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Let’s Not Kid Ourselves – The Debate Over Hybrid Work Comes Down to Trust

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I think in-person gatherings are critically important for team formation, bonding, and cultural development. In my line of work, I get the opportunity to interact with leaders from a wide variety of organizations from a diverse range industries, including government and non-profits.

5 Ways to Lead with Empathy

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Many managers either haven’t had the opportunity to develop these skills, are resistant to doing so, or don’t have an interest in them. The first step in your journey is investing in your own development. People want an empathetic leader. Many managers strive to be one.


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8 Steps for Dealing with An Underperforming Employee

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Although most managers agree with the importance of setting goals, many do not take the time to clearly develop goals with their team members and write them down. Step 2 : Did I accurately diagnose the employee’s development level?

Do You Trust Your Team Enough to Go on Vacation?

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Trusted servant leaders, on the other hand, develop and empower their people so that they will perform just as well, if not better, on their own as they do when the leader is present. Trust never takes a vacation.

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!

It’s Time to Turn Your Leadership Inside Out and Upside Down

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Leaders must be nimble, move quickly, and develop empowered teams who take ownership of their own work. Life has been turned inside out and upside down the last few years, hasn’t it?

Your Return-to-Office Strategy Is an Opportunity to Build Trust With Employees

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I was interviewed about the opportunity to build trust as organizations develop plans to return workers to the office. Enjoy this article that was recently published in Ignite! , the newsletter of The Ken Blanchard Companies.

The Fickle Nature of Good Character and Trust

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Is it possible to help our people develop good character or do we simply accept that if they don’t have good character by adulthood, they never will? Without some sort of development intervention, this can be a bad hire.

5 Commonsense but Uncommon Practices of Successful Leaders

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When performance is going well or falling short of expectations, give them appropriate praising, redirecting, or coaching—or reexamine whether your leadership style matches the person’s development level on a specific goal.

Build Trust by Sitting on The Same Side of The Table

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Reciprocation is a key factor in the development of trust. Warring factions have developed a singular membership criterion: you’re either with me or against me. You achieve goals consistently and develop a track record of success.

The 2 Behaviors That Sabotage Team Communication

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In a future article I will share specific skills you can develop to reduce your tendency to minimize or win and boost your ability to stay candid and curious. In my previous article I wrote about the conversational “sweet spot” that unlocks team performance.

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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.

The 4 Skills That Allow Your Team to Discuss The Most Difficult Issues

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Fortunately, there are four skills we can learn and develop to counteract our tendencies to win or minimize. In my last two articles, I’ve explored the concept of a team’s Conversational Capacity ®.

The 2 Factors That Drive Powerful and Productive Team Conversations

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Despite organizations investing in a broad array of team development strategies, research shows only 15% of mergers and acquisitions succeed, 9 out of 10 organizational change initiatives fail to achieve their intended results, and teams consistently fail to meet their goals.

4 Ways Managers Cheat Their Employees

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You likely developed a reputation as someone who could solve any problem that came your way and that ability probably helped you get promoted. Don’t cheat your team and stunt their development by sugarcoating performance feedback.

6 Ways Leaders Build Trust During Change

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It’s a skill that must be developed and practiced over time for leaders to become comfortable navigating the complexities of organizational change. Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash.

5 Strategies for Building High Trust, High Performing Teams

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It doesn’t matter if it’s a sports team, a military team, a work team, or any other kind of team, the best teams have developed a high-level of trust among team members to the point that each individual knows they can count on each other to do their part.

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The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.

4 Critical Needs of Employees During Coronavirus Lockdown

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Our people need to believe they will be able to grow, develop their skills, and have the opportunity for advancement or career progress. Employees need to take responsibility for their own development and learn how to manage their motivational outlooks.

You’ve Got to Give It to Get It

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Reciprocation is a key factor in the development of trust. Warring factions have developed a singular membership criterion: you’re either with me or against me.

4 Areas to Address in Your Coronavirus Working Virtually Strategy

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The out of sight, out of mind pitfall often befalls virtual workers, thereby limiting their personal development and advancement opportunities. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com.

3 Keys to Becoming a Better Coach

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Ultimately, my job as a leader is to help my people develop to become the best version of themselves. Coaching has become a ubiquitous term these days in the field of 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.

Does Your Team Know What You Want? Clarify Your Intent with These 4 Steps

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You want team members to take responsibility for owning the goal and developing their own plans for executing against that goal. Instead, treat mistakes as learning moments and view them as an opportunity to teach and develop your team.

3 Assumptions That Keep Leaders from Building Trust

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Like some sort of relational osmosis, people figure trust just naturally develops over the course of time, and the longer you’re in relationship with someone, the greater the likelihood you’ll build a strong bond of trust.

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Saving Face – How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust

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In that regard, Hu-Chan suggests the BUILD model as a construct for developing and preserving face. Everyone wants to be respected and valued.

Strong Winds Make Strong Trees – 3 Ways to Develop Resilient Team Members

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As I researched this topic, I learned that a tree needs to bend and sway in the wind for it to develop a strong trunk and root system. Here are three strategies we can pursue to develop resilience in our team members: Facilitate problem solving— Developing resilient team members includes teaching them how to solve their own problems. However, that very strength can be a weakness when it comes to developing resilient team members.

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.

4 Ways Servant Leaders Use Power

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I explained that power is a dynamic present in all of our relationships and it’s one we need to properly manage to help our relationships develop to their fullest potential. Power. The word itself evokes a reaction. What thoughts or feelings do you have when you think of power?

Think You’re Wise in Your Own Eyes? 4 Steps to Develop Leadership Humility

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One study showed that firms led by a CEO who scored high in humility developed management teams that were more likely to collaborate and make joint decisions, share information openly, and possess a shared vision. So how can we develop humility in our leadership? ” Humble leaders facilitate the development of structures, systems, and processes that allow people to effectively use their skills to accomplish the organization’s goals.

The 3 Dimensions of Leading with Trust – Becoming the Leader Your People Deserve

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They achieve goals consistently and develop a track record of success. For trust to develop, someone must make the first move by extending trust to another. Let me ask you a question: Do you believe trust is critical and important to your success as a leader?

Do You See Me? A conversation among friends about bridging the racial divide

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It’s through that act of vulnerability that intimacy can develop and trust can flourish. Who do you see when you look at a black person? Do you see a husband, father, wife, mother, son, or daughter? Do you see a businessman, tradesman, doctor, lawyer, scientist, soldier, or educator?

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

If You Build It, They Will Come – 4 Characteristics of Trustworthy Leaders

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They achieve goals consistently and develop a track record of success. I miss baseball. By this point in the MLB season in previous years, I would have attended a few Padres games at PETCO Park (one of the best ballparks to catch a game, IMHO) and watched several more on TV.

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The 1 Thing Leaders Agree is Critically Important for Success, Yet Few Have a Plan to Achieve It

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Building trust is a skill you can learn and develop, it’s not something that just happens automatically. Photo by Gerd Altmann on Pexels.com. Imagine, if you will, you are in a large hotel ballroom with nearly 3,000 leaders from 115 countries representing 38 different industry sectors.

5 Ways You Undermine Trust in Your Leadership

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A few, infrequent occurrences of those behaviors don’t have much impact on trust, but when they happen often enough that the leader develops a reputation of being unreliable, a trust gap has developed that can be difficult to overcome. For leaders, trust is a must. It’s the critical foundation for creating an environment where your team members can flourish, be engaged, and exercise their creativity and innovation to achieve their goals and those of the organization.

The 5 Most Critical Leadership Skills Needed in 2020

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The Ken Blanchard Companies recently unveiled the results of their 2020 HR Learning and Talent Development Trends Survey. Over 800 Learning and Development professionals participated in the survey, comprising a wide cross-section of roles, age, and level of responsibility in organizations.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

The 4 Mindsets of High Performance Teams

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Team leaders and members need training to learn the stages of team development, how to build trust, how to channel conflict into productive problem-solving, and how to sustain their high performance over time. Teams are everywhere. Our organizations are made up of teams in all forms—project teams, work groups, executive, and leadership teams. Teams are not just a nice-to-have perk; they’re a major strategy for getting work done.

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Why Leaders Should Make Love The Top Priority

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As a result, we start to see more opportunities to love better, and we’re much more open to opportunities to develop our ability to love better. I recently watched an excellent TED talk, which I think you’ll love, too.

25 Simple Ways to Build Trust at Work

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Like some sort of relational osmosis, people figure that trust just naturally develops over the course of time, and the longer you’re in relationship with someone, the greater the likelihood you’ll build a strong bond of trust. Most people assume that trust “just happens” in relationships.

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Show and Tell – A Game Leaders Need to Play

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Competence – Too often people stop focusing on their personal learning and development once they reach a leadership position. It results in helping people to know each other better, foster team cohesiveness, and develop a greater appreciation and understanding of their teammates. Did you ever play the game Show and Tell when you were in elementary school?

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out the best one for your team so you’ll be able to enhance and optimize your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!