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What’s Going to Happen Next?

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What’s Going to Happen? – It Will Be Predictably Unpredictable. If only you had a crystal ball to know what’s going to happen. The planning, the decisions, the choices would be so much easier. But you don’t. And those decisions and tradeoffs aren’t easy.

Too Many Meetings – How to Free Your Team to Build, Create, and Thrive

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Too many meetings can frustrate productivity and morale. Reduce them to free your team. When your calendar staggers under the weight of too many meetings, start with design thinking, involve your team, and improve your use of asynchronous tools. It’s a refrain […].

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How to Accidentally Sabotage Team Innovation

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How to Inspire Better Team Innovation and Problem Solving It’s tragic when your attempt to protect your team members actually sabotages team innovation. If you really want a courageous culture, that means you go first. Your team is watching both what you […].

Want Better Influence at Work? Avoid These Communication Mistakes

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3 Communication Mistakes That Sabotage Your Influence and Impact When it comes to having better influence at work, words matter. Of course, WHAT you say will instantly influence your credibility and impact. But, what’s REALLY tragic is to see well-intentioned leaders with […].

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.

Get Your Team Back on Track – Leading Through Distractions

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Last-minute fire drills, interruptions, and real emergencies can become a permanent way of life. Get your team back on track by planning ahead with these five steps. It’s a common lament: “It’s so crazy around here. We never know what’s going to […].

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How do I Teach my Team Critical Thinking? (With Video)

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Practical Ways to Develop Critical Thinking on Your Team. “Hey Karin, I want to develop critical thinking I really do. I want to empower them and help them grow. But…you would be surprised some of the decisions they make or things they do. How do I get my team to think more strategically?

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How to Provide More Meaningful Performance Feedback

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If you knew your manager really cared about you and had your best interest at heart, would you want them to give you meaningful performance feedback? Even if it was hard to hear? Every time we ask these questions in our leadership […].

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How to Give Your Team Energy They Need

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Lead like it’s the first time to give your team energy. Early in my career, I learned a vital leadership lesson about how to give your team energy. I was working with an education nonprofit that supported children who lived in poverty. […].

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Transform Your HR Relationships and Your Leadership

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In this inspiring conversation with Elle Marc-Charles, Director of Inclusive Culture for Belden Corporation you’ll get practical insights into how to guard yourself and your leaders from losing their humanity, how your human resource professionals can help you achieve your strategic results, […].

Get Out of the Rut: A Groundhog’s Day Challenge

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If you’re feeling stuck in a rut, this freaking pandemic might be the perfect time to try something new. You have time to consider what matters most, what lights you up, and how you can add the most value to the world. […].

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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!

How to Respond To Employee’s Wacky Ideas (Tool & Video)

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How You Respond Sends a Powerful Message. You don’t just want ideas from your team. You want ideas you can use. And let’s be real—sometimes the ideas are so wacky, you might even be fighting back a sarcastic chuckle.

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4 Simple Ways to Gain More Credibility at Work

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To Gain More Credibility at Work, Think Others First I’m often asked to speak about ways to show up with more confidence and to build credibility at work. There are still a stupid number of places that this is way harder than […].

The Most Important Leadership Question You’ll Ever Ask

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When you think about leading a productive team, what’s the first question that comes to mind? How to get the right people on the team? What’s the perfect vision? Or maybe you have questions about training or infrastructure. Of course, these questions […].

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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Unlock Your Team’s Best Thinking

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Have you ever watched a team member do something clever, solve a problem, or creatively improve a process, then ask them why they hadn’t shared it with the team? Too often, your team’s best thinking remains hidden.

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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!

How to Get Better at Delegating the Right Decisions (With Video)

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Delegate the Right Decisions to Save Time and Reduce Anxiety for Everyone. You want to empower your team to make the right decisions. But delegating can be scary. After all, some decisions are not up to them. Heck, some are not even up to you.

One Crucial Skill the Best Middle Managers Master

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Middle managers lead in a precarious situation. They don’t set the strategic priorities, but they’re accountable for getting it done—often without the influence to ensure they have all the resources they need. And, every day, their teams look to them for support, […].

One Easy Way to Get Your Team Talking (With Video)

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This technique will get your team talking about hopes and fears. You want to get your team talking about their concerns, but if they’re like so many of the employees in our courageous cultures research , they are likely holding back.

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

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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!

Eliminate Bad Leadership: How to Overcome Your Leadership Fears

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Insecurity and fear can drive you to bad leadership practices that ruin relationships and limit results. You can overcome these leadership fears and increase your influence with these five straightforward steps. You’re at your desk, head pounding, anxiety gnawing deep in your […].

Want Better Influence at Work? Avoid These Communication Mistakes

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3 Communication Mistakes That Sabotage Your Influence and Impact. When it comes to having better influence at work, words matter. Of course, WHAT you say will instantly influence your credibility and impact.

Productivity at Work: How to Lead Highly Productive Teams

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To Lead Highly Productive Teams: Keep Them Focused on What Matters Most If you want to increase productivity at work, maintain a relentless focus on what matters most in three areas. First, ensure your team understands their big strategic priorities. Next, give […].

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 […].

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.

Executive Presence in a Virtual World: What Matters Now?

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With more of us working remotely, what it means to have executive presence is changing along with everything else. What matters most now? Tips for upgrading your executive presence in a virtual world. What IS Executive Presence? “Karin and David, my boss […].

How to Hold a Better Performance Improvement Conversation

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Has this ever happened to you? You sit down for an earnest performance improvement conversation. Your employee listens intently. She thanks you for the feedback, and promises to try harder. Things improve for a minute. But a week later, they’re back to […].

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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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Human Resources: How Leaders Partner to Transform Results

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Strategic partnerships with human resources professional can be game-changers. Your human resources professionals can be wonderful strategic partners and collaborate with you to achieve amazing results—but it takes trust and a solid relationship to get there.

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.

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How Do I Become a More Effective Middle Manager? (Video)

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Practical Ideas For Becoming a Better Middle Manager. Middle managers are like the middle child of an organization; often neglected by senior managers and blamed by their reports. However, they’re still expected to be as charming as the youngest and simultaneously as responsible as the oldest.

Career Development: Develop Employees With Limited Time (Video)

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Support Your Team with Career Development Even When You’re Busy. You want to help your team with career development, but time is limited. How do you support your team?

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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Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

Leaders Share Their Best of 2020 Insights: Frontline Festival

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In this month’s Frontline Festival, top leadership experts share their Best of 2020 thoughts and posts. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors. Best of 2020 Insights: Practical Help Rachel Blakely-Gray of […].

9 Mistakes That Sabotage Collaboration and Destroy Trust

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You’re working hard and want to win. So do your co-workers. You think, “we’re all on the same team, so why does everything we do seem to sabotage collaboration?”

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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Inclusive Leadership – Get comfortable with discomfort

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Building inclusive leadership requires getting comfortable with discomfort, taking daily small steps, and being selective with the feedback you listen to. The first time you presented to the executive team—you stuttered a bit, but you got through it. Discomfort doesn’t mean anything’s wrong.

Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 HR and Finance leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.