Management & Leadership

2014 research

Year in Review - HCI Research Infographic

Blog | Author: Jenna Filipkowski | Source: HCI | Published: 4 hours ago

The HCI research team was busy in 2014! Check out all of our reports across a wide-variety of talent management topics: from the Affordable Care Act to employment branding to internal mobility. 

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3 Ways Leaders Can Maximize Their Brain Power

Blog | Author: By Sharon McDowell-Larsen | Source: HCI | Published: December 18, 2014

For the past decade, the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) has collected extensive data on the exercise, eating and sleeping habits of the senior executives who attend our Leadership at the Peak program. This work has given us a unique view of the overall health of top leaders globally – and offers valuable lessons on how leaders at every level can elevate their performance.

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White Paper

The Big Picture of ROE

White Paper | Source: Fierce, Inc. | Published: 3 days ago
Due to the popularity of our previously published white paper “The ROI of Skillful Conversation: Relationship Advice for Measurable Business Results,” Fierce, Inc. is expanding on the topic. This supplementary white paper ... Read more
White Paper

The Care and Feeding of the Leader’s Brain

White Paper | Author: Sharon McDowell-Larsen | Source: Center for Creative Leadership | Published: December 18, 2014
Let’s be honest. Your company didn’t hire you for your brawn or your finely sculpted six pack. In business, brain power wins the day, not horsepower. Your ability to think, communicate and exhibit emotional intelligence and creativity ... Read more

Three Gratitude Exercises for Leaders To Embrace

Article | Author: Fierce, Inc | Source: Fierce, Inc. | Published: December 18, 2014
The holiday season is a time to reflect, a time to stop and think about all that we have to be grateful for. For many individuals, thankfulness is directed towards friends, family, and all the delicious food!  Not many, however, are sitting ... Read more

3 Fierce Steps to Kick Off 2015

Blog | Author: Stacey Engle, Vice President of Marketing, Fierce, Inc. | Source: HCI | Published: December 17, 2014

“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

You harden if you are not stretching. While most of us think about stretching as a physical activity, we must also stretch our brains, our hearts, and our perspectives. Only when we do this, can we fully shift. It’s about going to your core – figuratively.

So I ask: How do you plan to stretch yourself in 2015? Here are three simple steps to help kick off your new year.


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Exploring Female Leadership: Obligation or Opportunity? A Female Leader’s Role in Growing Female Talent: Part 4

Blog | Author: Lexy Thompson | Source: HCI | Published: December 15, 2014

Here we are, the conclusion of our 4 part series on the current state of Women in Leadership. I would like to start by thanking you all for taking this ride with me; I hope it’s been as enjoyable and interesting for you as it has for me. Though all of the research for this series has been intriguing and eye-opening, I have to admit what I am about to share is probably the most relevant.


What do women in leadership have to say? What’s really going on out there?

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Why Employee Engagement Isn’t Enough

We all know that employee engagement produces better business results. Research from a wide range of resources confirms that emotionally and intellectually committed employees are more productive, customer focused and profitable. And while those ... Read more
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