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Talent Management

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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Your Succession Plan Stinks: Tips for Finding and Developing HiPos in Your Company

Okay, okay. You might be in the lucky minority. According to a study by Quantum Workplace, 1% of executives believe that their succession plans are excellent. You might be that rare company that has a fantastic multi-level succession plan, based on substantive, nuanced data, which … Read full posting »

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The Manager’s Field Guide to Recognition

One of the most common laments I hear from HR leaders is the immense challenge of getting reluctant or inexperienced managers to effectively provide their teams with recognition. It is a near universal issue. That’s why I’m really excited today—because I’ve just gotten the green … Read full posting »

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How to Build a Bullet-Proof Talent Strategy

HR is in a period of dramatic change. Anyone who has been part of HR for twenty, or ten, or even just a couple of years is probably nodding along with this. Many people credit this to the critical influence of technology on how we … Read full posting »

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10 Things CEOs Can Do to Protect the Talent Pipeline

  CEOs care deeply about people metrics and talent management. In fact, according to PwC’s 2013 CEO Study, a majority of CEO’s are “particularly anxious” about the shortage of key skills in their companies, and the fierce competition for global talent. And in the Conference … Read full posting »

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5 Tips to Create Happier Employees

Did you know that happier workers help their colleagues 33% more often than unhappy ones? Happy employees also achieve their goals 31% more often, and are 36% more motivated in their work. This is according to joint research from the Wall Street Journal and iOpener … Read full posting »

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Self-Efficacy, Optimism, Resilience and Hope

  Yesterday, we discussed positive psychology and the growing shift from fixing problems to identifying and reinforcing strengths. Professor Fred Luthans has applied positive psychology to the workplace via Positive Organizational Behavior (POB), which examines “human resource strengths and psychological capacities that can be measured, … Read full posting »

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The Evolution of Workplace Psychology

  For years, workplace psychology was all about correcting things that were wrong. How can we fix people? How can we improve human capital metrics? How can we just do better? It was a reactive approach, where we focused on things that we thought needed … Read full posting »

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Nobody Works for You – What a Rock Band Can Teach You About Teamwork

  My all time favorite band is Great Big Sea. I’ve been following them since I stumbled on one of their concerts in 1997 and fell in love at first sight. The folk rock group, which hails from the Canadian province of Newfoundland, is celebrating … Read full posting »

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Is Recognition Fundamentally Female?

  Do men and women practice appreciation differently? Is recognition and reward more effective for one gender than another? First, there is always a danger in employing generalizations in the workplace—even in the abstract. Our employees are, above all, individuals. Any discussion of managing by … Read full posting »

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