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Four Lessons in Talent Management From 'Cutetallica'

September 15, 2014
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Jon Hyman offers four talent management tips after watching his 8-year-old daughter's rock band Cutetallica perform last weekend.
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People Moves, September 2014

September 2, 2014
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Daryl Bennett to Prosperity Life; Dominique Grau to Agilent Technologies; and Joel Cheesman to EmployeeScreenIQ.
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To a Guy Who Made Chicago Work

August 31, 2014
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Whether they punched a time clock or punched out an opponent in the boxing ring, scrub or stud, hero or goat, nuclear physicist or gravedigger, millions of Chicagoans make their city work.


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Why 'Key Results' Are Key to Changing Company Culture

August 11, 2014
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It’s been said that leadership is defined by results. We think a better version reads: “Leadership is defining 'key results.' ”
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Don’t Ignore Low-Performers

July 18, 2014
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Poor performers may be the result of mismatched skills, not a lack of talent. Better management can fix the issue.
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‘Hardcore Pawn’s’ Les Gold: The Motor City’s Wheeler-Dealer Dishes on Management, Part One

June 27, 2014
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Les Gold is the patriarch of a family-owned pawnshop, American Jewelry and Loan in the Motor City. He recently talked to "Whatever Works" about his management style, reality TV and more.
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A Quick Thought on Being Replaced By Machines

May 6, 2014
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While technology has been replacing humans in the workforce for hundreds of years, the fear of being replaced by machines still hangs heavy on society’s collective consciousness.
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Missouri’s Football Coach Called a Great Audible

April 9, 2014
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The answer to the University of Missouri's success in 2013 can be found in leadership from its coach, Gary Pinkel. That’s leadership with a small “l,” not a capital “L.”
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How Do We Prevent Turnover and Burnout?

March 28, 2014
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I am an HR generalist at a nonprofit social services agency that deals with domestic violence. Due to the nature of the work, we have always experienced a turnover rate between 30 and 40 percent. Is our turnover rate at or near average benchmarks for this line of work? And knowing we can’t change the stressful nature of the work, how do we keep our best people from burning out?

— Stress is Killing Us, HR/facilities manager, nonprofit, Phoenix, Arizona


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Vineet Nayar's Happy Feet

March 14, 2014
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A willingness to experiment with counterintuitive, radical approaches to managing people enabled Vineet Nayar to turn around HCL Technologies and make a splash.
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