December, 2019

Leading Up as a Situational Leader

The Center For Leadership Studies

Here at CLS, we thoroughly enjoy frequent opportunities to coach people managers in applying the Situational Leadership ® Model to their work with colleagues in multiple directions between team members, peers, bosses and customers or clients.

How Good Leadership Can Impact Employees’ Innovative Behavior

Leading Blog

There’s increasing pressure on organizations to be more competitive, and leaders need to have the right skills to influence employees’ innovative behavior. G OOD LEADERSHIP is an important element in the success of any organization.

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New Year Resolutions Don’t Work – Do This 1 Thing Instead

Leading with Trust

Photo Credit: deathtothestockphoto.com. Don’t do it! Don’t. New year resolutions don’t work, so don’t even bother setting one.

Why I Resolve to do Nothing Next Year

RapidStart Leadership

Before we resolve to do anything next year, here's why I think it's a bad idea, along with three ways to actually achieve the things we seek. The post Why I Resolve to do Nothing Next Year appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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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!

Become A Better Delegator

Joseph Lalonde

We’re so buried in our daily tasks and what’s coming out way, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Everything is on your shoulders. But, did you know, you can take some things off of your shoulders? You can allow other people to help you. This is called delegation. And it is magical.

Revamping hierarchy: the declining hierarchical state of organizations and emerging alternatives

CQ Net - Management skills for everyone!

Is the 21st century the downfall of the hierarchical organization? Taking into consideration current discussions about agility, delayering and network organizations one could think that the days of the hierarchical organization are numbered.

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Four Seasons of Leadership

Ron Edmondson

After years of leading, I have learned there are four seasons of leadership. There could be more, but I’ve been able to clearly identify these four. Misunderstanding this can lead to frustration. You may think you are doing something wrong. Yet you’re only in a different season.

Leadership: A Global Perspective

N2Growth Blog

This fall, I embarked on a worldwide quest to gain insights and perspectives on global leadership in the 21st century.

Why Leaders Should Make Love The Top Priority

Leading with Trust

I recently watched an excellent TED talk, which I think you’ll love, too. It’s about why the best leaders make loving employees a higher priority than profit.

Asking Smart Questions Changes Everything

Leading Blog

W E 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.

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.

How To Be Grateful When Difficulties Come Your Way

Joseph Lalonde

Earlier this year, I had a really rough day. It didn’t start that way but it sure ended that way. Pam and I had returned the day prior from our vacation to St. Ignace, Michigan. We’d spent a wonderful week exploring the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and spending valuable time together.

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Overcoming Fear: Finding Confidence in a Scary World

RapidStart Leadership

Overcoming fear begins by recognizing that fear comes from within and that we have power over it; Jodie's story of struggle and success shows how. The post Overcoming Fear: Finding Confidence in a Scary World appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Leadership Storytelling

Lead Change Blog

When I was a little boy and my grandmother was still alive, we would travel to Philadelphia every Thanksgiving to spend the holiday with her. After dinner, my uncles would go to the front room. They set up a small black and white TV on a folding chair. If you asked them, they would say they were watching the Thanksgiving Day football games. But they were really telling stories. My Uncle Pat was one of the first professional sales trainers. Stories were his main tools.

How to Deal with Details for Leaders Who Hate Details

Leadership Freak

Wrapping gifts sucks the life out of me. Before I wrap, I dread it. While I wrap, I hate it. All I think about is being done with it. The details drain me.… … Continue reading → Accountability Curiosity Delegation Marks of leaders Leadership Development organizational success

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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.

Stop Emailing When You Should Have a Meeting

Let's Grow Leaders

Have a meeting for more bandwidth and speed Recently we were delivering a leadership development program when Annia, a senior leader in the firm, raised her hand and addressed the room: “I’ve noticed that many of us quickly send an email rather […].

First Look: Leadership Books for December 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in December 2019. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Become : The 5 Commitments of Purposeful Leadership by Mark Hannum.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise Of Skywalker

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. This weekend saw the ninth main entry in the original Star Wars movie series. Having spanned more than 40 years, The Rise Of Skywalker closed the book (supposedly) on the story of the Skywalkers.

Ethical Thinking: 3 Questions to Ask in the New Year

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Each year I raise questions that help leaders stay current as ethical expectations change. Here are 3 new questions to ponder as we head into a New Year.

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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.

4 Gifts Your Team Actually Wants for Christmas

Lead Change Blog

It’s that time of year again. Leaders everywhere are debating if squeezing in an obligatory annual holiday party is worth it. Some employees can’t wait to celebrate. Others are preparing to endure it. And still others are ready to RSVP with their usual cut-and-pasted “With regrets” email. Since it’s hard to please everyone, let’s play Scrooge for a moment. Maybe going through with a feel-good gathering isn’t the best way to wrap up your year with a bow.

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10 Ways to Deal with Two-Faced Backstabbers

Leadership Freak

Most people want to do good, but a few enjoy doing bad. If you’ve been thrown under the bus, you know what I mean. Skillful backstabbers feign friendship, but they live on the… Continue reading → Backstabbers Communication Leadership Development organizational success

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

Tanveer Naseer

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.

Team Leader as Team Coach

Leading Blog

T EAMS HAVE PERSONALITIES. You know this from your own experience. Teams go through mood changes. No doubt you’ve felt it after a great team success or alternatively, the gloom and doom when things do not go as planned. It’s a team experience. It’s in the air.

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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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jumanji: The Next Level

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Jumanji: The Next Level is the 4th movie in the Jumanji series. The first movie in the Jumanji series was the Robin Williams Jumanji. It was followed by the sequel Zathura: A Space Adventure.

Stretch Goals: How to Motivate and Challenge Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s that time of year. All around the world teams are being handed stretch goals that feel more like a delusion than a challenge. If this is happening to you, and you don’t know whether to laugh or cry, don’t give up […].

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Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry

Lead Change Blog

Leaders are faced with complex issues on a daily basis, which are impossible to predict. Veteran consultants Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell, authors of Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry , show that Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an invaluable tool to build resilience.

Three Questions that Invent the Future and Defeat Stagnation

Leadership Freak

The future is invented by what you do today, not by what you plan to do tomorrow. Three questions that invent the future: #1. What do you need to stop? If your life… Continue reading → Change Delegation Leading Purpose Success

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.

The Voice of the (Un)Ethical Leader

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton There is great variation in how leaders “use their voice” in pursuit of their work. Some use it to engage and empower others, others use it to deflect unwanted observations or to create distance that isolates them from people they don’t want to listen to.

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9 Lessons from Henry Ford’s $5 Day Decision

Leading Blog

Any decision you make isn’t worth a tinker’s damn until you have formed the habit of making it and keeping it. Henry Ford. I MAGINE that this is your situation: Your young company is a raging success.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Spies In Disguise

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Spies In Disguise is a cute, fun animated movie. Lance Sterling (Will Smith) is a super spy for H.T.U.V. Honor, Trust, Unity, and Valor). Everyone loves him. He’s the star of the agency. Walter Beckett couldn’t be more different than Lance.

The Thing at the Back of the Garage

RapidStart Leadership

There’s something hiding in the back of the garage that helps me keep what’s important in the front of my mind; should you have one too? The post The Thing at the Back of the Garage appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Personal Development focus gratitude spotlight value

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.