April, 2021

What Are the Three Things That Leaders Do?

Lead Change Blog

No matter what the situation, setting, or method of communication, leaders frequently and consistently do these things. . Leaders challenge us. They believe every person has hidden potential and is capable of growing and achieving more. They challenge us by: Expanding our vision.

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The FBI Way: The Seven C’s of Excellence

Leading Blog

T HE Federal Bureau of Investigation is a respected American institution that had its beginnings in 1908.


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Bosses and Burnout: Three Things Leaders Should Know

RapidStart Leadership

Burnout on the job is costing us more than we think; here are three things we need to know to protect our teammates and minimize the damage. The post Bosses and Burnout: Three Things Leaders Should Know appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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10 Powerful Phrases For Positive Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

The world is full of negativity. You turn on the TV to a news station and you quickly discover this. Negativity sells. It’s a sad state of affairs. We’re inundated with negativity and it brings us down. I was thankful to recently be a guest at a BNI networking meeting.

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

Ethical Thinking: Sifting For Values

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Most people think about ethics, at least some of the time. Ethics comes to mind during ethics training, ethics conversations, when people are thrown into ethically complex situations, and when trying to understand current events.

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Build Strong Working Relationships with Executives at Work

Career Advancement

“Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.” – Ben Stein. Getting to know the key executives in your company will propel your career forward.

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LeadershipNow 140: April 2021 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from April 2021 that you don't want to miss: 5 Work-From-Home Rituals that Will Reduce Burnout by @Julie_WG. VIDEO: Culture Leadership Charge - The one lever great leaders rely upon by @scedmonds.

Courage to Lead: Re-looking the Role of Courage in Leadership

RapidStart Leadership

Having the courage to lead is more than just stepping forward, there is something else we have to do with that courage if we really want to lead well. The post Courage to Lead: Re-looking the Role of Courage in Leadership appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

How To Get Your Team To Take Risks

Joseph Lalonde

Leaders are risk-takers. They push the boundaries and plow new paths. They know this is the way to new success. Your team, however, may not be as excited about risk as you are.

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Ethical Thinking, Ethical Self: 5 Things You Need to Know

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Developing an "ethical self" is important for good citizenship and good leadership. But what does it involve? There's more to developing and maintaining an ethical self than trying to make good choices.

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Thriving in the New Abnormal: How to Support Your Team (With Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

There’s Nothing Normal About Where We’re Headed Next- Time to Embrace the New Abnormal Your team is looking to you for guidance on what happens next. As you’re making plans think beyond the new normal, and focus on helping your team thrive […].

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Your Leadership Operating System: Ego Or Eco?

Lead Change Blog

“The Ego is an exquisite instrument. Enjoy it, use it – just don’t get lost in it.” – Ram Dass. We’ve worked with them and for them – individuals in leadership positions who prioritize profits over people, place a greater value on transactions than interactions and view themselves on a higher level than those around them. While their ego-driven ambition may be effective in generating short-term gains, attaining goals is different from achieving growth.

Lead from the Future

Leading Blog

T HERE is present-forward vision , and there is future-back vision. There is a difference. Present-forward thinking will get you incremental change and often leaves you stuck in the present. Future-back thinking expands your horizon to see opportunities that are beyond your core business.

How To Move Beyond Failing Fast To Learning To Value Failure

Tanveer Naseer

During a recent conversation with a group of executives about the growing importance of empathy and leadership, a few leaders brought up the issue of addressing failure and the importance of not only “failing fast”, but making sure efforts are made to understand what can be learned from this setback.

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

Slow Is Smooth. Smooth Is Fast

Joseph Lalonde

Think about the title of this article for a few minutes. What does slow is smooth, smooth is fast mean to you? I was listening to the Pursuit Of Service podcast hosted by Brian Dodd and Jeff Wright. Brian mentioned the movie Zero Dark Thirty.

Leadership Isn’t Cushy (Human Development Required)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton There's a powerful connection between responsible leadership and human growth and development. It's not easily visible to leaders, so today I'm digging into how these important variables intersect and how they should inform our approach to leadership development.

How Do I Become a More Effective Middle Manager? (Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Practical Ideas For Becoming a Better Middle Manager. Middle managers are like the middle child of an organization; often neglected by senior managers and blamed by their reports. However, they’re still expected to be as charming as the youngest and simultaneously as responsible as the oldest.

Moving from Expert to Executive: Changes Great Leaders Learn to Make

Lead Change Blog

One of the great leadership challenges is making the transition from subject matter expert (SME) to leading teams of SMEs. From “hands-on” execution and metrics to “hands-off” strategic decisions and measures, here are 4 shifts to navigate. Shift from “Me” to “We”. News Flash! You are no longer the smartest person in the room. So you’ll need a more collaborative style of leadership.

The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.

What You Do Is Who You Are

Leading Blog

I T HAS BEEN SAID that culture is the most important thing because it determines how your company makes decisions when you’re not there. This led Ben Horowitz to ask, how do you create and sustain the culture you want?

Anxiety And Work: The Impact Of Anxiety On Different Generations of Employees

Tanveer Naseer

No matter how good you are at your job or how long you’ve been at it, being an effective leader is never easy. As a leader, you play many roles — from coach and mentor to (sometimes) drill sergeant and disciplinarian. The key is understanding exactly what your employees need.

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Rethinking Bereavement Pay And Time Off

Joseph Lalonde

While there is no federal law mandating paid or unpaid bereavement pay, many organizations consider this a part of an employee’s benefits package. They know employees are better when they have time to grieve and care for themselves after losing a loved one.

How Do You Combine Patience and Urgency?

Next Level Blog

In my role as an executive coach, I’m used to being the one who asks the questions. I’ve often said that one of the biggest things I do as a coach is give my clients the space to think out loud. Asking the right questions is a great way to create that space.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Human Resources: How Leaders Partner to Transform Results

Let's Grow Leaders

Strategic partnerships with human resources professional can be game-changers. Your human resources professionals can be wonderful strategic partners and collaborate with you to achieve amazing results—but it takes trust and a solid relationship to get there.

What is drama costing your organization?

Lead Change Blog

Listen in as Next Element Co-Founder and CEO, Nate Regier discusses how drama costs the US workforce over $350 billion per year in lost productivity, absenteeism, passive-aggressive behavior, and wasted energy.

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Mayday! Mayday! How to Build Trust in a Crisis

Leading Blog

N OTHING reveals an organization’s limits more than a sudden crisis. And after 2020, we’ve all become more familiar with what that looks like. Crisis situations test what you have built — your culture, your relationships, your resilience.

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Leadership: No Discomfort, No Growth

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Why is using a growth mindset important in leadership? Some leaders actively avoid discomfort, not realizing that they are also avoiding the necessary growth that propels them to their best leadership. Great leadership doesn’t happen by itself.

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5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

What Are You Looking At?

Joseph Lalonde

I realized one day that as I was driving my car, it would drift to the left or the right. I couldn’t figure out the reason for this drifting. It didn’t seem right. The car didn’t seem to pull one way or the other. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Then, it hit me! I […].

A Conversation With Tom Peters On Leadership, Empathy, And Making A Difference

Tanveer Naseer

When I started my leadership podcast almost 10 years ago, I had a very simple goal – I wanted to create a platform where I could get the chance to talk with some very smart and really cool people. That’s why the first guest I had on the “Leadership Biz. Click to continue reading.

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This isn't your parent's workweek anymore.

Rich Gee Group

Going out on a limb here on a Friday. I am a firm believer that businesses should start to shift to a 4-day workweek. Baby boomers for the most part have or are thinking about retiring - so the old adage of 'it's always been that way' is kind of a specious argument.

Becoming a Leader

Lead Change Blog

Did you know you would be a leader? I never pictured myself as a leader growing up, and I am sure most didn’t see me that way either. How did you become a leader? I was a shy, backward kind of kid, not a standout girl. So when did the change happen? I can think of a few key people and moments in my life, and I am sure you can too! How can we support leadership today?

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CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!