August, 2020

The Fear of Looking Stupid

Leading Blog

N O ONE likes to look stupid. And it keeps us from trying new things or exploring those crazy ideas and dreams that we have been carrying around. The trick, of course, is getting to the place where you don’t care what other people think of you. And that’s easier said than done.

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Four Skills That Revolutionize Team Communication

Lead Change Blog

In my last two articles, I’ve explored the concept of a team’s Conversational Capacity ®. Conversational capacity is the ability to have open, balanced, non-defensive dialogue about tough subjects and in challenging circumstances. Teams that have a high conversational capacity know how to stay in the “ sweet spot.” The sweet spot is where candor and curiosity are in balance. Dialogue flows freely, people share their input willingly and listen to the feedback of others without judgment.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bill & Ted Face The Music

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Dudes! It’s a most excellent time! There’s a new Bill And Ted movie and it’s available to stream right to your home stereo and video setup. Bill And Ted Face The Music is the third movie in the Bill And Ted series.

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Communication Techniques for Challenging Times: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Communication is tricky, even during “normal” circumstances, but it’s even more important now. You know we’re huge believers in 5×5 communication.

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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.

How Flexible is Too Flexible? Leading People During a Pandemic

Kevin Eikenberry

We are facing working situations and complications that most have never faced before. And while enlightened leaders want to provide flexibility to their team members to accommodate these trying and challenging times, the work must still be done.

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Decision-Making for Leaders: Beyond Pros and Cons

Leadership Freak

“You believe in the conclusion, and then you create supporting arguments.” Daniel Kahneman You weigh options based on the decision you’ve already made, while pretending to be open minded. The pros and cons… Continue reading → Decisions

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Lessons from Fuller Brush

Lead Change Blog

In 1903, Alfred Fuller left home in Nova Scotia and followed his older siblings south to Somerville, Massachusetts. There he set about getting fired from everything he tried. . Fuller got fired from jobs as a gardener, floor sweeper, and delivery boy. Then his older brother got him a job selling brushes door to door for William Staples’ Somerville Brush and Mop Company. . He worked hard and smart. He asked his housewife customers for cleaning tips. He shared them with other customers.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In September 2020

Joseph Lalonde

It’s the end of another month. This means it’s time for new book recommendations. Before we begin, I wanted to clear something up. While leaders are readers, it doesn’t mean leaders are fast readers.

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How to Stop Remote Work from Stealing Your Life

Let's Grow Leaders

Awareness and intention will help stop remote work from stealing your life It’s not your imagination: if the pandemic shifted your job to working from home, odds are, you’re working longer hours. For many of the leaders we’ve spoken with over the […].

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My Problem with Masks (It’s Not What You Think) – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

The topic of today’s episode would have been nearly unthinkable six months ago…and yet, here we are, talking about masks and how contentious they have become. I have a problem with masks, and it’s not what you think. It’s not political and it’s not scientific.

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!

4 Powerful Questions That Will Improve Your Ability To Succeed At Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

How can leaders overcome those typical assumptions that not only distort what realities their employees have to deal with, but what their employees really need to be successful in their efforts?

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Leading Thoughts for August 27, 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. On how to be happy even in a crazy, unpredictable world: “Some one in five U.S.

Strategic Tips to Navigate Office Politics

Lead Change Blog

Nobody likes dealing with office politics, but learning how your company operates and identifying who is holding the power over your advancement is a key component to success in your career.

Rethinking What You Believe

Joseph Lalonde

I began my leadership journey due to bad leadership. I had watched bad leader after bad leader continue to do things that harmed the organization and the people who worked for the organization. It was bad. I remember seeing one manager hiding away in a warehouse to catch a few minutes of sleep.

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!

What Employees are Yearning For in Remote One-on-Ones

Let's Grow Leaders

If you really want to connect and support your team, there’s no better place to start than a great cadence of meaningful one-on-ones. And yet, even before this transition to remote work, when we would ask employees about their experience with one-on-ones, […]. The post What Employees are Yearning For in Remote One-on-Ones appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Communication Leading Remote Teams communication remote teams working from home

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How to Be Human (Together)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This week I'm sharing an edited compilation of three previously published posts that are relevant for leaders and organizations wanting to honor human rights in chaotic times. The first addresses the risk of excluding any humans from our organizational statement of inclusion.

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How to Stop Asking, “How are You?” and Create Real Conversation

Leadership Freak

Stop asking stupid questions like: How are you? How are you doing? How are you feeling? You already know how people are doing. The future feels like mushy spaghetti. Answers to, “How are… Continue reading → Communication compassion Influence courageous leaders organizational success

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Digital Church is Here to Stay: From Social Media to Social Ministry

Leading Blog

T HE RESPONSE to Covid-19 has had a profound effect on what it means to be a church. It has raised a lot of questions. Is a church still a church if it is an online church? Sure, people have been watching online for years, but what about a face-to-face community?

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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.

The Heart of Coaching

Lead Change Blog

Transformational Coaching is the requisite skill for today’s leaders, managers, and supervisors who choose to enhance their personal effectiveness and the performance of those they lead.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Flight Of The Navigator

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I recently posited a question on Facebook. I wanted to see what everyone’s top ten 1980’s movies were. The list was long, clocking in at over 75 movies and counting.

Now is the Age of Empathy

Kevin Eikenberry

No one would argue against the value of empathy. Yet, most would agree it is often in short supply. And while, from an organizational or societal perspective, we could always use more of it, the need is greater than ever. That is why now is the Age of Empathy. Let me tell you why, why […].

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Quiet Professionals – Do You Have What It Takes?

RapidStart Leadership

We tend to think of "leaders" as those who are the loudest and most visible, but I think it's the quiet professionals who show us the highest form of the leadership art, as these three stories illustrate. The post Quiet Professionals – Do You Have What It Takes?

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.

5 Practices of Humility when Your Wife is Driving the Car

Leadership Freak

Riding in the car when my wife is driving is an exercise in humility. My wife slows down when I would speed up. She’s a defensive driver and I’m an offensive driver. Never… Continue reading → Humility Growth Leadership Development

The Power of Being Directionally Correct

Leading Blog

I NNOVATION is messy. It’s rarely a straight line from here to there. When doing something new, it’s rare that you know exactly how it is going to turn out. It’s just part of doing something new. It needs to be lead, not managed.

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August 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2020 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. Bernd Geropp provided One-on-one meetings – What matters most! Bernd shares: “ How do you introduce one-on-ones to your direct reports? How does such a meeting work?

How To Be A Fair And Good Leader

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve had it with you! You’re through with the company. Pack your bags and get out of here! Those words are hard to read. They’re harder to live through. Yet so many potential team members have heard words similar to those above. They’ve been a part of a team with a bad leader.

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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 Increase your Visibility at Work

Career Advancement

“Recognition happens when you see yourself from the inside-out: as someone who can make an impact on the world instead of navigating the impact the world has on you.” Justine Musk.

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How to Get More Creative In Your Remote Team Communication

Let's Grow Leaders

Want to be more creative in your remote team communication? Start here. If you’re like most managers we talk with, you face the perfect trifecta of remote team communication challenges. First, you’ve got A LOT to communicate. With so much change, keeping […].

The Critical Importance Of Self Awareness To Success

Tanveer Naseer

From Patrick Lencioni’s foreword of the Emotional Intelligence 2.0: “Not education. Not experience. Not Knowledge or intellectual horsepower. None of these serve as an adequate predictor as to why one person succeeds, and another doesn’t. There is something else going on that society doesn’t seem to account for.” I believe. Click to continue reading. Guest Posts improvement

LeadershipNow 140: August 2020 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from August 2020 that you don't want to miss: Loss, grief, and fear can describe 2020. See why others are also describing it with hope, inspiration, and new beginnings: 2020helped.me.

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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.