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Leading Thoughts for August 27, 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. On how to be happy even in a crazy, unpredictable world: “Some one in five U.S.

The Heart of Coaching

Lead Change Blog

Transformational Coaching is the requisite skill for today’s leaders, managers, and supervisors who choose to enhance their personal effectiveness and the performance of those they lead.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bill & Ted Face The Music

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Dudes! It’s a most excellent time! There’s a new Bill And Ted movie and it’s available to stream right to your home stereo and video setup. Bill And Ted Face The Music is the third movie in the Bill And Ted series.

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How Flexible is Too Flexible? Leading People During a Pandemic

Kevin Eikenberry

We are facing working situations and complications that most have never faced before. And while enlightened leaders want to provide flexibility to their team members to accommodate these trying and challenging times, the work must still be done.

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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.

Digital Church is Here to Stay: From Social Media to Social Ministry

Leading Blog

T HE RESPONSE to Covid-19 has had a profound effect on what it means to be a church. It has raised a lot of questions. Is a church still a church if it is an online church? Sure, people have been watching online for years, but what about a face-to-face community?

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Speed Sparks Extra Work

Lead Change Blog

Mom had a saying, “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” Translated from her Pennsylvania Dutch expression, she was saying another maxim: haste makes waste. Today as flames of burnout and exhaustion circle the globe, extra work is NOT the thing we all need. Yes, we are working more. A PwC survey in June found that 44% of employers felt employees were more productive at home during this pandemic vs 31% who felt they were less productive and 25% who felt the work output was roughly the same.

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Decision-Making for Leaders: Beyond Pros and Cons

Leadership Freak

“You believe in the conclusion, and then you create supporting arguments.” Daniel Kahneman You weigh options based on the decision you’ve already made, while pretending to be open minded. The pros and cons… Continue reading → Decisions

The Power of Being Directionally Correct

Leading Blog

I NNOVATION is messy. It’s rarely a straight line from here to there. When doing something new, it’s rare that you know exactly how it is going to turn out. It’s just part of doing something new. It needs to be lead, not managed.

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How to Be Human (Together)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This week I'm sharing an edited compilation of three previously published posts that are relevant for leaders and organizations wanting to honor human rights in chaotic times. The first addresses the risk of excluding any humans from our organizational statement of inclusion.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Flight Of The Navigator

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I recently posited a question on Facebook. I wanted to see what everyone’s top ten 1980’s movies were. The list was long, clocking in at over 75 movies and counting.

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!

Quiet Professionals – Do You Have What It Takes?

RapidStart Leadership

We tend to think of "leaders" as those who are the loudest and most visible, but I think it's the quiet professionals who show us the highest form of the leadership art, as these three stories illustrate. The post Quiet Professionals – Do You Have What It Takes?

No, You Can't

Leading Blog

S OMETIMES after you’ve heard it all and seen all of the memes telling you that you can win, you can be anything you want, and the universe is just waiting to hand it all to you, you need a jolt of the very opposite. Sometimes a book comes along and does just that.

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Leadership and Gratitude – Interview with Kerry Wekelo

Let's Grow Leaders

Gratitude—real gratitude, not the saccharine “too blessed to be stressed” meme mantra—has the power to revolutionize your leadership and your influence.

How To Be A Fair And Good Leader

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve had it with you! You’re through with the company. Pack your bags and get out of here! Those words are hard to read. They’re harder to live through. Yet so many potential team members have heard words similar to those above. They’ve been a part of a team with a bad leader.

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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!

Resilience: What It Really Is and 5 Tips to Find It

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest Post by Eileen McDargh The shock waves keep coming: the pandemic, economic downturns, massive unemployment, social upheaval and heightened awareness of racial injustices, and most recently – incessant fires and hurricanes. We need to be resilient to deal with all this.

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Providing Feedback that Changes Behavior

Lead Change Blog

Can I give you some feedback? Leaders help people perform at their best. To do that, they provide feedback and identify actions to help people improve. Is your feedback accepted and acted on? . Start by Making Multiple Observations. Observe what people do or don’t do. What’s the quality and quantity of their output? What’s their level of his motivation? How effectively does the person work with his colleagues? In what situations does he take a lead role? Look for patterns in people’s behavior.

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When Your Inner Voice Leads You Down Narrow Holes

Leadership Freak

I’ve convinced myself that I was right only to find myself squirming to escape a narrow hole.

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Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Vince Molinaro: Publilius Syrus was a Latin writer who lived from 85 to 43 B.C. He wrote, “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” He got it right way back then. Anyone can lead when times are good, when the world is stable, and the sea is calm.

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.

Remote Leadership: How To Help And Support A Diverse Remote Team

Tanveer Naseer

When the pandemic first made landfall in North America, remote work seemed like a temporary solution for many companies. However, as the health crisis persists through the summer and beyond, businesses are realizing that their temporary remote situations will need to be extended far into the future.

What is Your Unique Leadership Promise?

Let's Grow Leaders

Your Leadership Promise Might Not Be What You Think In the age of Twitter and Instagram, you hear so many people talk about “authenticity” – but what does that actually mean for you as a leader? It’s probably not awkward social media […].

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Will or Skill? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I meet with a lot of leaders who are frustrated with people on their team who are not doing something at all or who aren’t doing something in a certain way. And in order to address this concern, there is one question that they can ask to determine WHY this is: Is it will or […].

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Embracing the Power to Predict the Next Normal

Leadership Freak

The challenge isn’t predicting the next normal. It’s creating it. I heard the term “next normal” when a friend texted me from a Board retreat. I believe McKinsey used “next normal” first.

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.

Serial Comma or Not? Whatever You Do, Be Consistent

Engaging Leader

The serial comma is a much-debated punctuation mark. Often called the “Oxford” comma, it’s the comma before a conjunction (“and” or “or”) in a list of three or more words or phrases. One, two, and three. Red, white, and blue. Burger, fries, and a drink.

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How to Get Started Building a More Courageous Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

Want to build more innovation into your culture, but don’t know where to start? Today we offer a few quick ways to get started. Start Small. There’s no need to run out and tell your team, “we’re going to build a […].

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The Latest Thinking from Top Leadership Experts

Kevin Eikenberry

Unfortunately, leadership experts aren’t treated like rock stars. But they should be. Rock stars entertain us and give us a song to sing. Leadership experts give us ideas that can change our results, our success, and our lives. And most of them can be pretty entertaining, too.

How any Manager can Increase Influence and Fuel Peak Performance

Leadership Freak

The c-suite has little day-to-day impact on the productivity of remote workers. Remote worker’s productivity depends on one role – the manager.” Gallup Remote work isn’t going away.

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.

How Sales Leaders Can Reclaim the Advantage in a Virtual World

Next Level Blog

Many of the sales leaders I’m talking with this summer are working on how to help their teams raise their games in the virtual world we’re living in. I’ve been collecting some best practice ideas that can help you and your team reclaim competitive advantage in a virtual world.

Five MORE Unique Virtual Team Building Ideas That Are Fun, Fast, and Free!

Great Results Team Building

. With a pandemic still affecting so many teams (and impacting interactions by separating your people), leaders are looking for more virtual ideas to include in meetings that provide team building take-aways – that are fun, fast and free. .

How to Brainstorm When You Are Not in the Same Room

Lead from Within

Now that many of us are no longer working together in the same space, we’re starting to get accustomed to new ways of doing things. But some processes are harder to translate than others, and brainstorming is one of the most challenging.

Where Leadership Starts – The Surprising Practice You Can Begin Today

Leadership Freak

Nine years ago I had 3 conversations in thirty days that challenged my perspective and shifted my thinking. Yesterday, I reconnected with one of those people. Three conversations: The first conversation was with… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher Values Growth Leadership Development

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.