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How to Get Better at Remote Small Talk

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“Yeah, I don’t do small talk.” ” “My team understands, I’m cool with THEIR chit chat in-between meetings, but I don’t really have time for that stuff. I’m all business. That’s why I’m so productive.”

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How to Give Better, Consistent Appreciation

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I try to give my team consistent appreciation. I always go out of my way to say thank you. But you know what? In two years, I’ve never received a single thank you from my boss. NOT ONE. I get that this […].

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Frontline Festival: Leaders Share about Executive Development

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In this month’s Frontline Festival, top leadership experts share their perspectives and insights on executive development. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors. Executive Development on a Personal Level Eileen McDargh of […].

How Leaders Can Find the Fun During the Slog

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Find the fun with authenticity, surprise, and variety Robert unmuted his microphone, leaned into the camera, and asked in a near-whisper: “How can we find the fun again?” ” We were facilitating at the Inc 5000 Vision Conference, helping leaders navigate the challenges […].

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

Beyond the Basics: Online Meetings that Don’t Suck Your Soul

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We don’t hate online meetings – we hate soul-sucking wastes of time After months of online meetings, video conferences, Zoom, and Teams meetings, you’ve mastered the basics: You’ve got light in front of you (not behind you) so we can see you […].

What Employees are Yearning For in Remote One-on-Ones

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How to Be Compassionate Without Destroying Consistency

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The other day, “Joe” reached out with a genuine dilemma. Throughout this crisis, he’s encouraged his supervisors to be compassionate. Because, like you, he knows that everyone is dealing with their own set of challenging circumstances.

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3 Ways to Create a Virtual Watercooler for Your Remote Team

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One of the most frequent concerns we hear from leaders and teams (where remote-work is the foreseeable norm) is the lack of a virtual watercooler. That metaphorical place where people exchange ideas, build connections, and spontaneous innovation thrives. The informal exchange of […]. The post 3 Ways to Create a Virtual Watercooler for Your Remote Team appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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How to Exit Your Job With Grace and Support Your Successor

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How do you exit your job with grace? You’re on to the next thing. Perhaps it was your call. Maybe not. Maybe you’re happy. Perhaps you’re not. In fact, perhaps “not happy” is an understatement. But it’s not about you. It’s about […].

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Communication Techniques for Challenging Times: A Frontline Festival

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Communication is tricky, even during “normal” circumstances, but it’s even more important now. You know we’re huge believers in 5×5 communication.

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

One Way to Cultivate a More Resilient and Creative Team

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A creative team starts with room to think The rocky mountain air was crisp with fall chill–a perfect time for a fire in the wood-burning stove. We placed the logs on top of the kindling, held the flame beneath the wood, and…nothing […].

How to Stop Remote Work from Stealing Your Life

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Awareness and intention will help stop remote work from stealing your life It’s not your imagination: if the pandemic shifted your job to working from home, odds are, you’re working longer hours. For many of the leaders we’ve spoken with over the […].

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How to Promote Leaders Who Build a Positive Culture

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Promote leaders who show their commitment to relationships and results One of the most important leadership decisions you’ll ever make is the choice to promote someone into a leadership role. Who you promote into leadership sends a powerful message of what matters […].

Frontline Festival: Leaders Share about Culture

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In this month’s Frontline Festival, top leadership experts share a variety of perspectives and insights on culture. We’ve also included some quotations from our newest book, Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers and Customer Advocates.

Leading While Green – Interview with Pierre Quinn

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? Your new leaders – the ‘green’ ones, are an incredible resource and the literal future of your business. If you are a new leader, the lessons to learn and the natural influence you see from more senior leaders can feel overwhelming. […].

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COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

How Do I Change My Leadership Approach Without Losing Credibility?

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We were nearing the end of our live-online leadership program with an amazing group of start-up CEOs at Bulb Africa in Nigeria, and it was time for Q&A. Or, as I like to call it, “Asking For a Friend.” ” When one brave […].

How to Prevent Politics From Destroying Work Relationships

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According to Glassdoor’s 2020 Politics at Work Research, most U.S. employees believe political discussions are “unacceptable” at work. And yet, one in two employees have done so. In fact, twenty-eight percent report: a co-worker has tried to persuade them to change their […].

Frontline Festival: Leaders Share about Innovation and Imagination

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In this month’s Frontline Festival, top leadership experts share their perspectives and insights on innovation and imagination. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors. We’re also delighted to feature Chip Bell, who […].

How to Help Your Team Prepare for the Turbulent Aftermath of the Election

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Are your managers prepared to deal with the turbulent aftermath of the election?

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Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

How to Prevent Big Mouths From Hijacking Your Virtual Meeting

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The pivot to more virtual meetings didn’t create this problem. Anyone who has ever run more than a meeting or two knows the challenge of managing the person who just can’t seem to shut up. It’s extra tricky when they’re a high-performer […]. The post How to Prevent Big Mouths From Hijacking Your Virtual Meeting appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Leading Remote Teams better meetings dealing with a loud mouth virtual meetings

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How to Demonstrate Your Leadership Potential Now

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You know you’ve got leadership potential. But, how do you get others to see it? Particularly, now. After all, your boss has bigger fish to fry than talking about your career. But this crisis could go on for a while. And you […].

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Creating Introvert Friendly Workplaces – Interview with Jennifer Kahnweiler

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In this episode, Jennifer Kahnweiler, PhD, a “champion for introverts” gives you practical tools to build an environment that brings out the best from every employee – particularly your introverts. We discuss what exactly that means, why it matters so much, common […].

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How to Overcome One of the Biggest Challenges of Working From Home

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The Harvard Business Review article, The Implications of Working Without an Office covers great research about the benefits and challenges of working from home. I highly recommend it. If nothing else to validate those mixed emotions you’re having. Because if you’re like […].

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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.

How To Show Up As a Better Leader During Chaotic Times

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Do you ever feel like us? Sometimes we just look at one another and say, “why are we so tired?” ” Leading in chaotic times is exhausting. But when it comes right down to it, one of the biggest reasons is all the […].

What Leaders Do with a Clash in Priorities

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A clash in priorities is an opportunity for more strategic leadership We were discussing how to keep your team focused on what matters most when Nicolle, a team leader in a global communications business, asked, “What can I do when there’s a […].

Why Courageous Cultures are More Important Now than Ever (and more)

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No more safe silence – build courageous cultures for a brighter, bolder future We’ve spent the past three years researching, interviewing, and working with leaders of big and fast-growing companies, nonprofits, and government organizations around the globe to bring you Courageous Cultures: […].

Leadership and Gratitude – Interview with Kerry Wekelo

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Gratitude—real gratitude, not the saccharine “too blessed to be stressed” meme mantra—has the power to revolutionize your leadership and your influence.

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.

Now Lead the Change – Interview with Nick Jankel

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Three unprecedented sources of change in the outside world are putting intense pressure on every organization and leader to adapt quickly. Enterprises that don’t transform what they do and how they do it (repeatedly) will inevitably fail. In this information-packed episode with Nick […].

A Practical and Free Way to Get Great 360 Feedback

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Do you know where you stand with your boss? Do you have a good sense of what your peers really think about you? Has it been a minute since your last formal 360 feedback review? Or, is a 360 Feedback something you’ve […].

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How to Build More Trust and Connection in Remote Teams (Video)

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This week on Asking For a Friend Live, I’m delighted to bring you special guests, Laura Cole, Lee Rubin, and Meredith McCreadie sharing their expertise and experiences on building trust and connection in remote teams. You won’t want to miss the moment […].

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How to Get More Creative In Your Remote Team Communication

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Want to be more creative in your remote team communication? Start here. If you’re like most managers we talk with, you face the perfect trifecta of remote team communication challenges. First, you’ve got A LOT to communicate. With so much change, keeping […].

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.

How to Make Training Work: Every Leader’s a Teacher

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Make Training Work by Involving Leaders at Every Level Do you get frustrated with training that wastes time and money, but doesn’t change behavior? Yeah, us too. Your leadership development (or any type of training) should be practical, focused on your business, […].

7 Steps to Build a More Courageous, Innovative Culture

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Are you looking to build a more courageous, innovative culture? Do you want an innovative culture where the default is to speak up – where everyone at every level consistently shares ideas and best practices? A courageous, innovative culture where: Teams at […].

How to Lead Decisively When You Don’t Know What’s Next

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How do you lead decisively when you just don’t know what’s coming next? You don’t know what you don’t know, and even what you DO know you know could change. In a recent conversation, with “Joe” a senior leader in the assisted […]. The post How to Lead Decisively When You Don’t Know What’s Next appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. courageous cultures decision making decisiveness leadership leading in a crisis

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How to Hold an Effective Mid-Year Review in a Pandemic

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We get it. It’s all a lot right now. Some days it takes every ounce of energy just to make it through. Who has time for mid-year reviews? Why not just skip them this year? After all, a great mid-year review is […]. The post How to Hold an Effective Mid-Year Review in a Pandemic appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Communication crisis communication leadership mid-year review performance appraisal

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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.