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4 Things Leaders Can Do to Combat Burnout

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Burnout is a big problem. But it’s only in recent times that we’re coming to realise just HOW big. A recent Gallup study found that 23 percent of nearly 7,500 full-time employees reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, while an additional 44 percent reported feeling burned.

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A Powerful Lesson From Warren Buffett On How To Achieve Your Goals

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One of the key responsibilities of leaders is helping their employees to achieve their goals. And yet, with all the distractions and increased demands we face, sometimes this is easier said than done.

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How To Make Conflict More Productive And Beneficial For Your Team

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Conflict is something most of us tend to avoid because we view it as being negative and counter-productive. But what if we’re seeing this wrong? Could conflict actually be productive and beneficial for our team?

My Top 10 Leadership Insights To Date – A 10 Year Retrospective

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Every now and then there’s a moment in time that reflects different milestones and with it, conjures up different outlooks and perspectives. As a temporal milestone, January 2020 certainly fits this description as it reflects not only the beginning of a new year, but also the start of a brand.

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2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

3 Hard-Earned Lessons On How To Achieve Long-Term Leadership Success

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If someone were to ask you what 3 personal lessons do you attribute as being key to your success, what would you say? It’s a question I’ve been asked and I thought it would be fun to share the answers in this 10th edition of Leadership Espresso Shot on my. Click to continue reading.

Improving The Way You Lead From The Inside

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For most leaders, improving the way we lead involves developing new strategies and/or processes to be more effective in getting the best out of others. But shouldn’t we focusing more on better connecting who we are with how we lead? That’s the idea I explore with renowned CEO coach John.

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3 Simple Tricks To Help You Become A Better Listener

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Over the past few years, there’s been a greater acceptance that one critical measure to succeeding at leadership is building and nurturing relationships amongst those you lead.

Make Learning New Skills And Behaviours More Effective In 3 Simple Steps

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Key to succeeding at leadership in today is our ability to learn new skills to improve the way we lead. But how can we consistently apply these new skills over the long run, instead of falling back on old habits? In this episode of Leadership Espresso Shot, I share 3. Click to continue reading.

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How Leaders Can Create Cultures Of Innovation At Work

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The following is a guest piece by David Garcia. Innovation is not something that happens overnight: It must be cultivated and nurtured, and more and more evidence points to learning and development as the key. But if L&D is necessary for innovation in the workplace, then leaders who are invested.

Learning How To Deal With Your Leadership Mess

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There’s no question that leadership is hard work and requires a diverse tool kit of skills and abilities to do the job well. But are there actions and behaviours leaders are employing that are actually impeding their ability to succeed in their role?

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.

Does Work Have To Meet All Our Needs?

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The following is a guest piece by Moe Carrick. His voice was incredulous when he asked the question that I could tell he had been thinking about: “C’mon, Moe. As a senior leader, I am basically just trying to run a business. Is it really my job to meet all. Click to continue reading.

Coaching For Change – The Key To A Change-Prepared Workforce

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The following is a guest piece by Daniel Lock. Change is the one constant in business. Factors causing change include digital disruption; legislative and regulatory changes; and changing customer needs and desires. Whatever the reason, organizations are always changing.It

Why Employee Health And Wellness Needs To Become A Critical Leadership Priority

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One key to succeeding at leadership is creating a workplace environment that empowers employees to commit their best efforts. To that end, shouldn’t leaders also be looking at measures to improve employee health and wellness to help attract and retain employees?

How Mastering Emotional Intelligence Can Drive Better Alignment In Your Organization

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Creating alignment in your organization’s various processes is critical to being able to achieve your long term goals? But what about creating alignment in terms of how you relate to one another? And how do you go about achieving that?

3 Powerful Strategies That Will Help Boost Collaboration Inside Your Organization

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Driving collaborative efforts in today’s workplaces has certainly become a key focus for many leaders.

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.

How To Make The Transition From Engineer To Leadership

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Some people think that engineers don’t make the best leaders, though this isn’t necessarily the case. Engineers are known for being detail-oriented, problem-solving, deep level thinking and working alone. The challenge is cultivating the ability to motivate a team.

How Leaders Can Make Organizational Values Actionable To Drive Purpose-Led Work

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These days there’s a lot of focus on organizational culture in terms of its ability to attract and retain employees in today’s shrinking labour market.

Why Technology Matters For Your Business: A Guide

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Most people living in the modern era are strongly aware that new technologies, like those developed by Apple, Amazon and Google, are helping to reshape the whole of human life. Without these technologies, we’d find it hard to imagine how we’d shop, travel, work and play. But in business, this.

5 Tools To Help You Manage Remote Teams More Effectively

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The following is a guest piece by Ashley Wilson. When your remote staff, managers and other in-house personnel are working well together, they can help you hit your campaign targets and business expansion plans.

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New Overtime Rules Take Effect 1/1/2020. Are You Prepared?

On September 24, the Department of Labor (DOL) released much-anticipated changes to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Any business that employs workers with salaries under $35,568 will be directly affected by the new regulations and face a decision: provide affected employees with a salary increase or pay them overtime. Download Paycor's latest guide to learn key details about the new rule and how it could impact your business.

Why Leaders Should Empower Employees To Bring Their Dreams To Work

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Earlier this month, my second daughter turned 18 years old. I’ll admit it’s crazy at times to think the little girl who’s artwork used to adorn a previous version of this site is now old enough to vote in Canada’s upcoming federal election. But while there are times I miss.

Top 10 Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast Episodes Of 2019

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For my last post for 2019, I wanted to take a look back and share the Top 10 episodes from my leadership podcast, “Leadership Biz Cafe”. Without question, this year has been a big year for my podcast, in large part because one of my goals for this year was. Click to continue reading.

How To Use The Power Of Storytelling In Your Leadership In 3 Simple Steps

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Without question, one of the skills to succeed at leadership is being an effective communicator. And one of the best ways to communicate a vision is through the use of storytelling. So how can we use this tool more effectively? That’s the focus of this latest episode of my leadership.

What Women Do That Holds Them Back From Succeeding At Leadership

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There’s been a number of studies that have illustrated the challenges and obstacles women face that men don’t in trying to move into leadership positions. But are there actions and behaviours women are doing that are also impeding their ability to grow into effective leaders?

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

How To Develop Yourself As A Transformational Leader

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The following is a guest piece by Nancy Chavira. Transformational leadership is an innovative way of leading others within a company. It’s different to other forms of leadership in that it encourages self-growth, ultimately for the betterment of the business.

10 Simple Steps That Will Help You Overcome Adversity And Achieve Success

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The following is a guest piece by Fred Stuvek. All of us will face some degree of adversity in our life, this is inevitable. You can’t run from it. You can’t hide from it. It will find you. You have to deal with it, embrace it as a learning experience, Click to continue reading.

5 Essentials for Full Employee Engagement

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The following is a guest piece by Valmira Rashiti. There is a constant, vicious cycle people talk about when referring to full employee engagement. Some will put the whole burden in the employer, assuming that the company is responsible for meeting all employee expectations and needs.

Why The Time Is Right To Simplify Work

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The following is a guest piece by Jesse Newton. Our organizations have become complicated messes. In a recent study 74% of respondents rated their organization as complex.

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.

Forget Global – What Leaders Really Need Is A “Worldly” Perspective

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The following is a guest piece from McGill Professor (and fellow Montrealer) Henry Mintzberg. Do we need more globalization on this globe? How about more worldliness in this world?

What Kind Of Expectations Are You Creating Through Your Leadership?

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In today’s competitive market, it’s critical that leaders use every tool at their disposal to ensure their organization’s success. But how many of us are tapping into the power of expectations and the benefits it gives rise to?

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5 Ways to Identify Your Brand’s Competitors

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The following is a guest piece by Lindsay Pedersen. When developing your brand strategy, you need to make the critical choice of what you are going to position your brand against. What is the customer’s alternative to your brand against which you will push for your own brand? In order.

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Is Conventional Wisdom Diminishing Your Ability To Successfully Lead Others?

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When it comes to leadership, many of us have developed habits or strategies that have served us well in not only achieving our organization’s goals, but driving future growth and success.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Why Going On Vacation Can Help You To Achieve Your Goals

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The arrival of summer-like weather often leads not only to people spending more time outdoors, shaking off the dreariness of the winter months, but also discussions and planning of summer vacation breaks and spending time with family and friends away from work. Or at least it used to be. Every.

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3 Steps To Create An Organizational Vision That Energizes Employees

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Some of you may not know this, but I’ve been writing this blog for over 10 years now, which of course, means that you end up covering a lot of different topics and ideas around leadership. But what it also means is that after a point, you get the urge. Click to continue reading.

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A Powerful Lesson On What It Takes To Succeed At Leadership

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If you’re a regular reader of my leadership blog, one thing you’ll probably notice is how I love to draw inspiration and insight into how we can improve the way we lead from the most unexpected places. And I can’t think of a more unexpected place to find an example.

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Asking Smart Questions Changes Everything

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We live in a time when accountability is often sidelined. When it is, there can be disastrous consequences in government, in politics, in the media, and in business.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.