September, 2021

Why Content Isn’t King in Leadership Communications

Leading Blog

S OME of my executive clients believe, instinctively, that content is king. They maintain that “useful information” is a crucial driver of effective leadership—that their job is primarily to educate and inform their teams with facts and figures.

Unpacking the Bags to Leadership

Lead Change Blog

“Please place your carry-on luggage in the storage bins overhead and take your seat. If you have items that will fit under the seats in front of you, please secure them now.”. “As As you enter today, please leave your baggage at home so we can focus on the work ahead.”. These statements may sound familiar regarding baggage. Our first direction is to store the luggage away, and we will deal with it later. However, later is not always what we can do regarding the weight this baggage holds.

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5 Ways to Serve a Stressed Out Team

Nathan Magnuson

Stress and resilience have been my most requested leadership topics for over a year now. Just recently, I received another request. ( You can join this one on 9/23! Leaders want to know: how can I lead my team when they’re at a breaking point?

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The Year Of Continued Fatigue

Joseph Lalonde

2020 was the year of COVID-19. I believe it was also the year of fatigue. So many leaders have been challenged, beat down, and talked down to because of the COVID-19 virus. They’ve become beat-up, worn-down versions of their old selves. Then comes the year 2021.

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

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

Seeing Past Our Point of View

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Have you noticed the steady increase in the complexity of navigating our daily lives? It feels like we have too many choices, too much information, and not enough time.

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How to Build a Better Network of Peer Relationships

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t Overlook The Importance of Peers in Your Network of Strategic Advisors. When it comes to building a network of strategic advisors, it’s natural to look to people with more position power, access, and influence as your primary go-to’s.

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The Creative Mindset

Lead Change Blog

Everything that society has called innovative is the direct result of the personal creativity of individuals. And, it’s no surprise that organizations today want to harness that type of creativity and innovation in their employees. But, it’s time to rethink the way we make innovation happen.

Adam Bryant On The Challenges Leaders Need To Master To Succeed At Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

If you enjoy reading interviews of CEOs sharing what shapes their understanding and approach to leadership, chances are you’ve probably read one of the over 500 interviews Adam Bryant wrote for his popular New York Times column, “Corner Office”.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Dynasty Warriors

Joseph Lalonde

I was a huge fan of the Playstation 2 video game Dynasty Warriors 2. Hearing that Netflix had released a movie based on the series, my interest was piqued. I was excited to watch a video game from my youth transition to a live-action movie. Dynasty Warriors began with an epic battle.

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Don’t Let Your Ego Undermine Your Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ego has a way of undoing even our best intentions as leaders. We have to be aware of our ego and manage it to avoid getting off track.

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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.

12 Things Smart Leaders Don’t Say

Leadership Freak

I should have. Should have’ is backward facing. Do your best to speak into the future. Instead of shoulding-yourself, say, “Next time.” ” #2. You should have. Why didn’t you? See #1.

A Minute to Think

Leading Blog

W E ALL NEED white space – open, unassigned time. We need it for better relationships, mental health, and better productivity. Juliet Funt writes in A Minute to Think , “without space, we can’t sustain ourselves.” It is the missing element in our lives, and we need to get it back.

September 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided What Not To Say When You’re Mad. Marcia shares: “ When you are stressed or irritated, you might sabotage your conversations with one word or phrase.

Are We Forgetting What The Real Purpose Of Leadership Is?

Tanveer Naseer

It seems like every day there’s a new article tackling the issue of work from home (WFH), either focusing on leaders and their organizations who are embracing this new approach to work, or those who insist the only way forward is for all employees to return back to the office.

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.

Things To Consider While Making Leadership Decisions

Joseph Lalonde

We can make decisions in a vacuum. It is easy to dismiss others around us or their ideas. We do this in our homes. We do it in our businesses. And this hurts our effectiveness. Today, I want us to look at a few things to consider when making leadership decisions. This will help you […].

Different Perspectives (They’re Not a Threat)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Differences of opinion can be inconvenient and uncomfortable. We may be in a discussion with someone who has very different views from ours on a topic of great importance to us. How we handle it shows others the inner workings of our character.

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Put One Big Rock on Your Calendar

Leadership Freak

The end of this week is your last opportunity to put a big rock on next week’s calendar. Once day-to-day urgencies appear, they prevent you from accomplishing important tasks. You’ve been meaning to… Continue reading → Leading Purpose Time management meaningful action Priorities

What Does Equitable Leadership Look Like?

Leading Blog

D URING the pandemic, one of us became a bit of a Star Trek fan.

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.

6 Tips for Better Problem Solving

Lead Change Blog

Problem-solving is a natural and important part of business. We say we start with facts, but we don’t. We start with opinions, and the opinions influence what facts we discover. Effective problem-solving uses two kinds of thinking. Divergent thinking seeks out as many options as possible. Convergent thinking selects one option to pursue. Here are six tips for better problem-solving. Get The Story of The Problem. Take notes as someone offers the story of the problem.

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Company Culture – A Leadership Priority In The Post-Pandemic World Of Work

Tanveer Naseer

Even as variants maintain their grip and the global pandemic continues, the global economy shows signs of significant recovery. And yet, many companies can’t seem to find enough employees to make their corporate recovery a success. Some industries, of course, have been hit harder than others.

25 Simple Pleasures For Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

As I started a recent Friday, I began to think about the simple pleasures in life. These are the things that are so easy to overlook that we take them for granted. My typical Friday has looked something like this: An early morning chat with a band of brothers A quick trip to Aldea, a […].

Leaders: Practice Perspective Shifting

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Perspective shifting is a hot topic now for a very good reason. We're in a time when conversation can quickly become divisive, with otherwise friendly people choosing sides and ostracizing former friends and family members.

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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.

7 Reasons Your Feedback is Being Ignored

Let's Grow Leaders

Start with yourself to ensure everyone can receive feedback. It’s a frustration we hear all the time. “My people aren’t coachable. They’re defensive. It’s like they have a wall and just won’t listen.” ” We get it.

LeadershipNow 140: September 2021 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from September 2021 that you don't want to miss: The Person I Drive Craziest in Leadership by @RonEdmondson. 4 Effective and Easy Ways To Relieve Stress At Work by @LaRaeQuy. Got a Problem? Think Like a Designer via @StanfordGSB.

Quiet Is The New Superpower: Voices From The Introvert Revolution

Lead Change Blog

Half of the population identify as introverts; however, many workplaces are stuck in traditional, extrovert-centric cultures that reward people for speaking up publicly, expect them to log face time, and employ hiring and promotion practices rooted in the past.

Big Hammer or Small Blade? What it Really Takes to Achieve Your Goals

RapidStart Leadership

If you want to achieve your goals, take a lesson from this craftsman, who turns chunks of gnarly wood into things of beauty. The post Big Hammer or Small Blade? What it Really Takes to Achieve Your Goals appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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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!

The Hard Work Of Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

From the outside world, leadership can look easy. People may see leaders as having the cush job. They get a corner office, they don’t have set office hours, or they get to make all the rules. These things sound great. Sometimes, they are.

Adaptability is an Ethical Issue

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ego-driven leaders want to be "right" even when the evidence shows otherwise. They see rightness as something fixed that they can control. Of course, it isn't fixed and they can't control it, but they may not want to be confused with the facts.

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7 Truths about Chronic Complainers Every Leader Needs Today

Leadership Freak

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.” ” Dale Carnegie Chronic complainers: Seek validation. Constant complaining is a plea for attention. Feel powerless.

Leading Thoughts for September 9, 2021

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

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!