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5 Reasons Why Your Middle Manager Role Is So Difficult (And What To Do About It)

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If you’re reading this, odds are, you’re a middle manager, i.e. someone who has a boss and is a boss, who has to lead and influence from the messy middle, up, down, and across their organization. Take pride and take heart because I’m going to help with the toughest job. Click to continue reading.

3 Common Leadership Myths About Burnout – And What To Think Instead

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Although the word ‘burnout’ is a term everyone has heard of, it’s still largely misunderstood. It has become part of our workplace vernacular, although the way we refer to it often adds to the misunderstanding of what it actually is. We often describe everyday stress as burnout when it is.


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8 Ways To Be A Leader That Employees Want To Follow

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Being a leader doesn’t mean bossing people around. As a leader, you’re responsible for motivating, educating, and making sure your employees add value to your organization.

A Conversation With Tom Peters On Leadership, Empathy, And Making A Difference

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When I started my leadership podcast almost 10 years ago, I had a very simple goal – I wanted to create a platform where I could get the chance to talk with some very smart and really cool people. That’s why the first guest I had on the “Leadership Biz. Click to continue reading.

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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.

Organizational Learning – The Influencing Dynamics Of Scenario Planning

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“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competition advantage” – Jack Welch.

How To Build A Courageous Culture To Bring Out The Best In Those You Lead

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As we move to a hybrid work environment, the organizational culture we foster both internally and remotely becomes critical to what we’re able to achieve.

How Leaders Can Promote A Learning Mindset In 3 Simple Steps

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The success in any change initiative is tied to how well employees are able to learn and adapt. But how can leaders encourage a learning mindset out of these pursuits? In this edition of my Leadership Espresso Shot series, I share three simple measures leaders can employ to promote a.

What Is The 3P Model And Why Is It Important For Remote Teamwork?

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When we sat down to write The Long-Distance Teammate, we set out to answer one critical question: What are the behaviors that separate solid individual contributors from people who are true teammates?

How To Move Beyond Failing Fast To Learning To Value Failure

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During a recent conversation with a group of executives about the growing importance of empathy and leadership, a few leaders brought up the issue of addressing failure and the importance of not only “failing fast”, but making sure efforts are made to understand what can be learned from this setback.

3 Questions That Will Help Bring Clarity Around What It Really Means To Succeed

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In the previous edition of my podcast series “Leadership Espresso Shot”, I mentioned how to better appreciate the journey towards achieving success, we must learn to value failure as that necessary teacher that helps us reach our goals.

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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.

Jim Kouzes On How Leaders Without Titles Can Make A Difference

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Next month marks the 10th year that I’ve been doing my podcast “Leadership Biz Cafe”, something that I started as an excuse to talk with some fascinating people about leadership and which has since become one of the most popular leadership podcasts out there. Although I didn’t make any plans.

Why Leaders Need To Embrace A.I. And Its Impact On The Way We Work

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Over the past few years, there’s been a growing discussion around artificial intelligence (A.I.) and the potential risks that come with it. Just reading comments from Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates about the potential dangers of AI would certainly seem to be reason to give pause on the.

Understanding The Impact Mindsets Have On Our Ability To Succeed

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There’s no question that our mindset plays a critical role in how we relate to our world and those around us. But how can leaders make sure their mindset is helps bring out the best in others and not impede organizational growth and success? That’s the topic I’ll be exploring.

Qualities Of A Good Employee: What To Look For

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Finding a Good Employee can be difficult. In a sea of potential employees, how can you find the right one for your business? Most recruiters and HR managers know that finding great employees is difficult because you can’t always measure how successful they’ll be from the skills and duties listed.

Why Now Is The Time For Leaders To Make Purpose-Led Work Their Top Priority

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These days there’s a lot of discussion around what work will look like in a post-pandemic world. Most of that conversation tends to focus on whether employees will return to the office, continue to work remotely, or opt for a hybrid mix of the two. But in this latest installment.

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!

Are You Still Able To Make A Difference Through Your Leadership?

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As a leader, one of the things expected of you is to be able to make that critical decision of whether to continue to pursue an initiative, or whether to cut your losses and move on to something else. While this skill is key to your ability to succeed at. Click to continue reading.

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Why Caring Is Key To Your Ability To Succeed At Leadership

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Over the many years I’ve been doing this leadership podcast, one of the common themes that comes up in any given episode is the fact that leadership is not about you; it’s about the people you lead. That’s why I’m delighted to speak with my friend (and fellow Canadian) Dan. Click to continue reading.

Anxiety And Work: The Impact Of Anxiety On Different Generations of Employees

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No matter how good you are at your job or how long you’ve been at it, being an effective leader is never easy. As a leader, you play many roles — from coach and mentor to (sometimes) drill sergeant and disciplinarian. The key is understanding exactly what your employees need.

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3 Leadership Lessons I Personally Learned From Tony Hsieh

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Many of us in the leadership sphere were shocked and saddened to hear the news of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s tragic passing over the weekend. I expect many articles will be written about Tony’s legacy and what timeless leadership lessons he leaves behind that we can all learn from.

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!

What Science Reveals As The Key To Promoting Long-Term Employee Motivation

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Have you ever thought about how how you’re communicating progress in your organization?

Does Your Leadership Inspire Collaboration Or Conflict Inside Your Organization?

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Every day it seems to get harder and harder to find a topic or subject that hasn’t turned into a divisive issue, separating people into the proverbial us vs. them camps. Whether it’s on the news or even in our various social media channels, there seems to be more emphasis. Click to continue reading.

A Simple Strategy To Help Reframe How You Deal With Challenges

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With many of us now adapting to remote working as no longer a short-term response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but as the ‘new normal’ for how our organization will function for the next few years, there’s been more focus lately on how leaders and their employees are adapting to this.

3 Lessons On How Promoting Sense Of Belonging Can Drive Change

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The past several months have presented leaders with a wide array of unexpected challenges that few of us anticipated we’d have to collectively address.

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!

How Personal Development Efforts Can Help Leaders And Their Employees Grow

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Development and progression are not only essential but often one of the main goals of a company. Any job, skill, or sport without a certain level of progression or improvement required can quickly become boring and stale, leaving those involved feeling apathetic.

Top 10 Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast Episodes Of 2020

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As we work on new episodes for 2021, I wanted to take a look back and review what were the Top 10 episodes from our podcast in 2020. Although last year was a very challenging year for so many of us, it was also a pivotal year for this leadership. Click to continue reading.

My Top 10 Leadership Insights Of 2020

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No matter where you live on this pale blue dot, one thing we all share in common is the sentiment of seeing the start of a new year as a new beginning. As an opportunity to begin anew and set goals that will help us do better over the next. Click to continue reading.

3 Steps To Boost Your Critical Thinking Skills During The COVID-19 Pandemic

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As we’ve now passed the halfway point of the year, many leaders are now grappling with the reality that the COVID-19 global pandemic will not simply be a bad memory of 2020, but instead will be both a health crisis that lasts well into 2021, as well as an economic. Click to continue reading.

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How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Ask This Simple Question To Improve Clarity And Boost Employee Performance

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Of the many issues leaders of all experience levels have had to address, one that continues to be a major challenge is how to be a more effective communicator. In fact, in a recent study where 1,400 study participants were asked “what is the biggest mistake leaders make when working.

How To Improve Your Leadership Skills With Technology

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There are as many different types of leaders and skill sets as there are personalities. Leaders encourage, empower, and inspire their team members to reach shared goals by treading new waters.

How To Avoid Employee Paranoia In The Workplace

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The last thing you need, especially when your business is under pressure from a global pandemic, is your employees worrying about being laid off. This can have a drastic effect on workplace productivity, loyalty and satisfaction.

How Will You Remember 2020?

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With only a few weeks left to 2020, I’ve noticed a growing sentiment of wanting to put this year behind us and focus instead on what the new year will bring. Granted, this makes sense when we consider the severity and extent of challenges and hardships we’ve collectively experienced or.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work: Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

The Critical Importance Of Self Awareness To Success

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From Patrick Lencioni’s foreword of the Emotional Intelligence 2.0: “Not education. Not experience. Not Knowledge or intellectual horsepower. None of these serve as an adequate predictor as to why one person succeeds, and another doesn’t.

A Revealing Look At Understanding The Value Of Opportunity

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Few words inspire optimism and hope for the future like “opportunity” But as I reveal in this latest installment of my Leadership Espresso Shot series, the truth is our relationship with opportunity is much more complicated and worthy of more reflection and review.

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Why Leaders Need To Express More Gratitude During Challenging Times

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During challenging times, it’s critical that leaders boost their communication time to provide clarity and assurance to their employees.

How Leaders Can Cure A Toxic Workplace Environment Using 4 Science-Based Steps

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One of the key responsibilities of leadership is to provide a workplace environment that encourages people to do their best work. In this edition of the Leadership Espresso Shot series for my leadership podcast, I share 4 steps that can help leaders cure a toxic workplace.

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.