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Leading Thoughts for October 28, 2021

Leading Blog

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How To Improve Your Ability To See The Big Picture

Joseph Lalonde

Leading requires us to be able to see the big picture. This can be hard if we’re mired in the minutia of the daily grind. We can easily zoom in and lose the big picture. What can we do to zoom out and see the big picture again? There are 3 things I want to encourage you […]. Leadership

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Boosting Team Performance: 3 Ways to Make Your Team’s Engine More Powerful

RapidStart Leadership

Want to boost team performance? Here are three things leaders can learn from engineers who have figured out how to make jet engines go faster. The post Boosting Team Performance: 3 Ways to Make Your Team’s Engine More Powerful appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Building Our Future on Global Values

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton We have become a divided society that seems to have lost its collective center in values. But we have worked globally for many years to define that center. I wrote an article for the Non-Violent Change Journal about creating a better world through values.

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

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

How Workplace Productivity Depends On Employees Training And Development

Tanveer Naseer

Business organizations that want to maximize their investment returns must focus on building a higher return on investment through effective training and development programs for their employees. As the adage goes, an organization’s most valuable asset is its employees.

5 Books To Read In November 2021

Joseph Lalonde

The leaves are falling. The air is getting crisper. The weather outside is cooling down. Is there a better time to curl up with a good book? Maybe with a nice coffee or a specially made chai latte (my favorite). I think not. This month, I’m bringing you 5 more books leaders should read.

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Your Roles, Your Time, Your Choices


We all have multiple roles, responsibilities and relationships, both in and out of the workplace. Understanding how your various roles interact and affect each other can make a genuine difference in your life. “It’s all about the levers”, I said.

How To Help Your Team Think Like an Entrepreneur

Let's Grow Leaders

How to Develop Entrepreneurial Thinking on Your Team.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Dune 2021

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The new Dune movie was one of the casualties of the 2020 movie season thanks to COVID-19. Originally scheduled to hit theaters in December of 2020, Dune didn’t see release until this weekend, October 2021.

You Want People to Take Ownership – But How

Leadership Freak

“Anything that affects my team is mine.” Brandon Ross* “If the traffic light in front of my building isn’t working, I’m having someone look into it.” You want people on your team who… Continue reading → Delegation engagement Leading Motivation Personal Growth

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.

What is Your Criteria for Deciding?

Kevin Eikenberry

We are all in the decision-making business – especially as leaders. In order for us to make effective decisions, we need clear decision criteria. Yet too often, we don’t slow down to consider, we just decide.

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Leading Through Disruption with David Giersdorf

Let's Grow Leaders

Is there any industry that’s been disrupted more at a global level over the past twenty years than the cruise lines? In this episode, David Giersdorf, a former senior executive in the global cruise, travel, and marketing services industry, gives the roadmap for leading through disruption.

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How to Avoid Delivering the Dreaded Feedback Sandwich

Next Level Blog

We’ve all been there. Your manager wants to give you some performance feedback and wraps it up in so much blah, blah, blah that you aren’t really sure what the message is or what you’re supposed to do with it. The technical term for what you got is the feedback sandwich.

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Why Stephen King Felt Ashamed

Leadership Freak

Miss Hisler summoned Stephen King to the principal’s office because he had written and sold a horror story to his classmates. He earned over nine dollars in one day. Each copy went for… Continue reading → Coaching Encouragement Influence Mentoring coach mentor encouragement

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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.

Are You a Helicopter Boss? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ve heard of helicopter parents, right? These well-intentioned parents tend to hover over their children (like a helicopter) and typically take too much responsibility for their children’s experiences and lives. They of course do this out of love, to protect their children.

Humanity Works Better with Debbie and Kate

Let's Grow Leaders

Humanity. It works—and it works better. In this heartfelt and moving conversation, Debbie Cohen and Kate Roeske-Zummer help you chart a path that brings humanity (yours and your teams) to work through awareness, choice, and courage.

Crystal Clear: Pioneering the Last 60 years of Display Technology Innovation & Looking Into the Future

Strategy Driven

From large outdoor interactive screens on buildings to tiny displays in a wristwatch, the display industry has created applications and entire industries over the past 60 years, transforming our entire society.

The Secret to Magnificent Success

Leadership Freak

Bob Burg and John David Mann wrote the following in, “The Go-Giver Influencer.” “’When Elizabeth started coaching me, the very first thing she taught me was also the most important thing she taught… Continue reading → Gratitude Leading

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.

Get More Read – and Help Others Do it Too!

Kevin Eikenberry

Few will disagree that reading is a powerful way to learn. In fact, even nonreaders will agree with this truth. Never before has there been more to read, in more ways, from more sources. Nor more excuses and explanations for not reading.

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The Top 10 Steps for Leaders To Improve the Employee Experience


The COVID-19 global pandemic created shockwaves well beyond the state of public health. In fact, Gallup attributes the outbreak as a major factor in why, after a steady rise over the last decade, employee engagement decreased globally by two percentage points, from 22% in 2019 to 20% in 2020.

3 tips for brainstorming as a professional

Strategy Driven

Brainstorming sessions are the perfect way to improve your business. They will make sure all noses are pointing in the same direction. It almost sounds promising and exciting to go in for a new session. What are we talking about today? Which new products will we launch the upcoming months?

7 Ways to Master the Most Important Leadership Skill

Leadership Freak

Intimidation is about reward and punishment. Leading is about connecting. The ability to connect with people is the magic ingredient that multiplies every leadership practice. Your brain is wired to connect. Social) Those… Continue reading → Leadership Development Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth relationships building relationships relational leadership relationship strategies

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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 Elevate The Human Experience In The Workplace

Eric Jacobson

A recent Deloitte quantitative survey led by Amelia Dunlop of 6,000 people in the US revealed that 84% of respondents said they do their best work then they feel worthy. And nine out of 10 people surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that it matters to them to feel worthy.

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From the Great Resignation to Striketober, Employees are Demanding Change


We’ve all heard and read about the "Great Resignation" and employees leaving their jobs in record numbers recently.

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A Look at the Bitcoin Price History

Strategy Driven

Ever since Bitcoin was made public, it has gone on to be one of the most valuable crypto coins. Bitcoin has high liquidity, meaning that selling it is very easy. However, Bitcoin prices tend to be highly volatile and its price fluctuates so much.

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4 Essentials in Leadership Development

Leadership Freak

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by John Parker Stewart and Daniel Stewart to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of their new book, LEAD… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Coaching Leadership Development Leading leadership books

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!

The Secret Ingredient that Improves Sales

Skip Prichard

Those Who Care the Most, Sell the Most. How do top performers differentiate themselves? There is no secret to sales, no silver bullet. But there is a secret ingredient that makes sales much easier to make, and that is caring.

What No One Tells You About Starting Your Own Fintech Startup

CEO Insider

These days, there is a global surge in technological awareness as many people are becoming more conversant with technology and its use in solving critical issues. Especially in the commercial industry, where customers’ needs are being satisfied from any corner of the world with the touch of a button.

Small Business Cash Flow Management: Why It’s Important and How to Deal With Problems

Strategy Driven

The businesses that fail to manage cash flow effectively are often doomed to failure. Put simply, you need to have more cash coming in from sales than you have going out for expenses. Being able to pay your debts on time and ensuring you have enough reserves to cover all expenses is key to success.

A Game Plan for Successfully Implementing the Vaccine Mandate


Federal officials are getting close to finalizing the rules that will be used to implement the Biden administration’s decision to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or frequent testing for all employees at companies that employ more than 100 people. The rules will affect approximately 80 million U.S. 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!