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A Minute to Think

Leading Blog

W E ALL NEED white space – open, unassigned time. We need it for better relationships, mental health, and better productivity. Juliet Funt writes in A Minute to Think , “without space, we can’t sustain ourselves.” It is the missing element in our lives, and we need to get it back.

Unpacking the Bags to Leadership

Lead Change Blog

“Please place your carry-on luggage in the storage bins overhead and take your seat. If you have items that will fit under the seats in front of you, please secure them now.”. “As As you enter today, please leave your baggage at home so we can focus on the work ahead.”. These statements may sound familiar regarding baggage. Our first direction is to store the luggage away, and we will deal with it later. However, later is not always what we can do regarding the weight this baggage holds.


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5 Ways to Serve a Stressed Out Team

Nathan Magnuson

Stress and resilience have been my most requested leadership topics for over a year now. Just recently, I received another request. ( You can join this one on 9/23! Leaders want to know: how can I lead my team when they’re at a breaking point?

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Dynasty Warriors

Joseph Lalonde

I was a huge fan of the Playstation 2 video game Dynasty Warriors 2. Hearing that Netflix had released a movie based on the series, my interest was piqued. I was excited to watch a video game from my youth transition to a live-action movie. Dynasty Warriors began with an epic battle.

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Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

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

Different Perspectives (They’re Not a Threat)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Differences of opinion can be inconvenient and uncomfortable. We may be in a discussion with someone who has very different views from ours on a topic of great importance to us. How we handle it shows others the inner workings of our character.

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6 Tips for Better Problem Solving

Lead Change Blog

Problem-solving is a natural and important part of business. We say we start with facts, but we don’t. We start with opinions, and the opinions influence what facts we discover. Effective problem-solving uses two kinds of thinking. Divergent thinking seeks out as many options as possible. Convergent thinking selects one option to pursue. Here are six tips for better problem-solving. Get The Story of The Problem. Take notes as someone offers the story of the problem.

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The Hard Work Of Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

From the outside world, leadership can look easy. People may see leaders as having the cush job. They get a corner office, they don’t have set office hours, or they get to make all the rules. These things sound great. Sometimes, they are.

Team Conflict: How to Surface and Discuss Simmering Issues (Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Address Team Conflict Early Before it Erupts into Something Bigger. We all know that when there is team conflict brewing, it’s only a matter of time before it erupts into something bigger.

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Saving Face: How To Preserve Dignity And Build Trust

Lead Change Blog

Face is the new social currency of our time. Face represents one’s self-esteem, self-worth, identity, reputation, status, pride, and dignity.

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7 Top Strategies that Break the Grip of Self-Inflicted Anxiety

Leadership Freak

Healthy anxiety rises to face challenge, opportunity, and threat. That tension in your gut means you care. But self-inflected anxiety causes leaders to… Struggle with decision-making. Flip flop after making decisions.

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.

5 Questions Leaders Should Ask

Joseph Lalonde

Leaders are comfortable asking questions. They know the more questions they ask, the better the answer will be. Why, then, are so many leaders reluctant to ask questions? This reluctance to ask questions comes from our upbringing.

Don’t Let These Three Common Mistakes Undermine Your Leadership Presence

Let's Grow Leaders

Overused assets can ruin a positive leadership presence. You work hard to set a positive example for your team. You care about success, and you want your people to succeed. You’ve clarified what matters most and you’re committed to accountability. You’re intentional about your culture.

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Do You Always Understand the Speaker’s Message?

Lead Change Blog

On a scale of 1-to-10, how would you rate your ability to listen and understand what the speaker is saying and feeling? The best leaders strive to be a 10! You know the benefits of being a good listener? The speaker feels valued. You learn a lot. Communication breakdowns are reduced and mistakes are minimized. These steps will help you improve. Step 1—Listen. Give the speaker your full, undivided attention. It’s hard work. You need to overcome two types of distractions.

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What Do You Need to Weed? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

While I’m talking about weeds in the video below, I promise you that this is not a gardening video. In the video, we’ll talk about the “weeds” in our lives – how to identify them and how to remove them for greater success at home and at work.

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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.

Weekend Update: 9/6/2021 to 9/10/2021

Leadership Freak

This week I wrote about everything from recognition to reputation. It was a special joy to share some reflections on the leadership of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

A Culture of Integrity with CEO Brittany Burns

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you transform the culture of a rapidly growing business in an industry that’s not always known for transparency and integrity?

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Why Teams Get Stuck

Lead Change Blog

My son’s car headed down our 200-foot driveway toward the street. Despite a few inches of snow, the drive was fully plowed and snow melted by the sun. So he was confident navigating the right turn at the bottom of the hill onto the street, like he’d done many times. Or so he thought. The snow on the street had not melted, and was pressed down by traffic. More like a hockey rink than a street.

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A Productive Rant About Leadership and Organizational Development

Sales Wolf Blog

I have a healthy respect for the ideas of Simon Sinek (and other leadership gurus like him). A clearly well-spoken and self-described optimist, Sinek without question is passionate.

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.

Eight Executives Offer Their Best Advice on Building a Team of Go-To People

Next Level Blog

Last week, I ran a poll on LinkedIn on one of the biggest things I coach executives about – making the shift from being the go-to person to building and leading a team of go to people. When I asked, “Which works better for you? Being a go-to person or building a team of go-to people?”,

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Navigating People-Threats with Confidence

Leadership Freak

In nature the strong eat the weak. We live in a threatening world. Thankfully, no one is trying to eat you, at least literally.

Is Your Team Ready to Succeed in a Hybrid Workplace?

Kevin Eikenberry

In order for your hybrid team to succeed, individual hybrid team members must have the skills to succeed. The old cliché that the chain is only as strong as the weakest link definitely applies here.

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Want to Retain Your Employees? Do This One Thing.


Employees are on the move. A recent US Pulse Survey from PwC found that 65% of employees are looking for a new job. What’s more, 88% of executives surveyed said they are seeing higher turnover than normal. The top four reasons, in order, that employees say they’re looking: Wages/salaries. Benefits.

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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.

How to Start Your Post-pandemic Financial Spring Cleaning

Strategy Driven

Across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought nothing but economic volatility, social unrest, and widespread unemployment. The financial challenges have significantly affected the personal finances of millions of people.

12 Growth Moments People Often Miss

Leadership Freak

Bluebirds sit on nearby branches dangling bugs in their beaks to tempt hungry adolescents to fly. Flight is motivated more by hunger than passion. Discomfort drives growth. 12 growth moments people often miss:… Continue reading → Leadership Development Leading Personal Growth Growth growth and development

Which Session Will Change Your Life and Work?

Kevin Eikenberry

There are many ways to accelerate your professional development. Learning from thought leaders is a powerful way. I’ve recently shared five ways to learn from thought leaders here.

3 Ways Executive Women Leaders Can Amplify Their Voice and Build A Powerful Brand

CEO Insider

Being a woman means taking on a lot of different roles. You’re a leader, friend, spouse, mother, support system, emergency phone call, and where others turn to feel safe and grounded. You handle those roles efficiently and without expecting a parade celebrating all the work you do.

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!

3 Marketing Strategies to Direct your Food Business towards Success

Strategy Driven

Restaurant marketing trends are continuously changing the digital works, and staying updated often seems a challenge. This saying holds good, especially when you’re keeping up with day-to-day restaurant management. And, choosing to ignore marketing for your restaurant is never an option.

How We Really Learn to Lead

Leadership Freak

You learn to lead the same way babies learn to walk, by observation, training, and experimentation. Development in any arena begins by seeing what’s possible. Moms and dads show children what’s possible. Michael… Continue reading → Influence Leadership Development Models Personal Growth leadership role models Mentors model behaviors

Five Ways to Leverage Virtual LeaderCon for You and Your Organization

Kevin Eikenberry

Perhaps you have heard about Virtual LeaderCon 2021. If not, it is a live, five-day virtual learning event with world experts on leadership and professional development all for free. Yes, it is really free – learn more here!).

Employee Loyalty Has Gone Out the Window and There’s Nothing You Can Do – Or Is There?

CEO Insider

According to the Economist, America is producing more output than it managed 18 months ago – all with roughly six million fewer workers.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!