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At Full Velocity: Executive Effectiveness in a Transitory C-Suite

Insuring your effectiveness and longevity as a CEO requires serious reflection on important questions, including: Are you creating an open and honest relationship with your board? Have you established a long-term vision? Are you charting career paths for high-potential executives? Are you relentlessly striving for excellence? Volatility, change and turnover are facts of life in the C-Suite. Certain factors can be controlled, others cannot.…

Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later – Drawing on Words of Wisdom from Jack Welch

Summary For nineteen years, we’ve studied the most prevalent reasons for executive hiring failure and determined many of these could have been predicted and therefore avoided. A key to avoiding many of these costly mistakes is doing the necessary work up front, carefully determining the critical success factors and objectively assessing the best candidates available against those criteria. Download this Whitepaper Whitepaper provided by:…

30 Jul 2013
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Change in thinking, personal development key in helping generations mix in the workplace

By MaryBeth Matzek It’s a statistic most people in the energy industry know all too well -- 50 percent of their current workforce may retire within the next five to 10 years. While that statistic has companies ramping up their hiring, it also poses a very real challenge: How to get the on-the-verge-of-retirement baby boomers working well with today’s young professionals. As a rule,…

05 Jun 2013
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A New Look at Engagement

By: Barb Krantz Taylor Source: Talent Management Original Article Here are nine intangible elements of work that employees rank much higher than salary or perks on engagement surveys. Engaged employees perform at 100 percent of their ability, but the most highly engaged employees perform at 122 percent. This was an assertion made during a Towers Perrin — now Towers Watson — webinar called “Leadership…

21 Oct 2011
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The Five Drivers of Happiness at Work

By JESSICA PRYCE-JONES Source: The Source Original Article I am in a wood-paneled boardroom of a large multinational waiting to make a pitch. My stomach lurches as I anticipate having to use the “H” word to the CEO. It just feels too “new-agey” to associate with the hard-numbered world of business. “We’re here to talk about happiness. Happiness at work.” The words sound so…

21 Oct 2011
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Do Happier People Work Harder?

Article Summary Employee engagement may seem like a frill in a downturn economy. But it can make a big difference in a company’s survival. In a 2010 study, James K. Harter and colleagues found that lower job satisfaction foreshadowed poorer bottom-line performance. Gallup estimates the cost of America’s disengagement crisis at a staggering $300 billion in lost productivity annually. When people don’t care about…

20 Sep 2011
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Four Things Leaders Can Do To Reduce Team Conflicts

Article Summary Studies of workplace behaviors reveal some startling statistics with regard to the impact that conflict has on business performance. One study indicates that two out of three employee performance problems can be traced to unresolved interpersonal conflicts. Another study estimates that the average manager spends something like forty percent of their time addressing workplace conflicts. Guy Harris also makes an interesting correlation…

09 Sep 2011
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