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TalentCulture | July 30, 2014

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Leadership

How To Create A Competitive Claim That Is More Than Hot Air

July 9, 2014 | 1

Most companies struggle with defining what makes them unique; different from their competitors. They can’t answer the question “Why should I do business with you and NOT your competition?” in a succinct meaningful way.

There are two traps they fall … Read More

Happy Interdependence Day

July 2, 2014 |

I used to love that little Volkswagen Bug, the little Love Bug named Herbie that many early Gen Xers like me remember vividly. Herbie, the do-good little car with a mind of its own; a driverless car that helped Dean … Read More

Kill Them With Kindness: Ineffective Motivational Tactics

July 1, 2014 |

Office break rooms are often riddled with “you can do it!” style posters. You know, the ones that have a picture of Sequoia trees in California with something about how long they took to grow. These are great posters with … Read More

#SHRM14: Moving Into The Warming Light

June 25, 2014 | 3

Failure is an enabler.

In both senses of the term, but for some, the one ultimate driver.

It’s our confidant and our kryptonite; it elevates and cripples us. Ideas fail, businesses fail, processes fail, people fail, and through it all, … Read More

Be Different Or Be Dead

June 23, 2014 | 2

BE DiFFERENT or be dead: the stand-out leaders’ mantra

NEVER has it been more important to carve out a distinctive and unique place for your organization in the market than it is today. The economy is unpredictable. Competition is intense as new … Read More

The Authentricity of Mr. Pixie

June 20, 2014 | 1

 

“If I could wave my magic wand, I’d set everybody free.”         —Neil Peart Call me Mr. Pixie.

That image, now delightedly (or unfortunately) burned into the memory of nearly every one of my colleagues and … Read More

Why You Should Reserve An Hour A Month For This…

June 18, 2014 | 1

Communication between leaders and their workforce is a hallmark of a successful organization. Poorly executed communication strategies can lead to lost productivity, distrust, and a disengaged workforce. But a commitment to strong and consistent communication can help employees perform to … Read More

How Clean Is Your Wastebasket?

June 17, 2014 | 1

If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. But if you can say something nice – DO!  – Lisa Ryan

It was my mom’s 70th birthday and I wanted to spend the day at the spa with … Read More

Power: The Dark Side of Leadership

June 16, 2014 | 4

I have a little confession to make. I find power to be delicious.

For most of my life I have worked as a kind of modern-day impresario. I produced events and media, everything from promotional videos to chamber music concerts … Read More

Authenticity: A Buzzword Revisited

June 16, 2014 | 2

Written by: Joe Gerstandt, Co-Founder of Talent Anarchy

Unfortunately for all of us, authenticity has recently taken on buzzword status and today the word is thrown around casually and frequently as if it were a simple, safe and common thing. … Read More