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Here's a Secret About Performance Management: Your Leadership Team Needs to Own It

By Carol Anderson

It is now time for all good consultants and vendors everywhere to jump on the performance management bandwagon.

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Do You Know What the Job Seeker of Today is REALLY Looking For?

By Cord Himelstein

There was a time before job sites and social networks when hiring was done completely in the dark, and the hiring organization held all the cards. Nowadays job seekers use sites like Glassdoor and LinkedIn to not only search for job offers, but research the hiring company, compare average salaries, and get the inside scoop on culture from their social networks.

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The Surprising Tool That Many Organizations Are Using to Both Recruit AND Retain Employees

By John Hollon

In the never ending search to find and keep great talent, benefits are becoming a bigger and bigger piece of the puzzle. 

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When It Comes to Employee Feedback, Consider the Power of Positive Reinforcement

By Lee Ellis

If you follow the dialogue model, you will have regular opportunities to give feedback — not just at performance evaluation time. However, it’s so important and so often not done that I want to address the consistent practice of feedback, separately and specifically.

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Can You Lead a Team When You Don't Understand Their Work?

By Patty Azzarello

As a manager, particularly as a CEO or general manager, you sometimes are going to be in the position of leading a group whose function you have no experience in, and frankly, don’t have a clue about!

Before I get to the specifics here, I want to say: This is OK.

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Making Differences Matter: Workplace Diversity Requires a Change in Attitudes and Behaviors

By David A. Thomas and Robin J. Ely

 Why should companies concern themselves with diversity? Until recently, many managers answered this question with the assertion that discrimination is wrong, both legally and morally.

But today managers are voicing a second notion as well. A more diverse workforce, they say, will increase organizational effectiveness. It will lift morale, bring greater access to new segments of the marketplace, and enhance productivity.

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Looking Back on the Brilliant, Complex, and Often Difficult Leadership Style of Steve Jobs (Video)

By John Hollon

Even though he's been gone for nearly five years, there is still a great deal that we can learn from Steve Jobs.

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Are You Really Working to Engage Your Employees? Here Are 5 Ways to Do That

By Chris Dornfeld
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What One Company Discovered: The Cultural Value of Learning From One's Mistakes

By Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey

Near the end of a company-wide email whose subject line read, “I constantly fail,” Bridgewater leader Ray Dalio challenged the members of his organization to sit with this question:

“Do you worry more about how good you are or about how fast you are learning?”

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The 3 Principles of Effective Succession Planning

By Michael Timms

Succession planning can be an unwieldy, daunting endeavor. There are so many activities to complete that even the most experienced HR leaders still wonder if they are missing anything.

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