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Be the Water, Not the Dam

Lead Change Blog

Something incredibly addictive and seductive happens when we change someone’s mind. We want to do it again and again. It’s lovely having so many people aligned with our beliefs. And for those who resist our efforts, we double down, confident that if we keep at it, someday we’ll prevail, and they’ll see things our way. After yet another disagreeable conversation with a determined resistor who was part of my inner circle and who wasn’t going anywhere, I took a step back.

Veterans Day – Solemnly Remember

General Leadership

Armistice Day parade – 1929 – Boston (Source: Boston Public Library). “…solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom.”. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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Adaptation and Controlling Leadership Can’t Coexist

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Leaders who solve complex problems need a special blend of qualities - the curiosity to untangle the variables, the persistence to keep trying, and the openness to change beliefs and strategies as answers emerge from the chaos. . Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical leadership ethical thinking ethics blog positive leadership systems thinking

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What We Get Wrong About Authenticity In Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to improving the way we lead, there’s a number of approaches that have been championed by both leadership experts and researchers looking into understanding what makes someone a successful leader. While some concepts can be straightforward, others are more susceptible to misinterpretation and consequently, lead to approaches that weaken your ability to bring out the best in those you lead. One example of this is the idea that we need to be “more authentic” in our leadership.

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.

November Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 2017. Leadership Development Carnival! The themes for this month include: Workplace Culture. Productivity. Engagement. Inspiration/Creativity. Communication. Development. Leadership. Let’s get started! Workplace Culture. Mary Ila Ward of Horizon Point Consulting provided Women, Stay in the Room! Mary Ila recaps, “Ladies, are you prone to stay in the room, exit, or never show up in the first place?

Dealing with dissenters in the workforce—6 Ways to Encourage Dissent

Career Advancement

“May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”. Dwight D. Eisenhower~. At a team meeting, Valerie pitched a marketing strategy she’d been thinking about for a while. A fellow team member vocally outlined a number of holes in the plan, leaving Valerie feeling shaken. She’d believed this was the best idea she’d ever brought to the table. Dealing with dissenters in the workplace can be scary,” a colleague told her later over coffee. “It

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Thor: Ragnarok

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as Thor for the blockbuster movie Thor: Ragnarok. This is the third time Hemsworth has been featured in a stand-alone Thor film (surprisingly, I have not done a Reel Leadership article on the other 2 Thor films). Thor: Ragnarok changes tones for the third film. Ragnarok feels more like a buddy comedy than full-on action/superhero. And that’s not a bad thing.

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Reduce Employee Turnover

Lead Change Blog

Team leaders have a constant challenge that they must deal with – and it isn’t an easy one to overcome. Hundreds of managers and administrators across the country ask themselves each week – “How can I reduce employee turnover?”. And the answer is simple. You need to stop hiring and working with employees. That’s right. Employees are toxic. Employees are disengaged. Employees are not owners and do not take initiative. Employees make life difficult for you and your teammates.

Transparency – All Cards Face-Up

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Paul Sean Hill Creating and leading high-performing teams in any setting requires a high-trust environment. A critical component in creating and keeping that trust is complete transparency across the team. Having seen the empowering effect of this … Continue reading → Trust culture expertise responsibility transparency truth

How Quick Answers Make Us Stupid

Leadership Freak

Leaders who give quick answers end up surrounded by low-functioning sleepwalkers. Quick answers propagate shallow thinking, irresponsibility, and low engagement. The need for quick answers makes us fear the disruption of new thoughts.… … Continue reading → Curiosity Fear Personal Growth Growth Leadership Leadership Development

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!

One Awful (but Common) Leadership Practice and What To Do Instead

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s nearly a leadership cliché: “Don’t bring me a problem without a solution.” You’ve probably been on the receiving end of a harried manager barking these words at you. You may even have said them yourself. I’ve delivered many keynote programs and […]. Communication Energy & Engagement Results & Execution Winning Well coaching critical thinking leadership management problem solving relationships results

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Preview Thursday: Total Value Optimization

Lead Change Blog

The following excerpt is from the Introduction of Total Value Optimization: Transforming Your Global Supply Chain Into a Competitive Weapon by Steven J. Bowen. . Your supply chain is the backbone of your company. Its performance determines the health of your daily operations and the long-term success of your enterprise. Like a backbone, your supply chain is a complex mechanism. A lot can go right with it, and a lot can go wrong.

The Making of Theodore Roosevelt

Leading Blog

T HEODORE ROOSEVELT was not a born leader. He certainly wasn’t destined to lead the charge up San Juan Hill or become the President of the United States. But he became the man that did. How Roosevelt became the leader we remember is a remarkable story. His journey is skillfully told in Theodore Roosevelt and the Making of American Leadership by Jon Knokey. Using many unpublished letters and notes from Roosevelt’s contemporaries, Knokey insightfully chronicles TR’s journey to the White House.

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Secret Sauce: Mike Bowker Chief Operating Officer of Cable One

Leadership Freak

Welcome to “Secret Sauce Sunday.” I invite leaders who I admire to share real world leadership principles they have learned on their journey. The insights that follow are born in Mike Bowker’s experience.… … Continue reading → Secret Sauce

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 Keep Your Team Engaged With Meetings That Matter

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

How many of your meetings begin with people opening their laptops, ostensibly to take notes and reference documents. Most of us know they are really answering email, conversing on social media and cruising the Internet because we’re doing it too. How effective are meetings where less than half the people are paying attention at any […]. The post How to Keep Your Team Engaged With Meetings That Matter appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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Happy 241st Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

General Leadership

“Admiration of the Nation. We’re the finest ever seen. And we glory in the title. Of United States Marines” Early words to the last stanza of the first verse of the “Marines’ Hymn”. Happy 241st Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps! On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, and passed a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces with the fleet.

Let’s Go Invent Tomorrow

Leading Blog

L ET'S GO INVENT TOMORROW is a collection of 365 quotes on business and life from Richard Branson, Sergey Brin, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jack Ma, Elon Musk, Larry Page, Carlos Slim, Oprah Winfrey, and Mark Zuckerberg. Some are inspiring, and most are thought-provoking. You won’t agree with every opinion expressed, but you will gain a wider perspective to enhance your own.

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Accusations of Louis C.K.’s Sexual Misconduct are True

Leadership Freak

Five women accused comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct. He’s the latest in a recent avalanche of accusations that began in October with Harvey Weinstein. Louis said, “These stories are true.” Louis’ apology… Continue reading → Accountability Courage Leadership Development

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.

Top 10 Blog Posts Of All Time On Joseph Lalonde

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve always been fascinated by numbers. What do they represent? How can they be interpreted? How can I use numbers to extrapolate data? All of these questions run through my mind when looking over analytical data. That’s why I’m glad Google provides Google Analytics for websites. Google Analytics lets me take a quick and easy look at the numbers behind my website. Sometimes I’m surprised. Other times I’m not.

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3 Positive Lifestyle Changes You Can Make Now

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Women On Business Sponsors lifestyle

Shake it Off

Leading Blog

I T'S EASY FOR LITTLE THINGS to hang you up at work. A customer tells you they are unhappy with a job, your boss gives you that dreaded look of displeasure or a coworker mocks your new haircut. Negative memories can linger for a long time. Well you’re about to get a leadership lesson from a dog. This is not a typo. Dogs are naturals at exhibiting the leadership they need to be leader of the pack. And they are the masters at shaking things off.

I Hung Up the Phone and Just Started Sobbing

Leadership Freak

I told Jenny Dearborn that our story is the answer. She told me about an unexpected conversation with a nine year old boy. He has dyslexia. So does Jenny. Jenny Dearborn, SVP and… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Humility Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development organizational success

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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.

Three Keys to Greater Focus

Kevin Eikenberry

In the world today with electronics of all kinds beckoning us, with the speed of the world ever quickening, and with work expectations continuing to ramp up with leaner organizations and a 24/7 world, we are all feeling it. In the crunch to be more effective and productive, we yearn for greater focus. If you […]. The post Three Keys to Greater Focus appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Want a Tighter-Knit Team? Look to the Family For Inspiration

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s our pleasure today to bring you a guest post from Scott Mautz, author of Find the Fire: Reignite Your Inspiration and Make Work Exciting Again. Karin & David Believe it or not, we’re actually now spending more time with coworkers than family; […]. Communication Winning Well communication Compassion connection guest post leadership relationships

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Building Influence – 6 Ways to Earn Respect

RapidStart Leadership

What’s the secret to building influence? Becoming more influential is actually a pretty simple matter. But simple doesn’t mean easy. One evening not too long ago, someone gave me a brief demonstration of how to go about building influence, and showed that any of us can do it, if we are willing to make the effort. Is It Soup Yet? The blue mini-van pulled into camp a half hour before dinner time. “Mrs. Green” hopped out and asked, “Where do you want it?”.

4 Tips for Finding the Best Mentor for You

Leadership Freak

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders. Leave a comment on this guest post by Diana Faison to become eligible to win… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Mentoring

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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.

Ditching the Corner Office for Good

In the CEO Afterlife

Six years ago, Fortune Magazine published my reflections on my rise to the corner office, my life as a CEO and how I coped with the years that followed my exit from the corporate throne. I’ll cut to the chase; my days in the CEO afterlife are as fulfilling as ever. Some of that contentment I attribute to the social network where I have shared my experiences in blogs on leadership and strategy.

The Right to Work Place Inspiration

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from regular contributor S. Chris Edmonds: You’ve heard of them. Key performance indicators. If I were to ask you to list your company’s top five key performance indicators, you’d probably be able to tell me at least a few of them. However, there may be some that are unclear.

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Everyday Winners – How to Build Mental Toughness One Day at a Time

RapidStart Leadership

How do you win the daily struggle to get out the door? Temperatures have been dropping lately. Now it takes more effort to get out the door for my morning run. Yesterday I had to analyze the weather. Contend with warm clothing decisions. Wrestle them all on. Shiver through the first mile until the blood started to flow. Part of me did not want to fight with the layers of clothing, stumble through the darkness, or brace against the chill.

Two Hours to Courage

Leadership Freak

Fear talks you out of exceptional and into mediocre. Losing the conversation with fear means: problems persist, teams reach low, and you’re less of a leader than you could be. Cowards dream… Continue reading → Leading

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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.