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The Secret For Running Great Meetings.

Rich Gee Group

Meetings suck. I know — we've all attended those 2-3 hour status meetings that drone on forever, stray WAY off course, and never get anything accomplished.

Why Management Hates A WFH/Hybrid Culture.

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No time to read? Listen here. (5 5 min). We’ve seen a rash of companies require their employees to come back to the office — gradually by moving up the requirement one day at a time or all at once by setting a deadline for return. And they’re getting massive pushback.

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The Unintended Effects Of A Layoff.

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“US carmaker Ford Motor is to cut up to 8,000 jobs to reduce costs.” Siemens to lay off 2900 jobs, stating delivery delays and the rise in material costs.” You’ve executed a significant layoff of employees.

Turn Your Managers Into Leaders — Teach Them To Coach.

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No time to read? Listen here: Ever played a sport in school? You had a coach — what were they like? They taught you how to be effective in that sport. They pushed you out of your comfort zone. They didn’t run the course, execute the play, or swing the club — they showed you how to do it better.

Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.

How To Develop A Powerful Leadership Style

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No time to read? Listen here: A robust style can make people appear more competent, and a poor style can drag down a superior skill set.

Do You Self-Sabotage Your Success?

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Many times in our lives, we all subtly undermine our success — when we unconsciously make bad choices, and our harmful behavior can impact nearly every part of our life. This self-sabotage can stop us from achieving significant plans and goals in our careers and life. Why Do We Self-Sabotage?

Are You Stressed At Work?

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No time to read? Listen here: “I’m so stressed!” We hear this a lot today - faster deadlines, impatient customers, and bosses who are never satisfied. But are we stressed? Wikipedia describes occupational stress as a “chronic condition related to one's job. It can be managed by understanding the stressful conditions at work and taking steps to remediate those conditions.”

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You Need To Play Politics.

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If you're employed in a large organization , an essential component of your annual review is how much your manager likes/needs you. I don't mean this cynically or flippantly. There are a lot of bureaucratic processes around annual reviews to make them seem "fair" and "objective.”

The Best Leadership Secret I Know.

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No time to read? Listen here: I'm excited to tell you about my best leadership technique. What is an easy motivator you can provide at work? Money? Promotion? What can you deliver that will exponentially grow the performance of a member of your team? A single phone call. Call them at home.

The Five Laws Of Stupidity.

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"Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals.” Over vacation, I read a great book : "The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity” by Carlo Cipolla, an economic historian.

10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

Our Lives Are Like A Movie.

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I watched a great analysis of the movie Ex Machina on YouTube the other day, and the narrator spoke about how all character growth in a movie is based on three areas: weakness, need, and desire.

How To Build Your Confidence Right Now

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Confidence is a critical part of your success. You'll need it selling, networking, connecting, negotiating, presenting, on projects, team-building, in meetings — I can go on forever. It's a major part of your business life.

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If Life Is Kicking You In The Ass, Time To Kick Back.

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“Don’t be afraid to break some rules.” - Arnold Schwarzenegger To win, you must exploit the system. I get it - you’re worried about what the outside world will think of you — that possibly bending some rules in your favor is “beneath you”.

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Not Enough Time At Work?

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There are little fires everywhere in the office. And we get so busy putting out those fires we can spend a whole day — even a week — spinning around and around spraying from our fire extinguishers. In the end, it’s all about time management.

Get The Best Out Of Your Team.

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In today’s new world of work, many managers are struggling to find the best way to motivate, energize, and most of all KEEP their employees. And it’s getting harder every day.

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7 Ways To Avoid Today's HR Compliance Risks

With remote work on the rise, salary history bans in effect, and Fair Workweek laws passed, HR compliance has become more challenging. Discover the 7 most prominent HR compliance hurdles of today, and learn how to avoid them detailed in Paycor’s recent guide!

Management Tools For Leaders: Red Ocean/Blue Ocean Strategy

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Tool #5 - Red Ocean/Blue Ocean Strategy This week, let’s understand how companies position themselves in the marketplace to succeed - The Red Ocean/Blue Ocean Strategy.

Management Tools For Leaders: The FADE Cycle

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Tool #4 - The FADE Cycle This week, let’s focus on a simple methodology for problem/process review and improvement - The FADE Cycle. Summary: FADE is a quality performance model and a simple methodology for business improvement.

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Management Tools For Leaders: Cause & Effect Diagram

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Tool #3 - Cause & Effect (Fishbone) Diagram This week, let’s focus on a great root causal analysis tool - the Cause & Effect Diagram. Summary: It’s a great tool for brainstorming and encouraging team participation.

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Management Tools For Leaders: The 9-Box Grid

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Tool #2 - The Nine Box Grid This week, let’s focus on a great talent management tool - the 9-Box Grid. Summary: It is a grid-based assessment tool used to evaluate employees' performance levels and potential for growth to fit them into each of these 9 areas.

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The HR Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

Management Tools For Leaders: The Pareto Principle

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Tool #1 - The Pareto Principle Each week, I will be presenting tools that most leaders use to solve problems, run successful initiatives, and most of all, deliver like a leader. This week, let’s start out with one of my favorites, The Pareto Principle.

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Are You Being Bullied?

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I hate bullies. I’ve encountered bullies in elementary school, certain professors in college, and most of all, on the job. There are all sorts of bullies in the workplace: Your boss vacillates on decisions and makes it seem like your fault. Peers valiantly try to one-up you by making you look bad.

The New Rules Of Virtual Meeting Etiquette.

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Learn How To Better Communicate With Your Audience.

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Communication is a critical component of almost any day-to-day activity. Your audience might be a group of clients, a customer in your store, your team, or just the most significant prospect you’ll ever land. Know Who You're Speaking To. Too many people wing it.

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

Knowing When To Quit Is Essential.

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“All successful people have quit. Some, often. Knowing when to quit is essential.” — Scott Galloway We’ve all done it — staying too long at a company and then getting laid off.

Do Not Hit That Snooze Bar!

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We all love our sleep. It’s the only time we have to ourselves, and rightly so, we should be selfish when it comes to healthy, restful sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health. It’s just as important as eating a balanced, nutritious diet and exercising.

How Leadership REALLY Works (and why your team isn’t crushing it every day).

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You’re a good manager. You listen to your people. You help them with obstacles. You try your best to be a better leader. But for some reason, your department is stagnant. You aren’t getting the ‘hot’ projects. Your team comes to work defeated and war-torn.

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How Corporate REALLY Works (and why you’re not moving up as fast as you should be).

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You work hard. You come in early, stay late. You are good friends with everyone. If asked, you jump. But for some reason, you’re not moving up. You don’t get that promotion. You get paltry bonuses. And worst of all, people whom you’d never expect to move up, do. What’s going on?

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

My Gift To You 2021

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I believe that staying abreast of new ideas, trends, and information is essential to a high-performing career and business. My job is to help YOU cut through the noise and find resources that are worth consuming and energize your spirit. This is my gift to you. Enjoy! Stand Out Authors in 2021: 1.

What's your Q-SCORE?

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A Q-Score is a measurement. It's the familiarity and appeal of a brand, celebrity, company, or entertainment product (e.g., television show). The higher the Q-Score, the more highly regarded the item or person is, among those who are aware of the subject.

Hybrid Work — Do What's Best For You.

Rich Gee Group

It’s been a long 22 months. The accelerated effects of the pandemic on workplace life have, in fact, delivered a much-needed surprise — working from home.

Motivate Your Team So They Stick Around.

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"They should motivate themselves — I've got too much to do!" And suddenly, your best people give their notice and leave. It's a FACT: Successful leaders figure out how to strategically motivate their team every day.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Educate Your People To Build A Solid Team.

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"You know your job — just do it!" Most managers forget that educating your troops is an ongoing process. Great leaders build a learning journey for every team member who reports to them. Success relies on the consistent growth of your team, expanding their knowledge base and experience.

Do You Need To Educate Your People To Build A Better Team?

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"You know your job — just do it!" Most managers forget that educating your troops is an ongoing process. Great leaders build a learning journey for every team member who reports to them. Success relies on the consistent growth of your team, expanding their knowledge base and experience.

Do You Need To Delegate More To Be Successful?

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"I hate to delegate — it's easier if I just do it myself." That's a recipe for a management disaster. Leaders build a delegation strategy in everything they do. The more they delegate lower-level tasks, the more time they have to spend planning, leading, communicating, and growing their team.

Do You Need To Communicate More To Be Successful?

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"Yeah, yeah. I have to communicate more." NO, not 'more'. You have to communicate strategically to your team, peers, and key people above you to be a great leader. It's not MORE communication, it's how, when, what, and why you're communicating.

How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.