5 Things All Great Leadership Teams Must Do

Your company will soar if your executive group sticks to this list. Just ask one of the most successful banks in the world. By Doug Ready In 2015, I asked Dave McKay, the newly appointed CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada, a simple question: “What one thing do you […]

Lead Alone

You Can’t Lead Alone

Nothing will crush your team or organization faster than acting in isolation. Now more than ever, you need the right support to help you steer the ship. By Daniel Hallak, Ph.D. This season of pressure and uncertainty has revealed just how critical it is for us to be connected to […]

Diva Behavior

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

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

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 […]

COVID Lessons

5 Things COVID-19 Has Taught Talent Leaders About Crisis Management

Real organizations reveal how to stay resilient amid unprecedented change. Steal their strategies to emerge stronger than ever. By Aaron Sorensen  One of the silver linings of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has been the opportunity to reconnect with former clients and colleagues to learn about how their businesses are adapting, […]

COVID-19 Zoom

COVID-19: It’s Time for Talent Management to Step Up

Crises bring out the best in leaders. But they can’t do their job if you won’t do yours. By Dale S. Rose, Ph.D. There’s no greater test of leadership than a crisis.  In the wake of the world-shattering COVID-19 pandemic, we’re reminded just how much good leadership matters. That’s because […]

Internal or External

Should You Hire an Internal or External Candidate? Here’s the Surprising Answer

Before you make your next hire, read this. By Ashley Keating When a position opens up in your organization, you have two ways to fill it: with an internal or external candidate. Can’t decide? Just go with who you know, suggests research from Michigan State University. Not only is the in-house […]


How to Break Through to the Millennials Down the Hall

Hint: It’s not about you. It’s about them. By Ashley Keating Not all millennials are into themselves, but narcissism has risen 30 percent since the early 1980s, according to research in The Psychologist-Manager Journal. (Just sayin’.) When it comes to corralling the millennials in your office, you can use a little of their […]


Great Leaders Have Potty Mouths

Cursing like a sailor—strategically, of course—can rally your team. By TalentQ Editors A doctor swearing in front of a patient probably won’t fly, and neither will an attorney cussing in court. But in certain situations, workplace profanity could boost morale, suggests new research in the Journal of Managerial Psychology. While […]