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4 Questions to Ask BEFORE Initiating a Difficult Conversation

Nathan Magnuson

Join Nathan’s 30 minute webinar “ Mastering REALLY Difficult Conversations ” on Oct 28 at 12pm CST. Something happened at work that set off your alarm bells. Maybe you’re a nurse and the physician ordered a drug you think may trigger an allergic reaction from the patient.

Creatures Of Habit

Joseph Lalonde

Unsurprisingly, we are creatures of habits. We do what we have regularly practiced. You may notice that every time you grab your phone, you press the Facebook app icon. You browse for 30 minutes. Then you try to remember why you picked up your phone. Or, maybe, you like to play games.


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The Journey to Authentic Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The journey to authentic leadership is not an easy one. It's full of challenges, and it requires developing a high level of self- and other-awareness over time.

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TD Magazine Shines Spotlight on Emotional Compensation in October Issue

Michael Lee Stallard

I’ve shared my thoughts about the importance of emotional compensation several times on the blog this year. It’s one of the strategies firms can use to create an environment where employees truly want to be – an essential asset during the “Great Resignation.”

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

How to Act Like the CEO when You’re Not

Leadership Freak

A coaching client said, “I need to think of myself as the mini-ceo.” He and his team manage a $2 billion year over year growth plan. You don’t want to walk around like… Continue reading → Leading

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Venom: Let There Be Carnage is the sequel to the 2018 Venom movie. Starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom, the movie picks up shortly after the original ended. Venom is still being sought by law enforcement. Eddie is still a disgraced reporter.

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Is Your Leadership Driving Success Or Pushing Mediocrity?

Tanveer Naseer

If you’re in the leadership space, it’s hard not to notice the ongoing debate over remote working versus getting everyone to return to the office. While every industry and organization has to decide for themselves what’s the best approach to take for everyone involved, there’s been a number of key.

Courage: You Have What You Seek

Leadership Freak

The Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz sought what he had. #1. Courage is taking the next step again. The Cowardly lion was afraid, but he kept going. Congratulations! You showed up… Continue reading → Courage courage courageous action courageous leaders


Are You Hallucinating?

Joseph Lalonde

Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd president of the United States Of America, said “Vision without execution is hallucination.” ” Let’s think about that for a minute. Many leaders have a great vision. They’ve laid out everything they want to accomplish.

Authentic Leadership: 5 Big Mistakes that Can Derail Your Influence

Let's Grow Leaders

Impactful authentic leadership requires careful judgment and context. Authentic leadership matters even more during times of stress, uncertainty, and change. Of course, you want your team to be real with you. You can’t help them if you don’t know what’s really going on.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

What Leaders Can Learn from the Most Efficient Exit Interview Ever

Next Level Blog

A few weeks ago, I was in a conversation with a group of senior managers when one of them told a story that put what has come to be known as The Great Resignation in sharp relief.

6 Questions Smart Leaders Ask Themselves When Giving Ownership

Leadership Freak

What is my attitude about letting go of things? Leaders who are reluctant to give ownership always end up doing other people’s work.

The Art of Listening for What’s Not Being Said: Top 10 Tips


There’s a common formula known as the 7-38-55 rule that indicates only 7 percent of meaning is conveyed through the words we speak, and the remaining percent of meaning is informed by tone of voice (38 percent) and body language (55 percent).

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Good Comes First with Chris Edmonds and Mark Babbitt

Let's Grow Leaders

As a business leader, how do you create a purposeful, positive, and productive work environment for you employees and customers while improving your bottom line? In short, “good” comes first. Your culture is imperative.

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.

Be A Better Leader - 20 Leadership Hacks For Managers.

Rich Gee Group

I managed large teams for over 15 years in corporate and have been coaching C-Level clients for 15 more. During this time, I've probably run into every scenario a manager can experience. Here are my top 20 hacks to make you a better leader (in no special order): 1.


Leadership Freak

Imagine bouncing out of bed anxious for work, not anxious about work. Imagine you’re fired up, not burned-out. Imagine clarity replaces confusion. Imagine the person you plan to fire decides to quit.

Lessons from Intermittent Fasting – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Don’t let that title scare you. I am not turning this into a health series and I am not selling any supplements. ?? A few of months ago, I decided I wanted to get rid of my “COVID 19” Pounds that is. So I studied up on intermittent fasting and then I went to work. […].

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Turn That Frown Upside Down: Top Tips For Happier Employees

Strategy Driven

While there are many different ways you can set out to future-proof your business , maintaining employee satisfaction is one of them. This is because employees serve as the ‘face’ of your company, interacting with your clients day in, day out.

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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.

3 Steps Towards Improved Communications in the Workplace

CEO Insider

Imagine the following scenario: A business leader is excited about a project, and he calls someone into their office to talk about it. After they have enthusiastically shared their thoughts, they say: “Okay, go take care of it.”

4 Ways to Stop Resisting Breakthrough

Leadership Freak

You might be working so hard for a breakthrough that you push it away. I’m convinced that some breakthroughs are missed because we have the wrong expectations. A breakthrough doesn’t arrive on schedule.… … Continue reading → Innovation Leading Marks of leaders business breakthroughs creativity fear

Celebrating Birthdays at Work

Kevin Eikenberry

Birthdays. We all have them, once a year. What can/should/might we do to celebrate birthdays at work? Is that the role of the leader? How has this changed if the team is remote or hybrid?

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6 Effective Digital Marketing Tips for Entrepreneurs To Increase Returns on Investment

Strategy Driven

A majority of content consumption has been taking place online, especially in the last 2 years. Hence, going digital is the key for any entrepreneur. Sharing content via online platforms is the prime way to increase brand awareness, attract potential customers and in turn increase ROI.

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.

Weekly Round-Up: 17 Best Ways to Retain Employees, 4 Ways Leaders Are Rainbows, 12 Phrases to Avoid, 5 Bad Leadership Behaviors, Improving Employee Retention With Data


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

Could Hiring this Sales Pro Help Your Consulting Firm?

David A Fields

Meet Sheila. She’s a sales wizard. Fearless, charismatic, bright, resilient, persistent. Should you hire her to improve (or take over) your consulting firm’s business development efforts?

How to empower your people to become your greatest risk management asset

CEO Insider

Do you think about the ‘power of your people’?

4 Proven Growth Strategies for Small Business Owners

Strategy Driven

Growing a successful business is often about grit, positioning and strategy , partnerships, and a smidge of luck. Unfortunately, most people assume that successful business owners just got lucky.

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!

What Makes a Good Leader?

The Center For Leadership Studies

In a world where many try to jump into the spotlight and create the false impression they have discovered something that nobody before them has ever considered, Angela Duckworth provides a welcome alternative. First off, she is one of the best communicators on the planet.

Leading Thoughts for October 7, 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. Elon Musk with a counterpoint to the idea to just trust the process: “I don’t believe in process.

The Secrets of Power Pitching – Pivot Your Story

CEO Insider

I still remember the best pitches I’ve ever heard over a decade later. I don’t remember the CAC or the LTV. I don’t even remember the business model or the revenue projections. Truly exceptional pitches are that memorable and it’s all because of how their story is told.

How To Start A Coffee Shop Business

Strategy Driven

Many people try and fail to make a new cafe work. It takes time and patience and above all quality and location. It is a shame that so many fail.

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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!