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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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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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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7 Musts When Engaging in Healthy Conflict

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Guest post from Mike Robbins : The ability for you and your team to effectively engage in conflict may not be all that easy or fun, but it is fundamental to your performance, both individually and collectively.

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.

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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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!

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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How to Build a Team of Innovators

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Guest post by Chuck Swoboda : As increasing competition, new technologies and evolving customer expectations continue to disrupt nearly every industry, business leaders are turning to innovation as a way to keep their companies relevant.

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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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.

Hiring in the World of HyperGrowth

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Guest post from Beth Armknecht Miller: Recently, I was working with an executive who shared a job description for a new IT position. He leads a rapidly growing company so there were going to be multiple hires for the same position in a short period of time.

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!

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.

A Fresh Leadership Model for a New Decade

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Guest post from Dr. Ranya Nehmeh : Why do the rest of us act like millennials are from another planet? We have a need to comment on the constant screen gazing, the matcha latte obsession, the job-hopping, the mood swings from apathy to omg…don’t even try to say you don’t know what I’m talking about.

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.

Leaders Build Trust Through Conflict!

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Guest post from Scott Warrick: Trust. Leaders tell you how critical it is to building a team. But what exactly is “trust” and exactly how do you get it? First, if any leader is going to implement a successful program, they have to define their terms.

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20 Articles to Help Leaders Navigate the COVID 19 Crisis

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I’ve dug deep into Google search to curate 20 articles from what I believe to be trusted sources for leaders. Some are new and some are older; all seem to be practical and relevant advice for leaders trying to step up during these challenging times.

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Helicopter Leadership

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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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The Best Run Companies are the Sustainable Companies

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Guest post from Sam Hua and Nan Hua: Business people talk all the time about wanting to build ‘hundred-year companies’. But a hundred years of what? A hundred years of growth? A hundred years of development? Or a hundred years of survival?

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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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

4 Questions to Ask to Select the Best Executive Search Firm

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Guest post from Atta Tarki and Gustav Brown : Selecting the right executive search firm can be almost as difficult as finding the right candidate for the job.

The Unspoken Role of Confidence in Leadership

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Guest post from Karen J. Hewitt: Leadership is one of the most regularly used words in the world of business, and arguably one of the most important. But what does it really mean, and is it delivering what it promises in organisations?

What It Takes to Be a Leader

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Guest post from David Nielson : As a leader, taking on a new challenge, making a change, or leading a team can be challenging. Be it in business or in life, it isn’t just a test of your ability to know what to do.

Great Leaders Focus on the Why and the What—Not the How

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Guest post by Steve Coughran : In my two decades of business experience, I have encountered many different flavors of leadership.

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Why Purpose, Mission, Vision and Values Really Do Matter

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Guest post from Chris Griffiths: Being able to define your purpose, mission, vision and values allows you to plan for your company’s future success. The Purpose/Mission/Vision/Values concept can apply to just about anybody in any business.

Brands, Leadership and the Climate Crisis

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Guest post from Sean Pillot de Chenecey : Innovation, on which any organisation is so reliant, is about to become more dynamic and challenging than ever.

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10 Questions Leaders Must Answer When Making Big Decisions

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Guest post from Greg Bustin : Leaders are in the decision-making business. Some of your decisions are bigger than others, and so to be considered successful on your terms as well as the terms of others means you must make more good decisions than bad decisions when the stakes are highest.

Perseverance, Patience and Passion

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Guest post by Riccardo Pozzoli: Visionary enthusiasm must be balanced by a good dose of reality, because at the beginning it is important to proceed carefully. Setting a target that is not too easily achievable can provide the impetus to secure a great result.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.