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4 Words to Help You Build a Powerful Team

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One question leads to a powerful team “David, I just don’t have time. There’s so much to do that some days I just want to give up!” Lynn was a midlevel manager in a mid-sized healthcare company. She’d sought out coaching because […].

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Avoid These Infuriating Phrases in End-of-Year Feedback

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For most managers, the only thing they dread more than going to their own end-of-year performance appraisal is holding end-of-year feedback discussions with their team. Because the performance appraisal system is unnatural by design. Imagine if we burdened our home relationships […].

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How to Help Your Team Navigate the Chaos

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How do you help your team navigate the chaos, particularly when you’re feeling frustrated, overwhelmed (and maybe even a bit frightened)? In this article, I share three ways to help your team navigate the chaos of reorganization, shifts in direction or toxic […].

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A Big Mistake Leaders Make When Answering Questions

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The wind shifted, the mainsail swung over the boat, and the deck leaned until I found myself staring at water where the horizon used to be. It looked like we were all going to get wet – but I was actually about […].

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

How to Stop the Destructive Power of Sarcasm at Work

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An audience member asked us recently, “Can you talk about the danger of sarcasm? Our VP uses it all the time it ruins presentations, derails meetings, and shuts people down.” ” We thought, “We know that guy.” ” We bet you do too. Sure, […].

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How to Get Better Results in 2020: A Frontline Festival

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Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month, our contributors share their thoughts about how to achieve better results in 2020. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors. Are you […].

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An Easy Way to Check on Your Culture

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Check your culture by looking at shared resources Is there anything more gross than a neglected break-room microwave oven? If Marvel needs another super-villain, I’d recommend someone spawned from the splatter of last night’s warmed up spaghetti and powered by the fumes […].

How to Lead in a Caustic Culture

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To lead in a caustic culture, focus on your influence It’s a question we hear after every keynote we deliver: “I want to build a Courageous Culture, but I don’t know if it will work at my company. It’s not a healthy […].

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A Case-For-Change Story That Works

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Today, we’re excited to bring you a guest post by Paul Smith, one of the leading experts in business storytelling. As an experienced leader, no doubt you already tell a few stories. But how do you know you’re telling the right stories? […].

7 Questions to Ask Yourself to Be a Better Leader

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To be a better leader, start with you. When we work with leaders, the first questions we ask usually produce a pause, followed by a thoughtful, “That’s a great question.” If you want to be a better leader, you can use these […].

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.

Don’t Let Limited Perspective Destroy Your Team

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Limited perspective traps leaders and drives apart teams Recently, I’ve watched an organization of passionate and caring people disintegrate. The limited perspective of leaders and team members has frustrated communication and problem solving. They’ve devolved into camps of us vs them. It […].

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How to Talk With Your Boss When You Totally Disagree

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Talk with your boss when you disagree—you might be surprised at the results I was seething. The CEO had just asked my team to do something that I felt lacked integrity, was unprincipled, manipulative, and put our clients in a bad position. […].

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How to Build a Better Boss

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A better boss starts with a good relationship and great performance A listener to a recent episode of my Leadership without Losing Your Soul podcast asked a question about how she could tell her leader about the content she’d learned. Her heart […].

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How to Stop Wasting People’s Courage

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Eliminate courage sinkholes to energize your team When you think about inspiring courage at work, what comes to mind? Encouraging your team to… Speak their truth in meetings? Challenge your thinking? Share new ideas? Question the way we’ve always done it? Find […].

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One Question Leaders Ask to Build Better Ideas

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To build better ideas, point people toward solutions. You can’t possibly come up with the solution to every problem. You know you need your team’s input. And even when you’ve got a good idea, it can improve. Your team can help you […].

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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.

How Managers Can Reclaim Their Lost Soul

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In a recent leadership development program, we talked about “manager soul loss” – the isolation, bitterness, and despair that seeps into many leaders’ hearts. We share the stages of soul loss and symptoms to look out for to help leaders identify and prevent them […].

How to Get the Most Out of Tough Feedback

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You’re working hard, but then a team member, customer, or colleague gives you some harsh criticism. Should you take it in? Ignore it? In this episode, you’ll get specific tools you can use to get the most out of tough feedback […].

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What No One Tells You About Leading But You Desperately Need to Know

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Leading is tough enough without ignoring these critical truths. “I I wish someone would have told me some of this before I started leading. Life would have been so much easier. I bet my team wishes I knew it too.” We hear this […].

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Best Practices in Leadership and Productivity: A Frontline Festival

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Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month, our contributors share their best practices in leadership and productivity. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! The August Frontline Festival will be […].

New Overtime Rules Take Effect 1/1/2020. Are You Prepared?

On September 24, the Department of Labor (DOL) released much-anticipated changes to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Any business that employs workers with salaries under $35,568 will be directly affected by the new regulations and face a decision: provide affected employees with a salary increase or pay them overtime. Download Paycor's latest guide to learn key details about the new rule and how it could impact your business.

Stop Emailing When You Should Have a Meeting

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Have a meeting for more bandwidth and speed Recently we were delivering a leadership development program when Annia, a senior leader in the firm, raised her hand and addressed the room: “I’ve noticed that many of us quickly send an email rather […].

Stretch Goals: How to Motivate and Challenge Your Team

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It’s that time of year. All around the world teams are being handed stretch goals that feel more like a delusion than a challenge. If this is happening to you, and you don’t know whether to laugh or cry, don’t give up […].

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The Exciting Leadership Results of Trying Something New

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When was the last time you tried something new? Last week I did something that scared me. I was trying something new to me – that people in 31% of the world’s countries take for granted. I drove on the left side of the […].

How to Lead When Your Employees Don’t Have to Follow

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Leading people who don’t have to follow starts with your mindset How do you lead when people don’t have to follow? In a recent long-term leadership development program Karin and I conducted for leaders from around the globe, this was one of […]. The post How to Lead When Your Employees Don’t Have to Follow appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Employee Engagement & Energy Winning Well engagement everyone's a volunteer leadership management

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

How Do I Deal With a Passive Aggressive Co-worker?

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Have you ever dealt with a passive-aggressive turkey like this? On Monday your passive-aggressive peer says, “We girls have to stick together. You know there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t support other women. I’ve got you.” ” And then […].

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The Most Important Factor To Ensure Your Feedback is Heard

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Last week we shared reasons employees might resist your coaching. There’s one other vital factor to ensure your feedback is heard. Ground Yourself Here Before Giving Feedback Steve had thrown every ounce of energy into launching his most important strategic initiative. Everyone […].

11 Inspiring Leadership Secrets from Bonsai

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A mature bonsai tree commands attention. With a single tree, a master evokes an entire landscape and tells a story of power, perseverance, struggle, or abundance. As I’ve studied bonsai, I realized there are many leadership secrets available for leaders who want […].

How to Encourage Your Team When Results are Disappointing

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What do you do when everyone gets an “A” for effort, but the results are disappointing? How do you encourage your team while building a recovery plan? 6 Ways to Encourage Your Team When Results Are Disappointing It’s easy to lead when […].

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The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

5 Reasons Not to Be a Jerk When an Employee Resigns

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How you treat your employees on the way out the door may have more impact than you think What do you do when an employee resigns? I’m not sure exactly why this is a thing, or if it’s getting worse in a […].

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5 Reasons Your Employees Ignore Your Coaching

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Have you ever had (what you thought was) a great coaching conversation—your employee seems to get it—but fifteen minutes later they’re back to their old habits? So you give them more coaching, this time “louder” either literally, or through progressive discipline. But […].

How to Build a Great Culture in a High Turnover World

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What’s the true cost of high turnover? How do you stop the exodus of great talent? What if you can’t? Just a few of the questions that keep coming up with almost every senior leader I speak with. It’s tricky. You can’t control […].

How to Help Your Team Bring You Better Ideas

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You don’t just want ideas—you want GOOD ideas. There’s no time for half-baked solutions to trivial problems. But if you stop listening, they’ll stop sharing, and you’ll miss the good ones. How you respond to incomplete, off-base, or inelegant ideas makes all […].

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

How to Hold a Better Mid-Year Performance Review

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Tempted to skip the mid-year review this year, particularly with your high-performers? Read this first. Mid-Year Performance Reviews are the Half-Time Huddle of Business. Imagine you’re coaching your son’s football team. They’re up by 7. What do you say at half-time?

How to Lead When Your Team Can’t See the Obvious

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It seems so obvious—until it isn’t. Bonaire is a desert island in the south Caribbean that’s known for fantastic coral reefs, flamingos, sea salt production, and donkeys. Coral, flamingos, and salt occur naturally in Bonaire. Donkeys—not so much. In the 1600s Spaniards […].

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How to Lead for Results and Stop the Zombie Apocalypse

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Lead for results and keep the zombies at bay… They’re the phrases that should send a shiver up your spine if you want to lead for results. I’ve heard them from team members in every industry imaginable. You might recognize them: “I’ve […].

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The Hidden Leadership Problem with Passion

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One problem with passion is that it’s no substitute for good leadership Passion is good. You want team members who love their work and serve their customers with passion. We are big believers in the power of purpose. Connecting what you’ve asked […].

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.