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Performance

The Precision Decision

Research shows using assessments with precise measurement leads to better hiring practices. So why are some organizations still resistant? By: James A. Scrivani, Ph.D., and Katey Foster, Ph.D. Deciding who to select for a job or promotion is as complex as ever.  Companies are currently facing an increase in the […]

Teams

It’s Better to Be Psychologically Safe Than Sorry

Promoting psychological safety in the workplace is crucial to building high-performing teams. You won’t like what happens if you ignore it. By: Dianne Nilsen, Ph.D., and Gordon J. Curphy, Ph.D. The leaders at the top of your organization have put much thought into keeping employees safe—but not, perhaps, in all […]

Change

Your Diversity Problem Might Actually Be a Succession Planning Problem

Overhaul your age-old pipeline process and your leaders will start looking a lot more different. By: Laura Clydesdale, Jeff Rosenthal, Molly Rosen, and Andrea Robb It took a national reckoning and many years of minimal progress for boards and executive teams to finally take a hard look around the room, […]

Performance

Boost Your Team’s Performance—with Neuropsychology!

Three-quarters of all cross-functional collaborations fail in the workplace. Solution: Stop thinking like a group, and start thinking like a team. By Jonathan Kirschner, Psy.D., and Robyn Garrett Picture this: You’re in the second hour (and counting) of an afternoon project team Zoom meeting that was supposed to run for […]

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Ideas

Bust Your Unconscious Biases—and Instantly Become a Better Leader

Want to create more trust in every corner of your organization? The strategy is simple: Start making more mindful choices. By Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D., and Paul J. Zak, Ph.D. We are, by our very nature, social creatures who are biased to feel greater safety with others most like us. […]

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Feedback

5 Instant Feedback Fixes That Will Make You a Better Leader

Sharpen your performance review skills with these super simple strategies. By Liliana Chitnis Of all the tactics that great leaders take, sharing feedback is perhaps the most crucial for the continued growth of any organization.  Passing on positive criticism to employees can improve their productivity and performance, as well as […]

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 […]

Culture

Welcome to the Hybrid Workplace. Now Adapt.

In a post-pandemic working world, your company’s culture will be the first thing to crumble. Saving it starts with rethinking your role as a leader. By Dave Gloss Leading the transition to a hybrid workplace can feel like a gymnast attempting a difficult vault. The potential reward is huge: For […]

Ideas

The Place Makes the People

As fresh-faced hires become seasoned vets, their on-the-job skills aren’t the only things that change. So do their personalities. By Peter D. Harms, Ph.D.  “The people make the place.” Anyone in human resources has heard the expression. In fact, you’ve probably said it a few hundred times yourself. The basic […]

Leadership

Is Your Board Bored?

Your board of directors holds your organization’s future in its hands—but its members may be too dysfunctional to make effective decisions. The path to rebuilding starts here. By Adrian Furnham, Ph.D. No one can deny that an organization’s product, processes, competitive advantage, and recent history greatly influence its fate. Ditto […]