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Leadership

How to Lead Under Pressure: 4 Foundations You Need

Maintaining your composure and keeping your team moving forward requires four sturdy building blocks. Here’s how to forge them. By Rob McKenna, Ph.D. If you were better at dealing with pressure and maintained your capacity to communicate with others clearly while staying true to yourself, how would that change affect […]

The TalentQ Interview

MICHAEL BAZIGOS, Managing Director of the Global Leadership Team, Accenture

On the importance of organizational health and agility, and why reading CEO biographies won’t make you a better leader. Interview by Markham Heid TQ: You’re a proponent of approaching leadership and organizational change using an evidence-based approach. What does that mean exactly?  Bazigos: My overriding ethos has a few basic […]

Talent B.S.

The Curious (And Completely Flawed) Case of the Positivity Ratio

So-called experts are peddling a magical mathematical formula that determines your happiness and success at work. Here’s the problem: This author has thoroughly debunked it. By Nick Brown In the late 1990s, researchers hung out in a specially equipped lab and observed the verbal behaviors of employees at computer company […]

Feedback

Here’s Some Feedback for the Critics of Feedback

Feedback has become the new F word in talent management circles. The authors would like you to know this: It’s okay to say it—and give it. And they have science on their side. By Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman A recent article in Harvard Business Review, “The Feedback Fallacy,” has ignited […]

Performance

The Big Five Mistakes

Many organizations rely on personality measures for selection and training. The problem? Not all measures are rooted in research. By Peter D. Harms, Ph.D., and Bradley J. Brummel, Ph.D. In 2002, Sara Rynes asked 959 human resources professionals 35 true-and-false questions concerning HR issues, with considerable research support for the […]

Feedback

Everything You’ll Read About Feedback in This Story Is Wrong

Rehashing old research and telling lies might sell some books, but these losing strategies don’t help HR partners or the people we serve at all. By Steve Hunt, Ph.D. It frustrates me when things are presented as truths when they’re really opinions (at best) or self-serving fabrications (at worst). That’s […]

Leadership

The Charismatic CEO Is Dead

Brash bigwigs used to get the glory, but then they started cratering companies. Now the next great leaders look a whole lot more selfless. By Robert Hogan, Ph.D., Ryne Sherman, Ph.D., and Scott Gregory, Ph.D. The research is now crystal clear: Three psychological concepts—charisma, narcissism, and humility—impact leadership. Each is […]

Feedback

3 Myths About Employee Feedback You Must Bust Today

Everything you think you know about feedback is (mostly) wrong. By Elaine Lin Hering Feedback: Lots of us claim to love it and others have conflicted relationships with it. We all want it … just not in that tone, or on that issue, and certainly, not from you. So why is it that despite […]

Feedback

It’s Time to Stop Training Managers to Give Feedback

Instead, teach your employees how to seek it. By Jeanine Prime, Ph.D., and Brian Kropp Here’s a dispiriting stat: Only 38 percent of HR leaders believe their performance management (PM) systems are keeping up with the pace of business, according to Gartner’s 2019 Performance Management Benchmarking Survey. Sound familiar? Those same leaders […]