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10 Books You Should Read This Summer

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L IKE HIS MOTHER Rose, John Kennedy believed that reading constituted the most important instrument of knowledge. JFK‘s advisor Ted Sorensen said he read widely on history, biography, and politics. But he had little interest in abstract theories.

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Become a Brand Renegade

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O VER THE PAST FEW DECADES, we’ve seen several examples of “brand renegades.” These are the industry disruptors who have changed how business is conducted in distinctly powerful ways.

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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.

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.

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.

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 Thoughts for July 29, 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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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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Leading Thoughts for July 15, 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. Journalist George Leonard on mastery: “How long will it take me to master Aikido?” a prospective student asks. How long do you expect to live?”

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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.

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?

First Look: Leadership Books for July 2021

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Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. The Power of Clarity : Unleash the True Potential of Workplace Productivity, Confidence, and Empowerment by Ann Latham.

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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.

The Imagination Machine

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I MAGINATION is unique to humans and is key to creativity and innovation. In a time when elementary students today will be working in jobs that haven’t yet been created, imagination is the path forward. Imagination is the ability to picture that which doesn’t exist.

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!

Make It, Don't Fake It

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F AKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE IT is a common refrain in our culture. But it has been wrongfully used to justify all kinds of poor behavior and outright lies, as Sabrina Horn correctly points out in Make It, Don’t Fake It.

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Leading Thoughts for June 17, 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: 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.

Leading Thoughts for June 3, 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.

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!

We’ve Coached Over 1 Million Supervisors … Here’s What We Learned

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W ANT A WORKPLACE with fewer accidents? Want to achieve better results? Perhaps your boss wants to avoid the 75% to 80% failure rate that plagues company transformations. You’ve probably heard the stats: only 25% of business transformations cross the finish line.

101 Things I Learned in Business School

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B USINESS is not a discipline, but an endeavor made up of disciplines such as accounting, communications, economics, finance, leadership, management, marketing, operations, psychology, sociology, and strategy.

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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?

Grace Notes: Leading in an Upside-Down World

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I N Grace: A Leaders Guide to a Better Us , John Baldoni laid out a philosophy for better leading and living. Now in Grace Notes: Leading in an Upside-Down World , he reflects on the practical application of that philosophy.

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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!

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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Need More Fun at Work? 5 Do’s and 5 Don’ts

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T HERE’S much more to workplace fun than having a Ping-Pong table in the employee break room, free soda in the refrigerator, and an occasional office party. Prioritizing fun at work is really about embedding fun into the work culture.

Leading Thoughts for June 24, 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. Ron Friedman on how experience begets automaticity and automaticity stifles learning.

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

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R ETHINKING can cause uncertainty. Make us uncomfortable. Feel uneasy. It can threaten our identities.

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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.

Lead from the Future

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T HERE is present-forward vision , and there is future-back vision. There is a difference. Present-forward thinking will get you incremental change and often leaves you stuck in the present. Future-back thinking expands your horizon to see opportunities that are beyond your core business.

The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes: And How to Avoid Them

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I F YOU CAN LEARN from other’s mistakes, you have a better shot at success. Lawyer, CPA, and serial entrepreneur, Patrick Burke, says he has made most of these big mistakes and has (barely) lived to tell about it. He chronicles them in The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes: And How to Avoid Them.

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Leading Thoughts for July 1, 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. Former Chairman and CEO of Pepsico, Indra Nooyi , on assuming positive intent: “My father was an absolutely wonderful human being.

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Tim Grover on Winning

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W INNING has its own language and its own code. And motivational talk isn’t part of it.

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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.