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Write Down a Great Plan for Your Team

Lead Change Blog

Strategic planning is one of the main elements of successful leadership. A great leader has organizational skills that enable them to predict all the things their business can do and narrow down big goals to achievable milestones. But how do you write a great plan for your team? It’s easy when you do it for yourself – you just write the goals and steps towards them, and you understand why and how you need to accomplish. When writing for other people, things are a bit more complex.

To Understand Complexity, Use 7 Dimensions of Ethical Thinking

Leading Blog

T HE BOTTOM LINE is that there is no “good leadership” without ethical thinking. We’ve seen what can happen when leaders make decisions based on personal interests without considering the ripple effect of those decisions. The thinking that powers leadership choices must be grounded in ethical values or the impact on important constituents will be overlooked. When my book 7 Lenses was first published, I wrote a guest post about it called “ The 7 Lenses of Ethical Leadership ” for this blog.

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Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 3)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton To celebrate 7 Lenses going into its second printing, this is the third post in a special series focused on Why Ethical Thinking Matters. In case you missed them, take a look at Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 1) and Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 2). I’m hoping the strategies shared in this series will give you a fresh perspective on your plans for developing leaders in 2018.

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How Being a Mom Makes You Better in Business

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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.

Servant Leadership and Command Decisions

Lead Change Blog

I recently spoke at California State University San Marcos to a group of MBA students. I always enjoy my time with students. I learn so much from the questions they ask and the discussions we have after an event. Some attendees were slated to graduate in several weeks. The topic of my talk was servant leadership. The event was held in an information lecture setting and a faculty member interviewed me for about 20 minutes and the balance of the hour was spent in Q&A with the students.

What You Don't Know About Doing Great Work

Leading Blog

W HY DO SOME people outperform others? It’s not what you might think—talent, effort, organizational skills, time, or luck. We work under the assumption that more is better. But more time doesn’t necessarily lead to better performance. Morten Hansen thinks the way we work is broken. Not only that but how we manage and reward work, and how our culture recognizes hard work. What we call hard work may not be our best work.

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Six Ways to Improve Business Communication Skills for Greater Success

Career Advancement

“Intelligence, knowledge or experience are important and might get you a job, but strong communication skills are what will get you promoted.” Mireille Guiliano~. At a performance review meeting, Sean’s boss told him he needed to improve his communication skills. You express yourself articulately, and you’re assertive, but you can go further,” his boss told him.

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February 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February Leadership Development Carnival! The themes for this month are… Let’s get started! Communication. Jesse Lyn Stoner of Seapoint Center provided How to Make an Effective Apology and Restore Trust and Your Credibility. Jesse summarizes, “Denying mistakes, avoiding talking about them, or blaming them on others is a surefire way to lose credibility. The good news is that when you make an effective apology, you can actually increase trust and credibility.

3 Uncommon Strategies For Achieving Your Goals

Tanveer Naseer

A few weeks ago, I was the invited guest on CBC Radio’s Daybreak where I shared advice on how to successfully achieve your goals for this year. Now, the start of a new year is typically when most of us make efforts to create goals for what we’d like to achieve over the course of the next 12 months. But setting goals for what we’d like to achieve is not something that’s exclusive to the start of a new year.

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Organizations aren’t Families and Leaders aren’t Parents

Leadership Freak

Football players bragged – with misty eyes – that their team felt like a family, after the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII. Winning impacts perception. Losers are on teams. Winners belong to… Continue reading → Feedback Leading Personal Growth Leadership Development Organizational Development organizational success

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!

Why you should coach people

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Photo credit: 123rf Southmind. Organizations are increasingly teaching leaders to coach their subordinates (and sometimes each other). I want to believe that this isn’t a passing fad, because there are lots of reasons for leaders to learn how to coach others in the workplace. To be clear, the real definition of coaching has little to do with what many think it is.

How to Make the Most of Productivity Apps

Lead Change Blog

If there’s one regular complaint about apps that are designed to help you get things done, it’s that they often do the exact opposite; you spend so long configuring and tweaking them that you simply run out of time to complete the tasks you’re making note of. This is true of any business software application; the more time you spend fiddling, the less time you’ll spend doing.

Four Types of Organizational Culture

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Culture is the social environment of an organization and is determined by the underlying assumptions, values and beliefs that govern how people behave. You might think of culture as atmosphere, and it is, but it’s also more than that. It’s the organization’s personality. Some cultures are fun-loving (Zappos) while others are more staid (Bank of […]. The post Four Types of Organizational Culture appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

When Servant-Leaders Choose to Advantage Others – Even if it Hurts

Leadership Freak

Putting the team first sounds great until advantaging others disadvantages you. The choice between personal advantage and organizational advantage speaks to the heart of servant leadership. Win-win” is challenging when YOU win later… Continue reading → Backstabbers Failure Marks of leaders Personal Growth Servant-leadership Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership organizational success

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!

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Unbreakable

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article I have fond memories of M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable movie. Starring Bruce Willis as David Dunn and Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass, the movie weaves together elements of comic books into the movie world. What you watch in Unbreakable is a well-honed movie. With M.

Preview Thursday: The Courage Way

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from the intro to the Courage Way by Shelly Francis. Sigrid’s car flipped over dense chaparral and poison oak, rolling 120 feet until it landed upside down in a tree. It was the only tree on the hillside big enough to have stopped the car from tumbling another hundred feet. She was stunned, still alert in a pile of glass and blood on the inside roof of her car. She honked to alert her coworkers, hoping someone would hear and call 911.

Leaders Focus on the Trends, Not the Data Points

Next Level Blog

In some organizations, this is the time of year where individual performance from the previous year is summarized and communicated in annual reviews. Which, by the way, is an abysmal practice that does nothing to develop people and has at least an 80% chance of causing them to feel disengaged.). One of the reasons annual performance reviews suck so much is that they too often deal in data points, not trends.

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Want to Develop Courage? Improve Your Relational Trust

Leadership Freak

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of The Courage Way: Leading and Living with Integrity. Leave a comment on this guest post by Shelly L. Francis to become eligible to win one of… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Courage Leading

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.

Tips for Building Your Confidence as a Female Boss

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How was Your Groundhog’s Day?

Lead Change Blog

6 Ways To Prevent Your Work from Feeling Like It’s Groundhog’s Day at Work. Last Friday was Groundhog’s Day. Again. For most of us, it happens once a year. But for Phil Connors (Bill Murray) in the classic Groundhog’s Day film, it happened. Every. Single. Even if he changed his behavior, the folks with whom he interacted did—and said—the same things. Do you feel this way at work?

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One Obvious Secret to Retaining High Performers

Let's Grow Leaders

Recently, I received an incredibly strong message about retaining high performers. The message came from Jennifer, a former store manager at a national women’s clothing chain. Jennifer is outgoing, incredibly gifted at making customers feel comfortable, and was considered a “high-potential” by […]. The post One Obvious Secret to Retaining High Performers appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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Solution Saturday: Would You Love to Work for You

Leadership Freak

In preparation for an upcoming keynote in Chicago, I called several business owners who plan to attend. I like to get a feel for the audience before I speak. After getting acquainted on… Continue reading → Leading

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 Surprising Secret to Increasing Wealth

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How Is Your Self-Esteem? It's Critical.

Rich Gee Group

If one were to ask what single characteristic that makes you attractive to others, it would be self-esteem. Self-esteem, as defined by Nathaniel Branden in " The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem ," is the reputation one has with him or herself. The criteria which we unconsciously judge ourselves and which makeup our self-esteem is two fold: The first is self efficacy , which is our perceived ability to deal with the basic requirements of life; i.e., competence.

Through Colored Glasses: How Great Leaders Reveal Reality

Joseph Lalonde

An Interview With Author Tom Harper I recently had the pleasure to interview Tom Harper. Tom is the CEO of Networld Media Group and serves as a deacon at Southeast Christian Church. He’s also the publisher of BiblicalLeadership.com and wrote Leading From The Lions’ Den: Leadership Lessons From Every Book Of The Bible. Tom recently released Through Colored Glasses: How Great Leaders Reveal Reality.

Top 10 Quotes of Five Time Super Bowl Winner Bill Belichick

Leadership Freak

Bill Belichick has the most wins among all active professional football coaches. Additionally, he has a record five Super Bowl wins. Belichick is a no-nonsense leader who says what he thinks. Top 10… Continue reading → Leading Marks of leaders Strengths Success Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

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.

Forget Everything You Learned in College – Here’s How to Start a New Business

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How Is Your Self-Esteem? It’s Critical.

Rich Gee Group

If one were to ask what single characteristic that makes you attractive to others, it would be self-esteem. Self-esteem, as defined by Nathaniel Branden in “ The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem ,” is the reputation one has with him or herself. The criteria which we unconsciously judge ourselves and which makeup our self-esteem is two fold: The first is self efficacy , which is our perceived ability to deal with the basic requirements of life; i.e., competence.

Take More Ownership – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

While the title of this post is about taking ownership, in truth, it’s about accountability. And accountability starts with ownership. If we want to model the right behavior for our teams, it starts with us. In this episode, I’m asking a series of question to help us think about how we are behaving and how […]. The post Take More Ownership – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Is Super Bowl Coach Bill Belichick a Detached Jerk

Leadership Freak

Bill Belichick, coach of the New England Patriots, has one facial expression. I’m not sure if you’d describe it as grumpy, unhappy, or intimidating – maybe all three. You wouldn’t call it warm.… … Continue reading → Goals Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success Growth Leadership Development organizational success

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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.