Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

TalentCulture | October 25, 2014

Scroll to top

Top

Leadership

Three Steps To Better Staff Development

October 13, 2014 |

Staff development is vital to a healthy business. Yet the way we approach it is still rooted in the models of fifty years ago. Despite a world of rapid change we expect objectives to be relevant for a year, when … Read More

But First, A Single Source Of Business Truth

October 10, 2014 |

“He picks up scraps of information He’s adept at adaptation Because for strangers and arrangers Constant change is here to stay…”

—Neil Peart (musician and writer), “Digital Man”

So I’m standing there and this HR VP walks up and … Read More

Workshifting Will Get Better Working Together

October 3, 2014 |

These days, I work from home. Mostly.

My “workspace” is upstairs in a special section of our master bedroom I call my corner office nook, complete with a window backyard and neighborhood view. My workspace is fluid as well, flowing … Read More

3 Ways to Influence, Not Control, Employee Commitment

September 30, 2014 |

If you’ve read various leadership forums, you’re probably familiar with the concept of control versus influence. Controlling and authoritative personalities in management motivate employees to act, but it’s usually out of fear or requirement — neither of which produce … Read More

Build on Strengths, Avoid Weaknesses

September 29, 2014 |

At your next set of performance reviews, what are you going to talk about with your employees? You may discuss what goals were met, next year’s objectives, or where their performance needs improvement. But new research suggests that more than … Read More

For HR to Empower Up

September 26, 2014 | 1

“Wilderness of mirrors World of polished steel Gears and iron chains Turn the grinding wheel I run between the shadows Some are phantoms, some are real…”

– Neil Peart, “Double Agent”

Welcome to your new job!

Now, put on these … Read More

The Executive’s New Clothes

September 22, 2014 |

We have all read Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”  Wikipedia explains the story in a succinct and cogent matter:

A vain Emperor who cares about nothing except wearing and displaying clothes hires two swindlers who promise him the … Read More

This Slaphappy World of Work

September 19, 2014 |

“A tired mind become a shape-shifter Everybody need a mood lifter Everybody need reverse polarity Everybody got mixed feelings About the function and the form Everybody got to deviate from the norm…”

— Rush, “Vital Signs”

On my flight to … Read More

Nobody Does It Better, But You Still Need to Delegate

September 16, 2014 |

As a new manager, one of the critical skills that must be learned and embraced is delegation. Many new managers struggle with letting go of tasks and responsibilities that they are proficient in because they think these skills are what … Read More

Career Inspiration: Strive To Be These 3 Things

September 9, 2014 |

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

We live in an age when we allow ourselves to be ruled by our fears. The more we have the more we curl in on ourselves … Read More