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A Good Woman Is Hard to Keep

Where has all your young female talent gone? To your competitors, for starters. Here’s why. By Wanda T. Wallace, Ph.D., and Annie Rodgers If you ever need to illustrate the glaring lack of female leadership at the top of organizations, any number of statistics can help you make your case. […]

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The Startup Formula

Great ideas can’t get off the ground without a brilliant team to lift them. Do you have the right people in place? Start by inspecting their personalities. By Michiel Castelijns and Tanja Vlug There’s never been as big of a focus on entrepreneurship in the business world as there is […]

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Employee Engagement: Now It’s Personal

Science says that half of an employee’s motivation is dictated by personality. So why are we all so hyper-focused on culture and leadership? By Lewis Garrad Have you ever found yourself in the middle of an engagement survey and wondered out loud, “What’s the point?” If so, you’re not alone.  […]

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Team-Building: The Complete Instructions

This 14-step process could help your group achieve big goals. The best part? It won’t monopolize your schedule—or anyone else’s. By Marshall Goldsmith, Ph.D., and Howard Morgan Today’s leaders face a pesky predicament. As the pressing need to build effective teams in an environment of rapid change increases, the time […]

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3 Major Reasons Why Teams Fail

If you recognize even one of these behaviors, there’s a big problem with your business. But it’s not too late to solve it. By Tatem Burns and Aaron Sorensen, Ph.D. As work continues to be an increasingly collaborative endeavor, effective teams can be an incredible asset to building a competitive […]

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4 Ways Your Resilience Works Against You

Grit can be great. It can also burn you out—and tank your team, too. By Derek Lusk and Jonathan Kirschner For years, leaders have contended with competition, complexity, chaos, and continual change. Over the past decade, however, both the scale and frequency of these challenges have steadily increased.  Now, as […]

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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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The Real Reason Women Aren’t Advancing

Need to fix your gender representation problem? Then you need to fix your feedback. Here, real talent executives reveal where to start. By Angela Lane and Sergey Gorbatov  Women continue to be underrepresented at senior levels in the workplace. Catalyst, a global nonprofit organization supporting the advancement of women in […]

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Your CHRO Doesn’t Need to Come from HR. Just Ask These Leaders

Meet three business veterans who reinvented their organizations’ HR functions from the top. By Antoine Tirard and Claire Harbour In 2005, Fast Company published an article with a provocative headline that quickly became infamous in corporate circles: “Why We Hate HR.” Echoing a popular workplace belief, the authors asked why HR was broken, and […]

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Why Your Company Can’t Find Great Female Talent

If you run an organization that struggles to attract and retain a gender-balanced workforce, it’s time to look in the mirror. Because make no mistake: It’s all your fault. By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox Women are 60 percent of the talent pool. They make 80 percent of consumer-buying decisions. They will soon […]