May, 2021

Never Say Never: The Importance of Word Choice in Leadership Communication

Leading Blog

L ANGUAGE matters. As I conduct observation coaching with leaders, I watch for how their words resonate with their audience. Does what they say induce fear? Excitement? Do attendees in the meeting cringe at certain words, or do their metaphors generate inspiration?

Foxes And Hedgehogs: Which One Are You?

Lead Change Blog

In 2001, I accepted my first official leadership position as a human resources director with one audacious goal – to be and do all the things to serve all the people. With a background in public relations, marketing, and internal communications, HR had become an accidental specialty – I was a jack-of-all-trades and master of none. It didn’t take long to figure out that I wasn’t good at trying to be and do all the things to serve all the people.


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7 Amazing Things You Should Know About the Leadership of Moses

Joseph Lalonde

You probably know Moses as the leader of the Israelites. However, there are ten surprising facts about his leadership you should not miss. Read further. Who is Moses? Moses is a Hebrew prophet God used to free the Israelites from Egyptian slavery.

Fear Disrupts Human Development (And Ethics)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical leaders create fear-free work environments, which are foundational in building and maintaining ethical culture and protecting reputation and ethical brand value.

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5 Reasons People Quit, 10 Ways to Make Them Stay

Learn how to protect your company from The Great Resignation’s turnover epidemic.

How to Become Your Boss’s Favorite Employee

Career Advancement

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” ” – Andrew Carnegie.

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Speak-up Culture: How to Encourage More (and Better) Ideas

Let's Grow Leaders

How to Draw out Better Ideas from Every Member of Your Team. You’re a human-centered leader working to create a courageous, speak-up culture filled with psychological safety. A culture where employees feel invited and encouraged to speak up and share their ideas and express their concerns.

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May 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May 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. John Stoker of DialogueWORKS contributed Are Your Assumptions Getting the Best of You ? John writes: “ Sometimes we are consciously unconscious about what we are thinking. When this happens, sometimes our thinking gets the best of us.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Nobody The Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I slept on the recent movie Nobody (you can rent it on Amazon). After watching Nobody, I am regretting my choice. However, with a movie named Nobody, it is hard to fault someone for skipping over it.

5 Reasons Why Your Middle Manager Role Is So Difficult (And What To Do About It)

Tanveer Naseer

If you’re reading this, odds are, you’re a middle manager, i.e. someone who has a boss and is a boss, who has to lead and influence from the messy middle, up, down, and across their organization. Take pride and take heart because I’m going to help with the toughest job. Click to continue reading.

5 Factors Ethical Leaders Control

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical leaders can't really "control" organizations, but there are specific things they can do to bring out the best in others and teams to move the organization forward.

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Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

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

A Manager’s Guide to Better Decision Making

Let's Grow Leaders

Best Practices for Better Decision Making. Have you ever heard any of these common decision-making frustrations? “Our conversations just go in circles, it seems like we can never make a decision around here!” ” “This is so stupid—you asked for my opinion and then ignored it.

Always End with the Beginning in Mind

Leading Blog

A S the Baby Boomers continue to age, business continuity and succession planning are on everyone’s radar. Take, for example, the financial industry: the average age of financial advisors in the U.S. exceeds age 50 , and less than 12 percent of advisors are under the age of 35.

How Effective Are You at Using Your Power?

Lead Change Blog

Power is a good thing when used effectively. The more power you have, the more able you are to direct, influence, and inspire people to make positive changes. There are three types of power. Position Power. You gain power based on your formal position in the organization. The chain of command gives you power over the people below.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ghost Rider

Joseph Lalonde

Prior to the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, comic book fans were treated to hit or miss comic book movie adaptations. Ghost Rider, starring Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider, was one of those misses. Ghost Rider is a favorite comic book character of mine.

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.

3 Questions That Will Help Bring Clarity Around What It Really Means To Succeed

Tanveer Naseer

In the previous edition of my podcast series “Leadership Espresso Shot”, I mentioned how to better appreciate the journey towards achieving success, we must learn to value failure as that necessary teacher that helps us reach our goals.

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What Leadership Legacy Will You Leave?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What kind of leadership legacy will you leave? It's a powerful question that we don't often stop to think about.

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The Blight of Soul-Crushing Useless Negative Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t let useless negative feedback sap your team’s motivation. Negative feedback is destructive and all-too-common. There are three common problems that erode the power of these conversations. . My phone buzzed with a text message from Amena, a junior manager.

LeadershipNow 140: May 2021 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from May 2021 that you don't want to miss: FYI: Your Chaotic Story Is an Asset — So Share It! The Secret Advantage That You Didn't Know You Had by @markdmckinney. The Gravitational Pull of Weaknesses by @Julie_WG.

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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.

What is at the core of your leadership?

Lead Change Blog

“Corey, Aaron, and Justin, I would like to have you three be the leaders from our class to represent us. We will be presenting the Twin Towers model to the city for a temporary display.”. Their faces filled with smiles and big bright eyes. Priceless. No one would have used leader to describe these boys. They were in trouble, missed school, and had difficulty in academics. However, in our project-based learning activities following 9-11, they shined bright.

10 Of The Best Leadership Books On Audible

Joseph Lalonde

I love sharing new books with my readers. I normally do this at the end of the month through the 5 Books Leaders Should Read In XXX. That post is still coming. However, I also wanted to recognize the power of audiobooks.

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How To Build A Courageous Culture To Bring Out The Best In Those You Lead

Tanveer Naseer

As we move to a hybrid work environment, the organizational culture we foster both internally and remotely becomes critical to what we’re able to achieve.

An Unexpectedly Fun Effective Way to Check In and Stay Connected With Your Virtual Team

Great Results Team Building

As a leader, trying to stay connected to your people can be difficult even when you work in the same office.

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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’s Going to Happen Next?

Let's Grow Leaders

What’s Going to Happen? – It Will Be Predictably Unpredictable. If only you had a crystal ball to know what’s going to happen. The planning, the decisions, the choices would be so much easier. But you don’t. And those decisions and tradeoffs aren’t easy.

Scenario Planning vs. Forecasting: 6 Questions to Ask to Prepare for a Post-Pandemic Future

Leading Blog

A S WE finally start to see the light at the end of the tunnel of the catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic, many business leaders are looking for ways to better anticipate future disruptions and prepare for uncertainty ahead.

Are You Ready For The Era of Belonging?

Lead Change Blog

Few leaders doubted that the impact of COVID would change the way we live and work, but few foresee how fundamental these changes would be. There is no going back to the old normal. Things are irreversibly changed and that means that the way we lead our teams need to change. Are you ready? Today leaders find themselves grappling with the following challenges: Nearly 3 million women who have dropped out of the labour pool, in the US alone.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In June 2021

Joseph Lalonde

Summer is just around the corner. Today, I want to change up the books I recommend in my 5 Books To Read series. Instead of the typical leadership or personal development books I recommend, I want to recommend books that may bring a bit more enjoyment into your life.

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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.

Ten Things to Say Besides Yes

Next Level Blog

It seems like every week I speak with executives who tell me they’re burned out or exhausted. And why wouldn’t they be? Everyone has been on a full out sprint for the past year as we’ve run the biggest business social experiment in history.

Doing Well By Doing Good With Darrin Williams, CEO Southern Bancorp

N2Growth Blog

Darrin Williams , CEO of Southern Bancorp, may have been a little surprised when a world-class business school professor came knocking at his door. He wasn’t used to that kind of attention deep in the heart of Arkansas. Yet, he could no longer fly under the radar.

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How Do I Encourage Courage on My Team? (With Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

To Encourage Courage, Start with a “Fear Forage” Today we bring you ideas for getting started building a courageous culture from backstage at the Mountain West Credit Union Association conference. And how to encourage more courage and innovation on your team.

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Leading Thoughts for May 27, 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. Teresa Amabile on how to kill creativity: “Organizations routinely kill creativity with fake deadlines or impossibly tight ones.

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!