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Q&A interviews

Guest Post: Harnessing the Power of Relationships

When was the last time you thought about gravity? It plays a pretty important role in our lives, doesn’t it? It keeps us from floating off into space. It literally holds our solar system together. Gravity is vital to our survival. And yet, unless you … Read full posting »

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In Defense of Feedback, Gender Equality, and Psychological Safety: Adam Grant Q&A (Part 2)

In part one of our interview with Adam Grant, we talked about why it’s important to hire for cultural contribution as opposed to cultural fit – especially if you want to stamp out groupthink. Once you have the right people in place to contribute original … Read full posting »

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Adam Grant’s Tips for Hiring & Developing Original Thinkers

Lots of companies say they want to be innovative and push beyond commonly accepted boundaries in their industry. But is your HR strategy truly supporting this endeavor? Are original thinkers flourishing – or being stifled – in your organization? Are you taking the right steps … Read full posting »

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Feedback, Inclusion, and Permission to Be Yourself: Q&A with Susan Cain (Part 2)

In part one of our Q&A with author and WorkHuman speaker Susan Cain, we talked about the misconception that introverts are not as ambitious or as inspiring as leaders. If we think about coaching and managing quieter people, what are the best ways to deliver … Read full posting »

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Announcing WorkHuman Radio – Listen to Episode 1

The WorkHuman movement has grown tremendously since the inaugural conference back in 2015. We’ve learned so much from our speakers along the way – from Tim Leberecht’s thoughts on what it means to humanize work, to Dr. Robert Emmons’ research on gratitude, and Steve Pemberton’s … Read full posting »

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How to Recognize Quiet Leaders: Susan Cain Q+A (Part 1)

Do you ever think about the kinds of people who get promoted in your organization? Are different personality types – both extroverts and introverts – represented in that group, and made to feel like they belong? New research shows that introverted leaders, in some cases, … Read full posting »

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Forget Middle Managers. Here’s Why.

Have you ever seen the movie Office Space? Do you remember the scene where Peter Gibbons tells the consultants (the “Bobs”) that he has eight different bosses at Initech? It’s a great scene because it touches on the complete waste of time and resources caused … Read full posting »

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HR’s Role in the Post-Bureaucratic Organization

If you’re a word nerd like me, you might be curious where the word bureaucracy comes from. It’s actually derived from the French word bureaucratie, a term coined by French economist Jean Claude Marie Vincent de Gournay in 1818. Bureau is the French word for … Read full posting »

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[WEBINAR] The Secrets to CAA’s Award-Winning Recognition Program

  Any organization in the process of launching a new recognition program must work through questions around socialization, budget, and remote employees. If you’re curious how a company with an award-winning program addressed these challenges, we invite you to join our webinar with the Canadian … Read full posting »

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How to Be a More Strategic HR Leader in 2017

  How can we be more strategic tackling some of today’s greatest workforce challenges – like the skills gap, generational diversity, and the growing population of contract workers? To gain some insight, we reached out to Bill Castellano, Ph.D., associate dean, executive and professional education, … Read full posting »

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