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4 Ways Top Talent Is Destroying Your Teams

Hiring, training, and promoting the best people can backfire in the c-suite. It all begins with an errant “I.” By Gordon J. Curphy, Ph.D., and Dianne Nilsen, Ph.D. There’s a big paradox happening in the c-suite today. Thanks to research-based talent management, the highest-ranking executives tend to be smart, hard-working, […]

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8 Retention Skills Every Manager Needs

Being nice goes a long way toward convincing your employees to stay—but not nearly long enough, the authors’ research shows. By Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman You’ve probably heard the cliché that people don’t quit their organization—they quit their boss. Of course, clichés become widespread for a reason. The boss […]

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A Good Team Is Hard to Find

High-performing teams will absolutely drive business results. Seen one recently? We haven’t either. Here’s why—and how you can apply science to build teams that work. By Darren Overfield and Rob Kaiser Most business problems are far too complex for any one person to solve alone. You can spend your time […]

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Can’t We All Just Belong?

How do you boost employee sentiment? By satisfying each team member’s three personal needs: believing, becoming, and belonging. Lead the way and your organization will soar. By Dave Ulrich It was J.B. Ritchie, the professor who introduced me to organization behavior and subsequently became a lifelong mentor, who once told […]

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Is Your Team Tearing Itself Apart?

Many senior executives sabotage their success with poor communication and unnecessary competition. Here’s how to stop the chaos before it starts. By Wanda T. Wallace, Ph.D., and Peter Wright It isn’t easy being on a senior team. Members must grapple with market changes, digital competition, growth strategies, and global forces—not […]

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The Fun Way to Build Your Team During a Pandemic

Colleagues don’t need to physically be in the same room to bond, have a blast, and solve problems under pressure. By James Warner When COVID-19 hit, my wife and I were planning the launch of our live-hosted, virtual escape room company, Paruzal Games. Due to all the changes in our world, we […]

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How to Beat Burnout During a Pandemic (and Beyond)

Employees have never been lonelier or less engaged than they are now. This initiative can help you reverse the trend. By Laura Francis Burned out. Stressed. Tired. These themes reflect the way employees feel today, according to a FlexJobs, Mental Health America survey. The report shows 75 percent of people have […]

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Out with Talent, In with Fit

Selecting candidates based on technical skills and previous success no longer works. Want to hire for the 21st century? Shift your focus. By Warren Kennaugh If your organization is like most others, you spend a ton of time and money sticking to the script. You know the one: First you […]

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5 Myths About Remote Work, Busted

No, it’s not bad for your bottom line, and your people can be just as productive. Here’s the truth about employees who work from home—and how to seamlessly lead them over Slack. By Robyn L. Garrett In the past several months, businesses have rushed to modify their remote work policies to adapt […]

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The New Rules of Work-Family Integration

Paid maternity leave isn’t enough. If you want to compete globally, you need to think bigger, broader, and better. By Maura Mills, Ph.D. I want to start by sharing a secret: Employed new mothers in the United States aren’t always crying. You’d think they were given the cultural script that […]