Mon.Jan 13, 2020

Helping People Change

Leading Blog

M OST OF US want to help people. And typically, we go about it by trying to correct a problem. We focus on what we think they should be doing. Makes sense. To us. But it frequently does not create sustainable change in the other person. Richard Boyatzis, Melvin L.

14 Years In, What I’ve Learned.

Rich Gee Group

I met with a close colleague at Starbucks the other day and while we were reminiscing, I realized I’ve been coaching for 14 years — time flies when you’re having so much fun.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From 1917

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. It seems I am wanting to say this more and more but quite a few recent movie releases have been absolutely fantastic. 1917 stands above so many movies I’ve seen I may claim it is the best movie I have seen in my lifetime.

How to Help Your Team Navigate the Chaos

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you help your team navigate the chaos, particularly when you’re feeling frustrated, overwhelmed (and maybe even a bit frightened)? In this article, I share three ways to help your team navigate the chaos of reorganization, shifts in direction or toxic […].

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Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

Get Promoted at Work | Your 10-Point Plan

Career Advancement

“When there are hiring decisions and promotion decisions to be made, people are hungry for data.” Oren Etzioni. Gary had been with his media company for a little less than a year. He recently had a very positive performance review in which he’d voiced his ability to handle greater responsibility.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Leadership Freak

People judge you by the story they tell themselves about you. The most powerful words we hear are the stories we tell to ourselves. Potential stories: Normally I greet people warmly, with a… Continue reading → Gossip Motivation Personal Growth Success Leadership Development

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The Emails That Can Improve Your Life and Results

Kevin Eikenberry

Is that even possible? Emails that could improve our lives? Most people talk about email as the bane of their organizational existence! Plenty of studies talk about how much of our work lives are sucked up by email.

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life (Book Review)


Ikigai is the Japanese art of living. I am a fan of Japanese way of thinking whether it is related to how they led the quality movement or how they exercise their craftsman spirit in day to day life.

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There Are No Leadership Positions

Modern Servant Leader

Too often we hear – or maybe even say, “they’re in a leadership position “ At best, this is misleading. At worst, it’s flat out wrong. Your title makes you a manager. Your role makes you a leader. Positions for Managers. A title defines a management position.

Employee Training Tips for 2020

Strategy Driven

Employee training in many different industries follows a similar pattern. There’s book learning – we give our employees handbooks or guides so that they can read more about their jobs and learn more about our companies.

9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

The Grossman Group’s Top Leadership & Communication Blogs of 2019


As we begin the new year, we wanted to take a moment to look back and see what resonated most with you – our readers – in 2019.

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Why Companies Hire an External Consultant to Help Them

Strategy Driven

Many companies hire consultants but how widespread is the practice? The consulting market across the world is valued at 262 billion dollars. Are you trying to figure out why companies hire an external consultant? Read on to learn how consulting professionals can help your business. Expert Advice.

Still Time to Join the Experienced Manager Program

Management Excellence

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5 Employee Training Tips for Smoother Operations

Strategy Driven

It’s the start of the year, which means you might be onboarding new employees soon. In order to make your new employees comfortable and get operations running smoothly, you need to train them well.

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.

Books To Read This Month

Eric Jacobson

Pictured above are two books to add to your list for reading this month. Let The Story Do The Work explains that at the heart of leadership lies persuasion. And at the heart of persuasion likes storytelling. In her book, author Esther K.

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7 Ways To Finance Your Business

Strategy Driven

Financing a business can be a big obstacle for new startups and established companies alike.

Still Time to Join the Experienced Manager Program

Art Petty

There’s no other program quite like this for experienced managers striving to level-up, with the mix of topics, guest experts, coaching, e-learning, and development support. Our Winter 2020 Cohort kicks off Wednesday, January 15, 2020, however, there's still time to join.

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Things you have to know before you start your coworking marketplace

Strategy Driven

Coworking is a new concept of an open working environment that allows several unrelated companies to share office space and work together. According to Statista , there were around 22,4000 coworking spaces worldwide by the end of 2019.

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.

New Roles Aren’t Cause For Losing Old Skills


When leaders take on more responsibility it’s important not to lose all the skills and qualities that got them there. Today’s post is by Graeme Findlay, author of Evolve (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Ahmed, the Vice President for Manufacturing in a large pharmaceutical company could hardly sit still as frustration boiled over.

Four Qualities You Want in a Potential Employee

Strategy Driven

If you are involved in the hiring process for your company, you are very likely wise to the fact that searching for and hiring a new employee is no easy task.

What’s Your Anonymous Criticism Policy?

Ron Edmondson

I’m curious what you do with anonymous criticism. . I never really had an official policy of how I handle anonymous criticism, but I often felt I should establish one. I realize that growth in any organization and just being in a position of leadership welcomes critics. The larger the organizations I led grew, the more criticism I received. That’s natural. . Throughout my career I’ve heard people debate what they do when they receive unsigned criticism.

Ways to Make the First Day at Work Successful

HR Digest

Your first day at work can be exhilarating, so follow these tips to set yourself up as a rising star in your company.

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.

Great Leaders Understand Why Small Gestures Matter

Harvard Business Review

They send big signals about who we are and what we care about. Leadership Digital Article

5 Strategies for Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Harvard Business Review

Take action to build an organization where every employee can thrive. Diversity Gender Leadership Digital Article

How the VC Pitch Process Is Failing Female Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business Review

And why it needs to end. Venture capital Entrepreneurial finance Gender Digital Article