July, 2019

The Last Step In The Journey To Leadership Greatness

Terry Starbucker

As a good more human leader, you’ve framed your vision, set your strategy, built your model, hired your team, designed your processes, set expectations, established a culture of accountability , and pushed confidently forward on executing your path to success.

Hard Stops Aren’t Just Red Lights

Lead Change Blog

No one likes when the light at the intersection turns from green to yellow. It sends adrenaline coursing through veins. In a split second, several questions race through the mind: “Do I gun it and go through? Do I slam on my breaks? Is it clear ahead? Are cops around? Is this the intersection with the traffic camera?”. The anticipation of a hard stop doesn’t make everyone panic, but if your anxiety level doesn’t spike some, you need your heart checked.

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How to Be an Engaging Leader in a World of Robotics, AI, and Digitization

Leading Blog

M ANY of today’s leaders are saying: I know leadership is about people, not tasks; effectiveness, not efficiency. However, the rapid increase of robotics, AI, and digitization are a disruption. It’s leading us to increased depersonalization and disengagement with our employees.

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Test Your Vision: A Resource for Leaders

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Leaders lose credibility when they put out a vision statement that is boring or turns people off. Use this vision test to make sure your vision is not simply a wall decoration. The post Test Your Vision: A Resource for Leaders appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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!

Why Leaders Should Empower Employees To Bring Their Dreams To Work

Tanveer Naseer

Earlier this month, my second daughter turned 18 years old. I’ll admit it’s crazy at times to think the little girl who’s artwork used to adorn a previous version of this site is now old enough to vote in Canada’s upcoming federal election. But while there are times I miss.

Fish Heads and The Value of Great Leadership: An Unforgettable Lesson

Terry Starbucker

“Terry, don’t you see? A fish stinks from its head down”. It was three months into my maiden voyage as a cable TV executive, at age 27. I was in the middle of going over a laundry list of problems with my boss that had been vexing me for weeks.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Live Action Lion King

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I can’t tell you how excited I was to see the new, live-action Lion King movie. The Lion King was a favorite movie of mine and to see it brought to life seemed like a no-brainer. Oh… how wrong I was.

How to Assess the Unknown in 3 Easy Steps

Lead Change Blog

I adopted my dog Louie five years ago, and not a day goes by without a leadership lesson from that silly dog. I came across Louie’s adoption file recently as I was attempting to purge old paperwork.

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Jerry Colonna on True Grit and Other Advice for Leaders

Leading Blog

J ERRY COLONNA helps start-up CEOs make peace with their demons, the psychological habits and behavioral patterns that have helped them to succeed—molding them into highly accomplished individuals—yet have been detrimental to their relationships and ultimate well-being.

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What Drives Engagement? Is it Ethics?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton While there is not yet one common definition of employee engagement, according to Mandrake, "common themes found in most definitions include a commitment to and belief in the organization and its values and a willingness and ability to contribute ‘discretionary effort’ to help the organization succeed" (Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Engagement: Making the Connection, Mandrake). What really drives engagement? To what degree does ethics play a part? In this post I'll explore 5 ways that an organization's ethics impacts employee engagement. . Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses employee engagement ethical culture building ethical leadership ethical organization ethical principles

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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.

How to Talk With Your Boss When You Totally Disagree

Let's Grow Leaders

Talk with your boss when you disagree—you might be surprised at the results I was seething. The CEO had just asked my team to do something that I felt lacked integrity, was unprincipled, manipulative, and put our clients in a bad position. […].

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5 Critical Reasons Your Business Website Needs an SEO Audit

Women on Business

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How To Change How People View You

Joseph Lalonde

Being Taken Seriously. If you’re not okay with those you lead failing to take you seriously, you need to change something. It’s most likely not your team. It’s you that needs to change. We can sabotage ourselves with our actions. We can sabotage ourselves with our words.

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5 Ways to Develop a Change Strategy That Fails

Lead Change Blog

A current client wants to build a legacy business, and I was recommended to help them by their accountant, who is a colleague in my local BNI chapter. The company is run by a father and three sons. They fight, they bicker, fall out, and they are running a business in spite of rather than because of an appropriate change strategy.

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.

The 24 Hour Rule: Is Your Current Pace Sustainable?

Leading Blog

A S LEADERS, we can and do introduce stress into the workplace. Charles Fred initiated a study of over 4000 post-startup business to find out why, after they had experienced early growth, had stagnated.

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Learning How To Deal With Your Leadership Mess

Tanveer Naseer

There’s no question that leadership is hard work and requires a diverse tool kit of skills and abilities to do the job well. But are there actions and behaviours leaders are employing that are actually impeding their ability to succeed in their role?

How to Stop Wasting People’s Courage

Let's Grow Leaders

Eliminate courage sinkholes to energize your team When you think about inspiring courage at work, what comes to mind? Encouraging your team to… Speak their truth in meetings? Challenge your thinking? Share new ideas? Question the way we’ve always done it? Find […].

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The Complexity of Ethical Thinking and Decision Making (Part 1)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton When Thinking is Starved For Context and Complexity Think about how easy it is to start using shallow breathing without being aware that we're doing it. This can happen when we're stressed or anxious, and it can impact our well-being.

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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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Spider-Man: Far From Home

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Tom Holland returns to the fun role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Spider-Man: Far From Home picks up shortly after the recent Avengers: Endgame movie. Peter Parker is still reeling from the aftermath of Endgame.

The Human Impact of Rapid Tech Change

Lead Change Blog

Companies are increasingly utilizing automation technologies to increase productivity and innovation. These companies find themselves managing complex organizational change, with challenges that will vary depending on the professional levels and geographic diversity of their human resources. Successful implementation of any change agenda, whether it is new software applications, process, or organization, is dependent on human resources. What I like to refer to as the “people side of change.”.

Feedback (and Other Dirty Words)

Leading Blog

F EEDBACK HAS A LOT OF BAGGAGE associated with it. Feedback is not always well-intentioned and is used to punish, demean, or manipulate. When well-intentioned we don’t always do it right. We dump on people, we’re biased, we miss the overall issues, and present it in a way that doesn’t sound helpful.

How to Get Your Personal Brand Positioned?

Women on Business

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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.

Best Practices in Leadership and Productivity: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month, our contributors share their best practices in leadership and productivity. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! The August Frontline Festival will be […].

Healthy Media Consumption

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I've blogged about how to spot fake news and variables complicating media ethics. Today I'll explore the characteristics healthy media consumption. Let's begin with a dose of healthy skepticism. Healthy Skepticism You can't believe everything you see.

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Are You Living In An Echo Chamber?

Joseph Lalonde

I recently entered into a conversation on Facebook. Another social media influencer had posted his opinion on the abortion debate that started with Alabama. The conversation was staying civil. He and his wife were on one side of the fence. I was on the other side. For me, that’s okay.

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How Being Less Certain Can Make You Strong

Lead Change Blog

“If the recognition program doesn’t reward people with money, Scott, it’s worthless.”. You couldn’t be more wrong, Bill. Making money isn’t the only reason people work.”. “I I can’t believe how naïve you are, Scott. You do-gooders are all alike. None of you understand business.”. Could you imagine hearing a similar exchange where you work? Two people all wrapped up in their views and openly scornful of each other’s opinions? Happens a lot, doesn’t it? And, sadly, not only at work.

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.

How Innovation Is Completely Different in Established Organizations than in Startups

Leading Blog

W E LIVE IN the age of the entrepreneur. New startups appear out of nowhere and challenge not only established companies, but entire industries.

Getting Their Attention: How to Bend time With The Oddball Effect

RapidStart Leadership

How can we get our teammates to sit up and take notice? By slowing down time. Odd as it may seem, we can actually do this, and unlocking this power can be an effective leadership tool. It involves a simple concept called the oddball effect.

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11 Inspiring Leadership Secrets from Bonsai

Let's Grow Leaders

A mature bonsai tree commands attention. With a single tree, a master evokes an entire landscape and tells a story of power, perseverance, struggle, or abundance. As I’ve studied bonsai, I realized there are many leadership secrets available for leaders who want […].

Five Songs with Leadership Lessons

Kevin Eikenberry

Music can make you cry, laugh, and dance. The right song can transport you to another place and time instantly. Songs can also inspire and inform us when we take the time to listen to the lyrics.

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.