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TalentCulture | December 18, 2014

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Workplace Culture and Innovation

The Leadership Style That Drives Innovation

December 17, 2014 |

Making the leap into management can be an exciting and challenging time. Switching roles from contributor to leader can be a confusing proposition. You’ve done so great with your job that now you’ve been asked to stop doing it, and … Read More

3 Ways Leaders Create Change Resistance

December 17, 2014 |

Leading a change is different than a basic process or tacking your “to-dos.” Change requires a commitment and belief. It takes hearts and minds.

As much as we want it to be, change isn’t a command-and-control effort cascading its way … Read More

Legal Hangovers After The Holiday Party

December 15, 2014 |

Every January, after the holiday season, I receive at least a half-dozen calls from clients whose employees have raised, formally and informally, complaints about conduct occurring during the holiday party. Can all risks be avoided? Of course not. But the … Read More

Are We Ready For Social Talent?

December 12, 2014 |

With the rise of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and other top-listed social networks, some candidates and recruiters have been commonly asking themselves the following questions: How do we leverage these new channels? Do they represent a threat or a real … Read More

Drive Your Culture Via Real-Time Feedback

December 11, 2014 |

Understanding Net Promoter Score

I’m sure you’ve heard about NPS, or Net Promoter Score. It’s a simple way to measure the likelihood of a customer referring a business or organization to friends and colleagues. A high … Read More

Looking Beyond HR

December 9, 2014 |

Some business improvement professionals believe the goal of their work is to make themselves redundant, to take their company to the point where improvement is self-sustaining and they are no longer needed. Is it time for us, as HR professionals, … Read More

Ignore Youth, Destroy The Economy?

December 9, 2014 |

I hate to sound all Michael Jackson, but children, they’re the future, man.

Yes, they are. The sad thing is that despite the roaring job market, we’re still not employing them at a rate that would be healthy to our … Read More

The New Workplace Social Contract of Go, Go, Go

December 8, 2014 |

I remember the fear of actually finishing something. Then the fear of executing that something. And then the fear of never quite being good enough. And then the fear of being crushed under the weight of overcritical judgments again and … Read More

Culture as a Competitive Advantage

December 5, 2014 | 3

A high-performing culture starts with a culture of learning and development. I know what you are thinking: culture is complex.

I am speaking of high-performing results.

A company that sets out to entice employees with flexibility, comfort, beverage bars and … Read More

The Social Contract Driving Organizational Sustainability

December 3, 2014 |

What will allow the modern organization to thrive going forward? I believe the key driver of organizational sustainability is the strength of the social, or psychological, contract that develops between an employer and its employees. This often unstated and undervalued … Read More