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The Story of U.S. Business Is the Story of Real Estate

Leading Blog

T HE STORY of American business is the story of real estate — a story of more than 200 years of claiming, seizing, developing, settling, and speculating in vast areas of land.

Positive Influence: The Leader Who Helps People Become Their Best Self

Lead Change Blog

According to Michael and Glenn Parker, there are four types of positive influence leaders, and we can all leverage the strengths of each to become the type of leader who helps people become their best self.


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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Free Guy

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. This weekend saw the release of Free Guy, a new Ryan Reynolds movie. Free Guy’s premise is that an NPC (non-playable character in video game speak) suddenly becomes self-aware. He no longer follows the programming he was given.

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Values-Based Culture: The Nudge

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I was driving recently when the car beside me started to veer over into my lane. I was able to avoid an accident, but it made me think about what happens when employees start "crossing the line" in organizations.

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7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

15 Attributes of Positively Energizing Leaders

Leading Blog

W HEN YOU HEAR the term positive leadership , it is easy to get cynical and think it is all happy-talk and disconnected from reality. But it isn’t. In fact, it is about those attributes that energize us and help us to deal with reality in a productive way.

Hey, Leader! Are You Hearing Voices?

Lead Change Blog

Strong leaders are surrounded by a plethora of voices. The challenge is knowing which ones to listen to—to which should I pay attention or seek out? Voices matter! Here are a few that will compete for your attention: The Client’s Voice. Everyone who wants to be successful listens to their target audience. What do they want? What do they need to be effective? How can you meet this need? Should you provide it? While the customer’s voice matters, don’t let it rule over you.

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The 5 Best Four-Letter Words Leaders Can Practice Today

Leadership Freak

Remarkable success begins simply. Fools make simple things complicated. Complexity leads to confusion. Confusion produces anxiety. Anxiety creates insecurity. Insecurity leads to stagnation. The 5 best four-letter words for leaders #1.

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Leading Thoughts for August 19, 2021

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.

Change Is Dead, Get Ready For Reinvention

Lead Change Blog

One thing that I think we can all agree on is that the last 18 months have changed forever the way we live and work. As much as people talk about things returning to normal, in my opinion, they never will. Too many parameters have changed, people’s mindsets and behaviours have changed, our business processes and systems have changed, and in many cases, our entire product offering has changed and adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients. .

Overcome the Great Resignation: How Great Leaders Put People Before Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

The Great Resignation is new–the art of cultivating loyalty is consistent.

The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.

Root Cause Analysis is Over-Rated – What to Do Instead

Leadership Freak

A car that won’t start requires root cause analysis. But people development and culture building may not.

The Most Valuable Characteristics Of A Good Leader

Tanveer Naseer

When you’re hiring a new employee, you want to make sure they are good leaders. Whether or not they’ll be in a leadership position, employees who can lead provide value to your business because they can help others, show initiative, and set an example. Leadership skills can be taught, which.

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Great Results Team Building

Dear Teachers –. Welcome to a new school year- . Having taught in public high schools for over two decades, I know how important preplanning time is! . You’re excited to get in your rooms and make copies and prepare your lesson plans . Ok, maybe not so excited about lesson plans ; ).

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You Are Not A Failure

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve been pondering the topic of failure lately. There’s an idea out there that when something you do fails, you are a failure. YOU are not a failure. You are something special. When something you do fails, it does not change who you are. Let’s talk about failure.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

The 4 Secrets of Graceful Leadership That Propel You to the Next Level

Leadership Freak

Passive patience disappoints. Grace sweetens bitter. Patience with people is: Accepting slower than expected progress. Withholding negative consequences for disappointing performance. Making room to learn from mistakes.

A Change You Have Control Over

Kevin Eikenberry

As you look into the future of work and your workplace, there is plenty of uncertainty. When things are uncertain, we don’t feel like we have much control of events and the future.

The Connection Between Change and Growth


Nearly 18 months in, many of us can say we have been changed by the pandemic in some way or another. Yes, we have adapted to different ways of working, learning and living, but we also may have emerged with a new perspective on life and a realignment of priorities.

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Are We Ignoring The Big Things?

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve written regularly about the power of the little things to move us forward in our careers and lives. These are the small, daily actions we take. They seem so insignificant that if we miss them, we get off track?

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5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

7 Ways to Immediately Open Your Mind to Useful Ideas

Leadership Freak

You can’t be open to everything. Open-minded leadership is a pernicious waste of time when you lose sight of outcomes. So how can you open your mind without wasting time on useless conversations?…

What To Do While You Wait – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I’m willing to bet that every day, we spend some amount of time waiting. Waiting on hold. Waiting on our food order. Waiting for our kids to get off the bus. Waiting, waiting, waiting. And I recently observed a group of people who were waiting for quite a long time.

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It’s Time to Push the Reset Button Again

Next Level Blog

Well, it looks like a lot of us, including me , called the end of the pandemic way too soon. Remember those blissful few months in the late Spring and early Summer when we were walking into restaurants and stores without a mask? Making plans to go back to the office in the Fall?

The Perfect, Consulting Firm Sales System

David A Fields

What would the perfect, consulting firm sales system include? Systems are the greatest. They help you master vital tasks and perform them more efficiently and effectively.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

The Five Faces of Curiosity

Leadership Freak

Curiosity applies to everything leaders do. Apart from curiosity, leaders… Feel defensive. Need obedient minions. Seldom connect. Tend to manipulate. Smart people practice curiosity. Everyone else gets dumb and dumber.


Anxiety at Work

Kevin Eikenberry

Even before a pandemic added to our anxieties on every possible level, there was already a serious problem with anxiety at work. While I’m not glad the problem has become more pervasive, I am very glad it is now more commonly discussed.

Best Practices for Employer Branding

Chart Your Course

It is widely believed that every company has several brands to market. The first brand is the product they sell. The second is their company culture and the way it is perceived by the public.

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The Lowdown on Influencer Marketing and How You Might Use It for Your Restaurant

Strategy Driven

As the owner or manager of a restaurant, it’s natural that you’re flat out looking at many of your business’s everyday operational components. However, to achieve tremendous growth and turn your restaurant into the powerhouse you hope it to be, it’s vital to market the brand and its wares.

How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Weekend Update: 8/9/2021 to 8/13/2021

Leadership Freak

This week the phrase, “Inappropriate persistence,” came to mind. Getting stuck is the result of inappropriate persistence. I’ve been there. How about you? Learning is an opportunity to defeat inappropriate persistence. And now… Continue reading → Leading Weekend Update


Five Simple Exercises to Build Your Hybrid Team

Kevin Eikenberry

In the early days of the pandemic, the rush was on for remote team building. People looked for ways to host virtual lunches, virtual happy hours, and other time-consuming, sometimes elaborate approaches to building teams virtually.

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Weekly Round-Up: Future of the Comms Function, Internal Comms Tools for 2021, Why Vaccine Mandates are Good for Business, Bond with New Hires Remotely, Incentives to Get Employees Vaccinated


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

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5 Convincing Benefits of Sustainable Business Practices

Strategy Driven

The concept of sustainability in business practices has rapidly gained importance over the years. There is growing awareness about crucial issues like global warming and the overuse of depleting resources among the masses.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.