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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.

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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.

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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?

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

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.

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

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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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.

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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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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

3 Ways to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough

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How do you keep going when it is hard to keep going? These three ideas can help you finish whatever marathon you happen to be running. The post 3 Ways to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Personal Development Vision and Goal Setting goals keep going marathon perseverance success virtual leadership

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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!

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.

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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!

The Thing at the Back of the Garage

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There’s something hiding in the back of the garage that helps me keep what’s important in the front of my mind; should you have one too? The post The Thing at the Back of the Garage appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Personal Development focus gratitude spotlight value

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

Seeking Discomfort: 7 Ways to Embrace Uncomfortable Feedback

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No one likes to hear that they are not doing well, have weaknesses, or are not measuring up in some way. As leaders it often falls to us to give this kind of feedback to others, and that can be difficult. But what about receiving it?

Overcoming Indecision: 7 Ways to Find the Strength to Make the Leap

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“Indecision may or may not be the problem.” ” – Jimmy Buffett Have you ever gotten to the point where you think you know what you want to do, but had a hard time actually committing to doing it?

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.

21 Acts of Kindness to Make the World a Better Place

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“What’s the maximum effective range of a good deed?” ” It was 4:30 in the morning. Two weary fire fighters walked into a local diner in New Jersey. Smelling of smoke and tired from battling a warehouse fire all night, they were hungry and needed a rest.

Comfortably Uncomfortable: 7 Ways Seeking Discomfort Makes You Better

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Hey, I’m here at a local Park in Minnesota, getting ready to do my weekly tempo run. Believe it or not, I think that there is a very close parallel between learning to run fast and becoming a better leader, and it has to do with discomfort.

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The Power of Asking Questions: 7 Ways Questions are More Powerful Than Answers

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How can asking questions be more powerful than answering them? In the effort to demonstrate our worthiness to lead, often we find ourselves in a hurry to provide answers. People want guidance, direction, and need to understand priorities.

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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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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.

Are You a Potential Leader? 7 Ways to Get Noticed

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Are you a potential leader who’s just looking for an opportunity? Do you think you have what it takes, and just need others to notice your leadership ability? If so, this video is for you.

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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

11 Video Conference Characters and How to Avoid Them

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You've seen these video conference characters before; here's why they look so strange, and how to avoid their mistakes so that you look like a leader on screen. The post 11 Video Conference Characters and How to Avoid Them appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Communicating and Presenting leading virtual teams The blueman The Lurker the Snob video conference characters video conference tips virtual meeting

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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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.

Leadership Exercises: 7 Ways to Build Your Influencing Muscles

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Are there any leadership exercises I can do? Someone asked this question recently, and I thought it was a good one. Learning leadership is tricky business. It’s not like practicing musical scales or pumping iron at the gym.

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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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.

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.

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.

Leadership Interview: 7 Ways to Talk About Leadership Experience When You Don’t Have Any

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“In any leadership interview, they are going to ask about your experience. What if you don’t have any?” Everyone has to start somewhere. Moving up in the organizational hierarchy often involves taking on a formal leadership role.

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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Planning to Be Lucky: Are We Betting on the Wrong Thing?

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Can we really plan to be lucky? He said, “Luck is the residue of design.” Who was it, and what did he mean? And more importantly, how can we put his idea to work so that the lucky breaks come when we roll the dice? All that and more in … Planning to Be Lucky: Are We Betting on the Wrong Thing? Read More ». The post Planning to Be Lucky: Are We Betting on the Wrong Thing? appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Overloaded: The Thing That Keeps Us From Leading Well

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“Are we carrying around things that make us poor leaders?” ” It’s easy to collect things, harder to let them go. But as leaders we have to be aware that some of those things, one in particular, can get in our way and prevent us from leading as effectively as we’d … Overloaded: The Thing That Keeps Us From Leading Well Read More ». The post Overloaded: The Thing That Keeps Us From Leading Well appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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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.