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7 Questions to Ask Yourself to Be a Better Leader

Let's Grow Leaders

To be a better leader, start with you. When we work with leaders, the first questions we ask usually produce a pause, followed by a thoughtful, “That’s a great question.” If you want to be a better leader, you can use these […].

How Many Minutes Do You Treat Like Pennies?

Lead Change Blog

Of all coins, pennies are the most controversial. Did you know that in the U.S. it costs more to make pennies than they are actually worth? It’s no wonder they litter streets and parking lots, find eternal slumber between seat cushions, and fill piggy banks all over America. Pennies are a forgotten treasure. A handful may not seem like much, but add them up and they are worth more than you may realize. Recently, I started thinking about units of time in the same way I regard pennies.

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Leaders Build Trust Through Conflict!

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Scott Warrick: Trust. Leaders tell you how critical it is to building a team. But what exactly is “trust” and exactly how do you get it? First, if any leader is going to implement a successful program, they have to define their terms.

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The Leader who Smells Dead Mice

Leadership Freak

I smell dead mice everywhere. It all started with a dead mouse in the wall. I thought I smelled a dead mouse in the grocery store. I bought a hot dog for lunch… Continue reading → Optimism pessimism Leadership Development

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!

How to Recognize a Trustworthy Leader

Lead from Within

At its best, leadership inspires people to pull together collectively to achieve something great. That kind of inspiration requires a trustworthy leader—one who treats leadership not as a source of personal power but as a channel for serving others. How do you know when a leader is trustworthy?

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Addressing "Busy," Burnout, Overwhelm, & Self-Care Through Culture

Anese Cavanaugh

I’ve been speaking about “busy” and burnout — navigating it, healing it, and avoiding it — for years. In my work, I’ve found there are several components, that when addressed proactively (and reactively as required), can support us in managing ourselves through it and even avoiding it all together.

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44 Content Marketing Agencies Defined by 65 Marketers

Miles Anthony Smith

65 Content Marketers List the 44 Content Marketing Agencies Crushing It (Plus 70 Tips & 78 Myths Dispelled) ​Digital marketing is becoming harder to ignore as we now live in a world of internet ubiquity.

Three Ways to Become a Better Leader

Strategy Driven

Leaders are made and not born. That’s a saying that has stood the test of time and is true whether on the sports field or in the boardroom. If you don’t consider yourself a natural leader but need to find ways to inspire your team on towards success, you’ve come to the right place.

5 Actions Before I Preach

Ron Edmondson

As a pastor, I was often asked what my routine was as I prepared to preach on Sunday mornings. Ultimately, it’s all about Jesus, but I realize I have a responsibility as a shepherd to do all I can to be prepared.

What is the biggest challenge you face when it comes to managing your time?


Our reader poll today asks: What is the biggest challenge you face when it comes to managing your time? Too many meetings: 18% Too many emails: 22% Too many interruptions: 40% Poor calendar planning: 2% Difficulty estimating task length: 10% Something else: 7% Pardon the interruption.

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.

5 Smart Ways to Answer “Why did you quit your last job?”

HR Digest

It's really common to see that people quit their jobs due to some reason. A person should not feel embarrassed when such things happen as they could happen to anyone. However, it is better to showcase a positive attitude to your new employer during the interview process.

Business Travels in Chicago? Here’s How You Can *Gasp* Enjoy Your Trip

Strategy Driven

For those who love traveling, business trips are another welcomed opportunity to stay in a luxury apartment in a new town, bask in the culture, and try new cuisine.

Why Groups Struggle to Solve Problems Together

Harvard Business Review

If your meetings are unproductive, this might be the reason. Meetings Communication Productivity Digital Article

Why Isn’t My New Business Making Any Money?

Strategy Driven

When you finally take the plunge to escape the rat race and set up your own business, it’s easy to get ahead of yourself. You have dreams of making lots of money, customers come flooding in and all of your financial worries just melting away.

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.

When Medical Institutions Hire Leaders, External Female Candidates Have an Extra Disadvantage

Harvard Business Review

Yet another reason women are underrepresented in academic medicine. Gender Leadership Hiring Leadership development Organizational culture Healthcare Digital Article

Returns on Investment: Andy Kuper and the Value of Moral Capitalism

Harvard Business Review

Think capitalism has to be about the profit motive above all else? Think again. Andy Kuper, founder and CEO of LeapFrog Investments, explains how his company is leading a growing movement of corporations that are evolving their missions to include doing good. Social responsibility Economic development Social enterprise Audio


Does Your AI Have Users’ Best Interests at Heart?

Harvard Business Review

The law doesn’t always provide clear ethical boundaries. Regulation Social responsibility Ethics Technology Digital Article

May We Recommend…The Anxious Achiever

Harvard Business Review

Anxiety comes up in our conversations on the show from time to time, and we think it’s important to think about and talk about mental health. That’s why we’re recommending you listen to The Anxious Achiever, a new podcast by HBR Presents that’s all about dealing with anxiety at work. Health Managing yourself Communication Audio

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.

When Companies Support Pumping Breastmilk at Work, Everyone Benefits

Harvard Business Review

A study found it increases the employee’s well-being and productivity. Personnel policies Work-life balance Stress Workspaces Digital Article