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First Look: Leadership Books for September 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Hyper-Learning : How to Adapt to the Speed of Change by Edward D.

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September 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Julie Winkle Giulioni shared Stop Blaming Zoom! The Problem with Your Meetings Might Be You. Julie explains: “Video platforms are taking the fall for the phenomenon known as ‘Zoom fatigue.’

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Beyond the Basics: Online Meetings that Don’t Suck Your Soul

Let's Grow Leaders

We don’t hate online meetings – we hate soul-sucking wastes of time After months of online meetings, video conferences, Zoom, and Teams meetings, you’ve mastered the basics: You’ve got light in front of you (not behind you) so we can see you […].

Be A Good Example

Joseph Lalonde

Do you ever look at your team and wonder “How can I encourage these people to be better team members? What will make them work harder, smarter, better? Why can’t I have great people on my team?” ” Of course not. I never say that.

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.

Just What Do You Mean, Entrepreneur?

Leading Blog

W HEN WE THINK about entrepreneurship, we tend to fixate on people like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and Phil Knight. And why not? There are very few budding entrepreneurs that would not want to duplicate their success.

What I’ve Learned Since Leaving Popeyes

Lead Change Blog

Do women lead differently than men? During this webinar, Cheryl shares the insights she has gained since stepping down as CEO of Popeyes. She takes a deep look into the current status of business in our country, how women lead differently than men, and what they need to succeed.

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Why Leaders Need To Show Up Consistently

Joseph Lalonde

I volunteer part of my time serving at our church’s youth group. I recently had an extremely sad conversation with one of our youth students. Before our youth group started, I opened my Instagram app on my Samsung Galaxy S9. I saw one of the students had just started an Instagram Live session.

Leading Thoughts for September 3, 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. How to relive stress.

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How New Managers Can Succeed As Leaders In Their Organization

Tanveer Naseer

In many organizations, it can take up to 10 years before new leaders get leadership development training, leaving most to figure things out on their own. So what should new managers be paying more attention to? And what mistakes are they more likely to make?

How to Get More Creative In Your Remote Team Communication

Let's Grow Leaders

Want to be more creative in your remote team communication? Start here. If you’re like most managers we talk with, you face the perfect trifecta of remote team communication challenges. First, you’ve got A LOT to communicate. With so much change, keeping […].

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!

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ip Man 4: The Finale

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I’ve seen lots of talk about the Ip Man movies. People tend to rave about them. I didn’t know what the raving was all about. Now I do. I recently had the pleasure of watching Ip Man 4: The Finale. Ip (Pronounced like the IP in chip, not like I.P.)

LeadershipNow 140: August 2020 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from August 2020 that you don't want to miss: Loss, grief, and fear can describe 2020. See why others are also describing it with hope, inspiration, and new beginnings:

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Who’s Accountable For Ethical Artificial Intelligence?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Who is accountable for ethical artificial intelligence? How do you build accountability into your organization's use of AI? I was recently invited to answer those questions in a guest blog post published on the EDUCAUSE Professional Development Commons and EDUCAUSE Review.

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Burnout to Breakthrough – Interview with Eileen McDargh

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’ve felt burned out over the past few months, you’re not alone. In this practical and hopeful episode, Hall of Fame Speaker and esteemed author Eileen McDargh gives you the tools to identify and overcome the main causes of burnout for […].

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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!

Leadership is About Elevating Others

Leadership Freak

We each have a responsibility to elevate each other. This is the essence of leadership—each of us is a leader because we each have the ability to enrich the lives of the people… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Leading

How to Decide Which Meetings to Skip

Next Level Blog

The number one business-related complaint I’ve been hearing from my coaching clients during the pandemic is that they are overwhelmed with a deluge of demand for participation in online meetings.

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Getting Clear Messages Shared Throughout Your Organization (When No One is in the Office)

Kevin Eikenberry

Communication is hard. Cascading communication – getting a clear and consistent message shared – is harder. Doing it remotely? That brings another level of complication.

How to Convince Your Leader(s) There is Always Time to Communicate


Something I often hear from leaders is, “I don’t have time to communicate.” It seems this statement comes from a perception that either there isn’t enough time to draft a plan or that more could be done in the time saved from drafting or sharing a plan. As a communicator, you likely hear this too.

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.

Sir Edmund Hillary Reveals Something More Satisfying than Climbing Everest

Leadership Freak

The top of the world straddles the border of Tibet and Nepal standing proudly at five and half miles high. Everest, named after the British Surveyor General of India Sir George Everest,… Continue reading → Humility Leading Servant-leadership Leadership Development

Seven Practices to Ensure Creative Brainstorming in a Virtual World

Engaging Leader

Many of us are used to generating our best ideas by tapping the creativity of a group of colleagues…in the same room with a whiteboard, flipchart, or sticky notes. The interpersonal dynamics and these tactile tools help make something magical happen in the brainstorming process.

Promoted During the Pandemic? Here’s Your Next Step

Kevin Eikenberry

One of the most challenging transitions of a career is to move into a leadership role for the first time. If you are doing it after being promoted to lead your former peers, it is even harder. We have helped leaders and organizations overcome those challenges for years.

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Connect to Protect Yourself from Harm of Social Isolation

Michael Lee Stallard

This excellent New York Times article, “ We’re All Socially Awkward Now ,” makes a compelling case that ongoing social isolation due to the physical separation required during the COVID-19 pandemic is diminishing connection skills and having a negative impact on emotional and physical health.

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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.

Living for Something Bigger than Yourself: The Obsession of Successful Leaders

Leadership Freak

Rise above self-obsession so you can live for something bigger than yourself. You might be self-obsessed if you: Always know the “right” way. Can’t take criticism.

What Are You Forgetting? Press Play on Video

Engaging Leader

Each year, our culture takes another leap in the digital revolution. This has sent video to the forefront of communication channels. Some examples. COVID-19 has forced Zoom meetings to become the backbone of our daily schedules.

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Struggling to Attract New Talent? Consider Offering These Unique Benefits

Chart Your Course

Perhaps no process is more vital to business strategy than effective hiring. With the right people in your organization, delighting your customers, innovating new solutions and igniting your company vision becomes infinitely more attainable.

Unwrapping and Managing Difficult Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Beth Miller: We’ve all been challenged with at least one difficult person at work. Why do they have to be so rude, dismissive, abrasive, etc.?

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.

Don’t Pretend Things Smell Good when they Stink – Instead Shift Focus

Leadership Freak

Relentless problems feel like driving around with garbage in the backseat. You wonder if the journey’s worth it. Don’t pretend things smell good when they stink. Dig into problems, but don’t set up… Continue reading → Optimism Solutions Leadership organizational success

How to Keep Your Remote Team On The Right Track

Lead from Within

Something I’ve been hearing lately from my executive leadership coaching clients is that their teams aren’t functioning as well remotely as they were when they worked face to face. Among the top symptoms productivity and effectiveness have decreased. Frustrating as it is, none of this is surprising.

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Two Types of Behavior to Influence for Change to Happen

Change Starts Here

During change, there are two types of behavior we need to influence in order to get the result we’re striving for. I’ll call them Future State Behaviors and Change Behaviors, to describe their relationship to the change initiative.

The question you may ask yourself is: what does it take?

CEO Insider

In this crisis, leaders are faced with an unprecedented set of simultaneous challenges.

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.