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HCI Summit Spotlight: Liz Wiseman

February 6, 2013 | Katherine Ratkiewicz | HCI

In just under two months, we’ll ditch this winter snow and bask in the warm sunshine of Orlando, FL for HCI’s annual Human Capital Summit. By now you’ve probably heard about the Summit theme: Building Successful and Adaptive Talent Management in a VUCA Environment (VUCA – describes an environment characterized by: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity); and you’ve also started monitoring the list of rock-star keynotes as it continues to grow each week. 

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Wise Words to Help Redesign L&D

January 31, 2013 | Nancy Piatt | HCI

In case you haven’t heard – or you’ve got an incredible immune system – this year’s flu season has gotten off to a raucous start. As an early victim of the virus, I was unpleasantly reminded that the only benefits of being sick in bed are watching hours of television (guilt free!)  and catching up on reading.

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Confessions of a Crummy Manager

January 28, 2013 | The Wall Street Journal

After this Saturday essay on what leaders do appeared in The Journal, I’ve had a number of friends and colleagues ask me about whether – and how – my experience writing about organizations and leadership has affected the way I ...

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What It Takes to Become a High Performing Company - How People Strategies Can Drive a True Differentiation

February 19, 2013 | Dan Hart, Richard Widdowson

Engaged employees cannot be expected to take a personal interest in organizational objectives unless organizations make a reciprocal commitment to treating employees as more than factors of production. With organizations increasingly forced to do more with less, tapping in to the discretionary effort offered by engaged employees becomes all the more important for business success.

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Help Them Help You: Strategies for Engaging Employees AND Positioning Them to Succeed

January 29, 2013 | Mark Royal

It is said that luck results from preparation meeting opportunity. But organizations not wanting to leave success to chance would be well served to recognize that getting the most from their people results from employee engagement meeting employee enablement.  That is, leaders not only need to motivate employees but also to position them to succeed. Unfortunately, Hay Group employee opinion norms suggest that in a typical company today, more than half of employees are lacking in engagement (the “want to”), enablement (the “can do”), or both.

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The Decision-Making Problem

January 15, 2013 | Mark Royal

Organizations are unable to make timely decisions, struggling to keep pace with more agile businesses, according to worldwide employee research from Hay Group.

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