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Old Habits Die Hard

Lead Change Blog

Ahhh, it is the New Year, a great time to start fresh. Even Louie, my rescue pup, needs a fresh start. I have noticed over the last couple of weeks that he has reverted back to some of his earlier unacceptable behaviors. It all started with my noticing his unusually boundless amount of energy.

How to Get Better Results in 2020: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month, our contributors share their thoughts about how to achieve better results in 2020. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors. Are you […].

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How the CEO of Whole Foods Bought Gossamer Gear

Leadership Freak

I don’t care for the idea of luck. I prefer Ralph Waldo Emerson’s approach, “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”

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How to Harness the Power of Empathy for Effective Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Maria Ross: Let me ask you a question: What does a successful leader look like? Effective leaders are masters of business strategy. They are visionaries who know how to clearly communicate their vision to others.

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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.

Why The Best Leaders Crave Feedback

Lead from Within

A recent study finds that the best predictor of a high performance evaluation is self-awareness—the ability to seeing yourself as others see you. And the best predictor of a low evaluation is overrating your own leadership skills.

Office Ergonomics Are Key To Business Success

Strategy Driven

A good business is one that takes the health and safety of all its employees seriously and part of this is to consider good, sound ergonomic practice in the office space.

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How can you make brainstorming fun?

Strategy Driven

What is brainstorming? Brainstorming is used as a method to generate ideas to solve a problem. It is a creativity technique done in groups to find a solution for a specific problem. It puts together the list of ideas given by the member in a free-thinking environment.

How To Apologize

Eric Jacobson

The following great advice about how to apologize is from the book, The Courage Solution , by Mindy Mackenzie. She recommends you include these three elements when you apologize: Actually say "I'm sorry" out loud, while making eye contact, if possible.

How can businesses save hiring costs

Strategy Driven

Do you want to reduce hiring costs in your company when hiring new employees? In an economic context pushing for the optimization of all resources, recruitment costs now represent an important issue for any HR manager.

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What does your budget look like going into the new year?


Our reader poll today asks: What does your budget look like going into the new year? We have a lot more to spend than this past year. 15.4% We have about the same amount to spend as this past year. 54.7% We have much less to spend than this past year. Belts are a little tighter.

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.

Ready To Work In Your Own Office?

Strategy Driven

If you feel you’re ready for an office of your own, to take your home business or new business idea into, put a brake on the process for a moment.

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5 Tips for Writing Long Informational Emails or Newsletters

Ron Edmondson

Can I be candid with you? I don’t read all of every email I receive. I’m not even talking about forwards of cute stories that get mass emailed. I almost never read those. I’m talking about informational emails. The emails which have information in them I probably need.

The best fidget toys to relieve stress and anxiety at your office

Strategy Driven

We live in a fast-paced world with cut-throat competition. Companies try their best to be number 1 in the league. This does not come without a cost. Every individual in the office must give their 100% to stay ahead in the game.

A Short and Effective Cell Phone Policy

HR Digest

If you don't have a cell phone policy at work, this guide from The HR Digest will help you create one. . Cell phones have become an extension of the self in today’s milieu. The mobile revolution has changed the way we conduct business and social behavior.

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.

Things to Consider Before Finalizing Your Business Printing Solutions

Strategy Driven

Quality Business printing is ideal in fostering your brand’s image and represent its identity subtly. It is integral for a persuasive marketing campaign, advertising your product or services, creating awareness about your event or merely an exhibition of your company’s annual growth.

How to Safeguard Against Cyberattacks on Utilities

Harvard Business Review

In 2019, California showed us how costly a sustained power outage can be. Managing uncertainty Risk management Technology Digital Article

All You Need to Know About Unsecured Business Loans

Strategy Driven

When you first try to establish your business the first thing you look for is money. Money is an essential component of any business. How are you going to finance the idea which you have in your mind is the main question.

Managing the Trickiest Parts of a Family Business

Harvard Business Review

Succession, compensation, and underperformers. Boards Succession planning Entrepreneurial management Digital Article

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.

Smart Ways to Reduce Marketing Costs While Increasing Results

Strategy Driven

Marketing is an integral aspect for every business. It can also be expensive and leave a giant hole in even the biggest budgets. At least, that is the case for those not willing to be smart and creative with their marketing efforts.

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The Little Things That Make Employees Feel Appreciated

Harvard Business Review

Managers, it’s not as hard as you think. Motivating people Organizational culture Managing people Digital Article

Internal Networks

Harvard Business Review

Do you wish you were more plugged-in at your organization? Dan and Alison answer your questions with the help of Robin Abrahams, a research associate at Harvard Business School. They talk through what to do when you want to network at a company retreat, your manager is bothered by your schmoozing with their peers, or you want to know about plum projects before they get assigned to someone else. Networking Influence Managing yourself Audio

6 Habits That Hurt Your Career — and How to Overcome Them

Harvard Business Review

They may have served you well at some point, but they don’t anymore. Managing yourself Psychology Digital Article

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.