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Leadership: Finding Your Sweet Spot

Lead Change Blog

Some leaders operate at the extremes—doing too much, then too little. They centralize, then they decentralize, only to centralize again. Some leaders delegate, but then swoop back in and grab control. What does it take to find the sweet spot in leadership?

Full-Spectrum Thinking

Leading Blog

F ULL-SPECTRUM THINKING is not common, and never has it been. And as the world becomes more complex, confused, and scrambled, it has never been more critical.

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Lead With A Positive Attitude

Joseph Lalonde

When you think of yourself, do you think of yourself as a positive leader? Or do you relate more to Eeyore from Winnie The Pooh? Eeyore is a lovable but pessimistic and gloomy friend of Winnie The Pooh. Nothing seems to go right for him. He’s always seeing the downside of life.

What Employees are Yearning For in Remote One-on-Ones

Let's Grow Leaders

If you really want to connect and support your team, there’s no better place to start than a great cadence of meaningful one-on-ones. And yet, even before this transition to remote work, when we would ask employees about their experience with one-on-ones, […].

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Leaders: Do You Know What Your Perception Gap Is?

Lead Change Blog

For many years I have been discussing how the skills of leaders needs to change to meet the needs and demands of the 21 st century workforce, and the recent pandemic has just highlighted this even more. According to a study by Gartner last year titled, “Reshaping Leadership for the Future,” 50% of leaders surveyed didn’t believe they’re well equipped to lead their organization into the future.

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Leading Thoughts for August 13, 2020

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. Tom Rath on self-absorption: “Life is not about you. It’s about what you do for others.

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Show Me Your Friends and I’ll Show You Your Future

Leadership Freak

John Donne wrote, “No man is an island…” Don’t treat yourself like an island during self-reflection. Our world expands when we understand ourselves in connection, not isolation. Self-reflection reeks of conceit when its… Continue reading → Leading


In praise of good trouble

Lead Change Blog

“Unbelievable how fast a year goes by! I just got the email that it’s time to fill out the 360 evaluation on the boss. Are we sticking with our usual ‘ he’s great’ storyline again this year?”. Well of course, we are. Why tell the truth and rock the boat? I don’t want to look for another job in this economy.”. This small work team had given their boss Joe good marks on his 360-evaluation for the last two years, even though those positives weren’t warranted.

The Critical Importance Of Self Awareness To Success

Tanveer Naseer

From Patrick Lencioni’s foreword of the Emotional Intelligence 2.0: “Not education. Not experience. Not Knowledge or intellectual horsepower. None of these serve as an adequate predictor as to why one person succeeds, and another doesn’t.

How to Encourage Your Team to Make Decisions

Kevin Eikenberry

In a world of constant change where the status quo is a myth, making decisions are part of the lifeblood of any successful organization. Leaders who try to make all those decisions will be pressed, stressed, and likely behind.

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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!

3 Ways to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough

RapidStart Leadership

How do you keep going when it is hard to keep going? These three ideas can help you finish whatever marathon you happen to be running. The post 3 Ways to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

Joseph Lalonde

The second film in the Indiana Jones series is actually a prequel. That’s right! Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom takes place before Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Did you know that? I didn’t until I began researching the film to write this article.

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Human Leadership is the Leadership We Need

Leading in Context

As we struggle with compounding challenges around the world, people are more and more frequently seeking information about human or humane leadership. Why is the topic so timely?

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The Danger of Being a Know-it-All – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

If you’re like me, you went to school for a long time. And 13 or more years will teach you that knowledge is what “wins” the game of school. So if knowledge is a good thing (and it is!), where’s the danger? Tweet it out: Make your goal to know more, not to know it […].

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Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

Comparative Self-Reflection: Stop Giving Yourself a Smoke Enema

Leadership Freak

In the late 1700’s tobacco smoke enemas were used to revive drowning victims, alleviate headaches, stop stomach cramps, even cure typhoid. The medical community built an enema kit for blowing smoke up you-know-where.… … Continue reading → Leading


Try This Powerful, Simple Technique to Improve Your Leadership

Let's Grow Leaders

One of the best ways to improve your leadership is to reflect on how it feels to be led. I’ve had some amazing bosses over the years who taught me a great deal through their words. But mostly by their actions. I’m […].

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The Call of “Not Knowing”– How Uncertainty is Still the Test of Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Randall P. White : American leaders are rising to the occasion. You just have to look a little deeper. There have been great examples of leadership in our multiple crises of the moment. Mayors, governors, even some sheriffs and police officers, are showing how it’s done.

Two Ways to Build Your Leadership Confidence

Kevin Eikenberry

This year is like a sea of uncharted waters. We are all dealing with things we never dreamed we would ever face. And so, leaders at all levels are facing a crisis no one’s talking about – a crisis of leadership confidence.

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Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

How Self-Reflection Might Limit Potential

Leadership Freak

Self-reflection done poorly distorts reality and limits potential. Real self-reflection exceeds navel gazing like rib eye steak exceeds veggie burgers. I’ve had the plant-based Impossible Burger at Burger King.

Your Leadership Promise – Interview with Jason Hewlett

Let's Grow Leaders

What is it you give to your team and customers that’s uniquely you? In this episode, master showman Jason Hewlett shares what it means to keep the promise to your team, but more importantly, to yourself. That promise might not be […].

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Does Any Law Firm Have a Healthy Work Culture?

Michael Lee Stallard

Earlier this year, health law attorney Jay McEniry wrote in the American Bar Association’s The Health Lawyer about the need for greater human connection in the practice of law. He cited an article I wrote for SmartBrief.

Get The Best Out Of Your Team With These Simple Steps

Tanveer Naseer

Being a manager doesn’t just mean doing your job to the best of your ability. It’s about leading a team to make sure its members are doing their jobs to the best of their ability as well. Whilst motivating yourself might come easily, it can be more difficult to motivate. Click to continue reading.

9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

Self-Reflection: The Secret to 23% Improvement in 10 Days

Leadership Freak

Vampires grease back their hair because they have no reflection. Life sucks and you’re a mess if you never look in the mirror. Socrates was right, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”…

How to Tell Who Will Be A Good Leader

Lead from Within

A question I hear often—from colleagues, board members, HR directors, recruiters, and people at workshops and conferences—is how you can tell whether someone will be a good or a poor leader. What are the signs, qualities, traits that predict excellent leadership?

Reflections on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity: 8 Ways to Be Better – Guest Blogger Kate Bushnell


I recently attended a virtual panel focused on the topic of race and inclusion in the workplace.

10 Books Recommended for National Book Lover’s Day

Michael Lee Stallard

"Connection Culture" makes the list Today is National Book Lover’s Day. To celebrate, Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of The Connector’s Advantage , recommended Connection Culture as one of her 10 favorite books. Here’s the list: The Empathy Edge – Maria Ross. The Membership Economy – Robbie Kellman Baxter. How Women Rise – Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith. Stand Out – Dorie Clark. Pause – Rachael O’Meara. What Do I Say Next – Susan RoAne.

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HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

A Rut is A Grave with the Ends Kicked Out

Leadership Freak

If you enjoy unnecessary frustration, keep doing what you did. Self-imposed irrelevance is the consequence of prolonged repetition.

What is Good Advice for a New Leader

Lead from Within

Taking the first steps into any profession is an exciting transition, and that’s certainly true when you’re starting out in leadership. You’ve worked hard to advance in your career, and in turn you’ve been rewarded with a leadership position. But in a sense, that’s where you stop.

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Narendra Modi: The Man of the Moment

CEO Insider

“If you call yourself a leader, then you have to be decisive. If you’re decisive, then you have the chance to be a leader. These are two sides to the same coin.” Narendra Modi Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a man of all moments. He is a gifted communicator and an expert in getting […].

Don’t Miss the Moment: The Pandemic Opportunity – Guest Blogger David Wright


With the sudden, dramatic and necessary changes brought on by the pandemic, business leaders and communicators are doing what everyone does in a crisis – narrow our focus to what’s important. Every day, we hear a new example of how businesses changed to meet the unprecedented global challenge.

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3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.