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Stop Making Sense

Leading Blog

L EADERSHIP is about moving people. And to do that, you need to be able to inspire. And that means arousing their emotions. Marketing strategist Michael Fanuele says to inspire and fuel passion, you will have to Stop Making Sense.

Should We “Defund” Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

General Magic was a 1990 spin-off from Apple that few people have ever even heard of. The company was led by Marc Porat, who had a vision of what the future smartphone would be like at a time there was no world wide web or digital phone. The Pixar 2018 documentary on the company tells the tale of a group of passionate, driven people who worked around the clock, sleeping under their desks to bring to market revolutionary technology tools. It is a compelling story.

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How to Be Compassionate Without Destroying Consistency

Let's Grow Leaders

The other day, “Joe” reached out with a genuine dilemma. Throughout this crisis, he’s encouraged his supervisors to be compassionate. Because, like you, he knows that everyone is dealing with their own set of challenging circumstances.

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Ask This Simple Question To Improve Clarity And Boost Employee Performance

Tanveer Naseer

Of the many issues leaders of all experience levels have had to address, one that continues to be a major challenge is how to be a more effective communicator. In fact, in a recent study where 1,400 study participants were asked “what is the biggest mistake leaders make when working.

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.

Leading Thoughts for September 10, 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. King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar , on the importance of self-leadership: “Do not feel alone, small or inconsequential.

Your Top 5 Motivation Questions Answered

Lead Change Blog

Regardless of your responsibilities, you will inevitably face an individual or a team who appear unmotivated. Susan Fowler, author, trainer, and professor, explores the lessons from her book Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work…and What Does.

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What Makes a High-Performance Leader?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Rob Hartnett: “What is a high-performance leader?” a leader asked me in a Facebook Live session. One of the many I have done since Covid-19 as we pivot to new ways of working. A high-performance leader is one who is intentional about their leadership.

Has Your Vision Statement Lost Its Focus?

Leading Blog

C OMPANY vision statements have been a key tool for leaders over the past several decades, but the traditional vison statement does not connect with the wave of new workers. Further, when asked, many senior leaders struggle to remember their organization’s vision.

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The Power of Empathy – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In this video, I am talking about the power of empathy. But in order to understand the power, we need to know the definition. EMPATHY: The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another.

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Letting Go of Uncertainty

Lead Change Blog

For the second time in six years, my heart had gone on the fritz. This time was different in that the medical reason for the malfunction wasn’t immediately clear. Several possibilities existed, so my cardiologist laid out a series of diagnostic tests and medication trials. What played with my head was that this science experiment would take a month. A month! That’s a long time to live with the uncertainty of not knowing. Our brains perceive uncertainty as a threat.

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!

What Happens When People Feel Devalued: The Tooth Fairy Pillow Debacle

Leadership Freak

“The struggle to feel valued is one of the most insidious and least acknowledged issues in organizations.”

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The New Mutants

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The long-delayed X-Men spin-off movie, New Mutants saw it’s release on the weekend of August 28th, 2020. This is almost 3 years after it was originally scheduled to premiere.

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The Language of Leadership

Kevin Eikenberry

Words create worlds. The words we think about and use create the world we live in. The words that leaders choose and use matter even more, because as a leader, we are creating a world for more than just ourselves.

How To Run EPIC Meetings

Lead Change Blog

No one doubts that many of us are struggling with Zoom fatigue and meeting overwhelm as a result of working from home over the last six months. In my experience, many business leaders are not very skilled at running effective meetings. Now that the process has morphed on-line, their skills, in many cases, are definitely not up for the job. .

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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!

A Practical and Free Way to Get Great 360 Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you know where you stand with your boss? Do you have a good sense of what your peers really think about you? Has it been a minute since your last formal 360 feedback review? Or, is a 360 Feedback something you’ve […].

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5 Ways to Avoid Opinions That Lack Insight and Understanding

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Lately we've been seeing too much content that is not grounded in understanding. Some of it is intentionally misleading and some of it is well-intentioned but misinformed.

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How Could It Be Any Easier?

Kevin Eikenberry

Isn’t it time for something to be easy? Most would agree, 2020 has been hard. Many things that used to be simple, aren’t. Some things we took for granted are gone (at least temporarily). If you are like me, you yearn for something to be easy. What if I told you we could create easy […].

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October 1st Webcast for Wharton Alumni Clubs

Michael Lee Stallard

On October 1st from 11:45 am – 1:15 pm ET, I’ll be presenting on Connection Culture to the Wharton Alumni Association Clubs. The event is hosted by the Wharton Alumni DC chapter. It’s free for Wharton Alumni members and $19 for non-members.


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 Pleasure of God – Overcome Misery and Feel Joy

Leadership Freak

Miserable leaders have miserable teams. “I I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast! And when I run, I feel His pleasure.” 1924 Olympic Gold Medalist in the… Continue reading → energy Leading Leadership Development

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How to Avoid Micromanaging Remote Employees

Let's Grow Leaders

In this episode, get the tools you need to ensure your teams achieve the results you need to keep the business moving forward while creating space for the realities of working remotely – and all without micromanaging your remote employees.

Two Unexpected Ways to Earn the Attention of Your Distracted Team

Great Results Team Building

You see it every day…. Teammates get distracted constantly by the barrage of noise around them – and that means they do not pay as much attention to YOUR emails, conversations, texts, or smoke signals…. It isn’t just millennials on your team who are distracted anymore. It’s truly everyone.

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Leading Innovation Though Nobilizing

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest post by Chip R. Bell When I was a teenager preparing to go out on a date or go out with friends, my dad would always say to me, “Son, don’t forget who you are and that we believe in you.” ” It was his way of grounding me in the rich legacy of a […].

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.

Dear Dan: How Do I Interview for a Job when I Lack Experience

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, What advice do you have or what resources can you recommend to folks like me who want to transition to a supervisory role but have not held a position with that… Continue reading → Dear Dan Personal Growth Success Growth Leadership Leadership Development

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How To Be A Successful Leader From Home

Lead from Within

Before the pandemic, working from home was something that a few people did and a lot more were interested in trying out. Now it’s rather suddenly become a fact of life for entire workplaces and teams, and many of us are still working to adapt.

Now’s the Time to Reflect on Your Internal Communications Effectiveness During the Pandemic


Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve heard many anecdotal stories about things that worked and things that didn’t – from communications strategies to leadership styles. We’re about six months in and have learned a lot in many cases.

what is good design for leadership development programs? And does Modality matter?

The Regis Company

Given the ongoing need for virtual learning programs, our initial intention was to focus on the elements of what makes good design for virtual leadership development.

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.

Inside Your Customer’s Imagination: The Leadership Side

Leadership Freak

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Chip Bell to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of his new book, Inside Your Customer’s Imagination:… Continue reading → Leading

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How to Do Inclusive Leadership—the Right Way

Lead from Within

In recent months we’ve heard courageous voices demanding social and economic equality, and leaders within many organizations have been responding to that call by examining their own attitudes and practices. Most of them have good intentions, but there’s a big divide between intentions and outcomes.

Say Yes to Success: How to Build the Only Capital You’ll Ever Need With Debra Poneman

Steve Farber

Are you ready to say yes to success? Join Steve Farber as he interviews Debra Poneman, founder of YES to Success, Inc. and a true thought-leader in the transformational space. Debra has an interesting. Read more.

How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

Strategy Driven

Starting your own business may be on your bucket list, but any entrepreneur would confess that it is no easy task. Although you may have ambitions to work for yourself and be your own boss, it can be extremely difficult to manage if you’ve had no prior experience in the business world.

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.