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 […]


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 […]


The Retention Champions

The race to keep your brightest employees is as cutthroat as ever. It’s up to some hidden organizational heroes to help seal the deal. By Beverly Kaye, Ph.D., and Lindy Williams No matter how many long hours and sleepless nights you’ve devoted to carefully wording questions, ensuring distribution schedules are […]


Think Outside the 9 Box

Sick of the performance-by-potential paradigm? So are we. Let’s replace it with something better. By Allan H. Church, Ph.D. No matter how hard we try to ditch performance ratings—and many organizations have made valiant attempts—we just can’t quit them. Psychologically, whether we like it or not, companies need ways to […]

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Blend Your Workforce: An 8-Step Plan

Freelancers and full-time employees working side by side … it’s the future. Your prep work starts now.  By Jon Younger and Michael Kearns For most companies, finding talented workers isn’t an obstacle. It’s a competitive crisis. In a survey by PwC, 70 percent of CEOs said talent gaps are a […]

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The New Rules of Attraction

All the retention skills in the world won’t matter if an organization loads up on the wrong people. It’s time to change your workforce acquisition approach—or else. By Sherry Benjamins For many organizations, talent acquisition is still tactical. They see the search process as a transaction to fill important gaps. […]


7 Deadly Sins of Career Development

You’ll never retain your brightest rising stars if you commit these strategic blunders. By Beverly Kaye, Ph.D., and Lindy Williams Breaking news: Career development drives employee engagement. Shocking, right? Well, if loads of surveys and studies repeatedly list the opportunity to grow and develop as an essential factor in attracting […]