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Post date: April 4, 2017
By Marc Sokol If you follow this journal from quarter to quarter, you know that six months ago, we devoted our fall 2016 issue to the theme of candor and transparency, two key attributes that impact who we choose to follow—or not follow—as senior leaders. Three months ago, early in 2017, we devoted...
Post date: April 10, 2017
A common frustration is that the HR function seems to be reactive and frequently left behind. But as HR becomes more closely aligned to the business and coheres around the common purpose of driving business results, there are opportunities to change this behavior. Two previous HRPS blogs have...
Post date: July 26, 2017
While standing in line the other day, I heard the question, “How do you like working in HR these days?” Her response? She was enjoying her job more than ever because her company had invested in technology that enabled her team to automate most of their administrative work and reduce a large...
Post date: October 18, 2016
In previous installments of our four-part series on performance management, we examined why organizations should manage employee performance on an ongoing basis, what it’s like on a day-to-day basis, and how to train managers to provide effective feedback and coaching to employees.   To wrap-up our...
Post date: April 19, 2017
In 2015, thousands of patients had their personal health data compromised when a former University of Oklahoma physician’s laptop was stolen. The university was unable to ascertain the extent of the damage or determine exactly what information was on the employee’s laptop. Exacerbating the problem...
Post date: May 5, 2016
With today’s global ability to produce carbon copy technology and business models, people truly are a company’s real competitive advantage. Businesses that want to accentuate and optimize their competitive talent advantage focus on employee engagement strategies that improve overall workforce...
Post date: August 14, 2017
In her bestselling book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Stanford University Professor of Psychology Dr. Carol S. Dweck introduces the idea of a “growth mindset” vs. a “fixed mindset.” People operating from a fixed mindset believe that basic qualities like intelligence and talent are inborn...
Post date: September 17, 2015
 A discussion with one of the authors of upcoming book Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment got me to realize two things: We are at the front-end of a major transformation; and organizations will increasingly operate like the movie business. Are we ready for that?   + + + + +   Some...
Post date: July 6, 2017
For many people, just making a decision can be hard enough. But convincing others of an idea and its merits and getting support can be even tougher. Let’s start with basic definitions:   Persuading. The ability to convince others to take appropriate action. Negotiating. The ability to discuss and...
Post date: December 13, 2016
Our recent presidential election in the United States has stirred many emotions and raised eyebrows across our great country. It is hard to be reminded that we are not perfect and harder still to face that we are not able to fully control our personal circumstances. In a moment that was remarkable...