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You’re Growing Your Organization All Wrong

Developing high-potentials isn’t a bad strategy for success—unless you do it at the expense of your other employees. It’s time to focus on leaders at all levels. By Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman Trees die from all kinds of causes. Sometimes lightning strikes, shatters its trunk, and sets it on […]

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Can You Catch Success?

Research shows you’re more influenced by your boss and your peers than you think—for better and worse. By Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman Most kids copy their friends. When parents see their children chasing rowdy tykes on the playground, they’re bound to sit down and talk with the youngsters about […]

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6 Levers of Highly Successful Talent Managers

These leadership qualities are proven to lift people—and results. By Marc Effron and Jim Shanley Why do some companies seem to have all the talent? How do they build better talent faster than other organizations? Despite years of effort and billions of dollars invested, most companies today still struggle to […]

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Stop the Productivity Skid

If your employees aren’t working as hard as they can, it’s your fault. Here are eight ways to change your ways—and unleash their full creativity and effort. By Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman If everyone at the office seems a little sluggish lately, you’re not going crazy. Industry trends suggest a troubling […]

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Boost Your Team’s Performance—with Neuropsychology!

Three-quarters of all cross-functional collaborations fail in the workplace. Solution: Stop thinking like a group, and start thinking like a team. By Jonathan Kirschner, Psy.D., and Robyn Garrett Picture this: You’re in the second hour (and counting) of an afternoon project team Zoom meeting that was supposed to run for […]

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The Algorithm in the Corner Office

Are leaders in danger of losing their jobs to automation? Don’t look now, but robots are rapidly learning how to become better bosses. By Peter D. Harms, Ph.D. The videogame 7 Billion Humans begins with the premise that all jobs will someday be performed by robots. The result is a […]

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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 […]