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The Best Leadership Books of 2021

Leading Blog

The political environment in the United States as elsewhere is driven by fear-based narratives. And that feeds our approach in society at large. It leads to short-term thinking. That’s not the way to lead. Leadership is about hope.

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What Are the Three Things That Leaders Do?

Lead Change Blog

No matter what the situation, setting, or method of communication, leaders frequently and consistently do these things. . Leaders challenge us. They believe every person has hidden potential and is capable of growing and achieving more. They challenge us by: Expanding our vision.

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In Praise of Praise: 5 Ways to Enhance the Power of Your Appreciation

RapidStart Leadership

Praise is one of the most powerful tools available to a leader; here are 5 ways you can use it to inspire, motivate, and even change lives. The post In Praise of Praise: 5 Ways to Enhance the Power of Your Appreciation appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Essential Steps for Leaders Who Feel Overwhelmed

Joseph Lalonde

Leaders in business may often find themselves feeling overwhelmed. When you have a lot to do and only a limited amount of time to use, it can seem like you’re never really going to be able to get everything done.

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3 Leadership Behaviors that Drive Loyalty & Engagement

Nothing motivates employees more than a great boss. Learn how to be one. Download your guide today!

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Bosses and Burnout: Three Things Leaders Should Know

RapidStart Leadership

Burnout on the job is costing us more than we think; here are three things we need to know to protect our teammates and minimize the damage. The post Bosses and Burnout: Three Things Leaders Should Know appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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10 Powerful Phrases For Positive Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

The world is full of negativity. You turn on the TV to a news station and you quickly discover this. Negativity sells. It’s a sad state of affairs. We’re inundated with negativity and it brings us down. I was thankful to recently be a guest at a BNI networking meeting.

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Crutch Phrases That Weaken Our Leadership

RapidStart Leadership

The crutch phrases we use often weaken our efforts to lead instead of strengthening them; here are three examples to avoid. The post Crutch Phrases That Weaken Our Leadership appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Setting Stretch Goals? Build in Ethics

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Employers using stretch goals to motivate employees to higher levels of performance need to take note of the ethical risk. If the push for higher performance doesn't come with an emphasis on ethical behavior, it may be encouraging cheating.

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Why Content Isn’t King in Leadership Communications

Leading Blog

S OME of my executive clients believe, instinctively, that content is king. They maintain that “useful information” is a crucial driver of effective leadership—that their job is primarily to educate and inform their teams with facts and figures.

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How to Give Difficult Feedback to Your Boss (Even When You’re Scared)

Let's Grow Leaders

To Ensure Your Upward Feedback is Received Well, Start with Connection and Intention. You have some difficult feedback for your boss, but you’re not quite sure they’re ready to hear it. It might feel safer to stay silent.

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2023 Biweekly, Monthly & Semi-Monthly Payroll Calendar Templates

"When is payday?" It's a question every payroll manager or business owner has been asked at some point in their career. We can help with that. We have helpful resources like these payroll calendar templates so you can prepare for payday. Download yours today!

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My Favourite Podcast Guest Moments And Insights From 2021

Tanveer Naseer

As I mentioned in some of my episodes for my podcast “Leadership Biz Cafe”, 2021 marks the 10th year that I’ve been hosting this podcast. Although this is without question a major milestone to reach for any podcast, I never got around to making plans to celebrate this achievement on.

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Balanced Effectiveness at Work

Lead Change Blog

Do you hold on to an internal belief that “somehow, someday” you’ll get caught up? Do you constantly have an internal dialog about not doing enough?

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The 5 Most Important and Critical Skills for Jobs of the Future

Career Advancement

“Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time and energy needed to develop yourself.” – Denis Waitley. According to the World Economic Forum, five years from now, over one-third of the skills that are important on the job today will have become irrelevant.

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5 Ways to Serve a Stressed Out Team

Nathan Magnuson

Stress and resilience have been my most requested leadership topics for over a year now. Just recently, I received another request. ( You can join this one on 9/23! Leaders want to know: how can I lead my team when they’re at a breaking point?

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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The Blight of Soul-Crushing Useless Negative Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t let useless negative feedback sap your team’s motivation. Negative feedback is destructive and all-too-common. There are three common problems that erode the power of these conversations. . My phone buzzed with a text message from Amena, a junior manager.

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How to Deal with Team Conflict

Let's Grow Leaders

Handling team conflict well distinguishes outstanding leaders. You’ve got a clear focus on what matters most, your team seems to work well together, but then you get that call: “I need to talk to you about…” It’s conflict, a disagreement, or a clash of personalities.

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5 Books Leaders Should Read In April 2021

Joseph Lalonde

It’s hard to believe we’re already at the end of March. April is just around the corner. And you know what that means. Today is the day I bring you 5 books leaders should read in the following month.

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Delegate Better: Three Ways to Get the Results You Want

RapidStart Leadership

To delegate better, it helps to put more energy into the start of the process. With the help of a story about a naturalist stranded on a frozen lake in the Canadian sub-arctic, here are three ways to begin so that we get what we need at the end.

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Digitizing Logistics: Harness the Power of Data in 4 Steps

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects using different types of data.

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How Values Change Everything

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton of values as a critical element in enabling and focusing individual and collective success. Values shape your life, leadership, career and relationships.

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Leading Thoughts for December 16, 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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How Smart Leaders Help a Team Work Better Together: Plan Breakdowns

Let's Grow Leaders

Expect common breakdowns to help your team work better together. Does your team get derailed by miscommunication, hurt feelings, customer service challenges, or another department’s dropped balls? These common relationship breakdowns don’t surprise effective leaders.

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Resilience In Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

There is probably not a single corporate or business leader on planet Earth who will admit that the business they lead has no mission statement, business values or a sense of purpose. Yet a Deloitte study released in May 2020 when most of the world was in lockdown, the pandemic.

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Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.

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Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring

Lead Change Blog

As the workplace has become more diverse, mentoring has become more challenging. Mentors and mentees may come from very different backgrounds and have a limited understanding of each other’s cultures and outlooks.

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How to Become Your Boss’s Favorite Employee

Career Advancement

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” ” – Andrew Carnegie.

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6 Barriers to Achieving Your Dream Job

Nathan Magnuson

Photo by Randy Tarampi on Unsplash. One of the highlights of last year was the time I spent hosting a webinar on dream jobs with my brother, U.S. Marine Harrier pilot Capt Cale “Rowdy” Magnuson.

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How to Accidentally Sabotage Team Innovation

Let's Grow Leaders

How to Inspire Better Team Innovation and Problem Solving It’s tragic when your attempt to protect your team members actually sabotages team innovation. If you really want a courageous culture, that means you go first. Your team is watching both what you […].

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10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

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Get Your Team Back on Track – Leading Through Distractions

Let's Grow Leaders

Last-minute fire drills, interruptions, and real emergencies can become a permanent way of life. Get your team back on track by planning ahead with these five steps. It’s a common lament: “It’s so crazy around here. We never know what’s going to […].

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5 Books Leaders Should Read In March 2021

Joseph Lalonde

Every month, I try to bring you 5 great books to read for the following month. The books may be old, semi-recent, or even releasing soon. This month, the books will be mostly brand new books. I’ve had the opportunity to look at quite a few new books this month and they’ve been fantastic.

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Courage to Lead: Re-looking the Role of Courage in Leadership

RapidStart Leadership

Having the courage to lead is more than just stepping forward, there is something else we have to do with that courage if we really want to lead well. The post Courage to Lead: Re-looking the Role of Courage in Leadership appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Navigating Paradox: Shift Your Perspective

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is a Paradox? "A A paradox is a statement that contradicts itself, or that must be both true and untrue at the same time." --Literaryterms.net. Just like the many facets of a cut gem, there are multiple dimensions to issues and problems.

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7 Ways To Avoid Today's HR Compliance Risks

With remote work on the rise, salary history bans in effect, and Fair Workweek laws passed, HR compliance has become more challenging. Discover the 7 most prominent HR compliance hurdles of today, and learn how to avoid them detailed in Paycor’s recent guide!