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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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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 […].

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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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.

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 […].

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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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 […].

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 […].

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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Great Leaders Have No Rules-Interview with Kevin Kruse

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What are the rules you’ve created that get in the way of you and your team’s success? What if there were a better way? In this powerful interview with serial-entrepreneur, New York Times best selling author, and LEADx founder, Kevin Kruse, […].

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 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 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?

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 […].

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 Lead a Team on Different Schedules

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How do you build a high-performing, cohesive team when people are working on different schedules? Clarity is even more important as you get everyone working toward the same goals and it takes extra effort to build relationships with little face-time. Here are […].

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5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

How Leaders Can Get More Solutions from Their Team

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Invest twenty seconds to get more solutions and ideas. Recently, I donated blood through the Red Cross. What happened next is a great example of how you can get more solutions, ideas, and critical thinking from your team members. Four weeks after […].

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How Leaders Can Master Tough Performance Conversations

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One of the most important leadership skills you’ll ever need is the ability to hold tough conversations – and do it well. Master tough conversations and your influence will soar. Most managers, however, never learn how to have tough conversations in […].

How to Manage the Most Difficult Stakeholders

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Difficult stakeholders are a chance to grow your influence You look at the phone and your heart sinks. It’s the night before you’re supposed to wrap up your assignment and brief the leadership team on what you’ve done. It’s Bruce, a charismatic […].

How Your Failure Inspires Connection and Success

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We hear all the time that learning from past failure is the key to success. But what about TALKING about failure, particularly with people who already see you as a success? Do failure stories damage your brand or make it stronger? After […].

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.

How to Lead Different and Diverse People

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Achieve More When you Lead Different and Diverse People You know that the ability to lead different and diverse people to come together and blend their talents is key to achieving breakthrough results. But if you’re like most leaders we work with, we […].

Why Your Best Performers Hate Your Great Idea

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You’re convinced you’ve got a great idea that you know will yield breakthrough results. So you call the team together to announce the new direction. But instead of being met with a spirited “game on,” your top performers are staring at you with a […].

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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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5 Mistakes that Will Derail Your Credibility as a Project Manager

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Whether you’re a professional PMI certified project manager or juggling projects on top of your day job, you know your credibility matters — a lot. Even if you’ve got everything under control, one simple mistake can cause a cascade of doubt that […].

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

How to Hold a Team Mastermind Problem Solving Meeting

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Nothing beats a great mastermind group to challenge your thinking, spark new ideas, and help you grow. Most of the time, we think of these mastermind groups as people from different organizations with similar levels of ambition and experience who meet to […].

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One Huge Leadership Secret to Get Innovative Ideas You Need

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Get innovative ideas by asking for what you need. They’re just not thinking about the things that make a difference. I keep getting ideas about how to arrange the office when we’ve got big issues to deal with–like how we keep our […].

5 Poor Leadership Practices You Need to Stop

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These poor leadership practices are common but limit your influence. You’re working hard to be a great leader. You focus on results and relationships. You try to show up with confidence and humility. But despite your effort, you’re still struggling. Could one […].

Developing Ownership and Commitment: A Frontline Festival

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Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month, our contributors share their thoughts about developing ownership and commitment (and a few shared things they were most proud of.) Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic […]. The post Developing Ownership and Commitment: A Frontline Festival appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Frontline Festival Winning Well employee engagement ownership

The CFO Playbook: How to Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

To increase employee retention, you need to consider more than universal healthcare benefits in your turnover calculation. Discover how investing in the right employee benefits can decrease turnover by 138%.

The Surprising Way to Focus Your Team on Fundamentals

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Why focus on the fundamentals? When I was defending my master’s thesis over 25 years ago, one particularly snotty professor (who had never actually worked in an organization outside of academia) leaned back in his chair and smirked, “It strikes me that […].

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One Surprising Secret to Being Respected as an Expert

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I was having dinner with a group of senior leaders after a strategic executive offsite. So naturally, the conversation turned to… octopus hunting. Apparently, Carlos, the senior leader sitting across from me was an expert. He described his technique in intricate detail. […].

6 Reasons Your Staff Keeps You in the Dark

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Do you ever feel like your staff keeps you in the dark? Do you ever wonder if they’re going out of their way to keep you out of their way? That seems ridiculous. AND, it’s entirely possible. Here’s the scary part if […].

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How to Unlock the Hidden Power of Culture

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Does the Power of Culture Propel or Punish Your Team? I fell backward off the side of a boat and descended into the Pacific Ocean where I was about to get an incredible (and frightening) experience about the power of culture. I’m […].

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

How to Manage Your Emotions When You Make Leadership Decisions

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Do you struggle to manage your emotions? You’re not alone. We were speaking to an international gathering of leaders from across Europe when a young man approached the microphone and asked: “How, as a leader, do you keep your personal feelings from […].

The Most Important Question to Ask About a Leader

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“If I’m ever in doubt about whether a leader is making a positive impact on my organization, I ask myself this most important question, Would I want my child working for this person? If the answer is no, I know I need […].

How to Stop Your Internal Communications From Being So Boring

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In case you missed the memo, no one likes boring internal communications. You don’t. I don’t. And neither does your team. Oh sure, we used to tolerate it. But now we know better. Because in the rest of our lives, we’re getting information in […].

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Fear Factor: The Biggest Reason Managers Lead With Fear

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Most leaders know better. Leading with fear and intimidation is so old school. So why do so many managers slip back into destructive behaviors? Mark’s Story Mark, a senior executive at a Fortune 50, slams his fist on his desk as he […].

Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.