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Five Frequencies That Are Driving Your Culture (for better or worse)

Leading Blog

I S YOUR CULTURE holding you back? Are the signals you are broadcasting as a leader, creating the culture you want—you need?

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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.

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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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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.

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.

Touching the Jaguar: How to Transform Your Fear into Action

Leading Blog

F ACING OUR FEARS is often what is standing between us and success. Touching the Jaguar is a cathartic memoir by John Perkins about confronting the things you fear to make the necessary changes in your life. In this memoir, he touches on the value of altering your perception to change your reality.

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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.

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How To Have Real Conversations

Joseph Lalonde

Knowing how to have real conversations has value beyond the corporate world. While knowing how to have real conversations as a leader is important, you also need to know how to bring this skill to your everyday life.

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Leading Thoughts for August 20, 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. Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay call it the Unread Library Effect. Most of us don’t know all we think we know.

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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.

What This Pandemic is Begging Leaders to Look At

Lead Change Blog

All eyes are on the leader when a crisis hits. Then the questions start flying in. What just happened? Is everyone okay? Now what? It’s normal for leaders to focus attention on the emergency. Someone needs to rally people together to stabilize the situation, assess for damage, and push ahead with a wise response. Think about it…. No one wants to be on a plane, 35,000 feet in the air with one engine on fire and a flight crew sitting in silence.

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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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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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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The Trap of Getting Back to Normal in the Pandemic

Lead Change Blog

As the vast majority of companies rush to reopen and people rush back to public life, they’re falling into the trap of “getting back to normal.” They’re not realizing we’re heading into a period of waves of restrictions once again, due to many states reopening too soon.

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!

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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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

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Peanut Butter Falcon

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I missed one of the best movies of 2019. My guess is you probably did as well. This movie flew under the radar. There wasn’t a lot of hype or advertising for it. However, the movie was stunning in its beauty and portrayals. That movie is The Peanut Butter Falcon.

“Ethical Thinking Isn’t Automatic”

Leading in Context

"For ethical leadership to stick, the culture needs an infrastructure that consistently supports acting on stated values.Ethical cultures treat ethical thinking as something that must be cultivated, demonstrated, and practiced over time.".

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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.

World-Class Leadership Learning – From Your House

Kevin Eikenberry

Of all the consequences wrought by the COVID-19 situation, one has been a nearly complete stoppage of all development for leaders. This stoppage is understandable, but unfortunate when leaders (you!) need support and development now more than ever.

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The Power of Dumb – I Shot Myself in the Head

Leadership Freak

I’ve done things that make Tweedledee and Tweedledum look like Einstein and Edison. Like the day I shot myself in the head.

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How To Ask Remarkably Better Questions To Encourage Great Ideas

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Karin Hurt and David Dye: You’ve asked your team for their great ideas. You have an open door. You’re also committed to MBWA (or in today’s pandemic-constrained world, Management By Clicking Around- MBCA).

How to Refuel When You’re Feeling Burned Out

Lead from Within

These days, many of my coaching clients are telling me that they’re feeling burned out. Nearly everyone I talk to has some version of the same concerns: they feel busier, stretched further and more exhausted than ever before.

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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.

How to Draw Out Your Team’s Best Ideas

Let's Grow Leaders

Your team may have vital information, solutions, or ideas that would make a tremendous difference – if you only knew what they were thinking. In this episode, you’ll get a powerful tool to draw out your team’s best ideas.

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Playful Mischief and Lighthearted Fun is Seriously Worthwhile

Leadership Freak

Playful mischief makes life fun. That’s why I occasionally lock my wife out of the house. My recent “hat on a broom” was the best prank yet. I’ve been known to hide on… Continue reading → Leading


The Best Open Enrollment Tactics in a Pandemic

Engaging Leader

With the virus still plaguing us, there are no standard operating procedures for our everyday lives…at home or at work. However, the benefits open enrollment for 2021 must go on! What’s worked in the past will need to be tweaked, if not completely revamped.

How to Lead in an Anxious World

Lead from Within

We are living through a crisis with no modern-day precedent. Organizations of every size and type, from businesses and governments to hospitals and schools to faith communities and nonprofit organizations need leaders.

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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.

Lead With Connection: How to Build Relationships That Help Drive Results


Leadership is personal, and in focusing on business goals, leaders can detach themselves from the human element in the workplace. Yet building trust and making a personal connection are key to motivating and engaging employees, which in turn are essential to delivering business results.

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Analyzing Tension: Why a Short Loaf of Bread is Best

Leadership Freak

A loaf of bread should be short, much shorter. The longer the loaf, the longer the wait for my favorite piece of bread. The heel! To be clear, thin heels get too crunchy… Continue reading → Communication Conflict resolution Conflict Resolution Leadership Development

Do You Know Who Is Influencing Your Culture?

Engaging Leader

No matter how the pandemic has affected your business, the dynamic of your workplace has undoubtedly changed in the past few months. Employees and leaders alike are adjusting to new ways of working (and managing family demands) while trying to maintain pre-COVID levels of engagement and productivity.

Can you cheat on a DISC test?

Chart Your Course

Contributed by TTI If you’re here, you’re likely preparing for a job interview and want to make sure that you nail the DISC exam you’ll be taking as a part of the interview process. I have good and bad news for you: the bad news is that you can’t cheat on a DISC exam, but the […] The post Can you cheat on a DISC test? appeared first on Chart Your Course International.

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.