Month: May 2017

Jim Collins: Q&A on Leaders as Sheepdogs

May 16, 2017

In Thinkers 50 Leadership, Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove include an interview of Jim Collins. Here is one of the Q&As: What do you think will be the characteristics of the new generation of leaders? I think humility is a…

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Linking Empowering Leadership and Employee Creativity

May 16, 2017

In this article for the Academy of Management Journal, Xiaomeng Zhang1 and Kathryn M. Bartol discuss the influence of psychological empowerment, intrinsic motivation, and creative process engagement. To check out the complete article, check out others, and sign up for…

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You’ve Got 8 Seconds: A book review by Bob Morris

May 15, 2017

You’ve Got 8 Seconds: Communication Secrets for a Distracted World Paul Hellman AMACOM (March 2017) “Never, never, never give up!” Winston Churchill Churchill makes an excellent point, one that I selected to serve as title of this brief commentary. Here…

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4 Innovative and Meaningful Employee Engagement Activities That Work! (and Why)

May 15, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Melany Gallant for Halogen Software’s TalentSpace blog. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign up for email alerts, please click here. * *…

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State of Readiness: A book review by Bob Morris

May 14, 2017

State of Readiness: Operational Excellence as Precursor to Becoming a High-Performance Organization Joseph F. Paris, Jr. Greenleaf Book Group Press (May 8, 2017) How and why a business is a single system that has multiple dimensions of effort and initiative…

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A simple definition of performance management…and why everyone plays a role

May 14, 2017

by Melany Gallant for Halogen Software’s TalentSpace blog. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign up for email alerts, please click here What is performance management? Performance management is a process that…

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Film Noir Classics

May 13, 2017

Opinions are divided as to the defining characteristics of the noir genre but the term does connote “darkness” of spirit and intent as well as of locale and time of day. Here’s what Roger Ebert thinks: “Film noir is .…

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How to Write a Great Performance Review in 10 Steps

May 13, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Melany Gallant for Halogen Software’s TalentSpace blog. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign up for email alerts, please click here. * *…

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The Fake President Amidst Realities

May 12, 2017

By my count, the current POTUS has offered several hundred lies during his first three months in office. Relentlessly, he continues to make allegations and accusations without citing any evidence, nor has anyone else. Consider these ten (of 82) untruths…

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Symptoms of a Misaligned Organization

May 12, 2017

In a new edition of Total Alignment, Riaz Khadem and Linda Khadem provide an abundance of tools and tactics to streamline almost any organization, whatever its size and nature may be. They have identified these symptoms of root causes of…

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