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Action Tips for Values-Based Leaders

February 11, 2014
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Leaders' their vision begins with the organization’s overall mission and the values that will drive how team members work, treat one another and serve their markets or consumers year after year.


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Intuition and Decisions

February 11, 2014
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In business, as in life, relying on intuition alone is not healthy. Yet, neither is a work culture or work process devoid of intuitive recognition.
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You, Biased? No, It’s Your Brain

February 9, 2014
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Research by a cadre of scientists during the past decade points to a troubling fact: Eliminating bias is far more difficult than once thought.
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People Moves, February 2014

February 9, 2014
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Katherine O’Brien tapped as CHRO at New York Life Insurance; Ashley Goldsmith to CHRO at Workday; Lisa Connell to executive director of HRPA.
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Tasty Careers Without Cubicles Are Brewing

February 9, 2014
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Craft brewing has enjoyed a renaissance since then-President Jimmy Carter signed a bill in 1978, and employment in the industry is bubbling, too.
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How Do We Choose From Similar Candidates?

January 30, 2014
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Our leadership team is looking at several managers for potential promotion. All the candidates are good, but we can only promote one. There isn’t a great deal to separate them — each person has assets and deficits. Since the margin of difference is small, what can we do to make sure we make the right choice? — Talent Scout, director of development, electronics, Scottsdale, Arizona


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What's a Succession Plan for an Aging Workforce?

January 7, 2014
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The average age of our workforce is 48 years. We'd like to develop a strategy to prepare for the aging of our workforce, but what's really the most effective thing we should do? Who should be involved or giving input? We know we need to do something, but we aren't sure what's going to be effective. And we don't think we can “hire” our way out of it.
—Not Getting Any Younger, manager human resources, financial services, Amsterdam, New York


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Is Management Style Crucial to Leadership?

January 7, 2014
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How does management style affect someone’s ability to lead? We’re wondering if we should promote people with certain styles of leadership (autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire).

 —Always in Style, office coordinator, government, Washington, D.C.


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How Do We Use Data to Identify Quality Candidates?

January 7, 2014
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We've completed our skills gap analysis and competency profile - but we can't find enough good candidates in the job market who have the right skills. Now that we have all this information, where do we go from here?

— Only Half the Problem, HR consultant, Nairobi


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37Signal's Jason Fried Dishes on Controlling Remote Workers

January 5, 2014
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Jason Fried, co-founder and CEO of 37signals, says he realized that the best way to keep top talent was to let them work from anywhere.
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