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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 […].

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How to Co-Create a Better Future

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There’s no going back, but a better future is possible It should be clear to every leader at this point: there’s no getting back to “normal.” The pandemic has unalterably shifted the economic landscape and business operations. The racial equity movement sweeping […].

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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 […].

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How to Maintain a Steady Stream of Innovation and Solutions

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Don’t let your people feel ignored We were working with a large financial institution that had done an excellent job of cultivating curiosity. They regularly asked people at every level of the organization for their ideas, suggestions for innovation and solutions. They […].

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!

We Are Each Other’s Destiny

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When Karin and I set out to write Courageous Cultures, we obviously had no idea how the world was about to change. It was clear that the nature of work was shifting and that to stay competitive, businesses would need every person […].

How to Help Your Idea Grenadiers and Silent Wounded Better Contribute

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If you’re like many leaders with whom we’ve shared our new book Courageous Cultures, you’re mentally indexing your team and wondering if they’re capable of micro-innovations, problem-solving, and advocating for your customer.

Seeing People Through – Interview with Nate Regier

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How can understanding yourself help you be more influential with your team? In this episode, Dr. Nate Regier will help you understand, connect with, and lead your team members more effectively by understanding yourself. They may seem different, but look a […].

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How To Change Your Mind and Not Lose Their Trust and Support

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Does this sound familiar? You started the year with a clear vision and direction. You’ve rallied people around that vision and worked hard to engage everyone’s hearts and minds. You connected what to why. And had brilliant momentum. No one ever anticipated […].

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How to Support Your Team During an Unexpected Layoff

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My heart has been breaking all day. I’ve been doing the best I can with the onslaught of phone calls, emails, and texts from incredible leaders in the emotional throes of an unexpected layoff. “I’ve been laid off.” ” “I had to lay […].

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How to Scale Best Practices Without Frustrating Your Team

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To scale best practices, focus on how they work in different contexts Has this ever happened to you? Your top-performing team seems to have discovered the secret to transforming their productivity, customer relationships, or sales. And then you think, “It’s time to […].

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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 Capture What You’re Learning From This Crisis Now

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In this time of extraordinary uncertainty and change your team has learned to quickly adapt to do the best they can, with what they have, from where they are. The COVID-19 crisis has us all quickly adapting to new ways to serve […].

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Leaders Share Support Resources for Times of Crisis: A Frontline Festival

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During this extremely challenging time, it’s so heartwarming to see so many people doing all they can to be helpful. We’ve been so grateful to receive the amazing support resources coming from our Frontline Festival contributors. The array of quality tools and […].

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How To Lead In The Midst Of Urgent, Rapid Change And Strain

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Lead through rapid change with calm clarity When he started work that week, “Aaron” didn’t know that he’d be asked to guide his team through a coronavirus response, but within just a few days the situation was urgent. Major clients were making […].

How to Lead a Team That Suddenly Has to Work From Home

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This week we’ve received so many calls from leaders trying to figure out remote working contingency plans and from managers faced with implementing these new work from home policies. If you’re also trying to make the best of a new work-from-home scene, perhaps […].

How to Build a Better Live Online Leadership Development Program

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10 Things to Look for in Your Live Online Leadership Development If your business is faced with a newly-remote workforce, you know how vital it is to have strong leaders in place to get everyone the support they need, nimbly respond to […].

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.

Practical Help for Exhausted Leaders Who Need to Get More Done

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To get more done, start with you In the past few months, we’ve heard from many leaders asking for help with time management. They feel the pressing need to get more done, but many of them feel like they’re already maxed out […].

Leaders Share about Resiliency and Change: A Frontline Festival

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At this moment of unprecedented change and strain. With double-digit unemployment and everyone on a fast-pivot to do the best they can, with what they have, from where they are, resiliency has become a vital, universal conversation. So think month we’ve invited […].

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Leaders Share About Courage: A Frontline Festival

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Welcome to the Frontline Festival. As we prepare to launch our new book, Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates, we invited thought leaders to share their best writing on courage. Thanks to Joy and Tom […].

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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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.

How to Manage a Strong, Arrogant, Slightly Obnoxious High-Performer

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When it comes to results—no one can touch him. There’s just one problem. He’s a jerk. How do you manage a strong, arrogant, slightly obnoxious high-performer? A Profile of a Slighty Obnoxious High Performer They come in all shapes and forms. “Dan” […].

Leaders Share about Career Development: A Frontline Festival

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Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month, our contributors share their thoughts about career development. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors. Are you a leadership writer? We’d love […].

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This Isn’t Helpful Advice

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I want to give you an insightful bit of leadership or management wisdom that will help you navigate the world right now. But my inbox is overflowing with advice. Most of it is trite. Advice that just isn’t helpful right now. I […].

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7 Ways to Encourage Creative Thinking in Your Team

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It Takes Clarity and Curiosity to Encourage Creative Thinking Businesses around the world face a changing normal, where it’s hard to say what things will look like in one year, much less six months from now. For some this means finding entirely […].

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 Tap into Past Moments of Courage to Cultivate More

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The best way to find courage, is to remember that last time you did the right thing and how it made you feel. Small moments of courage make it easier the next time. All courage is a threshold crossing. Often there is […].

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 […].

One Crucial Way to Release Your Team’s Best Thinking

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Your Team’s Best Thinking Won’t Always Raise Its Hand Medical insurance rates had gone up again. Our company’s insurance provider had restructured all their plans, and the numbers didn’t look good. Three days after we got the news, the CEO, Director of […].

How To Help Your Team Process Tragedies Weighing On Their Hearts

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A note to our international readers: we recognize that we have readers from around the globe, but our home is in the United States and tragedies at home run deep. Whether you are reading from the US or elsewhere, we invite you […].

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.

Why Your Team Won’t Trust You – and What to Do About It

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When your team won’t trust you, that’s job number one. If there’s one realization every leader can take to heart from the pandemic and social-political turmoil gripping the United States right now, it’s that you cannot lead without trust. When your team […].

How to Lead When Your Team Resists Change

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When Your Team Resists Change, It’s an Opportunity for Ownership You’ve noticed a problem, spent the last four days meeting with finance, strategizing, and building an action plan. You’re energized about what your team will achieve, your boss and peers are on […].

How to Better Connect With Your Friends and Family Over Video

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Practical Ways To Connect Remotely in the Midst of Social Distancing One of the true delights during this challenging time of social distancing is watching the creative use of technology– not only as we work from home, but in our personal lives as […].

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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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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 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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Helping Everyone Contribute Game-Changing Ideas

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It can be tempting to write people off and assume they don’t have creativity or innovative solutions to offer. Many times, however, there’s something blocking their contribution. In this episode, you’ll get strategies to help you bring in your reluctant team […].

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 Be a Better Leader as Your Responsibilities Scale

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Transitions in scope and scale are tricky. If you continue to approach your work exactly the same as you did at the last level, you will surely fail. On the other hand, if you abandon all your best characteristics and approaches that […].

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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.