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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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Eliciting Real Emotions in a Virtual World

Blog | Author: Val Jon Farris | Source: HCI | Published: August 14, 2014

Just last week the Human Capital Institute and I embarked on a webcast entitled Enabling Leaders to Create an Emotional Connection, which was sponsored by Oracle Human Capital Management. One of the unique features of the HCI webcast platform is its ability to poll the attendees in real time and I was excited to take advantage of this functionality in my presentation. When the webcast poll responses began flooding in with sentiments of deep emotional openness and genuine gratitude, I knew we had accomplished our goal of 'Enabling Emotional Connections.' The webcast attendees opened up emotionally and risked sharing experiences that changed their lives.  “My husband and I lost our three-month old baby. It was devastating, but it also strengthened us.” “I’m the only survivor of a family of eight and belonging and teaming mean everything to me.”  "Perfect strangers stopped to help us with our broken down car and left before we could thank them, how inspiring that was!”


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The Employee Engagement Axiom

Blog | Author: Lior Arussy, President and Founder, Strativity Group | Source: HCI | Published: August 13, 2014

Engaged employees deliver better customer satisfaction and profits. This axiom sounds logical, but despite a multitude of arguments and research, empirical evidence of the linkage between customer actions and employee engagement is still missing. As a result, many executives are saying the employee engagement concept will result with tactical improvements at best.

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Enabling Leaders to Create an Emotional Connection

Webcast | Presented By: Val Jon Farris | Webcast Aired: August 7, 2014
Leaders who inspire others (and more importantly are able to evoke leadership qualities in others) possess a unique inner resource called “emotional connection.”  This resource is often sidelined as being too subjective or ... Read more

HCIPodcast: Set a Course for Workplace Engagement

Podcast | Published: August 6, 2014
Kevin Kruse provides his unique entrepreneurial perspective to the challenges that organizations face regarding employee engagement. Recent reports state that only 1 out of 3 employees are engaged, Kevin offers up practical examples to learn from ... Read more
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The Multiplier Effect of Inclusion

Keynote Video | Presented By: Tony Byers | Published: July 29, 2014
Business leaders all too often view diversity and inclusion as the “right” thing to do and not as a business imperative.  Properly managed, diversity and inclusion programs can increase engagement, creativity and business ... Read more