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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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The Importance of Sales Incentive Programs

Article | Source: GC Incentives™ | Published: August 29, 2014
Sales are the lifeblood of every business. A company that is more effective at selling its products will outperform its competitors, even if they offer higher quality or better value. It is, therefore, essential for businesses ... Read more

The Top 10 Questions Today's Leaders are Asking

Article | Author: Amanda Young Hickman | Source: Insight Experience | Published: August 26, 2014
At Insight Experience, we’re fortunate to work with leaders at all levels, in companies large and small, and we get lots of great and thoughtful questions from them.  Here’s a list of the ones we hear most often: Read more

The Three Things Your Employees Really Want

Video | Published: August 25, 2014
While best practices are supposed to support employees, a recent Fierce survey reveals a dramatic disconnect. Sometimes, even the unintended creation of worst practices. This webinar examines three organization-wide practices employees crave, as ... Read more

A Physics Lesson for Leaders about the Use of Power

Blog | Author: Bill Catlette | Source: HCI | Published: August 22, 2014

The first lesson learned by every new leader, one that should be permanently tattooed onto their gray matter, is that by virtue of occupation they have inherited a simple, high school physics problem - There are more of “them” than there are of you. Repeat, there are more of “them” than there are of you. Translation - You are outnumbered, perhaps vastly by the group of people whom you are expected to lead. You shouldn’t let that rattle you, but neither should you forget it.

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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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