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Leaders: Where Are Your Best Ideas Born? The Power Of Incubation

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Roger L. Firestien, PhD : I’d bet you a hundred dollars that you don’t get your best ideas at work. Most people in my seminars and classes tell me that they get their best ideas while driving a car, exercising, taking a bath or shower, or as they fall asleep at night. At work, most of us are in implementation mode. Action mode. Make-it-happen mode. When we get away from work and are able to pay attention to something in a relaxed way, new ideas begin to surface.

Focusing on “We” Instead of “Me”

Lead Change Blog

Getting your first leadership role is exciting, isn’t it? There’s the office with your name on the door. Being invited to meetings once closed off and mysterious. Getting to make the big decisions. People asking for your advice. Heady stuff that sends the wrong message to people who think being a leader is all about them. Being a leader is a little bit about you, but mostly it’s all about others.

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How to Become a Better Mentor

Career Advancement

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C.

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How to Encourage Your Team When Results are Disappointing

Let's Grow Leaders

What do you do when everyone gets an “A” for effort, but the results are disappointing? How do you encourage your team while building a recovery plan? 6 Ways to Encourage Your Team When Results Are Disappointing It’s easy to lead when […].

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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!

How Are You Using Your Influence?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton With leadership responsibility comes a certain amount of influence. We can impact how people think. We can advise them on the choices they make and invite them to follow our lead. Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts.

How To Make The Transition From Engineer To Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

Some people think that engineers don’t make the best leaders, though this isn’t necessarily the case. Engineers are known for being detail-oriented, problem-solving, deep level thinking and working alone. The challenge is cultivating the ability to motivate a team.

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The Path From Empathy to Accountability

Leadership Freak

The ability to manage schedules, operate machines, or take someone’s temperature has nothing to do with leading. The challenges of leadership are human, not technical.

The Relationship Economy

Leading Blog

T HE ONE SKILL that matters more than any other in leadership and life is the ability to connect with others. We generally learn this through example, but if those we emulated didn’t know how to do it (or its importance), we are at a disadvantage.

How to Ditch Performance Reviews

Lead Change Blog

Are annual performance reviews necessary? A recent study shows that 90% of HR professionals don’t think performance appraisals are accurate or effective in improving productivity. If that’s the case, why do we still do them?

How To Make Conflict More Productive And Beneficial For Your Team

Tanveer Naseer

Conflict is something most of us tend to avoid because we view it as being negative and counter-productive. But what if we’re seeing this wrong? Could conflict actually be productive and beneficial for our team?

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.

A Big Mistake Leaders Make When Answering Questions

Let's Grow Leaders

The wind shifted, the mainsail swung over the boat, and the deck leaned until I found myself staring at water where the horizon used to be. It looked like we were all going to get wet – but I was actually about […].

quickpoint: He Can Who Thinks He Can

Leading Blog

W E ALL POSSESS some confidence, but we all could use more of it. Confidence is about managing your self-doubt in order to do what you need to do to achieve your long-term goals. Confidence is a matter of mindset and belief and is reinforced by action.

How to Maintain a Future Focus

Kevin Eikenberry

If you don’t know where you are going, how will you get there? That is the idea behind many efforts at goal setting. Undoubtedly, we must know where we want to go.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Olympus Has Fallen

Joseph Lalonde

Olympus Has Fallen is the 2013 movie that started the Fallen series with Gerard Butler. Additional entries in this film series are: London Has Fallen and Angel Has Fallen. Mike Banning is the hero of these stories.

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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.

3 Lessons from the Gratitude Project

Leadership Freak

I’m keeping a gratitude journal until November 28, 2019. Every evening or morning I use a pen to express thanks for three things in a journal. 3 Lessons from the Gratitude Project #1.… … Continue reading → Gratitude Leadership Development

5 Steps to an Aligned and High-Functioning Organization

Leading Blog

I N OUR WORK training and consulting organizations across the globe, we have found misalignment to be at the heart of most organizational dysfunction. People assume the organization’s goals are clear to everyone and that employees’ roles and priorities are aligned to support those goals.

Encore Video Series #4: How do I get executive buy-in for my leadership initiatives?

Kevin Eikenberry

Like many of the questions that we get, the question I am answering in the video below is an “influence” question. How do I get executive buy-in for my leadership initiatives?

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Helping Your Team Navigate Changes

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. Change will not only impact you. Your team will be impacted by changes in their lives and in your organization. Are you prepared to help navigate them through the changes they will face? You better.

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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.

What to Do about the Real Problem

Leadership Freak

The problem is in here, not out there. The core difference between remarkable leaders and lousy leaders is responsibility. The real problem: The real problem isn’t unmotivated team members. The real problem is… Continue reading → Leading Leadership Development

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What to Do When You Are Afraid of Your Leader

Lead from Within

The idea of someone fearing a leader or boss may seem odd. But it happens more often than you might think, at every level and within every type of organization.

Encore Video Series #3: How Do I Measure the Impact of Leadership Development Initiatives?

Kevin Eikenberry

Books have been written and careers have been built on trying to answer the question that I am tackling today. How Do I Measure the Impact of Leadership Development Initiatives?

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Dealing With Negative Changes

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. Change is coming. Some of the change will be good change. Maybe you’re getting a raise or a promotion. Maybe you’re finally getting married. Or maybe you just paid off your mortgage. There are good changes.

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.

How to Express Empathy Like a Leader

Leadership Freak

You can’t lead until you connect with people. Empathy is the channel of connection. How to express empathy like a leader: #1. Verbalize the emotion of others: Empathy acknowledges emotion. Acknowledgement isn’t agreement.…

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Put Limits on Your Energy Drainers

Next Level Blog

One of my favorite things to talk about with my executive coaching clients is “What are your energy givers and your energy drainers?”. That’s almost always a useful conversation because when leaders are working through their agenda day after day it’s easy to lose sight of the kinds of work and people who either give them energy or drain their energy. Since just about everyone does their best work when they’re energized instead of deenergized, it’s an important dynamic to be aware of and act on.

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Batting.300 – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

This is the 300th episode of Remarkable TV and when we recorded the video, the World Series was just getting started in the United States. So, it seemed that talking a little baseball and averages was an appropriate topic. Now, don’t worry. This isn’t really a baseball lesson.

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Inclusivity and Progress: How Neurodiversity Unlocks Opportunities for Businesses

Chart Your Course

An effective workplace is a harmonious blend of generations, personalities, and people. In today’s business environment, an effective workplace also needs to include room for neurodiversity.

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.

Why Teams Fail

Leadership Freak

The things you don’t do are more damaging – in the long-term – than the things you do. Ignorance prevails when you don’t-do. You only learn when you do-and-fail. Teams that punish failure… Continue reading → Leading

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The Importance of Curiosity and What It Can Do for You

leaderCommunicator

Commemorating the 30th anniversary celebration of Medill's Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications (JIMC).

The Way to Become a Remarkable Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

People and individuals invest in leadership development activities every day. And too often, the results are disappointing. Typically, there is nothing wrong with what they are learning. But the way they are learning it and the disconnect between learning and applying can be frustrating.

How to Seize Opportunity in a World of Disruption

Skip Prichard

Navigate through Change. “Agile organizations treat disruption and adversity as opportunities.” ” -Tilman, Jacoby. Today’s organizations face the unknown on a weekly basis. In this environment of constant change, I often hear that we should be agile.

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.