Management

Empathy Is Key to a Great Meeting

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by: Annie McKee Yes, we all hate meetings. Yes, they are usually a waste of time. And yes, they’re here to stay. So it’s your responsibility as a leader to make them better. This doesn’t mean just make them shorter, more efficient, more organized. People need to enjoy them and, dare I say it, have fun.…

Influencing Action

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Our Influencing Action Toolkits will be available Monday 13th April 2015.   To make sure you don’t miss out, join our mailing list so we can let you know when you can come back and grab one.

What Everyone Should Know About Managing Up

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by:Dana Rousmaniere Having a healthy, positive relationship with your boss makes your work life much easier — it’s also good for your job satisfaction and your career. But some managers don’t make it easy. Bad bosses are the stuff of legend. And too many managers are overextended, overwhelmed, or downright incompetent — a topic that HBR…

How Too Many CEO Interviews Distort Business History And Reality

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By David Slocum Earlier this year, two sociologists provoked a probing debate about the integrity and value of interviewing as a research method. Colin Jerolmack and Shamus Khan, respectively of New York University and Columbia University Berlin School of Creative Leadership (Steinbeis University), launched their broadside on the topic in the May 2014 issue of…

How Unrealistic Job Descriptions Build a Phantom Workforce

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by: Fernando Ramirez Why are organizations and candidates having such a difficult time trying to find the right fit during the hiring process? Does it have to do with how candidates are interviewed? Or does it begin the moment organizations publish their job postings? Perhaps organizations and candidates are just not seeing eye-to-eye when it comes…

Performance Management

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By William Seidman Performance management is a system in which manager’s work with their employees to set goals for the year. The manager will write up an appraisal and employees are rated and ranked numerically. Organizations claim the PM system is a way of improving performance and giving feedback. However, in reality, PM is a…