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How to Give Difficult Feedback to Your Boss (Even When You’re Scared)

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To Ensure Your Upward Feedback is Received Well, Start with Connection and Intention. You have some difficult feedback for your boss, but you’re not quite sure they’re ready to hear it. It might feel safer to stay silent.

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How to Lead When Your Team Lacks a Sense of Urgency

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People’s sense of urgency varies. Schedule the finish to get everyone on the same page. It’s a common leadership frustration that we’ve experienced and hear from leaders regularly: “My people lack a sense of urgency. I must follow up on everything or we miss deadlines. I’m tired of babysitting!

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How Smart Leaders Help a Team Work Better Together: Plan Breakdowns

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Expect common breakdowns to help your team work better together. Does your team get derailed by miscommunication, hurt feelings, customer service challenges, or another department’s dropped balls? These common relationship breakdowns don’t surprise effective leaders.

How to Build a Better Network of Peer Relationships

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Don’t Overlook The Importance of Peers in Your Network of Strategic Advisors. When it comes to building a network of strategic advisors, it’s natural to look to people with more position power, access, and influence as your primary go-to’s.

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Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

How Do I Gain Respect When My Team Doesn’t Like Me?

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Use This Approach to Gain Respect and the Influence You Need. Of course, leadership is not about being liked. But it sucks to go to work every day when you know your team would rather be working for someone else.

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How to Deal with Team Conflict

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Handling team conflict well distinguishes outstanding leaders. You’ve got a clear focus on what matters most, your team seems to work well together, but then you get that call: “I need to talk to you about…” It’s conflict, a disagreement, or a clash of personalities.

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How Can I Have More Fun at Work? Asking For a Friend Video- Dr. Bob Nelson

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Practical Ideas for Having More Fun at Work. In this week’s Asking For a Friend, I interview Dr. Bob Nelson. author of Work Made Fun Gets Done , and discuss how to have more fun at work! Dos and Dont’s For Fun at Work. Do… Be playful; choose to have fun. Be open & flexible.

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How to Be a Human-Centered Leader when You’re Stressed, Anxious, or Freaked-Out

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Many people find it easier to be a human-centered leader when everything’s going well. But when you’re stressed and anxious, it’s easy to snap at your team, lose your temper, and undermine the culture you’ve worked so hard to build.

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Managing Up With Grace (How to Give Your Boss Better Feedback With Video)

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How To Get Better at Managing Up (Even With the Tough Feedback). Karin, I want to get better at managing up. But it’s hard. And, I’m scared. How do I do this well? AskingForAFriend. Your boss is an imperfect human, doing the best they can. Just like you.

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Speak-up Culture: How to Encourage More (and Better) Ideas

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How to Draw out Better Ideas from Every Member of Your Team. You’re a human-centered leader working to create a courageous, speak-up culture filled with psychological safety. A culture where employees feel invited and encouraged to speak up and share their ideas and express their concerns.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

7 Reasons Your Feedback is Being Ignored

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Start with yourself to ensure everyone can receive feedback. It’s a frustration we hear all the time. “My people aren’t coachable. They’re defensive. It’s like they have a wall and just won’t listen.” ” We get it.

Authentic Leadership: 5 Big Mistakes that Can Derail Your Influence

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Impactful authentic leadership requires careful judgment and context. Authentic leadership matters even more during times of stress, uncertainty, and change. Of course, you want your team to be real with you. You can’t help them if you don’t know what’s really going on.

Good Comes First with Chris Edmonds and Mark Babbitt

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As a business leader, how do you create a purposeful, positive, and productive work environment for you employees and customers while improving your bottom line? In short, “good” comes first. Your culture is imperative.

How Leaders Make The Most of Complaints

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You’ve got a clear focus on what matters most, and your team seems to work well together, but then you get a call. Hey, I need to talk to you about a conflict, a disagreement, a clash of personalities. What you do next will reinforce your leadership and influence or erode your credibility.

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The Blight of Soul-Crushing Useless Negative Feedback

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Don’t let useless negative feedback sap your team’s motivation. Negative feedback is destructive and all-too-common. There are three common problems that erode the power of these conversations. . My phone buzzed with a text message from Amena, a junior manager.

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

A Manager’s Guide to Better Decision Making

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Best Practices for Better Decision Making. Have you ever heard any of these common decision-making frustrations? “Our conversations just go in circles, it seems like we can never make a decision around here!” ” “This is so stupid—you asked for my opinion and then ignored it.

Leading for Justice with Rita Sever

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When your cause is important and you’re working to build a better world, leadership matters more than ever – but it often takes a back seat to the scramble to achieve today’s results.

Leading Through Invisible Dissent with Kellie Beattie

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Constructive discussions are essential for good decisions and great results. But how do you create an environment that helps to surface disagreement and overcome the challenges of invisible dissent? In this episode, Kelly Beattie shares practical steps you can take to help every team member engage.

My Team Doesn’t Like Me, What Should I Do? (With Video)

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3 Ways to Build Deeper Influence and Connection. Of course, you know that leadership is not who likes you. But it sucks to go to work every day when you know your team would rather be working for someone else.

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The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.

A Post-Pandemic Productivity Gift You Can Bring Back to the Office

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Going back to the office? Don’t lose one of the most valuable aspects of remote work. Whether your team is heading back to the office, will continue working remotely, or somewhere between, silence and space are critical leadership gifts to give your team. Mixed Feelings about Going Back.

Overcome the Great Resignation: How Great Leaders Put People Before Projects

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The Great Resignation is new–the art of cultivating loyalty is consistent.

How Do I Help My Team Thrive During Uncertainty at Work

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You Can’t Stop The Uncertainty at Work, But You Can Learn to Live in Flux. To face a world in constant flux, and prepare for a future of uncertainty at work, you need more than resiliency.

The Problem With Sandwich Feedback Video (and what to do instead)

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The sandwich method of giving feedback has long been taught as a coaching and feedback technique. What is the Sandwich Feedback Technique? You start by telling them something great about their performance. Then you give them the constructive feedback you really want them to hear.

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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.

How to Scale Your Leadership for Bigger Influence and Results

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5 Ways to Scale Your Leadership and Motivate Your Large Team. You have a solid track record of building high-performance teams. But, now your team is bigger and you need to scale your leadership. Perhaps you’ve been promoted and your team has tripled in size.

How Do I Build More Connected Business Relationships? (With Video)

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Think beyond “networking” to building deeply connected business relationships that will enhance your business and your life.

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How to Stay Productive as You Return to the Office

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As You Return to the Office, Make a Deliberate Plan. You’ve learned a lot about how you work and what makes you most productive over the last year. You had more choices on how to structure your day, when (and with whom) to engage. You figured out what worked best for you.

Fiercely Loyal with Dov Baron

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The world has changed, and so has everything we know about becoming and remaining an effective leader particularly when it comes to keeping your top talent! The effective leaders of tomorrow will do one thing: keep their top talent.

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!

Top 10 Most Read Leadership Blog Posts of First Half 2021

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Your Favorite Leadership Blog Posts So Far This Year. One of the interesting parts of being regular leadership writers (we’ve been blogging here at Let’s Grow Leaders since 2012), is to see which of our leadership blog posts resonate the most with our readers and why.

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Lead Your Team to Make Better Decisions, Faster

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When decision-making or problem-solving meetings bog down and become a waste of time, there are usually two problems causing the stagnation. In this episode, you’ll get the tools to overcome both of these problems before they derail your team.

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Mastery Under Pressure with Tina Greenbaum

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As a leader do you ever feel overwhelmed and stressed? Keep running into the same limiting mindset or patterns, but don’t know how to fix them?

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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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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 Your Employee Recognition Program Can Destroy Morale

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Avoid These Big Mistakes When Recognizing Employees. A great employee recognition program is a remarkable way to build culture, increase employee engagement and reinforce critical behaviors.

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A Minute to Think with Juliet Funt

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How to reclaim your creativity, conquer busyness, do your best work, and be your best self. If you feel like you’re constantly reacting and don’t have a moment to think about what you’re doing, much less why you’re doing it, this episode is for you.

Resourcefulness Matters: How to Help Your Team Be More Resourceful

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7 Ways to Encourage Your Team to Be More Resourceful. What does it mean to be resourceful? Our favorite definition of resourceful is, “The ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.” ” Quick and clever. Overcome difficulties.

Team Conflict: How to Surface and Discuss Simmering Issues (Video)

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Address Team Conflict Early Before it Erupts into Something Bigger. We all know that when there is team conflict brewing, it’s only a matter of time before it erupts into something bigger.

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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!