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It’s Not The Words, It’s What You Do

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You know the old saying, “Actions Speak Louder Than Words!” It really is what you do…not just your words! We are constantly told that showing employees that they are valued and appreciated makes all the difference in retaining talent, but what is most often misunderstood is the HOW.

How Effective Are You at Using Your Power?

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Power is a good thing when used effectively. The more power you have, the more able you are to direct, influence, and inspire people to make positive changes. There are three types of power. Position Power. You gain power based on your formal position in the organization. The chain of command gives you power over the people below.

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What Are the Three Things That Leaders Do?

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No matter what the situation, setting, or method of communication, leaders frequently and consistently do these things. . Leaders challenge us. They believe every person has hidden potential and is capable of growing and achieving more. They challenge us by: Expanding our vision.

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July 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

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Welcome to the July 2021 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. Julie Winkle Giulioni shared Remote Relationships: How Far Can You Coast ? Julie explains: “ Relationships require attention, intention, and investment. Even more so from afar.

The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.

The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust

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As organizations face more complex interdependent tasks, leadership must become more personal in order to ensure open trusting communication that will make more collaborative problem solving and innovation possible.

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Developing the Best in You to Develop the Best in Others

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Whether you’re an emerging or experienced coach, whether you want to grow your own leadership skills or develop them across an entire organization, Self as Coach can help.

Overcome the trigger points in our lives with Marshall Goldsmith

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Do you ever find that you are not the patient, compassionate problem solver you believe yourself to be? Have you ever felt your temper accelerate from zero to sixty when another driver cuts you off in traffic? Our reactions don’t occur in a vacuum.

EAT THAT FROG! FOR STUDENTS

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It’s time to stop procrastinating and get more of the important things done! Eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task—but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Like adults, students of all ages struggle with how to manage their time.

Capture Lessons Learned For Transformation Success

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Successful transformations are inextricably linked to organizational and individual learning. Change today typically involves defining new roles, new ways of working, and automation adoption. Learning is the key accelerator to execute and sustain the desired future state.

Your Leadership Operating System: Ego Or Eco?

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“The Ego is an exquisite instrument. Enjoy it, use it – just don’t get lost in it.” – Ram Dass. We’ve worked with them and for them – individuals in leadership positions who prioritize profits over people, place a greater value on transactions than interactions and view themselves on a higher level than those around them. While their ego-driven ambition may be effective in generating short-term gains, attaining goals is different from achieving growth.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Beat Yesterday

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During what I call my “corporate period” I ran service and distribution centers for the North American part of a multinational. Every week, I tried to get out of my office and “carry the kit” for one of our salespeople. Chuck was my favorite. Chuck wasn’t just a great salesperson. He thought about his work and how he could do better. Chuck showed me the first “Beat Yesterday” book I ever saw. Chuck kept track of the things he wanted to improve.

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Pass Off The Broom

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I am sure we have all heard the leadership adage, never walk past a piece of trash on the grounds of your workplace because it sets a precedent for those working for you to follow. Your subordinates might come to the conclusion that if the boss is not concerned with the minute details of picking up trash then they should not be bothered by the refuse either.

May 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

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Welcome to the May 2021 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. John Stoker of DialogueWORKS contributed Are Your Assumptions Getting the Best of You ? John writes: “ Sometimes we are consciously unconscious about what we are thinking. When this happens, sometimes our thinking gets the best of us.

Intelligent Disobedience

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What is Intelligent Disobedience? It is knowing when and how to say “no” to rules or orders which, if executed, would have harmful outcomes. No one believes they would obey a harmful order – but research, history, and the daily newspaper show how often this is not the case.

Balanced Effectiveness at Work

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Do you hold on to an internal belief that “somehow, someday” you’ll get caught up? Do you constantly have an internal dialog about not doing enough?

5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

Leadership is a Process!

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What do you do at each step in the process? . The diagram below highlights the steps involved in the leadership process. Throughout the process, leaders involve people and build relationships. Diagnose the Situation. What’s going on?

Remain Visible And Relevant In A Remote Work Environment

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How do you remain visible and relevant in a remote work environment? Since the pandemic, the workplace looks vastly different. Remote work has become a more standardized practice for how businesses run.

What is at the core of your leadership?

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“Corey, Aaron, and Justin, I would like to have you three be the leaders from our class to represent us. We will be presenting the Twin Towers model to the city for a temporary display.”. Their faces filled with smiles and big bright eyes. Priceless. No one would have used leader to describe these boys. They were in trouble, missed school, and had difficulty in academics. However, in our project-based learning activities following 9-11, they shined bright.

A Practical Guide to Resolving Management Challenges 

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Leading organizations and managing people are daunting tasks, especially in this rapidly changing world. Explore how to develop relationships that matter while leading others in a variety of circumstances.

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!

What’s Your Learning Style?

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Being a lifelong learner is one of the secrets to happiness, success, and personal fulfillment. When people acquire new skills, master new capabilities, and become more mature, their personal and professional lives are enhanced. But what’s the best way for each of us to do that?

Dare Yourself to Face Tough Situations

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We’re nearly seven months into this pandemic, and many of us are still grappling with assembling some version of the “new normal.” Many of us have had to make tough decisions and carve new paths forward.

Why You Should Have a Mentor (And How to Find One)

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No matter who you are or what you do, it’s important to surround yourself with people who can speak into your life, especially if you are looking to grow.

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March 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

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Welcome to the March 2021 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. Lorrie Coffey of Horizonpointconsulting explains Four Simple Steps to Improve Your Business Writing. Lorrie writes: “ We often work with clients who aim to improve communication within their organizations.

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!

April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

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Welcome to the April 2021 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. Liz Weber of Weber Business Services provided Your Silence Speaks Volumes: Speak and Lead Proactively. Liz writes: “ Do you find yourself reserving your input in meetings until after your team has shared or brainstormed?

Becoming a Leader

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Did you know you would be a leader? I never pictured myself as a leader growing up, and I am sure most didn’t see me that way either. How did you become a leader? I was a shy, backward kind of kid, not a standout girl. So when did the change happen? I can think of a few key people and moments in my life, and I am sure you can too! How can we support leadership today?

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The Mindset Every Leader Needs to Infuse into Their Company Right Now

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Every successful leader has a story of how they got to where they are, a story with twists, turns, roadblocks, failures, often leading to some sort of happy ending. However, while often not “planned”, our research shows that many leaders’ paths follow this pattern because they have been operating with a serendipity mindset.

How Do You Influence and Inspire People?

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All leaders have the same goal. Improve the status quo and help people achieve their potential. Leaders influence and inspire people to make positive changes. Start by getting to know your team members—their dreams and goals, as well as their problems and frustrations. Then use these tactics. Set the Example. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner ( The Leadership Challenge ) maintain the first function of leadership is to “Model the Way.”.

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.

From Restless to Rest: 3 Steps to Find Meaning in 2020

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While 2020 draws to a close, one prevailing sentiment is, “Good riddance.” As a leader, you may be growing restless to wrap up this year and move forward to a better year in 2021 (whatever that means). Not so fast , I say. Don’t overlook the opportunity to discover meaning from a year that no one anticipated, and not many want to repeat. Here are three steps to find meaning as you approach the end of 2020. Press the pause button. As a leader, you are accustomed to moving at a fast pace.

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The Hidden Benefits of Post Traumatic Growth

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No one disputes that the past 18 months have been some of the toughest that the world have ever experienced and for business leaders, their teams have been through a massive trauma. The world has changed and life will never be the same again. So, as we start returning to work, as the COVID restrictions ease across the world, leaders need to consider the impact the pandemic has had on their team and act accordingly.

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Beware the Leader’s Curse

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As an entrepreneur or founder, the bond you have with the company you created can be as strong as that of a parent with her child. CEOs who take command of a company also forge intense bonds, even if they are not the actual founder. The devotion that many leaders feel for their businesses infuses everything, from company culture and engineering to the snacks in the kitchen. This devotion can also be a curse, blinding you to potential flaws in your product or the holes in your strategy.

The Science of Networking

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If you are like most people, you hate networking. Perhaps you think of it as “meeting strangers,” maybe at a networking mixer or through introductions. And many of us cringe at the thought. We know that it’s essential to reach out and build a network.

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 Hesitant Leader

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You know the saying…”He who hesitates is lost!” Right? Well, it depends! When I was a young banker with a few bucks in my account, I was looking for the next hot investment. It was the 80s and people were buying businesses left and right, and I wanted in on the action. My first deal was awesome. A friend mentioned that company XYZ was ripe for a takeover, targeted to be snatched up any day. So I wrote a check and, sure enough, I doubled my investment in a week.

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?

Master your Metrics

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The bottom-line matters. The key question: What is the right bottom line for our business? We often hear leaders announce plans to cut expenses without impacting the customer experience. Great concept, which rarely produces expected results. In fact, according to recent Gartner research , fewer than half (43%) of leaders achieve the level of savings they set out to attain in the first year of cost reduction. This is due in part to setting unrealistic cost reduction targets.

4 Leadership Challenges You Must Face

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Regardless of the leadership role you play there are common challenges we all face as we seek to build an organization or guide a team. Here are 4 essential challenges to meet, the tension created in the process of facing each challenge, and the outcome we hope to achieve. The Learning Challenge. Learning is optimized when truth meets life. The world is full of theorists and visionary dreamers. Their ideas are creative and often stimulating.

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.