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Culture

The Right Way to Transfer Knowledge

Bridging the generational divide is good for the future of your business. By Ashley Keating When older employees retires, younger employees must step up. All too often, however, the next generation wants to do it their own way—or, at the very least, doesn’t appreciate the full value of the retiring […]

Performance

The New Rules of Performance Management

The workplace paradigm has shifted in an instant—and so must your methods for evaluating employees. Here’s where to start. By Susanna Mlot and Katie Hynan Over the years, performance management has evolved from the traditional—and often dreaded—annual event rooted in formal superficial ratings to more dynamic approaches, including more frequent […]

Performance

How to Be a High Performer

8 scientific steps for landing the promotion—and creating the future—you deserve. By Marc Effron Some people begin their careers with a clear performance advantage. They may be smarter than you, come from a better socioeconomic background, be physically attractive, or have helpful personality characteristics. Each of those factors is scientifically […]

Change

Where Does Talent Play in the Transformation Game?

Massive organizational change requires agility, business acumen, and complex problem-solving. Now is not the time for your talent management team to be complacent. By Aaron Sorensen, Ph.D. The volatility of today’s business environment is unprecedented. Beyond COVID-19 and the resulting corporate headwinds, new technologies like automation, artificial intelligence, and digitization […]

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Change

Your Change Management Survival Guide

The COVID-19 crisis is yet another reminder that the future is uncertain, and no company is immune to major struggles. So why are so many organizations still ill-equipped to handle sudden change? By Peter Wright  There’s an old adage that applies to both the military and the emergency services: Plan […]

Diva Behavior
Leadership

How to Deflate a Diva

Creative people are often the biggest rule-breakers. Why? Perhaps because we’re managing them all wrong. By Ashley Keating Creativity is a rare, highly sought talent—so much so that leaders often look the other way when their most creative people go full diva.  Bad idea. According to a recent study in […]

Increase in Female CHRO
Leadership

CHRO Trends Report: It’s the Year of the Female

A new survey documents the changing face of human resources. By the Editors of TalentQ There were fewer female CEOs leading Fortune 200 companies in 2019, but human resources continued to see an insurgence.  Last year, 78 percent of new chief human resource offers (CHROs) were female, according to CHRO […]

Angry Motivation
Leadership

The Worst Way to Motivate

There’s a fine line between accountability and abuse. Here’s where to find it. By Ashley Keating I like when my fitness instructor shouts “Go harder! Go faster!” But that doesn’t mean supervisors should start doing it. This approach to motivation can easily backfire and make employees sloppy, according to a […]

Monkey See, Monkey Do
Culture

Monkey See, Monkey Blow Off the Afternoon Meeting

Your employees are watching you—especially for cues about balancing work and life. By Ashley Keating Everyone has been the new kid at some point—looking to your new teammates for hints about your new norms. Those looks turn into stares around 5 pm. A new study in the International Journal of Stress […]