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Change Your Habits

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Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds Every leader can improve their team’s performance and the team’s values-alignment by changing what they pay attention to. Most people pay attention to what’s right in front of them. We track performance data, customer satisfaction, and the like.

“It’s Not My Fault” – Six Imperative Rules of Management

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Guest post from Ruth King : How many times have you heard “It’s not my fault” from an employee when it really IS that employee’s fault? He is making excuses about why he didn’t do his job.

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Values are Worthless Without These Four Things

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Guest post from Beth Miller : Values are more than a list of words on your website or a poster in your office. For values to benefit an organization they need to be lived by everyone and fully integrated into a company’s processes and decisions.

Three Classic Negotiating Mistakes

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Guest post by Clint Babcock: Recently I was teaching a class on negotiation for salespeople. I set up a buyer–seller role play scenario and I asked two participants to work through the scenario in front of the rest of the class.

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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!

Leadership Insights for Moving from Burnout to Breakthrough

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Guest post from E ileen McDargh : In May 2019, the World Health Organization placed burnout in its International Classification of Diseases diagnostic manual. While not calling it an “illness,” it classified burnout as an occupational hazard.

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.

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.

Great Leaders Attract Great Talent

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Guest post from Susanna Camp and Jonathan Littman As a leader, you shape the ideas, provide the direction, set the goals. You’re great at focusing the journey and laying a course, especially when winds are uncertain.

Culture is Not Enough

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Guest post from Thomas Steding : Slowly, almost inexorably, culture has big become almost top of mind as a key factor in effective leadership.

Great Leaders Nurture

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Guest post from Barbara Bruno : Would your current team or new hires describe you as a leader who supports, teaches, and encourages them? This type of nurturing often determines whether the members of your team become engaged and retained employees or end up as a costly turnover statistic.

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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.

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.

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.

Gauging an Employee’s Emotional Well-Being in a Virtual World: Warning Signs and Ways to Help

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Guest post by Guy Casablanca: Much has been written lately about how leaders can gauge productivity and performance in a virtual world. Beyond these two metrics, we have asked the question, “How can a leader tell when an employee is struggling emotionally in a virtual world?”

How to Solve Your Most Difficult Leadership and Talent Challenges

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Guest post from Stephen Shapiro : To find better solutions to your most difficult business problems, paradoxically, you don’t want o focus on solutions. Instead you want to make sure you are asking the right questions. Changing the question changes the range of possible solutions.

A Systems Approach to Leading Through Transfomation

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Guest post from Brendan P. Keegan , CEO, Merchants Fleet One thing all great leaders have in common is that they understand that transformational growth doesn’t happen without a willingness to change.

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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.

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).

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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.

Accountability Under Pressure

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Guest post from Helen Horyza : Under pressure, when you have been disappointed or your direction has been ignored, do you lose your temper? Do you attack the person who made the mistake? It can happen in a split second.

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How the Best Place of Work Became A State of Mind

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Gue st post from Jonas Altman : Matt Mullenweg’s company had a plush office at Pier 38 in San Francisco’s Embarcadero. It was only a five-minute walk from his apartment, but his preference, like many in the company, was to work from home.

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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.

How Your Late Employees Improve Your Competitive Advantage

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Guest post from Grace Pacie: We’ve all heard the story that lateness costs the country billions in lost productivity - it’s claimed that lateness costs American businesses more than $3 billion dollars a year, but can that figure be trusted?

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.

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. Five key principles leaders must keep in mind and demonstrate if they are to successfully lead their organizations through disaster are transparency, consistency, accountability, empathy, and resilience. Transparency Transparency is the best prevention against panic and rumors. Leaders must first be honest with themselves.

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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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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.

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.?

The Three Main Organizational Drivers

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Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds : Is your company primarily power-, profit-, or purpose-driven?

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.

It’s Great to Lead with Smart Experiments

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Guest post by Steven K. Gold, M.D.: Leadership is all about decision and action. As leaders, our goal is to make the best decisions that lead to the most productive actions. As the world becomes less certain, even highly unpredictable, how do we go about optimizing our chances for success?

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.

More Automation is Coming! Bulletproof Your Career

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Guest post from Edward D. Hess : Everyone knows that jobs have been automated over the last 20 years. But the number of those automated jobs will be a small number compared to what is coming over the next 10 years.

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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.

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.

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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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!

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. To climb the corporate ladder, you’ve got to make fast, difficult decisions at critical times. Successful leaders have persistence, tenacity, confidence, enthusiasm. But what about compassion, kindness, and empathy?

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5 Steps to Build a Disruption Proof Business Model

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Guest post from Robbie Kellman Baxter : In the past few years, we have seen what we thought of as “disruption proof” businesses get disrupted by new and unexpected competitors. Banks, by Paypal, Venmo, and ApplePay. Taxis by Uber & Lyft. Hotels by AirBnB. More recently in the wake of the novel coronavirus, we have seen a second wave of disruption coming from outside forces, rather than competition. Many organizations have been blindsided by the implications of social distancing.

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

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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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!