Culture

Leadership Today — It Takes an Entirely New and Flexible Mindset

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“Ray, you deserve a “D‑” for your performance today. You rambled for 50 minutes. It was obvious to all of us that you did not prepare at all because there is no way you could have and been that disorganized at the outset if you had prepared. We told you this prospect has been…

Are HR Measures Really Too Soft and Subjective?

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By David C. Forman In his new book, Fearless HR — Driving Business Results, argues that HR cannot move forward until it directly addresses the historical perceptions that have constrained its standing in organizations. He identifies five specific biases, and one is that “HR Measures are Too Soft and Subjective.”  He examines this view in terms…

Don’t Look Now, But Your Millennials Are Searching For Their Next Gig

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It’s not true that your Millennials are more likely to job hop than other generations, but they’re probably already looking for their next career move. And that’s as true for Millennials in senior and management positions, as for those in entry-level jobs. Deloitte, which surveyed thousands of Millennials worldwide, says two-thirds of them expect…

Making HR a True Strategic Partner: It’s Not As Easy as Some Make It Seem

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Nothing is easy today. When I lived in the U.S. (I currently work in Dubai), I would always marvel at late night TV commercials. My take was that whatever it is that ails you, just turn on late night TV and you would invariably find a product that could solve whatever it is…

The Last Word: Why it’s Good to Learn from a Bad Boss

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Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — yes, I’m going to be leaving soon — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from over the years. Here’s one from our very first month in July 2010. Anyone who has spent much time managing knows this…