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How I Built This

Leading Blog

T AKING AN IDEA and building it into something tangible. That’s the entrepreneurial journey. Guy Raz interviews innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists to create a narrative of their journey from spark to movement in a highly successful podcast on NPR and now a book entitled, How I Built This.

10 Bible Verses To Start Your Day Right

Joseph Lalonde

The way you start your day will direct the way your day goes. I say start your day right. How do you do this? You can start your day right by digging into God’s word. By studying it and making the most of your time with God. Today, I want to encourage you to seek […]. Faith Leadership


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Becoming a Kick-Ass Leader

Lead Change Blog

Sooner or later, every leader runs into a wall of incompetence, weakness, or hubris. When that happens, do you derail from being a leader or learn from scraping your knees?

Leading in Times of Stress

Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever had to lead when things were stressful? Have you ever felt stressed, yet still needed to lead effectively? If you have led for any length of time, and certainly if you led during 2020, you have experienced this!

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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!

Embrace the Suck

Leading Blog

R ESILIENCE is what carries us through life to reach our goals. Pain will always be with us, but if we can learn to lean into it and get comfortable with being uncomfortable, we can live a more fulfilling life.

4 Pivot Questions to Boost Your Productivity

Joseph Lalonde

To say productivity is important is an understatement, but it’s especially important when you work away from your team. Not only because you want to stay employed (if you don’t get your work done you won’t have a job very long) but your team relies on you getting your work done and being productive. That’s […]. Guest Posts

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Unethical Leadership: Beliefs of Convenience

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton. Sometimes leaders believe things that aren't true because they haven't taken time to investigate the truth. In other cases, they may have trusted someone who has misled them.

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Leading Thoughts for January 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. Brent Gleeson on resilience: “A growth mindset is the bedrock of resilience.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Marksman

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. One of my favorite actors returned to the big screen this past Friday. Liam Neeson takes on the role of Jim. Jim is a down-on-his-luck rancher that happens to be in the wrong place at the right time. Jim’s ranch is right on the border of Mexico.

Perhaps This Will Be The Book of the Year

Kevin Eikenberry

The title might be presumptuous, and I might be biased, but we believe for many people The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere may well be the book of the year. And now, it is finally available.

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How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

The Three Big Things Your Team Will Need from You This Year

Next Level Blog

One of the big themes I’m already working on with my leader clients this year is how to keep their teams energized and engaged as we all push through this pandemic.

216: Overcoming the Challenges Faced By Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders | with Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD

Engaging Leader

Many people say that entrepreneurship is often still a man’s world ? despite the fact that 42 percent of all small business or franchise owners are women, and there are 13 million female-owned businesses contributing to $1.9 trillion in revenue in the US.

Choices to focus your business plan

Lead Change Blog

Here are 3 sets of closely related choices – areas of focus – to help make sure you get the most from your business plan. Eliminating Pain Points vs. Progress in Strategy Execution. I recently met with a CEO to organize a strategic planning meeting with his leadership team. When I asked what success looked like for the planning meeting, he held up his list of the top 10 pain points his company wants to resolve. For him, success was fixing things that are causing pain for his team.

A Key to Unlock Remote Teammate Success – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today our newest book comes out – The Long-Distance Teammate. When we were researching and writing this book, there was one key word that continued to stand out and be seen as a key measure of how to be successful as a remote teammate.

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

How to Succeed with a Frustrating Boss

Let's Grow Leaders

The ability to influence the people you report to-especially a frustrating boss-is as essential to your leadership success as the ability to influence your own team. Ask yourself these five questions before you try to manage up. I sat across from Jim, […].

217: How Women Leaders Can Master a Remote Work Environment | with Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD

Engaging Leader

We’ve entered a new era with more people than ever working remotely, especially from home. This past year, according to author Charlene Walters, women have made up 80% of the people who left the on-site workforce during the pandemic.

Top 10 Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast Episodes Of 2020

Tanveer Naseer

As we work on new episodes for 2021, I wanted to take a look back and review what were the Top 10 episodes from our podcast in 2020. Although last year was a very challenging year for so many of us, it was also a pivotal year for this leadership. Click to continue reading.

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3 Words that Make Meetings Great

Leadership Freak

Poorly run meetings offend the talent at the table. Our hatred of meetings points to an issue leaders love to ignore. You should be fired if you consistently waste people’s time and organizational… Continue reading → Meetings and agendas Meetings team meetings

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Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 HR and Finance leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

You Lead – Interview with Minter Dial

Let's Grow Leaders

There is a need for a new kind of leadership; one that bleeds personality and rings true to employees and customers alike who crave authenticity. Former Loreal Executive and entrepreneur, Minter Dial, argues that business leaders deliver superior results, communities of engagement […].

“It’s Not My Fault” – Six Imperative Rules of Management

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Ruth King : How many times have you heard “It’s not my fault” from an employee when it really IS that employee’s fault? He is making excuses about why he didn’t do his job.

A Guide To Improving A Brand’s Company Culture

Tanveer Naseer

As a business leader, it is your responsibility to ensure your team enjoys coming to work each day. A hostile, inefficient, or poorly managed environment will not only impact morale, but it can affect a company’s reputation, productivity, and profitability.

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5 Powers of Purpose: Lessons from a Toothbrush

Leadership Freak

Yesterday, with the toothbrush in my mouth, I asked myself, “Why do you brush your teeth?” ” ‘Why’ connects purpose to action. Why brush your teeth: Prevent cavities. Avoid bad breath. Keep your teeth.… … Continue reading → Leading

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Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

How Do I Deal With a Suspected Two-Faced Leader?

Let's Grow Leaders

When you’re a manager of managers, one of the most important parts of your job is to know the managers on your team are leading well. Which can be tricky. Because every now and then you run into a two-faced leader, who […]. The post How Do I Deal With a Suspected Two-Faced Leader?

Pearls of Wisdom and Growth are the Result of Irritating Coworkers

Great Results Team Building

There is a difference between a minor irritating behavior and a malignant disease. Let me begin by clarifying that this article is NOT an invitation to tolerate toxic teammates or to enable destructive behaviors.

3 Steps to Exert Your Influence


When you don’t have position power in a situation, or don’t want to use your position power, which is almost always the wise choice, you need to use your influence. What is Influence? Influence is the ability to impact or change how a person thinks, feels, or acts.

The John Wooden Way: 5 Lessons (Plus What if Your Mentor seems Wrong)

Leadership Freak

Five Lessons: The John Wooden Way #1. How you think “Seek wisdom – understand how the quality of your thinking determines the quality of your philosophy about the fundamentals that guide your work… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Leading

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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.

9 Impeachable Consulting Firm Offenses

David A Fields

Whatever your political leanings, you don’t want your consulting firm to lean into a bad reputation. The guardrails below will help.

How To Increase Customer Loyalty

Eric Jacobson

"Today's customers demand something unlike anything they have ever wanted in the past -- a connection with your business," explains Noah Fleming , author of the must-read book , Evergreen.

Weekly Round-Up: Top 5 Leadership Lessons from 2020, Characteristics of High-Performing & Successful Teams, 7 Things to Stop Doing in 2021, A Highly Desired Leadership Trait


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past couple weeks.

4 Ways to Get Ahead in Any Organization

Leadership Freak

Aspiration that contaminates enjoyment sabotages success. 4 ways to get ahead in any organization: #1. Thrive in the shadows. If you aspire to get ahead, help someone else get ahead. Swen Nater made… Continue reading → Humility Leading Success Taking others higher helping others humility

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!