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The Right Way to M&A

During times of uncertainty, high-performing employees are often tempted to jump ship. Here’s how to make sure it doesn’t happen. By Ashley Keating If you’ve ever been part of a merger or acquisition, you know it’s an uncomfortable place to be—and that there’s a high risk of losing good employees […]

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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 […]


Strategic Failure Is Not an Option

If there’s one thing COVID-19 has made clear, it’s this: Your future can completely transform in a minute. To keep up, you’ll need to build this critical competency. By Lisa D. Danels and Christian Neubert Is your organization skidding toward irrelevancy? Before you shout a resounding “no way,” consider the […]


Great Change Leaders Have Two Faces

They’re skilled in both pushing and pulling. Here’s how to adopt each approach.  By Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman What’s the difference between leadership and management? This isn’t a set up to a lame joke you’d tell at the office holiday party, but rather, a serious question that management scholars […]


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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Are You Built for Change?

In this uncertain time, one thing seems clear: How we do business—and manage talent—may never be the same. Here’s what change takes. By Adrian Furnham, Ph.D. Change hurts. And it only gets more painful with each passing year. That’s because your brain loses some of its ability to change as […]


What Is the Talent Ecosystem?

Business needs change all the time, but talent programs and processes don’t. If you want your organization to keep evolving—and your employees to stay—it’s time to adopt a more robust talent management approach. By Susanna Mlot and Aaron Sorensen, Ph.D. By now, we all know the tide has turned in the […]


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 […]