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Leading Thoughts for November 18, 2021

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Liz Wiseman describes a practice of Impact Players: “Impact Players practice a fluid model of leadership—leading on demand rather than by command.

How to Grow Leaders in Your Business: 5 Simple Steps to Get Started

Joseph Lalonde

Are you in the business of growing leaders? Sure, it probably isn’t your main objective as a business owner. But, growing leaders isn’t a bad way to work toward achieving your company’s mission and vision. Growing leaders in your business is a win-win-win for your employees, your company, and you.


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Aligning Strategy and Values

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Consumers are seeking brands that support well-being, sustainability and social justice, realizing that brands that care about these things are more likely to have the best interests of consumers and society at heart.

How Leaders Can Move Beyond Fear And Employ Positivity To Drive Organizational Success

Tanveer Naseer

Even before the global pandemic struck, many organizations and their leaders were limiting themselves to a short-term view at the expense of achieving any of their long-term goals.

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

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

Lessons Learned from 200 Years of Booms and Busts in the U.S. Economy

Leading Blog

T HE business cycle in the United States has been characterized by an ongoing series of economic booms and busts, bubbles and bursts, despite efforts by the Federal Reserve to stabilize the ups and downs. The first recognizable boom and bust cycle in the U.S.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From How I Became A Superhero

Joseph Lalonde

How I Became A Superhero is a French film originally titled Comment je suis devenu super-héros. It was brought to the United States via the streaming service Netflix. Seeing the title, I was intrigued. I love a good superhero movie. Would this one tell a great tale? The movie delivered.

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Lines for Leaders: Texas Track Coach

RapidStart Leadership

In this "Lines for Leaders," John Wooden cites a Texas track coach who gave unusually succinct advice to his runners; we can learn a lot from his approach. The post Lines for Leaders: Texas Track Coach appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Make It, Don’t Fake It with Sabrina Horn

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s a cliche you’ve undoubtedly heard more than once: Fake it until you make it. The problem is that the pressure to succeed can drive leaders to exaggerate their strengths, minimize weaknesses, bend the truth, and sacrifice the very authenticity that would help them succeed.

Quick Guide to Effective Modern Advertising Methods

Joseph Lalonde

When it comes to leading your business, having a stellar product or offering a great range of services is just the start. Of course, you can’t run a business without this, but there is much more to know and do in order to have a business that can really thrive. One aspect of leading a […].

Victims: The People Leaders Deal with Everyday

Leadership Freak

Self-destructive responses to life multiply like flies on roadkill. The worst response is pervasive and sinister. It’s the lie of victimhood. This lie, like breathing, usually goes unnoticed.

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.

A Lesson Learned from My Dad: The Power of Asking for Help


My dad and me. Last week marked the 25th anniversary of my father’s death from pancreatic cancer. The picture is of my dad and me at my Bar Mitzvah. He spent his last few days in a wonderful hospice – St. Mary’s Hospice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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When Things Get Crazy, Look for Ways to To Empower Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

Want to empower your team? Find opportunities in the chaos. During times of uncertainty and change, it’s easy for your team to get lost in the chaotic swirl of indecision —to wring their hands and wait and see. It’s also the perfect time to empower your team, to step up and take the lead.

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5 Difficult Leadership Decisions and How to Make Them

Joseph Lalonde

Being a great leader isn’t easy, but almost anyone can do a good job if they put in the time and effort. What really sets outstanding leaders apart from average leadership is the decisions that are made when tough situations come up.

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How to Get Useful Feedback from Liars

Leadership Freak

People lie to leaders. Usually it’s not malicious, but it’s always unhelpful. Team members who aspire to get along or get ahead… Soften criticism. Deflect tough answers. Over-state compliments. Authority corrupts interactions.

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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.

Making Feedback a Gift – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today I am challenging your thinking on how you give and receive feedback. And I’m starting by asking you: How do you see feedback? Do you see feedback as a gift? Your answer to these questions will help determine how successful you are in both giving and receiving feedback.

Improve Your Customer Service Experience (TV Video Interview with Shep Hyken)

Let's Grow Leaders

If you want to improve your Customer Service Experience (CX), Start with Culture.

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9 Key Elements of a Flawless Gym Business Plan

Strategy Driven

To run a successful business, gym owners must do more than purchase exercise equipment. They must determine which type of clientele they’ll serve, whether they will require a membership or allow drop-ins, and more.

The Secret to Managing How you Feel

Leadership Freak

Sometimes I feel jazzed. Other times I’m just dopey. I come alive while I’m doing something. Lying in bed drains my vitality. The less I do, the less I feel like doing.

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.

How Effective is the Feedback You Deliver?

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, you can make a list of your job responsibilities. Hopefully, you place delivering feedback pretty high on that list. It is one thing to have it on the list and to do it. But it is something else entirely to do it in a way that is effective. How do you know […].

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Disconnect Between Leaders and Employees on the Future of Work


The progress made by corporate leaders adjusting to the challenges caused by the pandemic may not be quite as rosy as they think.

Online Marketplace: New challenges to overcome

Strategy Driven

The marketplace model of eCommerce is one such breakthrough that allowed everyone to become a part of the new ecosystem of online commerce. There was a time when the entry of an online alternative in a market would scare the hell out of small offline retailers.

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3 Ways to be a Leader Worth Following Today

Leadership Freak

If you’re proud of yourself for leading, you’re doing it wrong. Leaders worth following feel joy for occasionally getting it right, but they don’t strut around like bantam roosters followed by flocks of… Continue reading → Leadership Development Leading Personal Growth Success Leadership leadership success

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.

Thank You for the Feedback!

Kevin Eikenberry

Everyone has thoughts and feelings about feedback. For most people, the first and most prevalent thoughts about that idea are negative. Think about it – if someone says to you “I need to give you some feedback,” are you immediately jumping for joy? Most likely not.

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7 Steps to Help Employees Adapt When Return to the Office Means a New Workplace


As organizations consider how best to navigate the post-COVID environment, many are rethinking their real estate needs and ways to offer employees ongoing flexibility for remote work. Future of Work

Top Finance Management Tips

Strategy Driven

When you have your finances in order, life feels like a breeze. There are a few different ways you can manage your money, but different methods work for different individuals. It’s best to try a few ways of managing your finances and see which one works successfully for you.

How Managers Become Leaders

Leadership Freak

Only 1 in 10 managers actually have the talent to manage. But lacing on leadership shoes is like discovering you’re lactose intolerant after devouring a container of ice cream. Leaders manage and managers… Continue reading → Leadership Development Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher Empowerment Growth Leadership

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!

Situational Leadership® Helps you Create a Safe Working Environment

The Center For Leadership Studies

I am proud to teach Situational Leadership ® every day. Even as 14+ million managers have gone through the program in some form or fashion, it remains a comparatively untapped resource and strategy for many of the urgent leadership challenges in our world today!

5 Easy Questions to Detect Huge Opportunities for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

As you think about how to grow your consulting firm, you may want to explore new offerings or new markets for your services. For instance, the opportunity to win doorway advisory projects looks wide open, or you could turn your attention to the booming fireworks market.

How to Use Webinars for Commercial Prospection?

Strategy Driven

In order to succeed in their commercial prospection, companies are competing with each other in terms of ideas and thinking outside the box. They rely heavily on the Internet to try to stand out from the competition and increase their turnover. Many of you use webinars for prospection.

Leadership Caffeine™—Why You Need to “Write the Rules for Success” with Your Group

Art Petty

There's a simple, powerful exercise you can run with your group that will transform the working environment for the better and provide you with the critical framework for coaching you've been lacking. You need to Write the Rules for Success with your group.

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!