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People Just Don’t Become More Strategic

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People don’t become more strategic I frequently talk to executives who are concerned about particular individuals on their team, saying, “I need them to be more strategic.” Reality check: I have never seen anyone become more strategic. OK, there are a few closeted-strategic people out there who do not yet realize that they…

Yes, Single Employees Can Have Work-Life Balance Issues, Too

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I remember being single for a hot minute back in my 20s. Everyone at work assumed that I had time (and emotional bandwidth) to stay at work, listen to their problems, and step in on projects when their lives were overwhelming. I didn’t have a husband or kids. Who needed me more than my…

We Could Learn a Lot From How the World Handles Employee Vacations

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“No, that will not work. I leave for holiday on the 8th of June and will not return till around the 15th of July.” That was the response from a Chief Learning Officer who we have been trying to get together for a meeting. However, it hit me as he told me this…

The Mark of a Leader: What Does Your Communication Say About You?

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Last week, TLNT republished an article from the vault in which John Hollon wrote that when it comes to good bossology, “There is no such thing as over communication.” How true. In fact, when ZipRecruiter analyzed 250,000 job ads across a variety of industries, they found that 51 percent mentioned “communication” as a…

Getting Men to “Lean In” to Help Drive Diversity and Inclusion

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Editor’s Note: This is the eighth of 12 essays from the new book, The Rise of HR; Wisdom From 73 Thoughts Leaders. It’s compiled by Dave Ulrich, Bill Schiemann and Libby Sartain, and sponsored by the HR Certification Institute. By Carole Watkins The time has come for men to “lean in” and become full partners for…