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TalentCulture | October 31, 2014

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Leadership

Avoid The Echo Chamber: Build Diverse Teams

October 16, 2014 | 2

It is election season, and with it comes all of the dreaded debates and political ads that make many people cringe. Continuously having your opinions challenged can be stressful, and you may find yourself increasingly flocking toward like-minded people.

You … Read More

How To Avoid The New-Idea Trap

October 15, 2014 |

More technology. More suppliers. More products and services. More social media tools. More business tools.

New opportunities to improve our bottom-line performance are constantly “raining down” on us these days, making it a challenge to decide which to seriously consider … Read More

Effective Leaders And Managers – Different Yet Complementary

October 14, 2014 | 2

Every company needs people who can lead and people who can manage. They don’t have to be the same. They are likely not the same.

Some of the best leaders cannot manage very well. Some of the best managers are … Read More

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