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Change

Escape the Change Factory

There is no one-size-fits-all process to reshape a company. Here’s what transformation takes.  By Niko Canner Every great con starts from a hunger to believe. Think about what an extraordinary CEO does. She asserts that an organization will be something that it doesn’t yet know how to be, and then […]

Leadership

It’s Time to Look for Leaders in All the Wrong Places

Want to keep employees happy and P&Ls healthy for decades to come? Then out with old thinking: test scores. And in with new: battle-tested. By Seymour Adler, Ph.D. Alice Jones was raised by a single father in a fishing village in Maine. Her mother died when Alice was just 4 […]

Leadership

Executive Team Dysfunction, Defeated

Top teams can topple from the weight of too many leaders. Use this model to keep all your best executives in the same room—and actually get them to work together. By Raphael Prager, Ph.D., and Allan Church, Ph.D. Everyone knows an executive leadership team (ELT) is critical to the success […]

Ideas

The Surprising Secret to Forming Winning Teams

When you mix all-stars with amateurs, everybody wins. By Ashley Keating Remember back in school when you were randomly paired with classmates to complete a group project? Some high performers picked up other students’ slack, leading to frustration. All these years later, the same dynamic exists in work groups, according […]

Talent B.S.

Do You Need a Killer Instinct?

Some research says psychopaths make great CEOs—and the heartless exec in the corner office agrees. But a deeper dive into the science suggests you shouldn’t rip out your ticker just yet. By Peter D. Harms, Ph.D., and Karen Landay Are you on the psycho path to success? Although we wish […]

Performance

Perceived Organizational Support: A Metric that Matters

A higher POS can boost an employee’s performance, job satisfaction, self-competence, and happiness. By Ashley Keating It’s one thing to preach better employee engagement, but how can you tell if you’re actually hitting the mark? Meet perceived organizational support (POS), a metric that can tell you how much your employees think […]

Ideas, The TalentQ Interview

Recruitment and Retention: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Two pioneers from opposite HR sectors reveal why joining forces is the key to solving several talent crises. Interview By Eileen McDargh Trying to make sense of the influence of AI, robotics, and rapidly changing technologies on your employee population? How can you keep your solid 80 percent base engaged […]

Talent B.S.

Emotional Intelligence Is (Not Quite) Total B.S.

You may think of EQ as a fad, and you’d be right. But before you dismiss it outright, consider the latest evidence. By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. We all remember when we first heard about EQ. (Just me?) I’d arrived in London from Buenos Aires to embark on my Ph.D. studies […]

Talent B.S.

Game On or Game Over?

More organizations are adopting gamification as a tool to assess talent, but experts wonder whether the fad has the legs to level up. By Reece Akhtar, Ph.D., Dave Winsborough & Uri Ort No job in the world provides nonstop intellectual stimulation. Even Elon Musk would tell you that rerouting the […]

Feedback

8 Simple Rituals That Build a Stronger Culture

How can you shape the right priorities and behaviors in your organization’s ecosystem? By setting the example—starting here. By Arthur Yeung and Dave Ulrich You already know your organization needs a strong culture to function at its best. But you also need people to put the right rituals in place […]