January, 2019

Unlocking Creativity: Are These Creativity-Inhibiting Mindsets Holding You Back?

Leading Blog

I N AN IBM global survey of CEOs, the overwhelming consensus was that more than rigor, management discipline, integrity or even vision, successfully navigating an increasing complex world will require creativity. In a world where we must adapt or die, we need creative solutions.

7 Traits of an Insecure Leader

Ron Edmondson

Christian are called to walk by faith. Of course, this includes Christian leaders. A part of our calling in leadership means we won’t always know what the future holds, but we steadfastly follow God’s leadership. I must be honest.

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Three Ways to Make the 4AM Club Work For You

Strategy Driven

“Early to bed, early to rise makes a [wo]man healthy, wealthy and wise.” ” – Ben Franklin. You’ve heard it said a million times before: the early bird catches the worm, and in the opinion of many highly successful people, the phrase is much more than a cliche.

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How Clear Is Your Vision for 2019?

Lead Change Blog

At this time of year, we often find ourselves preparing for change – personal and business – based on our vision for the year ahead. Vision, Not New Year’s Resolutions! So, when speaking about vision, I am not talking here about having stuff in your head! That lies in the territory of New Year’s resolutions! However, many know that New Year’s resolutions don’t work. Michael Hyatt has some excellent research commentary on New Year’s Resolutions that backs up that view.

9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Upside

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Upside, starring Kevin Hart as Dell Scott and Bryan Cranston as Phillip Lacasse, is a heart-warming tale.

Tips for a Successful and Smooth Launch

Women on Business

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How to Lead Different and Diverse People

Let's Grow Leaders

Achieve More When you Lead Different and Diverse People You know that the ability to lead different and diverse people to come together and blend their talents is key to achieving breakthrough results. But if you’re like most leaders we work with, we […].

Network after Work

Career Advancement

“Networking is an essential part of building wealth.”. Armstrong Williams~. Liam didn’t drink, so when his coworkers went to the bar after work, he’d say goodbye and head home. Sure, he was missing out on the chance to socialize, but it wasn’t really his scene.

6 Habits of High-Performance Leaders

Lead Change Blog

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Rohn. For many years, I have been a big advocate of focusing on your strengths as, when leaders excel at what they love, they get into a state called flow. When this happens, it often feels like time flies by and we get extraordinary amounts of work complete. Typically, we feel energized and alive because we are doing what we love. However, I have recently changed my thoughts on this.

19 Leadership Traits To Focus On In 2019

Joseph Lalonde

You’re never done developing your leadership skills. The traits that make for a great leader can always be honed and improved. You only have to focus on what will make you better. But do you know where you need to focus?

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.

3 Email Engagement Strategies that Captivates Users and Bring Results

Women on Business

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Conquering the 5 Misconceptions that Hold Leaders Back

Leading Blog

T HERE ARE THINGS we believe that when we really think about them, we might find that they are not helpful. We might think of them as blind spots that adversely affect our leadership effectiveness. In What Are Your Blind Spots?

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5 Poor Leadership Practices You Need to Stop

Let's Grow Leaders

These poor leadership practices are common but limit your influence. You’re working hard to be a great leader. You focus on results and relationships. You try to show up with confidence and humility. But despite your effort, you’re still struggling. Could one […].

Why Being a Remarkable Leader Matters

Kevin Eikenberry

Being a leader is complex and difficult. It is understandable that we can get frustrated with things we are trying to improve that are complex and difficult. Being a leader is also important. Remaining aware and ready to improve can be a challenge, unless you know why leading is important to you.

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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.

Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

Lead Change Blog

Employees are no longer just motivated by a paycheck. Those who are there just for the money will usually work inefficiently. To improve employee morale and health, you can consider implementing these tips. Encourage Employees to Work Out. As a leader, you should encourage your employees to exercise during working hours. Physical activity will keep them mentally sharp, meaning they will be able to work more productively.

Why Your Mindset Will Be Your Biggest Struggle

Joseph Lalonde

Do you know what the biggest hurdle to changing your life in 2019 will be? Your biggest hurdle will not be family or friends. Your hurdle won’t be your job or your title. The biggest hurdle you’re going to face is your mindset. The Hurdle Your mindset will cause you to stumble and fall.

Authentic Leadership: Ornamental Hermits and Why We Should Avoid Them

RapidStart Leadership

In the middle of the 18th century in Europe, it was fashionable to have your own personal hermit. Sounds crazy, I know, but there it is. How did this come about, and more importantly, what can it tell us about authentic leadership?

The Truth About You

Leading Blog

I N THE January/February 2019 issue of Communication Arts , Ernie Schenck writes about two kinds of truth: authentic and inauthentic. Authentic truth is who you are. Inauthentic truth is who you are when everyone is looking.

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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.

6 Reasons Your Staff Keeps You in the Dark

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you ever feel like your staff keeps you in the dark? Do you ever wonder if they’re going out of their way to keep you out of their way? That seems ridiculous. AND, it’s entirely possible. Here’s the scary part if […].

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Collecting Lessons – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week I shared my observations on the idea of collecting something. If you missed it, you can watch it here.

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Being Authentic Takes Work

Lead Change Blog

Since change is such a common dynamic in organizations, change leaders and/or change agents are important roles. Authenticity is really a critical element for these roles. Change is difficult for most people, and those most impacted by change look to leaders and agents as people they can trust to steer them through the “rough waters.” Trust is seriously hampered if you cannot be authentic.

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Courageous Servant Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

I had one of my most profound, memorable, touching experiences in Washington, D.C. two weeks ago that I’ve realized after reflection has some important connections to leadership.

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.

How To Plan Your Offer Funnel Like A Pro

Women on Business

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What’s Your Story?

Leading Blog

W HAT GREAT LEADERS have in common is their ability to communicate and create meaning from their words. Much of that ability speaks to the ability to listen and read between the lines to develop an understanding with those you lead. Great stories begin with great listening.

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How to Hold a Remarkably Effective Team Huddle

Let's Grow Leaders

When Karin was in her sales exec role at Verizon, she would often walk into the back door of a store to find her highest performing team huddled just before the store opened, talking about their plans for the day. When she […].

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Collecting Ideas – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

This is the third video in a series on “collections” You can watch the previous videos here: Collecting Lessons and What Do You Collect. Now to the casual observer, a series on collections might seem an odd choice for a leadership blog. But trust me, it’s not.

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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.

The Key to Sustainable Performance

Lead Change Blog

As an organization, as a leader, sustainable performance is key to build and maintain an excellent organization. Sustainable performance means coworkers do excellent work without falling into the traps of burnout or workaholism. Sustainable performance means your organization efficiently and effectively provides quality products and services, is blessed with low absenteeism and low staff-turnover. All of this is good for the bottom line. Sustainable Performance and Engagement.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From A Quiet Place

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I missed A Quiet Place in the theaters. After watching it this past weekend, I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to see A Quiet Place. The movie takes place sometime in the future where the world has been decimated by monsters who have hyper-sensitive hearing.

Systems Thinking: Using the 5 Whys

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In my Applied Ethics Class last fall, I introduced my students to the Five Whys. This is a simple and valuable tool for getting to the root cause of problems. We may think we understand why something happened but when we "fix" whatever we think is the sole cause we don't always get the intended result. The reason for that is that problems tend to have multiple causes. They happen in the context of multiple processes.

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How to Win in Africa

Leading Blog

I N THE WESTERN WORLD, we often do not have an accurate picture of Africa as a growing marketplace. We frequently imagine a continent of villages and stories of corruption and violence dominate our perspective.

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.