How to Leverage Succession Planning to Drive Strategic Change

Talent management professionals design succession management/talent review processes that help leaders set, monitor and recalibrate their efforts to align people and strategy. Yet there is a great opportunity for improvement in these processes. Only 57 percent of leaders who named succession planning a current top priority are confident in the results produced by the process…. Read More»

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Five Things Great Leaders Do Right

To state the obvious: Great leadership is vital to any organization. Great leaders set the direction for the organization and determine resource allocation to get it done. They create the tone by how they lead and make decisions. They nurture and enable a culture to thrive. And to do their jobs well, they must be deeply committed to the business and to empowering their people to succeed…. Read More»

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5 More Rules to Avoid a Collaboration Hangover

Gartner estimates that throughout 2015 about 80% of social business efforts are not expected to achieve the intended benefits. Even more so, many collaboration initiatives leave participants behind with a hangover, generating the opposite effect of what was intended originally. So how can you make sure you don’t suffer from a collaboration hangover?… Read More»

How to Avoid Promoting to a New Level of Incompetence

When I was taking business school courses a billion years ago, we used to laugh at the Peter Principle*, “managers are promoted to their level of incompetence,” to explain stupidity in organizations. Sadly, current evidence seems to point to the fact that the Peter Principle may still be alive and well today, wouldn’t you agree? … Read More»

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The #1 Workplace Culture Challenge

The word “culture” has lost its meaning due to the proliferation of over-simplified and inconsistent workplace culture content that’s all over the popular press. CEO’s know culture is important but there is a complete lack of clarity surrounding how evolving, shaping, leveraging, or changing it will help them overcome some of their greatest challenges and improve business results.

It’s a tremendous challenge to educate top leaders on how to effectively evolve their culture but that’s not THE greatest workplace culture challenge. The #1 workplace culture challenge is…… Read More»

Innovating Is Learning

Managers say they want change, improvement, creativity, and innovation. They are full of it. What they really want is mistake-free and pain-free improvement. Outside of work, people do the same thing. They say they want to get in shape or find a new job, and then one little setback stops them in their tracks. They feel embarrassed and angry and quit. The trick is to weather the storm and learn so you’re less likely to screw up again. Setbacks are supposed to be the very things that help you avoid future mistakes…. Read More»

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