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The Grace to Show Respect

Leading Blog

I F WE are to be successful, we need to collaborate. We don’t have the whole story. Collaboration is founded on a bedrock of respect. John Baldoni writes in Grace: A Leader’s Guide to A Better Us , “Our culture has become more coarsened.

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7 Scriptures To Bring Hope During A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

When a crisis hits, fear often comes with it. People are scared for their jobs and their health. They believe their way of living will change forever. Those things may be in danger during a crisis. And it’s okay to be scared. Yet, there is hope out there.

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Find Your Voice As A Leader

Lead Change Blog

As the late Stephen Covey said, “Leadership is a choice, not a position.” So why do you choose to lead? And in today’s blaring and hectic global community, how can you ensure that your voice stands out above the rest?

This Isn’t Helpful Advice

Let's Grow Leaders

I want to give you an insightful bit of leadership or management wisdom that will help you navigate the world right now. But my inbox is overflowing with advice. Most of it is trite. Advice that just isn’t helpful right now. I […].

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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.

First Look: Leadership Books for May 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in May 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Success Mindsets : Your Keys to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work, & Leadership by Ryan Gottfredson.

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Three Things to Stop Doing This Week

Next Level Blog

For many of us in the United States, week seven or so of the work from home (WFH) period is underway. And even as attention turns to how to get people back to the office, it’s pretty clear that we’re at the beginning of a pretty long haul of a lot more working from home than we ever thought we would.

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What Are The Stories Leaders Need To Be Able To Tell To Drive Success?

Tanveer Naseer

Many of us recognize the importance of storytelling in leadership to improve the way we communicate. But the truth is there’s more than one story that a leader should be able to tell at a moment’s notice in order to inspire, inform and provide direction to those they lead.

Cognitive Reappraisal for Wild Success

Leading Blog

E XTREME adventurers have to perform at their best every time, or there might not be another time. They must be able to execute a plan under pressure. The same qualities that help them succeed will help any leader perform at a higher level and especially in a crisis situation.

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Not Another Video Conference: How to Manage Zoom Fatigue

Leadership Freak

You’re learning that back-to-back video conferences are more exhausting than in-person meetings. Zoom is exhausting, in part, because everything is harder during disruption. But National Geographic, USA Today, and others are posting articles… Continue reading → Leading

Are You Planning for When the Storm Passes?

Lead Change Blog

The past four weeks here in the UK have been unlike anything we have seen before. The pace of change has been breathtaking and all-encompassing, and the impact on people, businesses, and our national and global economies immense. So, moving into “survival” mode was an automatic response from most, if not all, companies. Understanding today’s reality. Four weeks on, I sincerely hope that people have stabilised their businesses.

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.

How to Enhance others’ Perception of you at Work

Career Advancement

“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.” ~Lou Lou Holtz. Lily, who worked in an architecture firm, felt her career was stagnating. She’d believed she was a rising star, landing promotion after promotion , until—WHAM!—she she crashed into a brick wall.

Leading Thoughts for April 30, 2020

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.

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OK Isn’t Good Enough – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

About two weeks into the shutdown, I was having a conversation with my neighbor (at a safe, 6-foot distance, of course).

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Your Stakeholders Will Be Thankful You Asked These Questions

Lead Change Blog

Developing a great relationship with your organization’s stakeholders is one of the most important aspects of leadership. Stakeholders can be anyone from your business partners to your suppliers, and the way you need to engage with them will change over time. Getting to know your stakeholders and engaging with them effectively benefits your organization and can result in stronger financials and a boost in productivity.

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.

5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 4)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Part 1 in this series on 5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership focused on the importance of ethical foresight. Part 2 and Part 3 introduced two dimensions - Ethical Design and Legal Compliance. Today's post explores a new dimension - Human Impact.

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LeadershipNow 140: April 2020 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from April 2020 that you don't want to miss: What Post-Recession Winners Know And Do via @KotterInc. Map Your Most Strategic Relationships As Your Guide from Now to Next by @davidnour. How to Get Support You Need When Your Boss is Overwhelmed via @letsgrowleaders.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article. We’re still under a shelter-at-home order in the state of Michigan. Many other states are as well. This means no new movies! Oh well, there’s plenty of great movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+.

7 Ways to Earn Respect as a New Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Peter Economy: Are you newly promoted? A recent leadership hire? Slowly advancing in your company or organization? When you ’ re the new leader on the block, earning respect from peers and employees who don ’ t even know you can certainly be a struggle.

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.

How to Be a Smart Novice and Stop Hurting Yourself

Leadership Freak

Novelty makes novices of us all. Every time you try something new, you’re a novice all over again. Dangers of inexperience: You thought you understood parenting until you had children.

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Setting Boundaries While Working at Home

N2Growth Blog

Almost everyone searches for “it” in their job. Is it gaining success? Is it money? No, I am talking about work-life balance, and setting boundaries while working from home makes this even more challenging. It does not matter where you sit on the leadership totem pole.

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4 Ways to Stop Frustrating Misunderstandings

Let's Grow Leaders

Frustrating misunderstandings aren’t inevitable I was sitting in the car outside our house, waiting for our son to join me on a trip to the grocery store. After waiting for a while, I called his cell phone. Are you coming?” Where are […].

Gaining Clarity Through Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve talked with many different leaders about the year 2020. Many of those leaders said they wanted this year to be a year of clarity. They saw 2020 and thought of 20/20 vision. 20/20 vision is when you have perfect eyesight. It can’t get any better than that. Then, the COVID-19 crisis hit. The idea of perfect […] The post Gaining Clarity Through Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership Leadership

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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.

How to Build Teams that Follow-Up and Follow-Through

Leadership Freak

Accountability is a dirty word because it begins in the wrong place. Leaders wrongly think accountability begins with others. What do you call someone who bulldozes people into compliance? The nice word is… Continue reading → Leading

“Live in the Moment” With Hakim Marrakchi, CEO at Maghreb Industries

N2Growth Blog

Hakim Marrakchi, CEO of Maghreb Industries, shared his perspective to Live in the Moment as the advice he would give his younger self. Even though Hakim is a very humble businessman and made it clear this advice given would be different for himself and differ from what he would give others.

Leading Beyond Ego – Interview with David Meltzer

Let's Grow Leaders

In this wide-ranging interview, David and David discuss how to rapidly make effective leadership decisions, how to keep your ego from derailing your influence and effectiveness, a three-step process to quickly work through strong emotions and find a productive response, techniques […].

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Giving More Effective Feedback

Kevin Eikenberry

While in some cases people may not be getting enough feedback of any kind, you can rest assured that most of it isn’t effective feedback. It doesn’t matter where people are working, there is a serious shortage of effective feedback in the workplace today.

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.

How to Move any Leadership Aspiration to Reality

Leadership Freak

Aspiration is the beginning of leadership. Clarify leadership’s 3 aspirations: Personal growth: Who do you aspire to become? Talent development: How will you develop yourself and others?

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What Your Leadership Will Not Be Able to Give You

Lead from Within

There are some things you cannot expect from your leadership. Everyone—in leadership or not—needs to be able to nourish their inner self. You can count on those around you for many kinds of help, but there are some things you have to rely on yourself to provide.

How to Protect Your Organization From the Amazon of Your Industry

Strategy Driven

The trend towards consolidation in industry has become a threat to any business whose leadership has a desire to maintain its own identity and strategic path. If you think you, your company, or your industry is immune, I urge you to look at the telltale signs.

Combating Video Conference Fatigue While Working from Home


As many of us enter week six or seven of working remotely, it's amazing to think about all that’s changed – and how much we’re adapting. One of the biggest changes for us and even our clients is the significant increase in video conferencing.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.