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TalentCulture | November 28, 2014

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Leadership

Building An Authentic Brand: A Case Study

October 21, 2014 | 2

Building a brand that stands for something is challenging; it takes time and, most importantly, authenticity. Almost all companies hope to impart a positive emotion or gain immediate recognition upon someone viewing their logo, hearing their name or considering their … Read More

What Will Millennial Managers Expect from HR?

October 20, 2014 | 1

The challenges of recruiting and retaining Millennials have been well-documented. They’re demanding. If they don’t find meaning in their work, they’ll go someplace else. They expect flexibility in how they do their job. To hear many recruiters, managers and HR … Read More

Happy Work Folk Are Huggers, Not Walkers

October 17, 2014 |

June 30, 2009

“They call them Walkers.”

Rick the recruiter whispered the words like a desperate prayer while he stood at the 10th floor window looking down on the street. Nishi, Rick’s new boss, was puzzled.

“Walkers?”

“Yes, Walkers,” Rick echoed, … Read More

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