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Stay Indispensable by Cultivating These Key Ingredients

Leading Blog

I N 1984 a typical business competency would last 30 years. Today, it’s more akin to five. We’re changing jobs more than ever and pursuing multiple careers and projects simultaneously. Take a moment to consider how many jobs you’ve had and how many careers you’re yet to embark upon?

How much do you invest in leadership development?

Lead Change Blog

There is no doubt that we live in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. Leaders work in increasingly flatter and leaner organisations. They are more diverse, culturally, and generationally. Their work is more likely to be virtual, than working alongside, and navigating the virtual world brings different demands. Leaders also increasingly work in resource-starved environments where demands seem much more significant.

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When Your Well Runs Dry

Joseph Lalonde

Lately, I’ve felt uninspired. What used to drive me to write has left me feeling empty and dry. I think my well is close to empty. My well is dry. Authors, content creators, leaders, and more have a well they go to. This well helps them find new content and ideas to present to their […].

4 Tips for Improving Work/Life Balance

Career Advancement

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” ” ~ Arianna Huffington.

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Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

Leading Thoughts for October 15, 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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REWIRE Your Thinking And Transform Your Life

Lead Change Blog

In today’s world, with contradicting advice on how to live within the constraints of the coronavirus and the many other crises, it’s common to feel as if life is happening to you; however, those rumors aren’t true. In fact, it was Buddha who once said, “ The mind is everything.

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Why Leaders Need To Express More Gratitude During Challenging Times

Tanveer Naseer

During challenging times, it’s critical that leaders boost their communication time to provide clarity and assurance to their employees.

Restoring Faith in Humanity One Act at a Time

RapidStart Leadership

The way things seem to be going we may be tempted to lose our faith in humanity. But a simple act by a stranger this weekend shows that perception is flawed, and offers clues as to how we can keep it that way.

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When DIY Leadership Gets in Your Way

Lead Change Blog

Let’s face it. There are times when it’s best to “do it yourself.” You could or should delegate , but who has time to fix the mess on the backend? I mean, if you can do it smarter, cheaper, faster, and right—then just DIY. Or at least that’s how your gut tells you to lead. If you haven’t felt this tension in a while, get yourself an intern. I remember the first time I brought a capable young leader under my wing. What a wake-up call that was.

How a Coffee Cup Can Improve Your Meetings – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

No engagement. No participation. Can’t get people to speak up. These are just a few of the many issues that we have with virtual meetings. And in this video, I am demonstrating 4 ways that a simple cup can help improve your virtual meetings.

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.

Help Your Team To Thrive

Joseph Lalonde

Leaders have a really cool opportunity to help their team members in a way many other people cannot. Leaders are able to help their team members realize and thrive in their zones of brilliance. I was reminded of this because of something our church does.

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How to Prevent Big Mouths From Hijacking Your Virtual Meeting

Let's Grow Leaders

The pivot to more virtual meetings didn’t create this problem. Anyone who has ever run more than a meeting or two knows the challenge of managing the person who just can’t seem to shut up. It’s extra tricky when they’re a high-performer […]. The post How to Prevent Big Mouths From Hijacking Your Virtual Meeting appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Leading Remote Teams better meetings dealing with a loud mouth virtual meetings

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Minimum Standard Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I tell my students that if you go through life just reaching for the minimum standard, you end up with a minimum standard life. The good things in life, including success and happiness are more likely to happen when we reach higher than the baseline that is expected of us.

Put in the Big Rocks: How to Do Things that Matter Most Before it’s too Late

Leadership Freak

It’s heartbreaking to waste yourself on small rocks – things that matter less – while neglecting things that matter more. Stephen R. Covey taught leaders to put in the “Big Rock” first. It’s… Continue reading → Leading

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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 Jurassic Park 3

Joseph Lalonde

Today’s Reel Leadership article is a blast from the past. The leadership lessons are coming to you from the 2001 dinosaur movie Jurassic Park III. Jurassic Park III revisits the story of Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) while introducing Paul Kirby (William H. Macy) and Amanda Kirby (Tea Leoni).

This Strategic Pivot to Address COVID Will Help Your Business Thrive

Lead Change Blog

There’s only so many COVID-related fires you can put out before you choke on the smoke yourself. This is what the founder and CEO of a tech manufacturing startup with 180 employees realized in early June as his beleaguered team addressed a host of problems. They had to deal with cancelled orders and supply chain disruptions, as well as employees needing more flexible schedules or being unable to work remotely due to inadequate home office setups.

Are Doctors Great Leaders? Well, some of them…

N2Growth Blog

Apparently, Zocdoc is doing something right. Their early investors are a ‘Who’s Who’ list of innovators and billionaires, including Marc Benioff, Founder’s Fund , Khosla Ventures, Bezos Expeditions , and Goldman Sachs.

High Stress to High Value: Handling Hot Potatoes

Leadership Freak

Others handle day-to-day challenges. But the hot potato lands in your hands. Passing the buck in a high stress situation means you’ve reached your peak.

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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!

The Next Hurdle – Coming Back to the Office or Not?

Kevin Eikenberry

Several months ago, without much warning, but much fanfare, your team was asked to work from home. Everyone worked hard to figure out how to make it work. And while it isn’t perfect (nor was it before March of 2020), most people have figured out how to at least get by – and maybe do […].

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Two Decision-Making Actions that Will Save You Months of Frustration

Let's Grow Leaders

Too many decision-making meetings devolve into frustrating, passive wastes of time. In this episode, you’ll get two actions you can take to ensure you make smarter, faster decisions that energize your team.

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Today’s Urgent Need to Manage Emotional Health with Connection

Michael Lee Stallard

Article Published by Soundview Magazine Connection is more critical today than ever. That’s the topic that I addressed in an article recently published by Soundview Magazine , a publication that gives readers the opportunity to learn key concepts from the best new business books.

Why Purpose Matters: The 7 Powers of Purpose

Leadership Freak

A leader without purpose is lost in a world of opportunity. The 7 powers of purpose: Grit. A leader with purpose has reason to fight through adversity. “If If we possess our why of… Continue reading → Purpose

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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.

Save Some Money Today – Get Results for a Lifetime

Kevin Eikenberry

It’s that time of the year. Time to look at the budget, see what’s left, and use it to the greatest possible impact. And while this activity comes around every year, this has hardly been a normal year. That’s why we have offered some “COVID-19 discounts” for the past several months.

Three Ways to Keep the Playing Field Level as Work Continues to Change

Next Level Blog

One of the things I’ve heard a lot from leaders during the pandemic is that it has leveled the playing field for the people on their teams. When most everyone is working from home, mastery of face time around the office becomes much less of a factor.

It’s Great to Lead with Smart Experiments

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Steven K. Gold, M.D.: Leadership is all about decision and action. As leaders, our goal is to make the best decisions that lead to the most productive actions. As the world becomes less certain, even highly unpredictable, how do we go about optimizing our chances for success?

Hired at 25 – Fired at 35: The Turning Point for the CEO of Dunkin Donuts

Leadership Freak

Robert Rosenberg (Bob) was 25 years old when his dad asked him to take over the family business. It was 1963. Thirty-five years later the company (Dunkin Donuts) had grown from a 10… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Humility Leading humility

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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.

10 Most-Read Blogs on Leadership & Communication in Q3 2020


As we continue to adjust and reinvent how we lead and communicate during the pandemic, we want to continue to take a look at what content has been most popular among our readers. So, in case you missed any posts, here’s the top content others found most helpful in Q3.

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How to “Manage” A Blue Lobster

Mills Scofield

As we think ahead to the surreality of these times, many of us are trying to figure out how to support, encourage, understand our employees, in particular, how to find, nurture and develop our blue lobsters. So, I adapted this ‘ oldie ’ to remind us how, before I even knew about blue lobsters.

How To Make Sure You Are Living Up to Your Potential

Lead from Within

No matter how well you’re doing and how many skills you’ve acquired, you may not be fully living up to your leadership potential.

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The First Step Toward a Compelling Reason for Leading

Leadership Freak

A leader without purpose aimlessly jostles on well-worn paths. A leader with purpose climbs through the fog. Purpose pulls leaders into the future with courage and vitality. Purpose is: Light in the eyes.… … Continue reading → Leading Purpose leadership success

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.