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Things Every Courageous Leader Knows (That Most Ignore)

Lead from Within

Courage is a trait that seems to be in short supply these days, in leadership and elsewhere. People are looking for the kind of bold confident leaders we’ve seen throughout history—leaders who spoke up and stepped forward, who took the risks of true leadership when radical change was required.

The 10 Stories Great Leaders Need to Tell

Leading Blog

W E KNOW GREAT STORIES are the foundation of great communication. It’s not the idea but the story about the idea that begets followers. The question is, are you telling the right story?

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Go After The Puck.

Rich Gee Group

As Wayne Gretzky said a number of years ago: "I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been." — Where do you think your puck is going to be in the next five years? Where is your career or business going? Is it thriving or flat? Where is your industry going? Growing or shrinking?

Unethical Leadership: Selective Respect

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton We've seen selective respect too often. Beyond harming the people who are disrespected, it also destroys trust, and leads to chaotic environments and fear-based cultures.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Great Leadership Trains

Career Advancement

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Jack Welch Dianne had always felt like more of a wallflower than a leader.

How do Short Team Building Ideas Deliver REAL Impact?

Great Results Team Building

As a leader, you are always looking for short team building ideas that will deliver impact and inspire your people to be better teammates. There are dozens of simple activities that you can use to accomplish this, but the main focus should NOT be the activities you use.

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How You Learn is How You Live

Lead Change Blog

Being a lifelong learner is one of the secrets to happiness and success. When people acquire new skills, master new capabilities, and become more mature, their personal and professional lives are enhanced. But what’s the best way for each of us to do that?

Coaching For Change – The Key To A Change-Prepared Workforce

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Daniel Lock. Change is the one constant in business. Factors causing change include digital disruption; legislative and regulatory changes; and changing customer needs and desires. Whatever the reason, organizations are always changing.It

How to Help Your Team Bring You Better Ideas

Let's Grow Leaders

You don’t just want ideas—you want GOOD ideas. There’s no time for half-baked solutions to trivial problems. But if you stop listening, they’ll stop sharing, and you’ll miss the good ones. How you respond to incomplete, off-base, or inelegant ideas makes all […].

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No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy.

Leading Blog

A FTER THE TERRORIST ATTACKS on September 11, 2001 and on the eve of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Major General James Mattis needed to connect with every member of the 1st Marine Division.

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.

Leading Towards a Network Organization

Lead Change Blog

In a previous blog , I wrote about why you should transform your organization into a network organization and promised to write about how to lead that transformation. To recap, a network organization is all about communities based on connectors and content. Connectors come from all layers of your hierarchy, know who’s who, know many people, have contacts throughout the organization, and get things done by connecting people to each other.

Resisting Micromanagement

Kevin Eikenberry

Ask any group about the skills of the best managers and leaders, and they will never include micromanagement on the list. I know, because I’ve asked hundreds of people that question. And yet, everyone knows what micromanagement is and has experienced it and its negative consequences.

The Top Ten Toxic Behaviors of Lousy Leaders

Leadership Freak

“Most leaders don’t need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop.” Peter Drucker Top Ten toxic Behaviors of Lousy Leaders: #1. Neglecting relationships. A short conversation about someone’s… Continue reading → Success Leadership Development leadership success

Preparing for Success: 8 Ways to Stack the Odds in Your Favor

RapidStart Leadership

What does preparing for success look like? In this short video, a small team prepares to break a major barrier of human achievement; here's what it takes. The post Preparing for Success: 8 Ways to Stack the Odds in Your Favor appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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.

What Grumps & Grouches Can Remind Us To Be

Lead Change Blog

Curmudgeon , bellyacher , and old biddy are but a few of the unflattering terms people use to describe those who have the strength and spirit (lots of it, sometimes) to call out pretense, bad behavior, hypocrisy, or the pitfalls of conventional thinking. Some cross patches live to annoy.

How Leadership and Napkins Are Related – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In this episode, I am taking on the challenge brought to me by a viewer answering the question: How are leaders like napkins? Seem impossible? Think again! ?? Tweet it out: Hey leader – how can you protect your team from harm and stress today?

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Ten Ways to Screw Up Your Next Meeting

Leadership Freak

When meetings go off the rails, the person at the head of the table is incompetent. Ten ways to screw up your next meeting: #1. Don’t state the purpose of the meeting. #2.… … Continue reading → Meetings and agendas Leadership Leadership Development Meetings

How to Interview For Courage and Innovation

Let's Grow Leaders

Violet recruited Brian into the General Manager role because of his long track record of success at an established Fortune 500. Her company was on a trajectory of fast growth, so she wanted Brian to up their game. In the interview, he […].

New Overtime Rules Take Effect 1/1/2020. Are You Prepared?

On September 24, the Department of Labor (DOL) released much-anticipated changes to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Any business that employs workers with salaries under $35,568 will be directly affected by the new regulations and face a decision: provide affected employees with a salary increase or pay them overtime. Download Paycor's latest guide to learn key details about the new rule and how it could impact your business.

Smoothing Rough Edges

N2Growth Blog

How rough are your edges? Which aspects of your professional life need to be smoothed, polished, developed or refined? Do you understand what it takes to close the gap between success and true greatness as it applies to you?

Helping College Freshmen Through The Awkward In-Between.

Joseph Lalonde

For teenagers who grew up in faith communities, the transition to college can be a tough one for a number of reasons. Whether they move away or stay home, chances are graduating means they’re no longer in the youth group.

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The Power of Expectations – What New (and All) Leaders Must Know and Do

Kevin Eikenberry

Expectations are the forgotten fundamental of leadership. Everyone will nod and agree that expectations are important, but I see far too often where they are assumed, misunderstood, or missing.

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Results-Only Leaders Have Empty-Tank Teams

Leadership Freak

Managing energy is more important than managing time. It doesn’t matter how much time you have if your energy-tank is empty. Results-only leaders have empty-tank teams. 4 unbreakable rules of energy: #1.

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Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

5 Ways to Deal with a Job that Sucks

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Steve Farber: A buddy of mine has a step-daughter who works three or four 12-hour shifts each week as a clerk in a hospital emergency room.

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How To Plan The Details When Creating A Business Plan

Joseph Lalonde

Getting your business idea off the ground takes several key personality traits. While the opportunity to open a business may well be there for many people, few will have the right attributes to make it a success.

How to Immediately Spot a Bad Leader

Lead from Within

As the old saying goes, sitting in a garage doesn’t make you a car. And sitting in an office with a leadership title on the door doesn’t make you a leader—or at least not a good one. Most organizations have at least a few bad leaders.

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How to Rise Above Problem-Based Thinking

Leadership Freak

Good days turn bad quickly. Eight hours of good performance are ruined by five minutes of tension with a colleague. Everything in your day went well, but you have a bad experience –… Continue reading → Courage Curiosity Solutions courageous leaders Leadership Leadership Developmen

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The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

Loneliness: An Increasingly Recognized Health Problem

Michael Lee Stallard

Article Published by SmartBrief Loneliness is a growing problem in U.S. society, but fortunately it is one that is beginning to receive the attention that it deserves.

Grow Your Business By Becoming Accessible to Your Consumers

Chart Your Course

Modern business needs an internet presence, and the demographics of those using the internet is changing. According to BBC figures 3.2 billion people use the internet daily. Of those, internet freedom advocates estimate up to 700 million have accessibility requirements.

Interview: How to Generate Change Enthusiasm

Change Starts Here

I recorded this month’s episode of the Influence Change at Work™ podcast with Cassandra Worthy, Founder and Chief Enthusiasm Officer at We Are Change Enthusiasts LLC. Unfortunately, due to some audio issues, I’m unable to publish the podcast recording.

What Lies Behind Points to What Lies Ahead

Leadership Freak

The road ahead looked narrow, but when I looked back I saw the future. Kierkegaard wrote in his journal, “Philosophy is perfectly right in saying that life must be understood backwards. But then… Continue reading → Leading

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.