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What work and social environments, personal attributes and characteristics are conducive to developing creative performance and innovation? If creativity and motivation to be innovative can be assessed and measured, how does that affect talent management practices? What does it take to create an innovative culture and the related talent management practices that make continuous improvement part of your every day way of doing business.

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Generalizing Generations: Why it Doesn’t Work

Blog | Author: Stecey Engle, Halley Bock, and Christine Douglas, Fierce, Inc. | Source: HCI | Published: 4 hours ago

If you look at the press and commentary you’d think that Millennials (insert zombies) are coming in mass to get us. They will soon take over business as we know it, booting out boomers, trampling Gen Xers, and demanding every entitlement under the sun. So we thought we’d add to the chatter with different perspectives, from all sides of the generational divide.

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Effective Leadership Starts with Critical Thinking

Blog | Author: John Ager, Master Facilitator and Trainer, Kepner-Tregoe | Source: HCI | Published: 1 day ago

To be an effective leader, you don’t need to be the smartest person in the room, but, it does help if you ask the right questions. Because leaders are the people responsible for resolving situations, this often requires taking or guiding action(s) in response to change. Critical thinking is just as important a mindset as decisiveness and leaders must be aware of the appropriate scenarios for each.

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The Power of Practice

Article | Author: Jamie Hayman | Source: Insight Experience | Published: 2 days ago
Imagine going to the emergency room and finding out you need your appendix removed.  There are only two surgeons available. All you know about the first is that she has played the game 'Operation' thousands of times. All you know ... Read more
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Employee Engagement, meet Change Management

Blog | Author: April Scott Read, Psy.D. | Source: HCI | Published: October 17, 2014

In order for organizations to thrive in today’s rapidly paced global economy it would be very beneficial to explore utilizing a mutually inclusive change management and employee engagement strategy.  Increasing employee engagement levels is currently a high priority for organizations across the broad, regardless of industry. Research has indicated that employee engagement is one of the best predictors of an employee’s performance

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Leading Authentically in a Carefully Curated World

Blog | Author: By Portia Mount and Susan Tardanico, co-authors of Beating the Impostor Syndrome (CCL Press, 2014) | Source: HCI | Published: October 16, 2014

When it comes to creating a personal digital brand, we’re all in. As executives who also blog about women and leadership, we’ve seen up close the positive impact that savvy use of social media can have on individual careers and entire organizations. The opportunity that digital platforms offer to build and sustain two-way relationships in the marketplace is unprecedented. But we also have some misgivings.

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