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View from the 40th Floor: Change at the Top and Bottom

Decker Communication

(Part 4 of a series by Bert Decker ). “If we don’t change our model, we are going to crash.” ” . Those were the words of the leader of one of our multi-billion dollar clients, which accents the amazing changes in leadership over the last 40 years. .

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The Leadership Eye Test: A Simple Checkup for Your Team’s Health

RapidStart Leadership

A leadership "eye" test may be just the thing we need to make sure the long-term health of our team is not in danger; here's a simple way to get a checkup. The post The Leadership Eye Test: A Simple Checkup for Your Team’s Health appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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The Corporate Vitality Index

CEO Insider

Today’s leading businesses are facing many near-term challenges in an uncertain economic and political environment. More than ever, though, they also need to focus on the long term, because the keys to success in the next decade will be different from today’s.

How to Create Shared Values That Guide Your Team to Greater Heights

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

When a team identifies and commits to living shared values, there is a deeper level of trust, better problem-solving and increased collaboration. Here are seven guidelines to help you identify and live team values that increase performance and trust.

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.

Empathy-Driven Leadership: How to Be Compassionately Competitive in a For-Profit World

Leading Blog

E MPATHY? Isn’t that for directors of nonprofits and starry-eyed Millennial entrepreneurs with idealistic dreams? What good is empathy in an uber-competitive, saturated marketplace where leaders need to capitalize on every opportunity to stand out?

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Mastering Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Is your leadership a competitive advantage—or is it costing you? How do you know? Most leaders are in over their heads, whether they know it or not. Today, escalating global complexity puts leadership effectiveness at a premium.

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Avoid These Infuriating Phrases in End-of-Year Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

For most managers, the only thing they dread more than going to their own end-of-year performance appraisal is holding end-of-year feedback discussions with their team. Because the performance appraisal system is unnatural by design. Imagine if we burdened our home relationships […].

Leaders Build Faith

Leading Blog

T HE JOB of a leader is to build faith. The New Testament says that faith is confidence in what we hope for and conviction about what we do not see. It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. In short, faith is the belief in the realization of vision.

Leadership Lessons from Great Teachers

Lead Change Blog

Master Teacher Wardie Sanders recently retired after teaching history for years at Hartsville High School. There are a lot of great teachers in schools all around the country who are only known to other teachers and in their own community. The news media are more likely to devote time to a violent crime or devastating fire than to the everyday work of great teachers. Wardie was an exception. In November 2015, the New York Times featured an article headlined The Art of the Thanksgiving Table.

The End of Ethical Compartmentalization

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton That Was Then What people did in their spare time used to be private, allowing them to assume varying personas in their different roles. Someone could be buttoned up and ethical at work, but make really bad decisions elsewhere.

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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 Things Leaders Can Do to Combat Burnout

Tanveer Naseer

Burnout is a big problem. But it’s only in recent times that we’re coming to realise just HOW big. A recent Gallup study found that 23 percent of nearly 7,500 full-time employees reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, while an additional 44 percent reported feeling burned.

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James Mattis: My Favorite Books

Leading Blog

G ENERAL JAMES MATTIS credits his leadership success to his prodigious reading habits. He says, “ You stay teachable most by reading books , by reading what other people went through.”. Admiral James Stavridis is also an avid reader and believes that reading is central to leading.

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Leadership is a Balancing Act

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have ever tried to walk more than a step or two on something narrow, you know that your balance is the most important factor for your success. Lean too far in either direction and you will fall.

Is Social Accountability Changing Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

Business stakeholders—customers, investors, and team members—are now demanding more from the businesses they “work” with. Millennials and Gen Z want to know that the businesses they engage with have a social purpose and are behaving in a responsible manner. This societal accountability is changing the face of business and how leaders behave.

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!

Things Are Changing, Changing, Changing

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. Yup, you heard me right. Things Are Changing, Changing, Changing… On this blog. In your world. Everywhere around you. Change is constantly happening. You cannot stop change. You can only try to hold off change for so long before it overcomes you. That’s okay.

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General Jim Mattis on Learning to Lead

Leading Blog

I T’S NOT SURPRISING that we learn a lot about character from the military. Good character is mission-critical. Under extreme circumstances, if you don’t have good character, the result is extremely bad consequences. In war, character is not a platitude.

How to Overcome the Dangers of Entitlement

Leadership Freak

The source of entitlement is arrogance. If you aren’t grappling with arrogance, you’re blind to its influence. You’re arrogant if: Offenses come quickly and frequently. Are you easily offended?

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Encore Video Series #6: Can 1 hour per month change my leadership future?

Kevin Eikenberry

We are finishing The Encore Series today with perhaps one of the most important questions that we’ve been asked. Can 1 hour per month change my leadership future? The answer is a resounding YES. And we’ve even got a simple plan to help you make it happen.

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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.

Why You Should Embrace Change

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. I can hear your groans as I type this. Why, oh why, should I embrace change? Change is difficult. Change is yucky. And change means things will be different. You’re correct on all of those accounts. I won’t deny change is difficult, yucky, or even different.

A Strategy Story That Works

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Paul Smith : Every great leader tells stories. But which stories are the most important ones to tell? That’s a question I’ve thought a lot about.

What Shape is Your Leadership – A Team Activity

Leadership Freak

What shape is your leadership? This isn’t about being physically thin or round. What shape is most appealing to you? Pick a shape you prefer before you read further.) Yesterday I gave a… Continue reading → Leading

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The Biggest Lever to Improved Organizational Communication – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

“We need better communication.” ” “We need more communication.” ” “We’re having communication issues.”

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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.

Leading with Gratitude

N2Growth Blog

At N2Growth, we aspire to practice what we preach when it comes to taking care of each other and caring for our clients in a way that is unparalleled. As we look ahead to the upcoming holiday season and ringing in the New Year, we reflect over the past year’s opportunities for growth, learning, and overcoming. While doing so, we realized there is a key ingredient in leading that is embodied in our values and our work: gratitude.

How to Be a Leader Everyone Loves to Work With

Lead from Within

We all want to work for a leader who is motivating, inspiring, visionary, and brilliant at making plans and carrying them out. But unfortunately, many of us have had leaders who made our lives hell and turned coming to work into a challenge.

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Gratefulness isn’t about Rose-Colored Glasses – the Real Practice of Gratitude

Leadership Freak

Gratitude expands leadership. Ingratitude corrodes everything it touches. Ingratitude is too dangerous to ignore. The alternatives to gratitude include: Self-absorption. Disappointment. Entitlement. Anger. Accusation. Bitterness. Anxiety.

Encore Video Series #5: How do I gain confidence in my leadership role?

Kevin Eikenberry

The Encore Series continues with a question that is addressing what I consider to be a vastly underappreciated part of the leadership puzzle. How do I gain confidence in my leadership role?

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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.

Great Leaders Give Direction Not Directions

Next Level Blog

A few weeks ago, I opened a post with a story about one of my favorite questions for leaders, “What is it that only you can do?” Since then, I’ve asked that question again in one of my last keynotes of the year and got an answer back that was so clear and succinct that I just had to share it with you. The answer I received back from an executive in the room is actually the title of this post, “Great leaders give direction, not directions.”

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10 Soft Skills Every Leader Needs To be Successful

Lead from Within

One of the most exciting and challenging things about leadership is that it requires mastery of a diverse set of skills. You need technical skills, specialized skills for your business or industry, managerial skills—the list goes on.

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How to Stop Crushing Dreams and Maximize Aspiration

Leadership Freak

Energize people by speaking into their aspiration. A young employee says they aspire to become a manager. You view them through the lens of “NEEDS to IMPROVE.”

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Understand Yourself and Others Better with This Tool

Kevin Eikenberry

What if I told you I could give you a tool that would help you understand yourself better? What if I said it could give you a glimpse into some of your strengths and possible blind spots? And what if that same tool could help you communicate better with others? Would you be interested?

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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.