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The Three Conversations Every Leader Needs to Have Every Day

March 13, 2013 | Gregg Thompson, President, Bluepoint Leadership Development

If James Humes was correct when he asserted that "Every time you speak, you are auditioning
for leadership,” then every conversation presents an opportunity to either advance or
regress your leadership.

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When Your Incentive System Backfires

February 25, 2013 | Harvard Business Review

How many times have you seen an incentive system produce the exact opposite of the desired behavior? Why is that? And why can't organizations see, let alone fix, the problem?

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Strategy Is All About Practice

February 25, 2013 | Roger Martin | Harvard Business School Publishing

I have never seen anybody become good at strategy without practice. It may happen, but I have never seen it. I doubt that I will see it, because strategy is a discipline. Like any discipline, you have to believe in it and work at it to become ...

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The Secret of Teams

February 25, 2013 | Upstart HR

I recently finished reading the secret of teams, and my head is reeling. Every one of us work on a number of teams, and the concepts in this book can help us to achieve greater success within each of those team environments.

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Surveys in the HR Market

February 25, 2013 | John Sumser | HR Examiner

Surveys in the HR Market
I was complaining to a colleague about the heaps of misinformation in the marketplace. She was quick to correct me. “Marketing surveys delivered by vendors and consultants provide valuable information. You just ...

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HR Disaster Relief is in the Cloud

February 25, 2013 | Michael Haberman | Omega HR Solutions

This past year has seen a number of natural disasters that have disrupted the daily operations of many businesses. Hurricane Sandy, blizzards, destructive tornados in the Southeast have all caused businesses to shut down and in some cases they ...

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Understanding How Organizations Can Measure Digital Success

February 25, 2013 | Joe Wozny | Tanveer Naseer

Success comes in many forms . . . including digital marketing success. The digital marketing promise has always included the ability to measure the impact of your online marketing dollars. Delivering on this promise has been a challenging ...

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Build Your Bench Strength Without Breaking the Bank

February 25, 2013 | Kirk Kramer | Harvard Business School Publishing

Many social enterprises start small and grow fast. This puts a premium on the need to develop, or recruit, talented people who can take on evolving roles and responsibilities. Yet planning for future leadership needs falls between the cracks at ...

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Get the Maximum Value Out of Your Big Data Initiative

February 25, 2013 | Paul Barth and Randy Bean | Harvard Business School Publishing

Companies have been striving to harness and leverage the power of their data assets for decades. Now major U.S. corporations and government agencies are finally realizing business value from Big Data.

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Don't Make Assumptions About the Next Generation; Invest in It

February 25, 2013 | Col. Eric G. Kail | Harvard Business School Publishing

Depending on where you draw the line, I'm either a very young baby boomer or a very old member of Generation X. These generations hold the majority of executive leadership positions across sectors. In other words, we're in charge.

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In Grand Command of the Titanic... Are You?

February 22, 2013 | Huffington Post Impact

What is it about our careers, our businesses or our life goals that is going wrong because we have stopped paying attention to all the indicators around us? We may be at a point in life where we are either constructing our career to do good work ...

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Agile HR: NextGen HR Delivery

February 15, 2013 | Jim Scully, Founder | HRSSI

The word agile became a business buzzword with the publication of The Agile Manifesto over ten years ago. The Manifesto pled for a flexible, iterative approach to software development as a faster, more efficient alternative to the classic ...

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Great Employees Are Not Replaceable

February 13, 2013 | Forbes

One of the most important lessons I learned during my years as a CEO was that great employees are not replaceable. It isn’t the technology or the product that make a company great, it’s the people. And companies who see their good ...

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