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Herd Mentality: What We Can Learn About Leadership From Ancient Americans

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Native Americans exploited the herd mentality of the buffalo when hunting them; as social animals ourselves, what does that mean for us as leaders? The post Herd Mentality: What We Can Learn About Leadership From Ancient Americans appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

The Best Revenge: What to Do When Someone Does Us Wrong

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When someone does us wrong, what's the best revenge? The answer might surprise you, but ultimately it's the route the best leaders choose. The post The Best Revenge: What to Do When Someone Does Us Wrong appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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7 Stages of Self-Righteousness: Symptoms and Treatments

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Like the stages of grief, I think there are stages of self-righteousness, only they don't end with hope; here's what they are and what we can to do about them. The post 7 Stages of Self-Righteousness: Symptoms and Treatments appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Leadership Tantrums – 15 Reasons to Keep Your Cool

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Leadership tantrums seem to be all too common, but throwing a fit just makes things worse. Here's a short story and 15 quotes about anger to help you keep your cool. The post Leadership Tantrums – 15 Reasons to Keep Your Cool appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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.

The Final Act of Leadership: What Leaders Get Wrong About Succession

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Succession is the final act of leadership, but too many executives get this part wrong; here's what to focus on to get it right. The post The Final Act of Leadership: What Leaders Get Wrong About Succession appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

No Finish Line: Finishing is Not Always the Point

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Being the first to the finish line does not always make us winners, and some of the most important races have no finish line at all; here's what that means for leaders. The post No Finish Line: Finishing is Not Always the Point appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Restoring Faith in Humanity One Act at a Time

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The way things seem to be going we may be tempted to lose our faith in humanity. But a simple act by a stranger this weekend shows that perception is flawed, and offers clues as to how we can keep it that way.

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Learning Leadership: Why a Little “Disease” Might Do Us Some Good

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Learning leadership is no simple matter; in fact it requires a certain kind of disease; here's what I mean and why you may want to catch it. The post Learning Leadership: Why a Little “Disease” Might Do Us Some Good appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Leadership Concepts Personal Development dis-ease

Quiet Professionals – Do You Have What It Takes?

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We tend to think of "leaders" as those who are the loudest and most visible, but I think it's the quiet professionals who show us the highest form of the leadership art, as these three stories illustrate. The post Quiet Professionals – Do You Have What It Takes?

The Power of Humility: An Unexciting Story of SEALs in Action

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The power of humility comes from the very fact that it lacks flash. As this short story shows, effective leaders recognize opportunities to act in humble moments so that they can lead best when it matters most.

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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.

How to Lead with Certainty in Uncertain Times

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It's hard to lead with certainty in uncertain times; here are five things to think about and three ways we can lead confidently despite the unknown. The post How to Lead with Certainty in Uncertain Times appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Leadership Skills Problem Solving and Decision Making Dunning-Kruger leadership leading with certainty

Don’t Make Lemonade: A Better Approach for When Life Gives Us Lemons

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They say we should look for ways to make lemonade when life hands us lemons; I say we can do better. Here’s an interesting example worth following. The post Don’t Make Lemonade: A Better Approach for When Life Gives Us Lemons appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Personal Development Vision and Goal Setting goal setting lemonade stand Marshall Pickney Wilder Rosewood Country Inn

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Saying No: 9 Ways to Say ‘No’ Without Making Everybody Angry

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Saying no can be hard, but if we are to accomplish the things we have set out to do, we need to find a way; here are 9 ways to make saying no easier. The post Saying No: 9 Ways to Say ‘No’ Without Making Everybody Angry appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Personal Development barking up the wrong tree develemental delegation eric barker Essentialism Greg Mckeown james clear lean in opportunity cost passive no pythagoras savior behavior saying no sheryl sandberg

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What’s the Problem? Problem-Solving Lessons-Learned from Moneyball

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"What's the problem?" is the question we should ask before we start looking for solutions, as these clips from the movie 'Moneyball' illustrate beautifully. The post What’s the Problem? Problem-Solving Lessons-Learned from Moneyball appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Non-Verbal Skills for Virtual Team Leaders

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Non-verbal skills are key, but in the virtual team leadership world they are even more critical; here are eight ways to speak more powerfully to your virtual team even before you start using actual words. The post Non-Verbal Skills for Virtual Team Leaders appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Communicating and Presenting Leadership Skills communication skills leadership leadership skills non-verbal virtual teams virtual team leader

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Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

Cleaning House: 5 Leadership Messes to Clean Up Before You Let the Neighbors In

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A neighbor unexpectedly appeared at my door and wanted to come in. Was I ready? What if someone wanted to visit the teams we lead? What leadership messes would we want to get cleaned up?

Lighthouse Leadership: How to Lead Your Team When the Storm Hits

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Lighthouse leadership is about knowing what direction to steer your team when the storm hits. Here's a captivating short story about heroism in a storm, and four ways to help you lead in the dark.

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Beat the Hamster Wheel: 5 Ways to Keep Going When You’d Rather Not

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It is possible to beat the hamster wheel that our goal-chasing can seem to put us on. Here are five ways to find the joy on the path to our goals. The post Beat the Hamster Wheel: 5 Ways to Keep Going When You’d Rather Not appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Vision and Goal Setting hamster wheel perseverance treadmill

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Small Acts of Leadership: 50 Ways to Become More Influential

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Opportunities to influence others are all around us; it's the small acts of leadership that can have the biggest impact; here are 50 ways to get started. The post Small Acts of Leadership: 50 Ways to Become More Influential appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Building Teams and Culture Leadership Skills culture kindness small acts of leadership

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

The Leadership Eye Test: A Simple Checkup for Your Team’s Health

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A leadership "eye" test may be just the thing we need to make sure the long-term health of our team is not in danger; here's a simple way to get a checkup. The post The Leadership Eye Test: A Simple Checkup for Your Team’s Health appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Building Teams and Culture Leadership Concepts eye test I test leadership

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Like Geese in a Row – What We Forget About Leadership

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There's something about leadership we can sometimes forget, a line of paddling geese in a row I saw this morning illustrated that point perfectly. The post Like Geese in a Row – What We Forget About Leadership appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Building Teams and Culture Leadership Concepts example geese in a row leadership teamwork vision

Rapid Deliberation: 7 Ways to Hit the Target While Under Stress

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In times of high stress, reacting in haste is a recipe for disaster; what we need is rapid deliberation. In this post we take our cues from Wyatt Earp, and Army paratroopers, and talk about 7 ways to respond with accuracy when the chips are down. The post Rapid Deliberation: 7 Ways to Hit the Target While Under Stress appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Handling Conflict and Crisis Problem Solving and Decision Making handling stress jumpmaster rapid deliberation slow fix Wyatt Earp

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Virtual Ceremonies: Should They Count?

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We are in an age of virtual ceremonies like the one for my daughters graduation. Do they carry the same meaning? What are the implications for leaders? The post Virtual Ceremonies: Should They Count? appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Building Teams and Culture graduation institutional values values virtual ceremonies

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!

Achieving Goals: Five Ways to Make Your Dreams a Reality

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How do we make achieving goals actually happen? The 28th of July was huge for me. I had been chasing a goal for nearly a year, and was doing my best to make it a reality. On that particular Sunday, after months of effort, it happened. What was the … Achieving Goals: Five Ways to Make Your Dreams a Reality Read More ». The post Achieving Goals: Five Ways to Make Your Dreams a Reality appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Who’s Your Second? Are We Really Leading, or Just in Charge?

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Are you indispensable? Should you be? We make the plans, give the orders, follow-up on everybody and everything. Nothing happens without our say-so. The machine is humming and we are at the controls. It feels like leadership. But is it? Holding it All Together Stanley was charismatic and brilliant. Taking … Who’s Your Second? Are We Really Leading, or Just in Charge? Read More ». The post Who’s Your Second? Are We Really Leading, or Just in Charge?

Set and Forget Leadership: How to Delegate So You Won’t Get Burned

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"Set and forget leadership" is all too common, and it can get us into trouble when it comes to delegating work; here's how to delegate without getting burned. The post Set and Forget Leadership: How to Delegate So You Won’t Get Burned appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Delegating Leadership Skills RapidStart Leadership Blog after action review delegation micromanagement Ron Popiel set and forget leadership

Overcoming Fear: Finding Confidence in a Scary World

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Overcoming fear begins by recognizing that fear comes from within and that we have power over it; Jodie's story of struggle and success shows how. The post Overcoming Fear: Finding Confidence in a Scary World appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Personal Development endurance sport fear Ironman triathlon kona leadership overcoming fear personal growth triathlon

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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!

Team Rituals: 35 Pretty Good Ideas to Strengthen Your Culture

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Team rituals play a critical role in building the strength of our cultures and the power of our organizations; here are 35 ways to put team rituals to work for you. The post Team Rituals: 35 Pretty Good Ideas to Strengthen Your Culture appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Building Teams and Culture malfunction award ritual

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The Dangers of Taking the Easy Way

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“What’s wrong with taking the easy way?” ” Sometimes the answer to our problem seems easy. But the easy solution may not always be the right one. Today in “Lines for Leaders” I’ll share what one famous person said about the dangers of taking the “easy way,” along with some thoughts … The Dangers of Taking the Easy Way Read More ». The post The Dangers of Taking the Easy Way appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Jolly Rancher Leadership – It’s Not About the Candy

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Jolly Rancher leadership isn't about handing out candy, it's about being where we are most needed and helping our teams when their stuggle is greatest. The post Jolly Rancher Leadership – It’s Not About the Candy appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Leadership Concepts Jolly Rancher Leadership leadership

Establishing Trust: Why the Details Matter

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How do we establish trust? We know that establishing trust is a key to leading well, but how do we go about it? An unexpected encounter in the back of a dark garage shines a light on how we can build the trust we need to lead. Not as it … Establishing Trust: Why the Details Matter Read More ». The post Establishing Trust: Why the Details Matter appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Building Teams and Culture Personal Development building trust Establishing trust leadership

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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.

Setting Limits: 15 Ways to Do More By Giving Ourselves Less

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Is having no limits really a good thing? We often find ourselves wishing that the limitations in our lives were gone. We yearn for a mythical time when we can do whatever we want however we want for as long as we want. Two things about this though: 1) It’s … Setting Limits: 15 Ways to Do More By Giving Ourselves Less Read More ». The post Setting Limits: 15 Ways to Do More By Giving Ourselves Less appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Why I Resolve to do Nothing Next Year

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Before we resolve to do anything next year, here's why I think it's a bad idea, along with three ways to actually achieve the things we seek. The post Why I Resolve to do Nothing Next Year appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Vision and Goal Setting goals habit stacking HMS Resolution new year resolutions setting goals

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Following the Follower: 15 Ways to Lead Better by Following Better

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Can being better followers make us better leaders? Focusing on following may seem an odd way to tackle the challenges of leading, but there’s a power in this approach we can easily overlook. There’s a danger in ignoring it, too. That was a lesson I learned the hard way deep … Following the Follower: 15 Ways to Lead Better by Following Better Read More ». The post Following the Follower: 15 Ways to Lead Better by Following Better appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Getting Their Attention: How to Bend time With The Oddball Effect

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How can we get our teammates to sit up and take notice? By slowing down time. Odd as it may seem, we can actually do this, and unlocking this power can be an effective leadership tool. It involves a simple concept called the oddball effect. Here’s what it is and … Getting Their Attention: How to Bend time With The Oddball Effect Read More ». The post Getting Their Attention: How to Bend time With The Oddball Effect appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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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.