Deliberately Designing your Corporate Culture

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Studying Corporate Culture Over a career spanning nearly half a century, Harvard University psychology professor J. Richard Hackman garnered widespread esteem and accolades for pioneering the study of team dynamics. Following the events of 9/11, Hackman led a team designed to evaluate what makes intelligence units effective by surveying, interviewing, and observing hundreds of analysts… Read more »

Time to Focus on Talent Management Part 2

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In part 1 of this blog post, we introduced talent management issues and the importance of a needs-assessment process. Accurate job descriptions and the need for a strong cultural fit were also examined. This week we’ll continue to uncover aspects of talent management you can incorporate into your retention efforts. Employer Brand A company’s “employer… Read more »

Three Tips To Improve Your Hiring Skills

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You may be a great hiring manager, but as in most circumstances, there is always room for improvement. As long as you have positions to fill, a team to build, and a company to grow, then you can always stand to improve your hiring skills. Competition is high and companies are upping their game to… Read more »

How to Become a Better Leader for Your Team

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Leadership is about putting the needs of others ahead of yourself. Serving others, as long as it is in the direction of achieving your corporate goals, is the true essence of effective leadership. Leadership is about seeking out what motivates someone, and figuring out how that internal motivation can be mobilized to help the team… Read more »

The Power of Positive Influence

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We affect each other in our relationships, even at work. Or you could say, especially at work. And each day you bring with you to work a potential to influence other people. You bring the potential to create harmony, whether you know it or not. As a leader, you need to become very aware of… Read more »

Good Leadership is the Key to Employee Retention

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High retention is most often an issue of leadership. The key measure of your effectiveness as a leader lies both in the results your team achieves and their willingness to follow you with their heart, not just their head and their hands. And it’s not just the leadership of your subordinates, leadership applies to peers,… Read more »