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When High-Potential Women Go Bad

The old theory says women don’t get promoted because their good qualities are overlooked. But maybe that’s because their bad behaviors are seen all too clearly. By Peter Harms, Ph.D. Mae West once said, “When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad, I’m better.” America’s corporations—and the leaders […]

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Why S.M.A.R.T. Is Just Plain Dumb

This ubiquitous goal-setting tool isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Here’s a smarter way to enable strategic impact. By Anne Davis Gotte and Kevin D. Wilde No doubt you’re familiar with S.M.A.R.T., the oft-cited standard for the development and audit of high-quality goals: specific, measurable, agreed-upon, reachable, and time-bound. […]

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Unleash Your Future Leaders’ Full Potential

Now that we know how to measure learning agility, it’s time to apply it to support development. Here’s where to start. By David Hoff In his TalentQ piece “Where Are All the Agile Leaders?” W. Warner Burke, Ph.D., wrote about his work researching and defining learning agility. If step one was introducing […]

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Is HR Missing the Point on Performance Feedback?

HR is moving away from traditional performance reviews because managers and employees say they don’t like them. Here’s why this will backfire. By Sergey Gorbatov and Angela Lane The field of performance management has been in turmoil lately. Employees are getting confused. Leaders are getting frustrated. Consultants are getting rich. […]

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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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How to Build a Better IDP

The individual development plan has been collecting dust for decades. But with a few upgrades, it can help your talent soar. By Beverly Kaye and Lindy Williams Business has changed since the Eisenhower administration. The individual development plan (IDP) has not. In this age of reboots, it’s time to breathe […]

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Employee Engagement Starts with the Boss

Everyone wins when leaders help team members get more excited about their work. It’s not that hard–so why are so few bosses good at it? By Jocelyn Hays Imagine two employees. One is satisfied with her job. The other is engaged. Which will be more valuable to you and your […]

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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 […]