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Five Effective Communication and Leadership Skills

by Judith E. Glaser The Caring Effect… Take Five Steps Forward All people have deep-seated needs for meaning, purpose, connection, and inclusion that they want—and expect—to fulfill at work. How can you leverage your people’s social and psychological needs to … Continue reading

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Why the Need for Celebration is Greater Than Safety

by Judith E. Glaser Great leaders identify, measure, recognize, and reward meaningful efforts and achievements—and celebrate often with the people involved. Why should managers and leaders celebrate more? Creating a feeling of celebration helps meet people’s needs for inclusion, innovation, … Continue reading

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Ouch! Why Those Precious Few Engaged Workers Leave

​The latest Gallup poll ​ (October 2013)​ on the State of the Global workplace show​s only 13% of the ​worldwide ​workforce is engaged.​ (The U.S. and Canada has the highest number of engaged workers: 29%.)​  ​ ​” The bulk of … Continue reading

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Three Twitter Tips for HR Personal Development

As learning and development practitioners, we are expected to develop others in our organizations. But so often, our own professional development is put aside – whether due to time, thin resources or budget constraints. Twitter can help you overcome these three challenges, … Continue reading

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What’s Honesty Got to Do with Business Performance?

It isn’t just brilliance, or hard work, or innovation that determines if a business is successful–although surely those factors help. No. The secret to optimal performance is…drumroll…honesty. Halley Bock, President and CEO of Fierce, Inc, recently wrote about why honesty … Continue reading

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9 Powerful Courageous Leadership Questions You Want to Ask

by Sandra Ford Walston “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” This time-worn saying is false. For example, “a stone is thrown” when someone says, “I don’t care how you do it, just get … Continue reading

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Is Yahoo Showing Ineffective Leadership by Banning Telecommuting?

Yahoo!’s recent announcement to ban telecommuting raises issues around good management skills, technology use, employee motivation and productivity. Some would argue that a ban on telecommuting (Richard Branson for one) is going backwards to a time where employees need to be micro-managed … Continue reading

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Accountability and Its Effect on Laziness

by Lee Ellis We just experienced Superbowl XLVII (that’s 47 for all of you that missed “old math” with Roman numerals). Thirty-two teams started the season (sixteen NFC and sixteen AFC with each conference having four divisions–North, South, East, and … Continue reading

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All Hail to Data! But, Are We Using It Wisely?

We’re hearing a lot about data these days. It’s being heralded as the objective, predictive way to source great talent and boost productivity. But, the trick is to draw the right conclusions from all those great data points. Watch this … Continue reading

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Protecting and Managing Your Most Precious Asset

There’s probably nothing more valuable than time. We’re given a set amount of “pieces” or tools that we can use to accomplish goals. The one limiting factor will be time.   Our goal could be to create a loving family, build a fast growth … Continue reading

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