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Leading Thoughts for October 21, 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.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From A Night At The Roxbury

Joseph Lalonde

A Night At The Roxbury was a spin-off movie from Saturday Night Live. It starred The Roxbury guys Doug (Chris Kattan) and Steve Butabi (Will Ferrell). These guys would go out clubbing in their rayon suits and try to pick up women. Their methods were crude and ineffective. They were trainwrecks.


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World Values Day: Reconnecting Through Values

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Tomorrow is World Values Day, an annual campaign to increase the awareness and practice of values around the world. This year's core theme is about reconnecting.

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Things that Ruin Leaders

Leadership Freak

Losing yourself and finding yourself ruins leaders. Most of us are still finding ourselves. We live to please our parents, teachers, bosses, lovers, and friends.

Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

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

8 Meticulous Hiring Tactics to Land the Best People

Leading Blog

Y OUR organization’s success comes down to who you hire. Just as great coaches don’t win many games without great players, great managers aren’t successful without the right people on their team. Finding, hiring, and developing great performers is the most important part of every manager’s job.

3 Great Resources On Slowing Down

Joseph Lalonde

The world tells us that we have to always be on. There’s no stopping us if we don’t slow down. I’ve felt extremely weary of this kind of advice. It tears us down. It makes us tired. After the year of COVID, I’ve heard from other leaders that they’re tired as well.

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I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

Leadership Freak

Individualism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto. Acting independently might feel good, but leaders act with the interest of others in mind.

How Do I Build Leadership Tenacity and Grit?

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you tap into the grit and tenacity when you are exhausted? In this week’s Asking for a Friend I speak with World Class Ultra Triathlete, Kurt Madden, who is also CEO of The Collaborative, about leadership tenacity and grit. What is tenacity? And where does it come from?

Choosing Your Open Door

Joseph Lalonde

It’s often been said that when God closes one door, He opens another. We see this as people lose jobs, get demoted, or choose another path. I wholeheartedly believe God opens doors. It’s what He does. He gives us opportunities to move into new territories.

Different Doesn’t Have to Mean Worse

Kevin Eikenberry

Quick – what do you think of first when you hear the word “different?” Once you get past judging yourself or wondering why I asked you the question, or wondering what the right answer is, chances are a bunch of thoughts, feelings and experiences come to your mind.

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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.


Leadership Freak

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Jane Finette to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of her new book, Unlocked: How Empowered Women Empower Women.…

10 Most-Read Blogs on Leadership & Communication in Q3 2021


This is the time of year I like to reflect on what’s worked well over the past several months, so I can take what has forward as I plan for the year ahead. If you find yourself with a few extra minutes, take a look here at some of our recent most-read content.

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How to Prevent the Risk of Occupational Lung Disease (Silicosis) in Blasting

Strategy Driven

Currently, lung diseases have an increasing frequency and remain a problem of public health worldwide.

What Culture Really Is – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Culture is a much-used word, at work and in our personal lives. And it’s usually over-complicated. In today’s episode, I’m sharing a story from my family’s past to help you better (and more simply) understand exactly what culture is and isn’t.

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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.

How to Lean into the Curve – Lessons two Horses Taught Me

Leadership Freak

I don’t remember wanting a horse, but one day a white gelding showed up for me to try out. Like some people I know, he loved going fast. Once he got up to… Continue reading → Change Leading self reflection Vision sudden changes

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Building Trust in a Climate of Constant Change

CEO Insider

Two significant challenges exist for leaders in maintaining the trust of their employees. One is the reality of the old saying, “The only constant is change.” The second is effective performance management in the midst of constant change.

8 Tips on Becoming a Successful Real Estate Agent

Strategy Driven

Becoming a real estate agent can sound very appealing when you think about the flexible hours, large commissions, and the satisfaction of helping people sell a house. But beyond the trappings, there is some serious work that goes on.

Building Confidence in Yourself and Others

Kevin Eikenberry

I have two quick questions for you. First, in general, what is your confidence level? And in general, how would your results change if your confidence was higher?

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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.

7 Simple Things That Strengthen Clarity During Complexity

Leadership Freak

When complexities fill your mind, worry weakens your knees. Complexity drives out clarity. Shadows become reality. Dread dilutes ability. Anxiety displaces confidence. Feeling overwhelmed is inevitable when complexity banishes simplicity. Any fool can… Continue reading → Encouragement Leadership Development Personal Growth Growth Leadership simple path simple wisdom state of confusion

Why is Your Boss a Weak Leader?

The Practical Leader

Have you lost the boss lottery? Did the boss quiz show your boss is a poor leader? As you decide how to lead your leader, it can be helpful to understand where he or she is coming from. Some bad bosses are bad people.

7 Steps To Establish A Strong Brand

Strategy Driven

When you run a business it’s crucial that you develop a memorable brand. In a world of similar products, your brand makes you unique. To create a strong brand you’ll need a solid strategy to make progress. These seven tips will help you to create a brand that drives success. 1.Target market research.

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Overcome Kubernetes Data Gravity and Accelerate Digital Transformation

CEO Insider

The need for remote work solutions prioritized a shift to the cloud – and for some organizations, that meant choosing short-term or patchwork solutions jerry-rigged out of existing legacy technologies just to get through the crisis.

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.

Your Consulting Firm Can Simultaneously Win More and Deliver More. Here’s How.

David A Fields

Running a consulting firm means constantly balancing the two sides of the consulting cycle: Winning Engagements and Profitably Creating Value for your clients. How do you build both sides of the cycle at once? Life’s great as your consulting firm is bustling through projects.

The Great Capitulation: Here’s Why You’re Losing Too Many Good People

Art Petty

Here's a Fun-Fact from my Career Reinvent Boot Camp programs: 50% of participants would prefer to reinvent their careers (change what they do) without leaving your organization. Unfortunately, most of them end up leaving your firm.

Preparing your eCommerce store for Christmas

Strategy Driven

After the excitement of Halloween has passed, Christmas comes straight to the fore. Decorations pop up everywhere, with multicoloured lights lining the streets or poised invitingly around shop windows. But how can our online stores join in?

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Storytelling is the Skill You Need to Work On

CEO Insider

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is the most important skill or competency that great leaders share. I’m pressed for this all the time, so I’ve done a lot of reflecting on my answer: in my opinion, one of the most crucial skills a leader can have is his or her ability to […].

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!

The Great Capitulation: Here’s Why You’re Losing Too Many Good People

Management Excellence

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Leadership Caffeine™—The Imperative to Think Differently About Managing and Leading

Art Petty

Now is not the time for the dominant logic surrounding managing and leading to prevail. That's how we got here, and "here" isn't so great. It's essential we find better ways to inspire, motivate, and engage great people who want to make a difference in our organizations.

Augmented Reality based Indoor Navigation: Available Tracking Systems and Challenges

Strategy Driven

Even after a substantial penetration of digital platforms into our lives, the need to move around physical spaces hasn’t been ruled out yet. In most cases, having an address, name and set of coordinates can make this task straightforward via using GPS on your phone.

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3 Tips for Single Mom CEOs in The Workplace

CEO Insider

Working while raising a child can be a challenge. Working while raising a child as a single mother brings on an entirely new list of challenges. I happen to be a single mother and have learned a tremendous amount during the process.

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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!