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7 Traits That Great LEADERS Need Right Now

Lead Change Blog

I don’t think anyone can dispute that now, more than ever, we need great leaders. People who can step up and show others the way. People who take charge, not in an overbearing way, but in a way that inspires others to follow. After all, you can’t be a leader unless others will follow you. Leaders emerge in all shapes and sizes and from all ranks of the organization and society. Leadership is not something just reserved for the top bastion of an organization.

4 Tips For Giving Great Feedback

Leading Blog

A S CHALLENGING and vulnerable as receiving feedback can be, giving it can also be quite difficult. And for us to be successful leaders, teammates, parents, friends, spouses, and human beings, it’s important to give feedback effectively to those around us.

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Staying Connected During A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

A crisis makes you rethink life. It makes you reconsider what’s important and what is not. The COVID-19 crisis has done this for me. With the shelter-at-home and social distancing policies, connections can become a hard thing to maintain during a crisis. I’ve realized I enjoy spending time with people (I’m an extrovert, after all!). […] The post Staying Connected During A Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership Leadership

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Like Geese in a Row – What We Forget About Leadership

RapidStart Leadership

There's something about leadership we can sometimes forget, a line of paddling geese in a row I saw this morning illustrated that point perfectly. The post Like Geese in a Row – What We Forget About Leadership appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Building Teams and Culture Leadership Concepts example geese in a row leadership teamwork vision

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.

From the Rubble of Dreams: Resilience to Be Reborn

Lead Change Blog

At 5:50 AM on Feb 2, 2020, flames leapt from the 26,000 square foot building of a non-profit that provided training and work attire to over 105,000 job seekers in Orange County, CA, in their first 30 years.

How Do You Create A Sense of Belonging at Work?

Leading Blog

I N a Cigna Health report from 2019, 61 percent of people in the study reported feeling lonely. According to the findings, Americans felt that they don’t have enough social support, not enough meaningful interactions, struggle with physical and mental health issues, and can’t find a way to balance the demands in their personal and professional worlds.

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5 Things To Not Do During A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

Who knows when the COVID-19 crisis will end. I don’t. You don’t. The world doesn’t. That’s okay. We don’t need to know when a crisis will end. We only need to know how to lead through a crisis. However, too many leaders lead poorly through a crisis. Many through no fault of their own. It’s […] The post 5 Things To Not Do During A Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership Leadership

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When the Passing Storm Fades, What Next?

Lead Change Blog

I currently have three types of clients. There are those who have hunkered down, waiting for the new normal to arrive. Some are muddling along, trying to keep some cash-flow going. Then, there are a few who have stabilised their business. They are now looking for opportunities amid the chaos we see in the world. Unfortunately, they are the minority. The majority are looking to bounce back. I wonder, however, what will be there at that moment of bouncing?

Innovate Forward

Leading Blog

I NNOVATION has always been important. In a world of pandemic, it’s the only way forward. Technology is the raw material that 21st-century innovators need to build new business capabilities, to develop exciting new products and services, and to create workarounds for the physical distancing measures we will likely endure for the foreseeable future.

Leaders, Welcome to the Beginning of Phase 2

Next Level Blog

From my vantage point of speaking with around a dozen leaders from different industries every week since the pandemic began, I’ve concluded that we’re at the end of Phase 1 and the beginning of Phase 2 of what it means to live and work in this new world. Phase 1 has been the “reinvention” phase where leaders have been focused on figuring out new ways to keep their businesses running at some basic level.

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!

How to Tap into Past Moments of Courage to Cultivate More

Let's Grow Leaders

The best way to find courage, is to remember that last time you did the right thing and how it made you feel. Small moments of courage make it easier the next time. All courage is a threshold crossing. Often there is […]. The post How to Tap into Past Moments of Courage to Cultivate More appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. courageous cultures courage Culture leadership strategic storytelling

When The World Was Silent

Lead Change Blog

It was early morning, and we had just posted a funny picture of Louie and me on our Facebook page. While writing this blog, one “like” after another popped up on the page, and I continually diverted my attention to review the latest comment. The post was trending well, and the “likes” popped up by the second. Louie, however, was unimpressed. As he sat on his favorite loveseat and sighed, he looked at me with those big brown eyes as if to say, “Mom, remember when the world was silent?”.

Leading Thoughts for May 14, 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. Kevin Kelly , the founder of WIRED magazine, recently turned 68 and offered 68 lessons on life. Here are six: “Learn how to learn from those you disagree with or even offend you. See if you can find the truth in what they believe. Being able to listen well is a superpower. While listening to someone you love, keep asking them, “Is there more?”

Patience – A Leadership Principle

Lead on Purpose

During the last few weeks and months so much has changed for all of us. With the recent pandemic we’ve seen many things change that we heretofore took for granted, things we’d become so accustomed to were transformed within days. … Continue reading → Leadership Trust change composure leadership principles respect

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!

Leadership in Turbulent Times: 9 Ways to Embrace Change

Career Advancement

“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” ” – Peter Drucker. Do you feel like you’re just treading water right now, trying to keep your team afloat? To lead through challenging times, you must embrace change. Never forget that disruption gives you an opportunity to rise to the top of your field.

Diversity Training That Changes People

Lead Change Blog

When it comes to diversity, humans are fairly predictable. When we encounter others who are a different race or gender, it registers biochemically as a “stress response.” When our brain chemistry is negative, it not only creates tension but also inhibits performance. Ralph Brandt, organizational development consultant and managing partner at RDR Group, initiated a landmark study to find out whether diversity training really changes people.

5 Powerful Amplifiers of Influence

Leadership Freak

The channel of compliance is power. The channel of influence is relationship. The people around us seep into our lives. I asked people to finish a sentence like, “My mom is reflected in… Continue reading → Influence Leadership Development leadership success

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ralph Breaks The Internet

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Ralph Breaks The Internet is the sequel to the extremely entertaining Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph. Ralph (John C. Reilly) returns in this sequel only to break the internet and hearts of those he loves… Ralph Breaks The Internet is a story of friendship… And of insecurity. Of old times colliding with new times. Of friends […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ralph Breaks The Internet appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Reel Leadership

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.

5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 6)

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, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5 explored the dimensions of Ethical Design, Legal Compliance. Human Impact. and Evolving Ecosystem. Part 6 will conclude the series with the final dimension - Public Good.

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How to Start Your Next Zoom Meeting In a More Meaningful Way

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you noticed that most zoom meetings start one of two ways? Friendly banter. Hey Lauren, why did you choose Tiger King as your virtual background?” “Oh Oh my gosh, I need a haircut.” “Haha, not me. There are some advantages to […]. The post How to Start Your Next Zoom Meeting In a More Meaningful Way appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Communication icebreakers inspirational quotes resiliency quotes teambuilders zoom meetings

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The Plate-Drop Challenge: How to Respond to Failure

Leadership Freak

The only way to learn how many plates you can spin is to break some plates. The question of capacity guarantees failure. Eliot said, “Only those who will risk going too far… Continue reading → Failure Leading Managing Mistakes Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development

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Tips for Overcoming Remote Work Fatigue

Kevin Eikenberry

While we all aspire to do work that is meaningful and fulfilling (I believe that is completely possible, and I am living proof), it can still be hard. As my dad used to say, that’s why it’s called work. Regardless of your work location, If you don’t get fatigued from your work sometimes, you might […]. The post Tips for Overcoming Remote Work Fatigue appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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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.

Communicate Effectively to Influence and Lead


The benefits of developing your communicating skills are many. Through practice, when we communicate well, there is feeling of power and influence. In recent years whilst coaching, I have developed a concept regarding the effectiveness of communication. It highlights the need for depth in conversation. To verbally communicate well provides meaning and purpose. It allows for understanding and often, clarity and context. Purpose influences action and improvement.

How To Lead Your Team When The Future Is Uncertain

Lead from Within

Right now we’re all thinking about leading through a pandemic, and there’s no precedent we can turn to for that particular situation. But history shows that all crises, whatever form they take, affect leadership and teams in much the same way. Much of it comes down to this: people want to feel that their future is certain, and when they don’t have that confidence, they need reassurance that they’re going to be OK. Here are the things we know that work: When fear is present, show confidence.

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The Hot Iron Effect: How to Learn From Negative Experience

Leadership Freak

Melted synthetics cling to the bottom of some hotel irons. When the iron gets hot, the residue stains your clothes. I learned this the hard way. My experience with irons also taught me… Continue reading → Courage Encouragement Failure Personal Growth vulnerability courageous leaders Growth Leadership Development

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Without This, Feedback Can’t Help – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

There are tons of tips out there for delivering feedback. The problem is that tips are only tactics until we start with the basics. First, we must understand the goal of feedback which is that the other person will take action on that feedback. And then, we have to ensure that the feedback is actually […]. The post Without This, Feedback Can’t Help – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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.

Connection at Home During Covid-19

Michael Lee Stallard

Are you home and feeling alone? Are you home and wishing you could be alone for even a few minutes? The Covid-19 virus has caused many organizations to move large numbers of employees from working together at the office to working remotely at home. For other organizations, it has meant temporarily shutting its doors and having to furlough workers or let employees go.

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Leave Your Door Open When You’re Leading Remotely

Lead from Within

In my work as a leadership coach, I spend an enormous amount of time with top corporate leaders and successful entrepreneurs. One trait that the best of them seem to share is an open-door policy. They hold a strong commitment to their people and want to make sure, no matter how busy they are, that they’re available and easily accessible to anyone on their team who needs support, is struggling to solve a problem, or has a great idea.

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Rocks in Your Pockets: Drop the Weight that Holds You Back

Leadership Freak

In the days before tractors, farmers picked rocks to make New England soil tillable. They used the stones to build nearly 260,000 miles of stone walls that still divide many fields. Books celebrate… Continue reading → Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development leadership success

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Skills Alone Aren’t Enough – Solving the Leadership Development Dilemma

Kevin Eikenberry

People have been trying to crack the code of leadership development success for a long time. Unfortunately even though it has been studied more, written about more, and more people have tried to improve their leadership skills, the results have often been lackluster. I believe there are reasons for this fact. I’ve created a very […]. The post Skills Alone Aren’t Enough – Solving the Leadership Development Dilemma appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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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.