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3 Keys to Engaging Young Professionals

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How would you describe the young professionals in your organization? Are they entitled, lazy, and unmotivated? Or are they responsible, creative, and productive? How are their needs and desires different than the seasoned veterans on your team?

Situational Mindsets: How To Boost Critical Thinking And Deliver Results

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Making the right call at the right time depends on dynamic contextual factors. But knowing how to set the right goals and make the right call is increasingly challenging.

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July 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

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Welcome to the July 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Paula Kiger of Big Green Pen shared How businesses can repair the chasm created by racism. Paula writes: “ It can be difficult to figure out where to start when trying to eliminate racism in the workplace.

The Conversational “Sweet Spot” That Unlocks Team Performance

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It’s ok, you can admit it. We’ve all been there. Working in teams can be incredibly frustrating. Whether it was in school, work, or a community organization, you’ve probably had a dysfunctional team experience. It’s that team who can never seem to productively discuss challenging topics. Either they avoid the conversation completely and pretend the issue doesn’t exist, or when someone does get the courage to raise the topic, the discussion becomes heated and spirals out of control.

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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.

Leadership Styles–The Three Ds

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Leaders influence and inspire people to make positive changes to improve the status quo! . How many different leadership styles are there? The Leadership Grid— created by Robert Blake and Jane Mouton describes five leadership styles.

The Beauty Of Conflict… For Teams

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Nobody likes conflict—or crisis—or change—especially in the workplace—or as we’re facing today in our lives. That doesn’t mean it should, or can, be avoided.

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Stop Trying to Ask Good Questions

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Many leadership books and coach training programs outline rules for asking good questions. Common ones include: Don’t ask closed questions. Ask open questions that start with What, When, Where, and How. Avoid Why questions. These suggestions are misleading.

A Street View On Leadership

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It is often said that the subject of leadership is the most studied and least understood. This is not true. Participants will have a comprehensive understanding of leadership effectiveness after hearing Bob Anderson and Bill Adams present their latest research.

Finding Your Own Version Of Resiliency And How To Achieve It

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With the threat and impact of COVID-19 on the world, now more than ever people are being expected to show up with resiliency and endurance. However, the standard concept of resiliency is not as inclusive as we might think.

June 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

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Welcome to the June 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided How to Revive a Brain Attacked by Stress. Marcia shares: “ Brains shut down when attacked by stress. New ideas are resisted and decisions delayed.

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.

How Do You Give Feedback Without Someone Losing Face?

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Have you ever given feedback to someone and gotten a surprisingly negative reaction? Have you received negative feedback that made you feel humiliated, even worthless? Given correctly, feedback can inspire a team to reach its highest potential. Deliver it improperly, and things can unravel quickly.

Building Relationships In Our New Virtual World

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Most women understand the value of networking and the way it can increase their visibility and potential opportunities.

Find Your Voice As A Leader

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As the late Stephen Covey said, “Leadership is a choice, not a position.” So why do you choose to lead? And in today’s blaring and hectic global community, how can you ensure that your voice stands out above the rest?

Is Leadership for You?

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It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about riding a bike or making a Hollandaise sauce or leading a team. Everything looks easy until you try to do it. You can learn a lot about leadership by observing good leaders and watching what they do. You can spend time thinking about how you would handle leadership issues. You can read books and blog posts and articles about leadership. You’ll learn a lot. It’s not enough. My friend and client, Rod Santomassimo, tells his clients this: “Don’t KID yourself.

May 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

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Welcome to the May 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Laura Schroeder of Working Girl provided Online Fatigue: The Pain is Real.

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.

Rules of Engagement

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A friend of mine came to visit over the holidays. Before the visit, I gave her a long list of rules prior to engaging with Louie, my rescue dog.

From the Rubble of Dreams: Resilience to Be Reborn

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At 5:50 AM on Feb 2, 2020, flames leapt from the 26,000 square foot building of a non-profit that provided training and work attire to over 105,000 job seekers in Orange County, CA, in their first 30 years.

6 Ways to Build Trust During Organizational Change

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Death and taxes have traditionally been viewed as the two guarantees in life, but I think a third item has officially made the list: change. The pace of change accelerates with each passing, day, month, and year. The exponential growth of technology has enabled new products, services, and businesses to rise to prominence in short order, and has caused others to become obsolete just as quickly.

Community: The Structure Of Belonging

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How is community built? Real change requires a shift in story, which occurs in community and how we gather. In a world where we are all connected by technology, why are people feeling more than ever so disconnected, lonely, and isolated?

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.

You Say You’re a Leader? Fix Your Divots.

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Divots happen. They’re a sign of impact. And so is how you deal with them. The best golfers know that club scuffs in the turf and ball indentations on the green aren’t all bad. It’s part of the game. But so is fixing your divots. It doesn’t matter if you leave your mark because of something positive or negative, the aftermath is your responsibility. When it comes to hitting the links, “An unrepaired divot can take months to heal, and it may never fully recover” ( usga.org; May 2019 ).

Holding space for possibility

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It was another Zoom coffee chat, this one happening a week after George Floyd’s death. One participant, a social justice activist, asked if, in light of current events, would any of us describe ourselves as racist. Absolutely not,” said one participant. “I’m I’m completely colorblind.”. For real? You’re not just playing around with me?” Asked the activist. “I’m I’m not playing with you. I’m certain about not being racist.”. Ah, how our brains love certainty.

BACK TO NORMAL? No, Thank You!

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Living through Covid-19 and all the talk about getting back to normal reminded me of a time not so long ago. In December of 2016, I experienced a terrible fall on ice which resulted in a fractured hip and femur. Louie was as traumatized as I was, through the journey of falling and consequent surgery.

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When The World Was Silent

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It was early morning, and we had just posted a funny picture of Louie and me on our Facebook page. While writing this blog, one “like” after another popped up on the page, and I continually diverted my attention to review the latest comment.

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.

Has lockdown improved your leadership thinking?

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I am a BNI Director Consultant for Champions Chapter in Sedgefield, County Durham, UK, and I regularly reflect on what we do and how we might improve things. At last week’s chapter meeting, I shared some learning from the first ten weeks of virtual meetings during the current lockdown, now the immediate impact of COVID-19 has lessened. I also noted we were moving through the change curve – based on the Kubler-Ross model – at differing paces.

Chief Empathy Officers (CEO’s) Required

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As the world slowly begins to emerge from lockdown, now more than ever there is a real need for leaders to show up as the Chief Empathy Officer in their business. Effective communication is essential if leaders are to help their team members re-integrate into the workplace. And effective communication can only occur when there is empathy and compassion. As leaders, we need to recognize that everyone will have different emotions about returning to the workplace.

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Flying Without A Helicopter

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It’s graduation season, and that means a lot of new faces are about to enter the workforce for the first time. Do they have the necessary skills to succeed in an increasingly competitive world? Or do they fall into the trap of thinking work is boring, tedious, difficult, and frustrating?

The Remote Leader’s Rules for Living

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The concept of leading remote employees is as old as the graveyard shift. Leaders have been for many years guiding associates who work in different locations, time zones, and work shifts. But this month we added a new wrinkle to the practice—leading remote employees who are anxious, alone and cut off from the solace of the break room banter to process their fears. What’s a leader to do? I found a unique source of advice in a June 1979 “Peanuts” comic strip I saved!

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.

Have You Been Seduced By The COVID Trap?

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As more and more team members have started working from home as a result of the lockdown, great leaders have been taking the time to check in with them and ensure that they are staying engaged and motivated. As a result, many businesses have seen their employee engagement scores increase at this time. According to Engagement Multiplier, engagement levels have risen 5% since the start of the COVID quarantine. But why is this? Have team members suddenly become more engaged?

Dealing with Incivility and Promoting Respect at Work

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Do you deal with incivility in the workplace? Have you ever experienced rudeness, impatience, or harassment before? A recent study found that 84% of Americans experience some form of incivility on average about 10 times a week.

What the Best Leaders Do

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Throughout my career, I have spent a lot of time studying and teaching leadership. It’s a fascinating subject! The coronavirus has given me a chance to observe many leaders dealing with this invisible enemy.

Understanding the Link Between Leadership and Innovation

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At present, it’s hard to tackle any issue pertaining to leadership or management without addressing Covid-19, which is impacting on marketplaces and workplaces across the globe. Despite the status of the Covid-19 outbreak as the single biggest health and socio-economic crisis since the Second World War, it’s also hard to dispute the transformative power of coronavirus across the board.

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.

Wisdom from Sports Coaches You May Not Have Heard

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We revere sports coaches. Posters and coffee cups are festooned with their wisdom and insight. We love the legend of the locker room speech that inspired a team to victory. We love the short, pithy quote. . Successful coaches have more to say than short, pithy bits of common sense wisdom. Here are a few of my favorite longer quotes. They’re all from famous sports coaches. They’re usable by business leaders, like you. I bet at least one will be new to you. .

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Old Habits Die Hard

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Ahhh, it is the New Year, a great time to start fresh. Even Louie, my rescue pup, needs a fresh start. I have noticed over the last couple of weeks that he has reverted back to some of his earlier unacceptable behaviors. It all started with my noticing his unusually boundless amount of energy.

The Power of Patience in a Pandemic Pause

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I admit it: I am a jack rabbit. I like to hop to it and get things done. Give me a project and I’ll start immediately just so I can get it off of my to do list. The problem is, sometimes in my haste, I make mistakes. I admit that I have no tolerance for voicemail doom loops. I have been known to bang a phone against the desk and scream, “give me a real person!” ” (It doesn’t work.).

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Leading by Cause

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Lessons throughout history inform us that cause precedes effect; actions create results. Plato explained the principle of causality, saying “every­thing that becomes or changes must do so owing to some cause; for nothing can come to be without a cause (Timaeus 28a). ” In Codex Atlanticus, Leonardo DaVinci wrote, “No effect is in Nature without cause; you understand the cause and you do not need any experience.”

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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.