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Working From Home Now? Here are Our Best Tips to Ease the Transition

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Are you working from home now? Because of the Coronavirus and new social distancing guidance, many people have been directed whether voluntarily or involuntarily to work remotely until the pandemic subsides.

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3 Strategies to Build Inclusive Teams

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If you’ve ever played a team sport like soccer or basketball, you quickly learn that while it is helpful to have an “all-star” player, the best teams leverage the talents of all their players on the field and elevate everyone’s game in order to consistently win.

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Digital Hiring: What Are You Worried About, Exactly?

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In my last article, I spoke about the importance of managing candidate relationships while searches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we figure out how to navigate from here, I’d like to think outside the box a bit about digital hires.

Leaders Stop Trying to Be Efficient

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Let’s cut right to the chase; stop focusing on being efficient – it’s a waste of time. Nobody other than perhaps you really cares how efficient you are, but everyone cares how effective you are.

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.

Leadership Interview: Mehdi Tazi, CEO at Beassur Marsh Shares His Perspective on Talent Gaps

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I recently had the privilege of speaking with Mehdi Tazi Chief Executive Officer at Beassur Marsh , a Morrocan based insurance brokerage during our global leadership tour.

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10 Exceptional Strategies For Extraordinary Executives

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Most extraordinary executives would agree that business practices evolve over time, and our experiences turn into knowledge. My such experience has inspired this article, 10 exceptional strategies for extraordinary executives. As a coach, my goal is always to see my client succeed.

Leadership Means Facing Challenges Head-on

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Many would say if you’re in the leadership business, you’re also in the business of dealing with adversity. After all, leadership means facing challenges head-on.

Setting Boundaries While Working at Home

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Almost everyone searches for “it” in their job. Is it gaining success? Is it money? No, I am talking about work-life balance, and setting boundaries while working from home makes this even more challenging. It does not matter where you sit on the leadership totem pole.

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The Journey of Servant Leadership: Iron Sharpens Iron

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Each day I reflecting upon the journey of servant leadership , what I now define as “relational leadership”. Although I certainly do not intend to make this a post with any religious overtones, I’ve found the bible has an amazing quote that shapes my thinking on this topic.

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

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Have you ever noticed leaders spend a lot of time talking about people only to make the same mistakes over and over again? Without question, your top talent will leave you if you fail to lead and take care of them. Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected departures.

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.

CEO Marketing Priorities

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COVID-19 has made CEO marketing priorities synonymous with survival. CEOs who have a focused, crisp, creative, and clear message, and who understand how to best communicate that message, will navigate the pandemic better than their less-skilled peers.

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The Impact of a Great Leader

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I am always surprised by the impact that just one person can have on a team or an organization. In particular, the speed which that effect takes place. I have seen examples in multinational enterprises, where the appointment of a new CEO resulted in a change of atmosphere within a few weeks.

Talent Management and Preparing Leaders Correctly with Piet Hein Merckens

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A President’s Day Look at Leadership

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Since we’re headed into President’s Day weekend, I thought I’d take this opportunity to author a two-part series in which I’ll examine the leadership characteristics of the two Presidents for which the holiday is celebrated; George Washington , and Abraham Lincoln.

Only The Start: Change and Forecasting Comes With Risk

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Change seems to occur at an ever-increasing speed, forecasting, especially concerning long term scenarios is an extremely risky business today. Forecasts often lead to disappointments, for management, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders.

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.

Consultants: Resistance Is Futile

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When you look back on your career, you remember the jobs you took, the jobs you declined, the opportunities realized and the opportunities lost. You remember the special people along the way; the great bosses, mentors, coaches and the lifelong friends. You also remember the Consultants.

How to Build a Resilient Company Culture That Will Help Every Employee Thrive

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A resilient culture is built one person at a time, winning companies cultivate cultures that enable their people to develop the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.

The Power of Focus

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I am frequently asked what it takes to become more productive. My answer is simply become very, very focused. Focus has always been a powerful characteristic that has served me well in all leadership roles alike. Relentless focus results in aligned priorities, order, discipline, and productivity.

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“Live in the Moment” With Hakim Marrakchi, CEO at Maghreb Industries

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Hakim Marrakchi, CEO of Maghreb Industries, shared his perspective to Live in the Moment as the advice he would give his younger self. Even though Hakim is a very humble businessman and made it clear this advice given would be different for himself and differ from what he would give others.

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.

Employee Engagement And Empowerment

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Employee engagement is defined as an active state related to productivity and innovation. Engaged employees can be described as being fully immersed in and enthusiastic about their work. This emotional attachment means that employees will go above and beyond the call of duty.

The Most Misunderstood Aspect Of Great Leadership

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I was recently asked what I consider to be the most misunderstood aspect of great leadership; in other words, what makes great leaders great? What immediately came to mind is not only misunderstood, but it also happens to be the most often overlooked element of leadership, and the one which also affords leaders the greatest opportunity for personal, professional, and enterprise growth.

The Engagement Secret of Great Leaders

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Show me a great leader and I’ll show you a talented storyteller. Leadership and storytelling go hand-in-hand. In fact, leaders who lack the ability to leverage the power and influence of storytelling are missing the very essence of what accounts for compelling leadership begins with the story. Give me a few minutes and allow me to share this message with you – it may just change your life.

How Employee Engagement Drives Customer Satisfaction

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Research shows there is a direct correlation between engaged employees and the satisfaction of your customer and ultimately achieving your business outcomes. In other words, employee engagement drives customer satisfaction.

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 Remain a Balanced Leader

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Most high-performing leaders concern themselves with that which other people value most and if they do it well those leaders usually climb the corporate ladder fast.

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Is Innovation manageable?

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In the years leading up to 2018, I have spent my time bringing innovation to the financial services space. Fintech, as this sector is colloquially referred, focuses for the most part on disrupting the state of affairs induced by the use of technology. As such it is all about innovation.

Leadership and Digital Transformation

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News Flash : The #1 thing leaders need to understand is that the Digital Transformation train left the station a few years ago. If you weren’t onboard back then, you need to stop looking for the next train and rapidly go in search of building a rocket ship.

Leading with Gratitude

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At N2Growth, we aspire to practice what we preach when it comes to taking care of each other and caring for our clients in a way that is unparalleled. As we look ahead to the upcoming holiday season and ringing in the New Year, we reflect over the past year’s opportunities for growth, learning, and overcoming. While doing so, we realized there is a key ingredient in leading that is embodied in our values and our work: gratitude.

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.

More Than a Buzzword: Let’s Be Honest About Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity and inclusion is a buzzword in the business world, countless company websites tout their commitment to building diverse teams and inclusive cultures. Human resource departments are instilling D&I training for hiring managers and discussing their role in hiring diverse employees and creating a culture of inclusion. But what does this all really mean and why should companies care?

Leadership Interview: Awareness as a Way to Understand Impact

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Many new executives come out of business school still unprepared with desired competencies when entering into potential leadership positions.

Leaders Stop Trying to Be Efficient

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Let’s cut right to the chase; stop focusing on being efficient – it’s a waste of time. Nobody other than perhaps you really cares how efficient you are, but everyone cares how effective you are.

Follow The Leader

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Does the term “ Follow the Leader ” still apply in today’s world? We live in an age of “followship”, but does followship imply that a leader is the one being followed? Success on social media is often defined by the number of followers.

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.

Leadership Interview: Ego Versus Eco with Ronald van Weegen

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While traveling the world seeking answers on global leadership perspectives, we stopped in the Netherlands. I met with Ronald van Weegen , a seasoned senior executive in both Leadership Development and Human Resources.

6 Defining Values of a Leadership Culture

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Twelve years after launching culture change consulting services, I am finally sitting down to write about six defining values of a leadership culture. These are factors I’ve learned that define whether an organization can improve their Culture or not. No surprise that all six values rise and fall on leadership. Before I unpack the six values, let me paint the backdrop of how it all began. In 2006, one of my CEO clients in Sarasota, FL shared with me his annual employee engagement survey.

High EQ: The most desirable leadership tenet of them all?

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Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand and manage emotions in an effective and positive way. And, in many organisations around the world, it is on the rise!

10 Tips That Make Complex Leadership Ideas Really Simple

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Like many Inc.com columnists, I am a consultant and business author. I’ve written five books over the past 25 years and am proud of all of them. My latest, It’s Good To Be King , has done well probably because it simplified what many make complex: leadership principles.

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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.