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In Praise of Praise: 5 Ways to Enhance the Power of Your Appreciation

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Praise is one of the most powerful tools available to a leader; here are 5 ways you can use it to inspire, motivate, and even change lives. The post In Praise of Praise: 5 Ways to Enhance the Power of Your Appreciation appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Delegate Better: Three Ways to Get the Results You Want

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To delegate better, it helps to put more energy into the start of the process. With the help of a story about a naturalist stranded on a frozen lake in the Canadian sub-arctic, here are three ways to begin so that we get what we need at the end.

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Bosses and Burnout: Three Things Leaders Should Know

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Burnout on the job is costing us more than we think; here are three things we need to know to protect our teammates and minimize the damage. The post Bosses and Burnout: Three Things Leaders Should Know appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Courage to Lead: Re-looking the Role of Courage in Leadership

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Having the courage to lead is more than just stepping forward, there is something else we have to do with that courage if we really want to lead well. The post Courage to Lead: Re-looking the Role of Courage in Leadership appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

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

Big Hammer or Small Blade? What it Really Takes to Achieve Your Goals

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If you want to achieve your goals, take a lesson from this craftsman, who turns chunks of gnarly wood into things of beauty. The post Big Hammer or Small Blade? What it Really Takes to Achieve Your Goals appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Lost in the Jungle: 5 Questions to Ask Before Launching Your Team

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Before launching our teams on any new project, there are five questions we should have answers to so they don't get lost in the jungle. The post Lost in the Jungle: 5 Questions to Ask Before Launching Your Team appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Smiling at the Finish Line: 7 Ways to Avoid Disaster on Your Big Day

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Whatever race we are running, if we want to be smiling at the finish line, these seven things can help us get there. The post Smiling at the Finish Line: 7 Ways to Avoid Disaster on Your Big Day appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Hyperbolic Discounting and 7 Ways to Prevent Self-Sabotage

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Hyperbolic discounting isn't some crazy sales technique, but it CAN keep us from achieving our goals; here's how to recognize when it's happening, and seven ways to prevent our tendency to self-sabotage.

9 Secrets to Leading Sheep – No Matter How Many Legs They Have

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Leading sheep is not too far different from leading people, as this would-be shepherd learned the hard way; here are 9 secrets to doing it well. The post 9 Secrets to Leading Sheep – No Matter How Many Legs They Have appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Plans are Worthless: Why We Should Plan Anyway

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Eisenhower told a roomfull of military planners that "plans are worthless." Here's what he meant and how understanding his intent can help us face the next emergency. The post Plans are Worthless: Why We Should Plan Anyway appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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.

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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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.

Rocks in a Jar: 11 Things They Didn’t Tell You

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The "rocks in a jar" approach to time management is a good one, but they left a lot of things out that would help us be even more effective at managing our time; here are 11 of them. The post Rocks in a Jar: 11 Things They Didn’t Tell You 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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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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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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.

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.

Leadership Trust: The Secret to Achieving Impossible Things

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Achieving great things requires a leadership trust between leader and led; in one simple story, here's what that means. The post Leadership Trust: The Secret to Achieving Impossible Things appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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.

Leading Former Peers: 27 Tips, Tactics, and Techniques

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Leading former peers is one of the most common and most difficult things we'll face as leaders; here are 27 ways to make it a little easier. The post Leading Former Peers: 27 Tips, Tactics, and Techniques appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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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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!

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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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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Leading Through Transition: Tips for Leaders in Times of Change

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Leading through transition is hard, but here's what we can learn from a flock of snow geese about how to lead effectively when everything is changing. The post Leading Through Transition: Tips for Leaders in Times of Change appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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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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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!

Leaders and Con Men: Should We Follow Their Example?

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When it comes to influencing others, leaders and con men seem to be in the same business. The difference is that we can use three of their tricks from the dark side to do some good. The post Leaders and Con Men: Should We Follow Their Example? appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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.

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?

Leadership Test: Will You Be Ready When the Challenge Comes?

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Anytime we step into a position of authority, we can expect a leadership test; here's what it might look like, and several ways to respond. The post Leadership Test: Will You Be Ready When the Challenge Comes? appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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!