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  • Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Leaders, Part 5

    Written by: Dr. Karen Keller | May 15, 2017

    Leadership competencies

    In our series, Raising Up Leaders, we discussed that 51% of any great leader’s job is to develop new leaders. This process of raising up leaders is vital to any organization’s long-term success. In the previous article, we looked at the importance of charisma as a key to relating to people in order to influence them. While character is ultimately the bedrock upon which all good leadership is built, without charisma, people will not join the vision. Today, we will discuss leadership competencies…. Read More»


  • Psychological Consulting: A Partnership for Emotional Fitness

    Written by: Dr. Emily Anhalt | May 11, 2017

    psychological consulting

    We sought out the expertise of Dr. Emily Anhalt, who referenced Dr. Freeman’s research study in her 4-part series on “The Emotionally Fit Founder.” She describes emotional fitness as “an ongoing commitment to looking inward, processing through difficult emotions, and working toward self-awareness and self-improvement.” … Read More»


  • Strengths-Based Approach to Better Productivity and Workplace Culture

    Written by: Blake Beus | May 10, 2017

    strengths-based approach

    A common job interview question we’ve all either had to answer or ask is, “What are your weaknesses?” Prospective employees spend time agonizing over how to answer this question in a way that turns their weaknesses into strengths. Let’s flip the question around: “What are your strengths?” Their answers might be more confident and spirited. Companies that use a strengths-based approach to hiring and keeping current talent can enhance strengths, innovation, and productivity…. Read More»


  • Proactive Measures: Critical Success factors for the Future of Work

    Written by: Sophie Wade | May 9, 2017

    proactive measures

    Proactive, personal involvement is becoming essential for your team’s advancement, workforce, and business, as well as your own work and career. As a result, self-awareness and emotional intelligence are becoming critical success factors to facilitate individually-sensitive, informed decision-making in the emerging, talent-focused, Future-of-Work environment…. Read More»


  • Engaging New Hires: A Step-by-Step Recipe for a Structured Onboarding Experience

    Written by: Cord Himelstein | May 3, 2017

    onboarding experience

    The average job tenure has shrunk to two years in some industries, and it continues to shrink. Younger millennial and post-millennial workers (the largest cohort in the workforce) aren’t staying as long at their jobs and want more immediate feedback from management. So many companies blend their recognition/engagement programs with their hiring efforts to create a structured onboarding experience…. Read More»


  • How Social Business Design Theory Improves Retention and Innovation

    Written by: Mathew Heggem | May 2, 2017

    social business design

    CEOs and entrepreneurs across the country are asking the same question: How do we engage and retain our top talent? In a recent survey, Future Workplace partnered with Beyond and found 56 percent of HR workers look to enhance their employees’ experience by investing more in staff development and training. Other companies, such as IBM, are investing in people analytics, which provide an idea of when key employees may quit. Managers then use that data to nurture those team members and encourage them to stay. While these strategies may help retain employees (and are certainly more effective than reactionary strategies), I believe the best way to enhance the employee experience and boost retention is through social business design theory…. Read More»


  • Organizational Learning: How Conflict Tolerance and Vulnerability Boost Results

    Written by: Adriano Pianesi | April 20, 2017

    organizational learning

    Learning the past tense of the verb “to eat” in French is (likely) easier than learning to be a more approachable supervisor, or re-evaluating your positions after a heated argument. And learning how to solve an algebraic equation doesn’t necessarily force you to rethink your place in the world. While I’ve met a few people whose lives were changed by vibrant math teachers, for most folks, math class didn’t lead to dramatic self-re-evaluation…. Read More»


  • Engaging Millennials: Unleashing a Generation in the Workforce

    Written by: Nat Greene | April 13, 2017

    engaging millennials

    Millennials is a strange word people use – often with some derision – to refer to a younger generation of workers. Many falsely believe they’re different from other generations, and that something might be wrong with them. What’s probably driving much of this sense of enigma is that Millennials are less engaged at work than […] Read moreRead More»


  • Embracing the Future: Surviving and Flourishing in the Gig Economy

    Written by: Eyal Katz | April 12, 2017

    gig economy

    If you’ve been following the trends in the HR world, it’s likely you’ve heard the phrase “gig economy” tossed around in more than a few publications. So what is a gig economy and why is it getting so much attention? A quick Google search provides the following definition: A gig economy is a labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs. … Read More»


  • How Setting Policies Can Have a Huge Impact On Business and In Life

    Written by: Jack Quarles | April 11, 2017

    setting policies

    Is there a goal you’d like to see more progress on? Is it one of the above (being more grateful / professional development / physical fitness / staying in touch with friends / learning to play an instrument) or is it something else? Set a new offensive policy, for this week or for the rest of the month. It will make a difference.
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