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    How to Onboard a New Manager

    How to Onboard a New Manager
    We all know how important it is to provide new hire employees with a good onboarding experience. Proper onboarding helps improve ramp-up time, productivity, moral, and retention. However – what about onboarding a newly promoted manager? Unfortunately, a lot of companies probably don’t pay as much, if any, attention to this. The “onboarding” process is more of a coronation – “I ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    8 Ways to Create an “A Team”

    8 Ways to Create an “A Team”
    "Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing." - Vince Lombardi How would others describe the performance of your team? Would they refer to your team “the A team”? Or are they compared to the Los Angeles Clippers (winning percentage: .362)? In either case, here are 8 things you can do to boost the performance of your team: 1. Invest in your ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Employment Applications Are For Everyone

    Employment Applications Are For Everyone
    A few weeks ago I wrote a post about anti-harassment training and mentioned the time that I read about one of my employees in the newspaper — specifically their alleged inappropriate conduct. There's another piece of that story I wanted to share with you because I learned a very valuable lesson with the situation. Everyone needs to complete an employment application. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Essential Tips for Managers

    5 Essential Tips for Managers
    Back in November 2007, someone challenged me to list five pieces of advice I'd give to managers on my deathbed. I'm re-running that post because I like it. 1. Look for trouble. Assume things will go wrong and poke around to find out what they might be. You'll often uncover problems this way and have an earlier chance to fix them. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    4 Key Practices for Developing Global Leaders

    4 Key Practices for Developing Global Leaders
    I never thought I'd see this day. One of my colleagues is taking the week off to - get this - watch the World Cup. Now, if you live in Europe or Asia, this is expected behavior, but I live in the U.S., where the World Cup has historically been about as popular as a case of the croup. This got ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Why You Need Distributed Leadership

    Why You Need Distributed Leadership
    Here’s a guest post I wrote a few weeks ago for Right Management’s Talent@Work blog: In a recent article in The Washington Post, Deborah Ancona, a professor of management at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, wrote about a concept called “distributed leadership”. She used the term to respond to a reader’s question: “How can a senior leader encourage junior leaders to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Hustle, Not Talent

    Hustle, Not Talent
    I believe in hustle. Hustle to me is a state of mind. It is a combination of working hard and working quickly. You make mistakes quicker, you make adjustments quicker and you have success quicker. Not only that but once you find success, you sustain that success through continuing the cycle. Hustle doesn’t take a college degree or pedigree. You don’t ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Why Talent Management Metrics Suck

    Why Talent Management Metrics Suck
    I know he stole it from the great Peter Drucker, but for years now I've heard this constant refrain from my boss: "What gets measured, gets managed." I always want to respond, "Stop already! I get it! I got it the first thousands times, too!" The crazy part is that sometimes I still ignore that advice. Managing people is, after all, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Updating "Classic" Management Theories

    Updating "Classic" Management Theories
    I was in a meeting recently and we were discussing the potential impact of a new management initiative we were about to launch. I made a reference to “the Hawthorne Effect”, and half the room, mostly the gen Xers and Ys, had no idea what I was talking about. The crickets were deafening. Now THAT was a senior moment. It did ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Employment Law and Leaders

    Employment Law and Leaders
    Employment law is my forte. On some days, there's nothing better than reading a recent ruling, grabbing the salient points and being that much more equipped to advise and guide. Employment law is an area that employee relations HR pros need to pay attention to on a regular basis because it is under constant refinement.I am attending the21010 Upper Midwest Employment ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Performance Reviews

    Performance Reviews
    There’s been a lot of buzz the last few weeks around the topic of performance reviews. Much of it has re-surfaced as a result of a recent New York Times article by Tara Parker-Pope about the mental health risks of performance reviews. She quotes UCLA Professor Samuel Culbert, who wrote the book “Get Rid of the Performance Review” and the October ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Manage a Global Office

    How to Manage a Global Office
    Undercover Boss has become a new hit show, largely because it demonstrates the value of a basic management principle, first proposed by Peters and Waterman known as “managing by walking around”. But today’s global business world taxes a manager’s ability to apply this principle. Most of us don’t have corporate jets to fly us all over our company but it is ...
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    5 Ways to Train Executives

    5 Ways to Train Executives
    Designing and implementing an executive education program is not for the inexperienced or faint hearted. What’s so different about executives? Wouldn’t universal training and learning principles apply to them as well as anyone? To some degree, yes. However, I’d recommend being aware of and paying attention to the following differences: 1. Pace Generally, executives are very intelligent and can absorb A ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Talent Management Metrics Get an "F"

    If employees are a company's most important asset, few organizations are anywhere near realizing their full potential, according to the latest talent management study by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp). The study, which examined the extent to which organizations are measuring and gauging the success of their talent management programs, found that only a quarter of companies surveyed have systematic ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Succession Planning and Development

    Succession Planning and Development
    After having written my 500th post for Great Leadership, I thought it was finally time to write something on how to do succession planning. After all, it’s where I probably spend 50% of my time, and have been doing it for over 20 years at three different companies (my goal to write an e-book on the topic some day). It’s not ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Taking on a "Risky" Hire

    Taking on a "Risky" Hire
    A reader writes: I recently received a job offer from the HR person of the company that I interviewed with. She said "they are taking a risk in hiring me and offering me the job." I thought it was a strange statement. When the managers in that company discuss me, they can say "OK, let's take a risk and hire this ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Don't Plan Succession, Manage It

    Don't Plan Succession, Manage It
    "Succession planning" is not just a flawed term, it's based on a flawed business paradigm. In fact, thinking of succession in terms of just "planning" is among the top reasons most organizations perform poorly in this area. Consider this: Improving Succession Plans: Harnessing the Power of Learning and Development, a major new study published by the American Society for Training and ...
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    Managing a Problem Employee

    Managing a Problem Employee
    A reader writes: As you hail from the non-profit sector just as I, you can probably lead me down the right path with this one. I'm a new HR rep for this mid size organization, and have inherited this situation: We have two employees who work in our fundraising department. They both work full time, but telecommute at their will, which ...
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    Performance Metrics: Beyond the Numbers

    Performance Metrics: Beyond the Numbers
    Peter Drucker once said, “What gets measured, gets managed.”  It’s very true.  Tracking the numbers is essential to running your business.  But it’s also important to not just calculate numbers. You need to have a good understanding of what they mean. I’ve always enjoyed math and accounting, so I’ve never really shied away from formulas.  But over the years, I’ve learned ...
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    Quiz Series: What's Your Specialization?

    Find out which HR specialization is right for you!
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?