February, 2020

Saying No: 9 Ways to Say ‘No’ Without Making Everybody Angry

RapidStart Leadership

Saying no can be hard, but if we are to accomplish the things we have set out to do, we need to find a way; here are 9 ways to make saying no easier. The post Saying No: 9 Ways to Say ‘No’ Without Making Everybody Angry appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Leading Thoughts for February 6, 2020

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. Samuel R. Chand, a leadership author and consultant, on disruption: “A fighter pilot knows he's in the right spot when he's getting anti-aircraft fire.

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Is Leadership for You?

Lead Change Blog

It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about riding a bike or making a Hollandaise sauce or leading a team. Everything looks easy until you try to do it. You can learn a lot about leadership by observing good leaders and watching what they do. You can spend time thinking about how you would handle leadership issues. You can read books and blog posts and articles about leadership. You’ll learn a lot. It’s not enough. My friend and client, Rod Santomassimo, tells his clients this: “Don’t KID yourself.

Practical Help for Exhausted Leaders Who Need to Get More Done

Let's Grow Leaders

To get more done, start with you In the past few months, we’ve heard from many leaders asking for help with time management. They feel the pressing need to get more done, but many of them feel like they’re already maxed out […].

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

3 Strategies to Build Inclusive Teams

N2Growth Blog

If you’ve ever played a team sport like soccer or basketball, you quickly learn that while it is helpful to have an “all-star” player, the best teams leverage the talents of all their players on the field and elevate everyone’s game in order to consistently win.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I have fond, fond memories of Sonic The Hedgehog. From the SEGA startup sound to the blur of blue on the screen as you raced through the levels, Sonic was the video game character with spunk and attitude.

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The Answer is Yes! Now What Was Your Question?

Leading Blog

Y OU SHOULD shoot for the moon when it comes to customer service says customer experience guru Micah Solomon. When you are small it is easy to give that personalized service to each customer. But when the orders begin to pour in, the attentiveness begins to slacken.

The Serving Leader

Lead Change Blog

Servant leaders are at the helm of some of the world’s largest companies. Rather than be served, servant leaders put the needs of their people and organizations first, helping them reach new heights.

How to Manage a Strong, Arrogant, Slightly Obnoxious High-Performer

Let's Grow Leaders

When it comes to results—no one can touch him. There’s just one problem. He’s a jerk. How do you manage a strong, arrogant, slightly obnoxious high-performer? A Profile of a Slighty Obnoxious High Performer They come in all shapes and forms. “Dan” […].

How To Remove Communication Bottlenecks In Big Organizations

Tanveer Naseer

Big organizations are prone to communications breakdowns not only due to having a large number of people or departments, different locations, and poor management but also because of diverse personality traits.

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

A Compassion Mindset Is The Secret For Engagement

Joseph Lalonde

What is Engagement? Engagement is all the rage. Because engaged employees are happier and more productive. Gallup defines engagement as “A belief among employees that they’re doing meaningful work in a climate that supports personal growth and development.” Dan Pink, in his New York Times best-selling book, Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates […] The post A Compassion Mindset Is The Secret For Engagement appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Guest Posts

Ignoring Toxic Leadership is Not Worth the Tradeoffs

Leading in Context

Toxic behavior is a problem in organizations across industries and it's often ignored because leaders fear the consequences of having performance conversations. Organizations that delay dealing with toxic behavior find that it spreads and erodes the integrity of an ethical culture.

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First Look: Leadership Books for February 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in February 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Life's Great Question : Discover How You Contribute To The World by Tom Rath. Life is not what you get out of it. it's what you put back in.

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February 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Communication. Jeff Evans of Designed Learning shared Influencing Without Direct Control. Jeff writes: “As I think about all of the relationships of my life, power seems to have a major role. I believe our search for power is the wrong search.

Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

Leaders Share about Career Development: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month, our contributors share their thoughts about career development. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors. Are you a leadership writer? We’d love […].

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A Personal Lesson On How Leaders Can Help Their Employees To Succeed And Grow

Tanveer Naseer

Have you ever worked for a leader who inspired you to do your best work? Why were they able to? What was their secret? It’s a question I aim to answer by sharing a personal story of working for one such leader in this latest installment of Leadership Espresso Shot. Click to continue reading.

When Were You Most Confident? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I want you to be a little reflective today while you’re watching the video and think about a time when you were at your most confident. We can learn a lot by reflecting on a particularly successfully time or moment in our lives – we can learn a lot by what we did as well […].

Seven Tips to Avoid Being Controlled by Manipulators

Leadership Freak

Leaders who repeatedly complain about the same issue want affirmation, not resolution. Every suggestion you offer to a manipulator is inadequate. Never take up the sword for someone who’s standing on the sideline.…

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Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

Peak Leadership Fitness: Elevating Your Leadership Game

Leading Blog

E LEVATING your leadership game is a mindset. Your mindset drives your behavior and your influence on those you lead. You are in control of your mindset.

Rules of Engagement

Lead Change Blog

A friend of mine came to visit over the holidays. Before the visit, I gave her a long list of rules prior to engaging with Louie, my rescue dog. For the six years since I’ve adopted Louie, his behavior at the door when guests enter my home has been less than stellar, making it a bit tough to entertain. I’ve tried everything to work through this behavior. I wrote my list and shared it with my friend: There are treats on the porch in a bag to bring in with you.

How To Create An Affirming Culture

Joseph Lalonde

When you first hear about an affirming culture, you may think the culture will be weak or timid. You may think your organization doesn’t need to affirm the abilities of your team. If this is your line of thinking, you would be incorrect. Your team needs to be affirmed.

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How to Promote the Best Leaders

Let's Grow Leaders

To promote the best first-time leaders, focus on more than results Your decisions about who you put in management and leadership roles are some of the most important leadership decisions you’ll ever make. It’s a decision about who you will trust with […].

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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.

The Case for Daily Inspiration

Kevin Eikenberry

Learning and growing to become a more effective leader and professional isn’t easy. There are plenty of things that distract us, get in our way, and keep us from focusing on our growth. That’s why daily inspiration for leaders is so important, and that is why we offer that to you for free.

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The Single Predictor of Long-Term Success

Leadership Freak

There’s hope for you if you aren’t the smartest person at the table. Average people succeed as long as they keep going when the path is steep.

The Trumpet and the French Horn: Two Styles of Communication

Leading Blog

E FFECTIVE COMMUNICATION requires that we know how to best communicate with others. In other words, communicate with them the way they want to be communicated to.

Disrupt Yourself: Play To Your Distinctive Strengths

Lead Change Blog

Personal Disruption (n.): The act of using a practice employed by companies — wherein a product deemed inferior by the market leader (Amazon v. Borders, Uber v. Yellow Cab) eventually upends the industry — and applying it to yourself and your career.

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.

Are You On Autopilot?

Joseph Lalonde

I have a confession to make. I run on autopilot far more than I would like to admit. Can I share a story about one of my recent autopilot experiences? Ok, I knew you wouldn’t mind.

Good Leaders Have Visions Their Team Can Actually SEE

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Lee Hartley Carter: Vision in leadership is essential. We all know it. And yet, while we often can answer the question generally with business plan answers, we can’t often paint a picture of what that vision looks like in practice.

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The Three C’s That Will Drive Your Results

Kevin Eikenberry

More than ever before, you can find strategies, tactics, and hacks meant to help you learn, grow, and achieve greater professional success. You can find them in books and blogs, on YouTube, podcasts, Instagram and more.

A Two Question Ritual to Change Your Day

Leadership Freak

Leadership always has trajectory. What’s yours? How is your attitude breathing vitality into others? How are your actions strengthening relationships? Daily rituals establish trajectory. A two question ritual to change your day: #1.…

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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.