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5 Ways to Lead with Empathy

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Many managers strive to be one. But being a first-time manager requires a whole new set of skills —for example, emotional intelligence—that are more important than technical expertise. Communication Connectedness Emotions Empathy EQ Leadership Management Relationships

8 Steps for Dealing with An Underperforming Employee

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Because the process feels uncomfortable and managers don’t have a plan to follow, they either do a poor job at addressing underperformance or they just don’t do it all. Managers can confidently and successfully deal with underperforming employees by following an eight-step plan.

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4 Tips for Being a Trusted Servant Leader in a Toxic Culture

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By the way, organizational politics is really just “relationship management.” “How do you practice servant leadership and build trust in a toxic culture where servant leadership isn’t valued, and can even be looked upon as being a weakness?”

Do You Trust Your Team Enough to Go on Vacation?

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Do you have low trust in your team’s ability to manage without you? Trust never takes a vacation. When you go on holiday this summer, will you be preoccupied with how things are going at work?

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!

4 Ways Managers Cheat Their Employees

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As a manager you may have never thought of it this way, but there are times when you cheat your employees. Here are four common ways manager’s cheat their team members: 1. Prior to being a manager, the odds are that you were a top performer on your team.

Simple Truths of Leadership Turn Common Sense into Common Practice

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Here are a few sample questions: Do you have confidence in my leadership/management abilities? Leadership is a complex endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. We often tend to make things more complicated than they need to be and that’s true in the field of leadership.

The Fickle Nature of Good Character and Trust

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He informed his team that, in his previous employment, he was a midlevel manager for Enron and lost his pension due to their fraudulent misdeeds. The following article is a guest post from my friend and colleague, Brock Brown.

How to Talk About Your Crummy Ex-Employer in a Job Interview

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Madeleine’s Advice for the Well Intentioned Manager is a regular Saturday feature for a very select group: well intentioned managers. My colleague, Madeleine Blanchard , writes a regular column for the LeaderChat blog titled, “Ask Madeleine.”

I’ve Led Hybrid Teams for 15 Years – Here’s the Truth About What Works

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Years ago, when I decided to allow team members to work from home a few days a week, I worked with my managers to create an elaborate schedule of the days team members would WFH and be in the office. Performance Management. Are they manageable?

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Build Trust by Sitting on The Same Side of The Table

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Communication Conflict Management Trust Labor NegotiationBy their very nature, unionized workplaces and industries often promote a culture of distrust between stakeholders.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Use This Survey to Conduct a Trust Tune-Up with Your Team

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Remember the old management saying, “What gets measured gets managed?” If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it. If you’re like millions of other people, you’ve been working remotely part or full-time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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6 Ways Leaders Build Trust During Change

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In my viewpoint, the biggest difference between being a “leader” and a “manager” is that leaders initiate change. Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash. Death and taxes have traditionally been viewed as the two guarantees in life, but I think a third item has officially made the list: change.

Newly Promoted Manager? Here are 10 Must-Have Items for Your Survival Kit

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Stepping into a management role for the first time is a daunting task for anyone. Most new managers are eager to make their mark as leaders and approach their supervisory opportunity with verve and enthusiasm, yet don’t have a good idea of the nature of managerial work.

4 Critical Needs of Employees During Coronavirus Lockdown

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Employees need to take responsibility for their own development and learn how to manage their motivational outlooks. Thanks to Tanmay Vora at QAspire.com for the sketchnote. Now, more than ever, people need leaders to step up and lead from the heart.

3 Assumptions That Keep Leaders from Building Trust

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It reminds me of the old project management adage: people don’t plan to fail; they just fail to plan. To build trust, I’m reminded of another project management adage: plan your work and work your plan.

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Forrester Research Report: How Sales and Marketing Intelligence Drive Improved Business Outcomes

In 2019, DiscoverOrg commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate sales and marketing intelligence practices in the B2B space. The primary takeaway? Forrester found only 1.2% of companies achieved a score indicating maturity in data management practices. However, organizations are fighting back - and winning.

10 Ways to Thank Your Employees That Means Everything to Them But Costs You Little

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In a team meeting one time, my manager took the time to physically walk around the table, pause behind each team member, place her hands on his/her shoulders, and say a few words about why she was thankful for that person.

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4 Ways Servant Leaders Use Power

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I explained that power is a dynamic present in all of our relationships and it’s one we need to properly manage to help our relationships develop to their fullest potential. Power. The word itself evokes a reaction. What thoughts or feelings do you have when you think of power?

10 Powerful Ways to Build Trust

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Communication Connectedness Control Dependability Fairness Feedback Honesty Humility Integrity Leadership Management Praising Recognition Relationships Sharing Information Trust Trust BoostersNow, more than ever, leaders need to decisively and powerfully nurture trust in the workplace.

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If You Build It, They Will Come – 4 Characteristics of Trustworthy Leaders

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ABCD Trust Model Leadership Management Trust Baseball Leading with Trust TrustworthinessI miss baseball. By this point in the MLB season in previous years, I would have attended a few Padres games at PETCO Park (one of the best ballparks to catch a game, IMHO) and watched several more on TV.

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Strong Winds Make Strong Trees – 3 Ways to Develop Resilient Team Members

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Micro-managing, questioning decisions, or removing decision-making authority from a team member squashes her self-confidence and stunts her growth. Leadership Learning Management Performance Management Problem Solving Relationships Challenges Resiliency Strength TreesMy little tree growing strong without the help of a stake. A few years ago, my father-in-law passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Think You’re Wise in Your Own Eyes? 4 Steps to Develop Leadership Humility

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One study showed that firms led by a CEO who scored high in humility developed management teams that were more likely to collaborate and make joint decisions, share information openly, and possess a shared vision. Unless you are the founder and owner of the company, you’ve been hired as a steward to manage and develop that which has been entrusted to you. Leaders who are wise in their own eyes seem to be the ones who get the most attention in our world.

The 5 Most Critical Leadership Skills Needed in 2020

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Managing change. Managing Change —’Change’ has officially been added to the list of things that are inevitable in life (joining the famous ‘death’ and ‘taxes’). Here are 6 Strategies for Helping Your Team Manage Change.

Avoid the 1 Mistake Managers Make When Trying to be Fair

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Fairness Leadership Management FairI coached youth baseball for over 15 years, from five-year old kids to 14-year-old teenagers, and at least two things were common across all the age groups: 1) the kids always kept score, and 2) they were the first ones to remind me if I wasn’t being fair.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

Why Leaders Should Make Love The Top Priority

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Authenticity Connectedness Leadership Listening Management Relationships Servant Leadership TED Talks Trust Vulnerability Love Matt TenneyI recently watched an excellent TED talk, which I think you’ll love, too.

Show and Tell – A Game Leaders Need to Play

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It’s important to not just stay up to speed on the technical aspects of your team’s work, but also on general leadership and management practices. Being a manager or leader is a mindset and skillset unto itself, and the best leaders are lifelong learners. Communication Connectedness Engagement Leadership Management Relationships Sharing Information Transparency Trust Show and TellDid you ever play the game Show and Tell when you were in elementary school?

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The X Factor of a Great Employee Experience

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The 2017 “Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement” report from the Society for Human Resource Management showed the top two contributors to employee satisfaction were respectful treatment of all employees at all levels (65 percent) and trust between employees and senior management (61 percent).

7 Gifts Every Leader Deserves This Christmas

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Actually, I think any person willing to step into a position of leading and managing others deserves whatever he/she wants for Christmas! Managing people can be quite stressful and it’s easy to get focused on all the problems that have to be solved and the fires that need putting out.

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.

4 Principles for Building Trust in a VUCA World

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It’s clearly a dynamic that leaders must manage in today’s world. Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity…over the last several years, the term VUCA has gained momentum in everyday life as a way to describe the fast-changing, chaotic, and unpredictable global environment in which we live and do business. Everywhere you look in leadership circles it’s VUCA this or VUCA that.

7 Ways to Tell If You’re a Boss or a Leader

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We see it all the time in our workplaces where supervisors or managers create toxic environments because of their need to exert authority and control. Leaders understand you have to manage the whole person; their heart, head, and hands. Bosses inspire fear / Leaders cultivate trust — Bosses manage through fear and coercion. Leadership Management Relationships Toxic Leadership boss Leader Manager“You’re not the boss of me!”

4 Steps to Break Out of Your Leadership Prison Cell

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Brand Leadership Management Purpose Values Alcatraz PrisonI recently spent time at Alcatraz…as a tourist, of course. The old federal penitentiary hasn’t housed prisoners since 1963. As a history nerd it was fascinating to walk the same halls as some of the world’s most famous criminals like Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, and Robert Stroud, the “birdman” of Alcatraz.

You Might Be A “Frankenboss” If…

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Avoid conflict – Successful leaders know how to effectively manage conflict in their teams. Good leaders learn how to diagnose the situation at hand and use the appropriate conflict management style. Meeting on a quarterly basis to review the employee’s goals and their progress towards attaining those goals is a good performance management practice. Frankenboss – noun; 1. A mean boss that terrorizes his or her employees; 2.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Confronting Poor Performance is a “Moment of Trust” – 5 Steps for Success

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Challenging Conversations Communication Feedback Leadership Performance Management Relationships Trust Poor PerformanceAddressing poor performance with an employee presents a leader with a “moment of trust” – an opportunity to either build or erode trust in the relationship. If you handle the situation with competence and care, the level of trust in your relationship can take a leap forward. Fumble the opportunity and you can expect to lose trust and confidence in your leadership.

9 Warning Signs of a Failing Employee

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I recently met with a group of HR professionals and line managers to debrief employee termination situations. Emotional instability – Part of being a mature adult is being able to manage your emotions and it’s critically important in a professional workplace. This is toxic and can be hard to manage because it manifests itself is so many ways that appear to be innocuous in and of themselves. “I’m sorry, we need to let you go.”. Oomph!