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HR Will Love Artificial Intelligence—Until Leaders Hate It

AI, machine learning, and data analytics are about to profoundly change how we hire and manage talent. Are you ready? By Marc Effron The growing momentum of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and data analytics offers HR the opportunity to make smarter, faster people decisions. AI can flag and eliminate […]


In Team We Trust

The authors have uncovered tried-and-true ways to build high psychological safety and trust cultures in workplace teams. The rewards? Growth, engagement, purpose, and performance. By Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D. and Paul J. Zak, Ph.D. Teams are increasingly commonplace in organizations, with leadership shifting away from a focus on individual results […]


Why the 4-Day Workweek Is a Terrible Idea

Experts say the COVID-19 pandemic will change the way we work forever. Here’s why it won’t. By Marc Effron Everyone is working at home. Thanks, coronavirus. And that has experts predicting that how we work is about to change forever. It won’t happen, and you only need to look at […]


Is Your Culture Too Nice?

“Nice” is necessary to success. But “too nice” is holding many businesses back. Here’s how to find the line so that you never cross it. By Marc Effron The CEO finishes her remarks at your annual shareholders meeting and mentally braces herself for the Q&A. It’s been a particularly tough […]


From Workforce to Work-Task Planning

Out: Building the ideal workforce. In: Putting the right team together to accomplish tasks that help the organization grow. By Dave Ulrich Everyone realizes that better talent (and culture) will help an organization succeed. Over the years, many have attempted to improve talent—this effort is loosely called workforce planning.  Markov […]


4 Innovations That Will Transform Talent Management Forever

How we recruit, motivate, and retain top talent is evolving at light speed. These changes are coming fast. By Dave Ulrich The focus on talent (workforce, individual competence, employee) continues to gain attention. In the past year, there have been some talent-related themes that shape how people think, act, and […]

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 […]

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Change Today, Thrive Tomorrow

The author and his colleagues interviewed dozens of c-suite leaders to uncover the best way to build a sustainable organization. The answer: a mix between managing your present and creating your future. By Ashley Harshak Two years ago, we decided to start talking to our clients. I mean, really talking […]


Why Great Employees Quit (and What You Can Do About It)

We don’t put enough effort into finding out why good people leave. Here’s why we really ought to. By Kevin Oakes This past January, Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, unexpectedly announced his resignation a full 3.5 years before his second five-year term was set to expire. Kim’s […]


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 […]