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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 Power of Practice

Article | Author: Jamie Hayman | Source: Insight Experience | Published: 12 hours 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
Blog

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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Blog

4 Ways to Unstick Your Stuck Thinking

Blog | Author: Nicole Lipkin, Psy.D., M.B.A. | Source: HCI | Published: October 9, 2014

When there is something that requires objective, clear thinking in your business or personal life, challenge your natural propensity to see what you want to see and hear what you want to hear by:

  • Challenging your assumptions - try to disprove, rather than prove, your hypothesis.
  • Seek outside opinion - get feedback from others who may see things differently than you.
  • Writing it down – the written word will make you feel more accountable to your analysis.
  • Admitting you were wrong, when appropriate - we hate to admit it, but humility goes a lot farther than rationalizations and justifications.
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Blog

All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy

Blog | Author: Halley Bock, CEO & President, Fierce, Inc. | Source: HCI | Published: October 3, 2014

In the modern workplace, let’s be honest, there are only 2 certain ways for communications professionals to clock out: retire or take a hammer to your phone! This is no surprise considering the impressive number of workers who find it nearly impossible to unplug from work, both at the end of their “work day,” and when they go on vacation.

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Case Study

Supporting Rapid Growth in a Risk-averse Environment

Case Study | Author: Insight Experience | Source: Insight Experience | Published: September 30, 2014
Challenge:  Favorable market dynamics, a solid reputation for quality, and an extremely committed and intelligent workforce were helping fuel double-digit revenue growth for a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services company ... Read more