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Hey, Women: Behold the Power of Pause

For females in the workplace, the key to continued growth is intentionally muting the noise. By Beverly Crowell and Beverly Kaye Women represent about half of the nation’s workforce, yet still make about 83 percent of men’s median wages, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They’re also underrepresented […]

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In Process We Trust

Employee attitudes have a major impact on retention rates. But are you focusing enough on the organizational procedures that shape those attitudes? Make these moves and reverse your attrition trends. By Leah Wolfeld Turnover doesn’t come cheap. When an employee leaves an organization, the company incurs direct costs through vacation […]

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The Accountability Crisis

Why do so many managers let poor performance slide? It isn’t to coddle their employees—it’s to protect their own reputations. Too bad everyone loses in the end. By Rob Kaiser There’s an open secret in today’s workplace: Managers aren’t holding their employees accountable. Even with millennials hungry for more feedback […]

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Where Has All the Feedback Gone?

As organizations must tackle more hot-button social issues every day, leaders are at greater risk than ever of saying too little. This is a problem, because feedback has never mattered more. By Angela Lane and Sergey Gorbatov How’s this for an understatement: Today’s business environment grows more complex by the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Does Growth Mindset Actually Work?

Proponents of this principle say people can improve if they just believe. But it’s time to separate positive intention from scientific proof. By Marc Effron During a recent podcast interview, the interviewer called out the chapter in my book 8 Steps to High Performance, where I say a growth mindset isn’t […]

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Teams: HR’s Great Missed Opportunity

The success of your organization depends on the effectiveness of your teams. But bad teams can’t get better if HR doesn’t step in. By Gordon Curphy, Ph.D., Michele Hartgrove, Emily Raulston, and Alexi Licata The business unit leadership team will be doing its annual strategic planning offsite in a few […]

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You Can Lead Employees to Their Goals But …

When it comes to goal-setting, employees perform best when they have skin in the game. By Ashley Keating Everyone knows that loftier goals equal better results. The research even shows you should be raising the bar again and again. However, now there’s evidence that organizations shouldn’t set goals for employees […]

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Perceived Organizational Support: A Metric that Matters

A higher POS can boost an employee’s performance, job satisfaction, self-competence, and happiness. By Ashley Keating It’s one thing to preach better employee engagement, but how can you tell if you’re actually hitting the mark? Meet perceived organizational support (POS), a metric that can tell you how much your employees think […]