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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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The Key Quality That Mark Zuckerberg Looks For When He Hires People (Video)

By John Hollon

Last year I read something that said that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg only has one rule/guideline when it comes to hiring people.

One rule? Really? That's it?


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The $64,000 Question: Should We Be Focused on Developing Leaders or Developing Leadership?

By Carol Anderson

I am often blown away by the sheer volume of entities who provide “leadership development.”  How would a conscientious person know where to start?

Here's a thought: Decide first if you want to develop leaders, or develop leadership.

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Gallup's Survey Is Clear: When It Comes to Feedback, Millennials Expect It Every Day, All the Time

By John Hollon

Want to know the future of performance management? It's pretty simple — you'll be talking to your employees about their performance every single day.

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4 Core Characteristics For Long-Term Success at Work — and in Life

By Dr. Paul White

In my role as psychologist, I have evaluated over 4,000 individuals – usually with regards to learning difficulties they are experiencing. In my feedback sessions, I often share with parents the core characteristics that make individuals successful in life. (I define “life success” as becoming an independent functional adult, having healthy relationships, and experiencing a level of happiness and contentment in one’s life.)

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