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Leading Thoughts for October 21, 2021

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I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

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8 Meticulous Hiring Tactics to Land the Best People

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Y OUR organization’s success comes down to who you hire. Just as great coaches don’t win many games without great players, great managers aren’t successful without the right people on their team. Finding, hiring, and developing great performers is the most important part of every manager’s job.

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Why Content Isn’t King in Leadership Communications

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S OME of my executive clients believe, instinctively, that content is king. They maintain that “useful information” is a crucial driver of effective leadership—that their job is primarily to educate and inform their teams with facts and figures.

The Power of Pressure

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S COTTISH philosopher Thomas Carlyle is said to have written, “No pressure, no diamonds.” And it’s true. We need to rethink how we think of pressure and how we manage it.

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Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

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

A Minute to Think

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W E ALL NEED white space – open, unassigned time. We need it for better relationships, mental health, and better productivity. Juliet Funt writes in A Minute to Think , “without space, we can’t sustain ourselves.” It is the missing element in our lives, and we need to get it back.

LeadershipNow 140: September 2021 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from September 2021 that you don't want to miss: The Person I Drive Craziest in Leadership by @RonEdmondson. 4 Effective and Easy Ways To Relieve Stress At Work by @LaRaeQuy. Got a Problem? Think Like a Designer via @StanfordGSB.

What Does Equitable Leadership Look Like?

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D URING the pandemic, one of us became a bit of a Star Trek fan.

LeadershipNow 140: July 2021 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from July 2021 that you don't want to miss: How To Lead When Your Team is Smarter Than You by @PhilCooke. Baseball’s Work-Life Lessons from @JohnBaldoni Success Demands Unity of Purpose by @artpetty.

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Leading Thoughts for September 9, 2021

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I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

15 Attributes of Positively Energizing Leaders

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W HEN YOU HEAR the term positive leadership , it is easy to get cynical and think it is all happy-talk and disconnected from reality. But it isn’t. In fact, it is about those attributes that energize us and help us to deal with reality in a productive way.

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.

The Story of U.S. Business Is the Story of Real Estate

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T HE STORY of American business is the story of real estate — a story of more than 200 years of claiming, seizing, developing, settling, and speculating in vast areas of land.

Leading Thoughts for September 30, 2021

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I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

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LeadershipNow 140: June 2021 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from June 2021 that you don't want to miss: 10 Qualities of the Leaders I Want on My Team by @WScottCochrane. Are You Really Ready to Quit? by @dorieclark.

FYI: Your Chaotic Story Is an Asset — So Share It!

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I F YOU’RE LIKE ME, you worry about your startup’s story — or rather presenting it. The pivots, founder feuds, competitors, and development delays are just some of the many hairpin turns that contort your journey into something much more…free-spirited.

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What Your Organization Really Needs from You: Influence and Impact

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L EADERS in today’s multinational, matrixed, diverse business world have impact through their ability to influence others. In many organizations, authority-based leadership is waning. Success is all about getting others to care about what you care about.

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.

Be Where Your Feet Are

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T OO OFTEN we are busy looking for the next thing. The problem is our experiences tend to be shallow. We miss out on the richness of being in the moment. To counteract this, we try to find balance. But balance doesn’t create greatness.

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Leading Thoughts for August 26, 2021

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I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

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The FBI Way: The Seven C’s of Excellence

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T HE Federal Bureau of Investigation is a respected American institution that had its beginnings in 1908.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2021

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Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Be Where Your Feet Are : Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving by Scott O'Neil.

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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.

Three Skills Managers Need in a Post-Pandemic World

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C OVID undoubtedly disrupted our worlds, especially the way we work. During the pandemic, not only did the concept of “office” shift dramatically but so did the needs and preferences of workers. Caught in the middle of all this were managers, the face of the organization to their teams.

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Choosing Courage

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W ITHOUT A DOUBT, courage matters—and we need more of it. Courage to see the right thing done. Courage to present a new idea. Courage to innovate and grow. Courageous acts can be risky—career-wise, socially, and sometimes physically. But if it weren’t risky, it wouldn’t be courageous.

Leading Views: Find Your Voice

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B ASED on the premise that leadership is influence and so we all are leading whether intentionally or not, Sam Collier writes in a short 68-page monograph, Find Your Voice , “You may not even know you’re being led. Or you may not even know you’re leading someone else.”

First Look: Leadership Books for October 2021

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Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in October 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Risk : A User's Guide by Stanley McChrystal and Anna Butrico. In this book, General McChrystal offers a battle-tested system for detecting and responding to risk. Instead of defining risk as a force to predict, McChrystal and coauthor Anna Butrico show that there are in fact ten dimensions of control we can adjust at any given time.

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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.

Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders

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T OO many leaders are stuck in mediocrity. A Ketchum study found that only 23% of the 25,000 surveyed believe their leaders are leading well. Only 31% believe leaders communicate well. Only 17% have confidence that leadership will improve in the upcoming year.

How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success

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R EVERSE ENGINEERING is systematically taking things apart to discover how and why they work.

Wellbeing at Work

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W HAT DOES it take to thrive? It seems to be an elusive goal. Gallup research has found that about seven in 10 people are struggling or suffering in their lives.

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Change on the Run: Surviving Workplace Uncertainty

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I F THE ADAGE “the only constant is change” described our pre-pandemic lives, “the only thing you can rely on is uncertainty” expresses our current realities. Changes have never been at a higher rate or faster pace than they are right now.

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!

LeadershipNow 140: April 2021 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from April 2021 that you don't want to miss: 5 Work-From-Home Rituals that Will Reduce Burnout by @Julie_WG. VIDEO: Culture Leadership Charge - The one lever great leaders rely upon by @scedmonds.

The Lost Art of Connecting

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W HO are the stars in your constellation? What kind of constellation do you want to create? Connection is a superpower. Susan McPherson says that connection comes down to one simple question: How can I help? Business relationships often come across as transactional—what can that person do for me?

Leading Thoughts for July 22, 2021

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I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

Leading Thoughts for July 8, 2021

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I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Louis L’Amour on pausing to take stock of yourself and ask: Where am I going? What am I becoming? What do I wish to do and become? “Up

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!

The Seven Tests of A CEO

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W HAT are the critical challenges that can make or break a leader? In The CEO Test by the always insightful Adam Bryant and by the former Amgen president and CEO Kevin Sharer, they present seven tests that really all leaders face in one form or another.

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Leading Thoughts for September 2, 2021

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I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

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Never Say Never: The Importance of Word Choice in Leadership Communication

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L ANGUAGE matters. As I conduct observation coaching with leaders, I watch for how their words resonate with their audience. Does what they say induce fear? Excitement? Do attendees in the meeting cringe at certain words, or do their metaphors generate inspiration?

LeadershipNow 140: August 2021 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from August 2021 that you don't want to miss: The ABCs of Soliciting and Accepting Feedback by @Julie_WG.

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!