Lead Change Blog

Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring

Lead Change Blog

As the workplace has become more diverse, mentoring has become more challenging. Mentors and mentees may come from very different backgrounds and have a limited understanding of each other’s cultures and outlooks.

Mentor 329

Unpacking the Bags to Leadership

Lead Change Blog

“Please place your carry-on luggage in the storage bins overhead and take your seat. If you have items that will fit under the seats in front of you, please secure them now.”. “As As you enter today, please leave your baggage at home so we can focus on the work ahead.”. These statements may sound familiar regarding baggage. Our first direction is to store the luggage away, and we will deal with it later. However, later is not always what we can do regarding the weight this baggage holds.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Finding Your Own Version Of Resiliency And How To Achieve It

Lead Change Blog

When so many factors play into how individuals combat crises, there’s a stronger need to redefine what resiliency looks like. How each of us shows up is influenced by our upbringing, economic status, culture, and experiences.

What Are the Three Things That Leaders Do?

Lead Change Blog

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.

Mentor 396

5 Reasons People Quit, 10 Ways to Make Them Stay

Learn how to protect your company from The Great Resignation’s turnover epidemic.

Developing Resilience: How to Remain Calm in the Midst of Workplace Chaos

Lead Change Blog

Do you feel like you’re running out of steam at work? Do you wonder how some people manage to get through their hectic days without experiencing burnout? Do you find it hard to bounce back from workplace negativity?

The Creative Mindset

Lead Change Blog

Everything that society has called innovative is the direct result of the personal creativity of individuals. And, it’s no surprise that organizations today want to harness that type of creativity and innovation in their employees. But, it’s time to rethink the way we make innovation happen.

Positive Influence: The Leader Who Helps People Become Their Best Self

Lead Change Blog

According to Michael and Glenn Parker, there are four types of positive influence leaders, and we can all leverage the strengths of each to become the type of leader who helps people become their best self.

Quiet Is The New Superpower: Voices From The Introvert Revolution

Lead Change Blog

Half of the population identify as introverts; however, many workplaces are stuck in traditional, extrovert-centric cultures that reward people for speaking up publicly, expect them to log face time, and employ hiring and promotion practices rooted in the past.

It’s Not The Words, It’s What You Do

Lead Change Blog

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.

6 Tips for Better Problem Solving

Lead Change Blog

Problem-solving is a natural and important part of business. We say we start with facts, but we don’t. We start with opinions, and the opinions influence what facts we discover. Effective problem-solving uses two kinds of thinking. Divergent thinking seeks out as many options as possible. Convergent thinking selects one option to pursue. Here are six tips for better problem-solving. Get The Story of The Problem. Take notes as someone offers the story of the problem.

Tips 247

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

July 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

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.

Seven Reasons Brainstorming Fails

Lead Change Blog

As we begin to hopefully move out of remote work and covid clutter, pivoting seems to be the mantra on many leaders’ lips. Certainly, it will not be “business as usual.” How many ways can we respond to customers and clients? What new offerings might we create? But before a group is convened to “brainstorm”, consider these reasons why many “ brainstorms” fail: The people doing the brainstorming are there by mandate – not by desire. Send out an open invitation. Those who care most will show up.

September 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September 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. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided What Not To Say When You’re Mad. Marcia shares: “ When you are stressed or irritated, you might sabotage your conversations with one word or phrase.

The Folly of Normal Office Return Revealed by Delta Surge

Lead Change Blog

Vaccine effectiveness against the Delta variant has dropped to 39% after 6 months. That makes it folly to pursue a normal office return. Make no mistake about the danger: the Delta surge forecast to grow much worse in the next few months. Indeed, the CDC is asking vaccinated people to wear masks and recommending booster shots.

Survey 234

Pass Off The Broom

Lead Change Blog

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.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Move From A Good Leader To A Great Leader

Lead Change Blog

What does it take to find the sweet spot in leadership? Some leaders operate at the extremes—doing too much, then too little. They centralize, then they decentralize, only to centralize again. Some leaders delegate, but then swoop back in and grab control.

Hey, Leader! Are You Hearing Voices?

Lead Change Blog

Strong leaders are surrounded by a plethora of voices. The challenge is knowing which ones to listen to—to which should I pay attention or seek out? Voices matter! Here are a few that will compete for your attention: The Client’s Voice. Everyone who wants to be successful listens to their target audience. What do they want? What do they need to be effective? How can you meet this need? Should you provide it? While the customer’s voice matters, don’t let it rule over you.

Bonding with Customers: The Leadership Side

Lead Change Blog

David P. Campbell, a co-author of the infamous Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory, once proposed camps for the children of world leaders located in the countries of their adversaries. The concept was, for example, senior Russian leaders would never launch an attack on the United States if their children were attending a U.S.-based based camp. The subtheme was also that children would return home after camp reporting a vastly different assessment of “adversaries.”

Bond 263

Saving Face: How To Preserve Dignity And Build Trust

Lead Change Blog

Face is the new social currency of our time. Face represents one’s self-esteem, self-worth, identity, reputation, status, pride, and dignity.

How To 238

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

How to Stay Marketable and Keep Your Job

Lead Change Blog

With the current crisis we are in, so much seems to be rapidly changing, with new information daily causing anxiety. One of the biggest concerns individuals are facing is a new constant fear surrounding their job security.

Intelligent Disobedience

Lead Change Blog

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.

REWIRE Your Thinking And Transform Your Life

Lead Change Blog

The truth is, you have the ability to create lasting change in your life. You always have a choice; you are not stuck or bound by a fixed set of capacity or capability. Changing your life requires a change in thinking. .

August 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 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. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided 3 Steps to Achieving Inner Stillness. Marcia shares: “ Achieving inner stillness is getting comfortable with the beautiful emptiness of not knowing.

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.

Leadership—Are You Using the Most Effective Ratio?

Lead Change Blog

80/20, 50/50, 30/70—what’s the right ratio? . Leaders engage in a number of related activities including managing and leading, discovery and delivery, as well as giving and receiving feedback. . How much time should you spend doing each activity? . Of course, it depends on the situation. There is no one approach (ratio) that can be used in every situation. Versatility is key. You must determine what’s required to achieve your goals. . Managing and Leading.

Put The SERVE Back in Public Service – 5 Ways Government Leaders Can Restore Trust

Lead Change Blog

Is it my imagination or was there once a time when government service was considered a noble and worthy endeavor? Elected representatives, appointed officials, and even hired employees viewed public service as a calling rather than a job, inspired by ideals such as self-sacrifice, civic duty, compassion, patriotism, and social justice. President John F.

Covey 207

4 Strategies To Effectively Navigate The Confidence-Competence Matrix

Lead Change Blog

As a leader, we are all too familiar with the struggle that often exists between the need to get things done (results) and the need to build and maintain relationships, with clients and team members.

June 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the June 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. Jennifer V. Miller writes 7 Things Employees Want to Know In a Department Reshuffle. Jennifer summarizes: “ Are you planning a department reorganization or a big change?

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.

How Do You Influence and Inspire People?

Lead Change Blog

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.”.

Change Is Dead, Get Ready For Reinvention

Lead Change Blog

One thing that I think we can all agree on is that the last 18 months have changed forever the way we live and work. As much as people talk about things returning to normal, in my opinion, they never will. Too many parameters have changed, people’s mindsets and behaviours have changed, our business processes and systems have changed, and in many cases, our entire product offering has changed and adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients. .

Every Day An Idea

Lead Change Blog

When I began coordinating content for the Lead Change Group in 2014, the idea of soliciting, editing and publishing a different piece of leadership material every weekday was a little daunting. I was new to the community. Every contributor was new to me. We were all finding our way.

Defeating Work-From-Home Burnout and Zoom Fatigue

Lead Change Blog

As we transition from the pandemic into post-pandemic life, many companies have adapted hybrid models, with many workers coming in part-time only, while others remain fully remote. When the COVID pandemic swept through the country last year, companies rapidly transitioned employees to working from home. However, this shift led to growing challenges of work-from-home burnout and Zoom fatigue. The current hybrid and fully remote models make these issues relevant for the foreseeable future.

Bond 291

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!

Foxes And Hedgehogs: Which One Are You?

Lead Change Blog

In 2001, I accepted my first official leadership position as a human resources director with one audacious goal – to be and do all the things to serve all the people. With a background in public relations, marketing, and internal communications, HR had become an accidental specialty – I was a jack-of-all-trades and master of none. It didn’t take long to figure out that I wasn’t good at trying to be and do all the things to serve all the people.

What the Research Shows on What Employees Want When They Return to the Office

Lead Change Blog

Many leaders feel confident that they know what employees want in returning to the office. Unfortunately, it’s too easy to make false assumptions about the desires of others due to a dangerous judgment error termed the false consensus effect. This problematic mental blindspot causes us to perceive others who we feel to be in our team as sharing our beliefs. That’s often not the case.

Win Every Day: Proven Practices For Extraordinary Results

Lead Change Blog

All high-performance organizations have one thing in common: execution. The men and women who work there sustain performance at seemingly otherworldly levels of precision, accuracy, and consistency. But what happens when your employees aren’t reaching their highest potential?

The Hidden Benefits of Post Traumatic Growth

Lead Change Blog

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.

Stress 267

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!