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Culture

If Your Ties Are Weak, So Is Your Workplace

Want to improve equity and diversity in your organization? Start by expanding your network. By Robyn L. Garrett and Kyle V. Hiller Improving racial equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging is one of the most important imperatives of our time. If we in the corporate world don’t actively work to repair […]

Ideas

Are You a Talent Hoarder?

Stockpiling your all-stars isn’t smart—it’s short-sighted. You should be sharing the wealth instead. By Beverly Kaye, Connie Bentley, and Linda Rogers Hoarding is just as human as sharing—really. The words have a common lineage, and both helped our species survive for millennia. Thousands of years ago, storing food and concealing […]

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 […]

Performance

Why S.M.A.R.T. Is Just Plain Dumb

This ubiquitous goal-setting tool isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Here’s a smarter way to enable strategic impact. By Anne Davis Gotte and Kevin D. Wilde No doubt you’re familiar with S.M.A.R.T., the oft-cited standard for the development and audit of high-quality goals: specific, measurable, agreed-upon, reachable, and time-bound. […]

Ideas

Where Does Artificial Intelligence Play in the HR Game?

Algorithms have a real place in talent management, but they have a real price, too. Before you make a huge organizational investment, discover where AI actually works—and, crucially, where it doesn’t. By Jason Narlock, Ph.D., and Allan H. Church, Ph.D. The world of work is changing, and organizations, jobs and […]

Performance

Unleash Your Future Leaders’ Full Potential

Now that we know how to measure learning agility, it’s time to apply it to support development. Here’s where to start. By David Hoff In his TalentQ piece “Where Are All the Agile Leaders?” W. Warner Burke, Ph.D., wrote about his work researching and defining learning agility. If step one was introducing […]

Performance

Is HR Missing the Point on Performance Feedback?

HR is moving away from traditional performance reviews because managers and employees say they don’t like them. Here’s why this will backfire. By Sergey Gorbatov and Angela Lane The field of performance management has been in turmoil lately. Employees are getting confused. Leaders are getting frustrated. Consultants are getting rich. […]

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Change

The Robots Are Coming (and That’s Okay)

How every smart organization should respond to looming automation. Step 1: Don’t panic. By Kevin Oakes If you haven’t yet made peace with the fact that a robot will be trying to take your job in the near or not-too-distant future, perhaps this statistic will wake you up: Research from […]

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Ideas

Why We Fall for So Much B.S.

In today’s interconnected world, detecting bullshit should be easy, right? Yet we’re just as bad at it as we were 100 years ago. Here’s why. By Adrian Furnham, Ph.D. To paraphrase Shakespeare, bullshit by any other name would smell as foul. Nevertheless, words like rubbish, nonsense, casuistry, and obscurantism aren’t quite as catchy as the […]

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Leadership

This Is the #1 Missing Ingredient in Your Business Strategy

Organizational resilience doesn’t just pay dividends during times of uncertainty—it’ll help a business thrive. Here’s how to grow and maintain it. By Jillian Anderson and Susanna Mlot Admit it: You never thought you or your organization would have to spend more than a full year continuing to live under the […]