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‘Hot Spot’ Rules

April 16, 2007
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During your career at work you will encounter situations when the inspiration is flowing. Colleagues chip in with great ideas. There is a real feeling of teamwork, a genuine spirit of collaboration and progress. I label such moments ‘Hot Spots.’
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One More View of March Madness

March 20, 2007
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iOffice-i Training

March 16, 2007
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Management truisms seem to come up on just about every episode of NBC's The Office .
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Why Is Customer Service So Bad?

March 14, 2007
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Overcome Line Managers&#8217; Reluctance to Perform HR Tasks

March 8, 2007
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of devolving human resource management to line managers? Our line managers don’t seem to appreciate this relationship.
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Are Your Executives Sabotaging Your Strategy

March 7, 2007
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CEOs face tremendous obstacles in generating strong internal commitment to their plans. Even the senior management team is often not truly committed to the CEO's strategy.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Separate Merit Raises From Performance Scores

March 2, 2007
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We use performance management scores to calculate the amount of merit pay an employee receives. Instead of focusing on development, my managers focus on the distribution of their merit dollars and staying within budget. I want to separate the two processes: performance management with a focus on developing people, merit raises based on an employee’s contributions to our business success. How do I proceed?
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The Skills That Separate People Who Perform From Those Who Don't

February 27, 2007
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In his new book, Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform From Those Who Don’t , Ram Charan defies traditional notions about leadership. It’s no longer enough for leaders to just be charismatic and courageous to succeed. Instead, they need to hone their skills to address the needs of their organizations. Charan recently spoke to Workforce Management staff writer Jessica Marquez about his perspective.
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