Culture

When You’re Feeling Alone, A Mastermind Group Can Help

The mastermind concept came from an admirer of industrialist Andrew Carnegie. Napoleon Hill described the idea in his 1937 book, “Think and Grow Rich,” but the mastermind plan adapts to many forms of business networking, not just entrepreneurs, as originally foreseen. The principles of a mastermind group can apply to any employee or…

Three Truths and a Lie

In partnership with DisruptHR, TLNT presents some of the best Disrupt presentations from events across North America and now the world. Disrupt talks are modeled on the TEDx concept: Short, to the point talks on all things HR — talent, culture and technology. In this video, Rebecca Ryan, founder of NEXT Generation Consulting,…

How Recognition Reinforces Your Company’s Core Values

Recognize This! – A social recognition solution aligned to core values helps ensure that those values are lived by all employees and actively managed by leaders. Have you thought about where the core values at your company came from? In all probability, they were developed as a way to successfully drive a specific…

Don’t Give High Performers A Free Pass to Be Bad

Recognize This! – Failing to address disruptive behavior by high-performers can actually hurt overall productivity. Leaders should focus on creating a culture that encourages everyone to contribute instead. What should a leader do when one of their most productive employees is also the most disruptive? It’s a challenging question that gets at the…

Is Your Company Friendly to Breastfeeding Workers?

Have you heard the term “brelfie”? It’s a twist on the word selfie’ and it’s a new trend in which everyone from celebrities to non-famous folks take pictures of themselves while they are breastfeeding. (I guess that would make the painting of Nursing Madonna the original brelfie!) Famous paintings aside, opinions are divided…

HR’s Emerging Role in Human Governance

Investors are shifting the goalposts for business accountability beyond the traditional quarterly reports on revenue, profit and growth. As well as traditional reporting, forward-thinking investors now want to see how a business maximizes its human capital without creating any associated harm or risk within the organization or in the wider community. This new…

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence to Good Leadership

Developing the ability to tune in to how a diverse group of people feel about a situation is one of the most important tools that a leader can develop, because all decision-making depends on having reliable information. The problem is that the definition of “reliable” can vary wildly from individual to individual. Despite…

Responsible Or Accountable: Does It Matter?

Although they are often used interchangeably, there is an important difference between responsibility and accountability. Responsibility is something you are given or that you assume. For example, while your employment makes you responsible for getting your job done, parents assume responsibility for the care of their children. Accountability, however, is an attitude. People who…

How to Encourage the Entrepreneur On Your Team

As you begin building your business, the people you hire will be pivotal in shaping its culture and maintaining its success. But impressive talent doesn’t always make for impressive results. So the question is: How do you build a strong team? Organizations of all types understand the value of entrepreneurial thinking and are…

Your Mission Statement Must Be More Than Words

Mylan’s Mission At Mylan, we are committed to setting new standards in health care. Working together around the world to provide 7 billion people access to high quality medicine, we: Innovate to satisfy unmet needs Make reliability and service excellence a habit Do what’s right, not what’s easy Impact the future through passionate…

3 Reasons Why Women Walk Away From Leadership Positions

One of the many societal changes sparked by the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and ‘70s was a shift in gender role ideology. The new way of thinking was especially empowering to working women, as it opened doors for them to take on and succeed in high-level positions. This progressive energy in…