. Below are five time-tested approaches for new leaders to get off to a fast start.

How To Ask Remarkably Better Questions To Encourage Great Ideas

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Guest post from Karin Hurt and David Dye: You’ve asked your team for their great ideas. You have an open door. You’re also committed to MBWA (or in today’s pandemic-constrained world, Management By Clicking Around- MBCA).

The Call of “Not Knowing”– How Uncertainty is Still the Test of Leadership

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Guest post by Randall P. White : American leaders are rising to the occasion. You just have to look a little deeper. There have been great examples of leadership in our multiple crises of the moment. Mayors, governors, even some sheriffs and police officers, are showing how it’s done. People who are otherwise obscure on the national scene are now showing up in news feeds and quenching a yearning for sanity, direction and confidence. Such as?

Leading Into the Acceleration of Change

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Guest by Marcia Reynolds: The response to the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated economic and social trends. We are now shopping and buying meals more online, saving rental dollars on office space, holding more virtual business and personal meetings, and improving or seeking an end to our personal relationships as we spend more time together. As we transition to being more mobile, we won’t be “returning” so much as “evolving” to confront a new reality.

Nurture Your Leadership Intuition

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Guest post by Martha Alderson: Leaders often rely on surveys, empirical data, conscious reasoning, concrete evidence, facts, logic, and scientific research before making decisions or changing the current course of action.

How to Harness the Power of Empathy for Effective Leadership

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Guest post from Maria Ross: Let me ask you a question: What does a successful leader look like? Effective leaders are masters of business strategy. They are visionaries who know how to clearly communicate their vision to others.

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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!

Everyday Moments Define Leaders

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Guest post from Gregory P. Shea, Ph.D.: It took a while, but we got it: we were all in crisis. Many of us still are, especially the most medically and economically vulnerable both here and abroad. All of us will face moments of challenge and even crisis over the coming months.

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Unwrapping and Managing Difficult Employees

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Guest post from Beth Miller: We’ve all been challenged with at least one difficult person at work. Why do they have to be so rude, dismissive, abrasive, etc.?

Good Leaders Have Visions Their Team Can Actually SEE

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Guest post from Lee Hartley Carter: Vision in leadership is essential. We all know it. And yet, while we often can answer the question generally with business plan answers, we can’t often paint a picture of what that vision looks like in practice.

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Hire People with Common Sense and Good Critical Judgement

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Guest post by Stan Silverman : During a recent event to launch my book, Be Different!

Leaders Lessons from an Outward Bound Wilderness Instructor

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Guest post from Mark Brown: Leaders in the outdoor leadership space are quite familiar with a wilderness ethic and organization called Leave No Trace. Originally a program created by the United States Forest Service in the late 1980s, the organization offers guidelines to people who venture into the wilderness to help reduce their negative impact and preserve it for future generations. LNT has become the gold standard for organizations who operate in America’s backcountry environments.

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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!

Change Your Paradigm

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Guest post from Luis Pedroza : Don’t be complacent. Always challenge your assumptions, especially when entering a new market or consumer segment. History is filled with examples of successful brands that became too complacent and then obsolete.

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What’s the Secret to Strong Leadership?

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Guest post from Alain Hunkins : Over the past two decades, I’ve worked with thousands of teams, and tens of thousands of leaders in twenty-five countries around the world. I’ve worked with every industry you can think of, as well as some industries you probably don’t know exist. On the surface, each team and company’s situation and issues were unique. However, over time, I started to see patterns emerge- patterns of behavior. It’s been said that success leaves clues, and it’s true.

Helicopter Leadership

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Guest post from Stephen Klemich : It is often asked, what is the difference between Leadership and Management?

How Leaders Can Fix a Negative Company Culture

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Guest post from Chris Dyer : When company culture fails, it’s usually on one of two planes: the work environment has gone rotten, or the way in which work is transacted has deteriorated. The two realms are linked, though, so once one aspect has been infected with negativity, the other one may well catch the disease. Business leaders have two choices. We can build or rebuild culture from the ground up. Or we can address the most glaring symptoms first and make improvements from there.

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.

7 Ways to Earn Respect as a New Leader

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Guest post from Peter Economy: Are you newly promoted? A recent leadership hire? Slowly advancing in your company or organization? When you ’ re the new leader on the block, earning respect from peers and employees who don ’ t even know you can certainly be a struggle. A higher leadership status won ’ t automatically give you the authority or trust with your people that you need to get things done. You’ll have to earn that authority and trust to become an effective and successful leader or boss.

Does Your Team Have a #1 Priority?

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Guest post from Mike McHargue: Does your team have one clearly stated priority? The one thing that is the focus above everything else? And, is everyone on your team crystal clear about what that priority is? Notice I didn’t ask about your priorit- ies.

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Learning from History: How to Make Decisions

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Guest post from Robert L. Dilenschneider: We all have to make decisions, and of course we want them to come out right. But how do we go about reaching those decisions, and what can we do to help ensure they turn out well? Simple questions to ask. Incredibly hard questions to answer.

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The Great Leadership Development Disrupter: Leadership Rotation

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Guest post from Dee Ann Turner: During my tenured career at one organization, I had the “best of the best” leadership development opportunities. I attended multiple executive education courses at the top business schools in the United States.

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.

10 Magic Phrases That Will Make You a Better Leader

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By Dan McCarthy : Want to be a better leader? Then try improving your vocabulary. No, I'm not talking adding the latest management and leadership buzzwords or jargon to your repertoire. I'm talking about adding some powerful phrases to your vocabulary that will engage, motivate and inspire others. How can I be a better leader?" Variations of the question include "How can I be a better parent?", "How can I be a better spouse?", and "How can I be a better child?"Just

Are You a Culture Change Skeptic?

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Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: Are you a culture change skeptic? Do you have a hard time seeing how your organization’s work culture affects employee behavior, performance, or enthusiasm - so you tend to think it just doesn’t even exist?

Mastering your Inner Game of Leadership

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Guest post from Ron Garonzik and Rick Lash: In 1938 archeologists in Israel made a remarkable discovery – a cache of 2,500-year-old letters between officers and their commanders. They provide a unique window on the impact overly controlling, self-centered leadership styles can have on others: “Regarding the letter you sent, the heart of your servant is ill, when my lord said: Don’t you know how to read a letter? As God lives, for every letter that comes to me, it is read.”

Key Qualities of a Vibrant Culture Leader

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Guest post by Colin D Ellis : People who are true leaders stand out. Others want to be around them because they know they’re worth following. But what qualities do these leaders have that make them exude such strength of character, while other supposed leaders fall short?

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.

How to Journal

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Guest post from Michaela Renee Johnson: I have always loved writing, especially as a way to process the depth of my emotions through difficult times. I still have my first journal, which I got in the third grade. It was included in a gift bag at a birthday party I attended. The notebook was tiny, maybe only three inches wide by four inches long, with multicolored paper and hearts on the cover. But I quickly understood that it could make a big impact on my life.

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Create Eagles – Not Ducks When it Comes to Policies

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Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds : Most stupid policies don’t start out that way. They are intended to “protect & serve” but can evolve into something not good. There’s a story by Wayne Dyer about eagles and ducks.

What if Serving Others Actually Serves You, too?

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What if Serving Others Actually Serves You, too? Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds : The cashier at the checkout line at our local grocery store was literally singing. Did you find everything you neeeedd ?”

Why Leaders Need to Role Model and Live Your Company Values

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Guest post from Debra Corey: My 18 year-old daughter has entered the workforce, full of energy, full of passion and full of some very strong opinions. And her top opinion, her absolute top pet peeve is when a leader or manager says one thing and does another. In her words, she hates hypocrites! And yes, she may be young, and she may still be learning her way around the workplace, but she is actually right - our employees deserve leaders who walk the talk!

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.

Having the Courage to Trust Your Team

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Guest post by Bill Treasurer : Leadership is typically associated with action—with trying, doing, and achieving. However, there’s another side to leadership that focuses on the followers: trust. As leaders, we need to actively trust our followers, teams, and employees. While this sounds simple, it’s often a hard task for those of us who are goal-oriented. Trusting other people requires us to let go of the impulse to control outcomes or people.

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Effective Leadership Begins with a Strong Foundation

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Guest post from Tabitha Laser: What is leadership? Since joining the workforce more than 25 years ago, and serving as a leader for numerous organizations, it’s apparent that leadership means very different things to different people. Simply put, leadership is the art of inspiring, motivating, empowering, supporting, and assuring a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.

The Most Important Ingredient to Successful Leadership

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Guest post from Brad Chase : No business subject garners more attention than leadership. There are endless leadership books, classes, websites and more. Everyone is searching for the essential qualities of a successful leader. But what if you had to pick just one quality? Think about it for a moment. What would you choose as most important to the success of a business leader? Do you have your answer yet? Don’t read on until you have one.

6 Ways to Just Say No to Stress

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Guest post from Janelle Bruland: There is a growing epidemic that is killing us as leaders, and it’s completely curable. Our culture is filled with more anxiety and stress than ever. None of us were built to handle what we are all dealing with on a daily basis. The average knowledge worker today is interrupted every 11 minutes by some form of communication.

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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.