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Post date: January 10, 2019
This post is part of an ongoing series that provides lessons and techniques for readers to supercharge their leadership development programs and implement a reliable pipeline for their company’s future leadership. Read the previous posts here and here.  When I was five years old, my mother placed a...
Post date: April 12, 2017
Millennials are the largest generation in the workforce today, making up 50 percent of the candidates for open positions. Employers across industries—ranging from consumer products, finance, health care, manufacturing, and more—are competing for top talent against technology giants and startups. To...
Post date: September 20, 2018
If you asked most organizations, they’ll likely tell you one of two things when it comes to their hiring process. Either they think, “It’s just fine as is, and thank you very much for asking.” Or they’ll tell you, “We’re working on implementing industry best practices (whatever they happen to be)...
Post date: November 26, 2019
This has been the year of the “human workforce,” “human companies,” “human work environments,” and even “human brands.”  These and similar phrases always make me chuckle. After all, humans have been involved in work since the beginning of time. But, the point behind the phrases is important: the...
Post date: September 8, 2020
In Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, she argues that we should not shield our children from adversity but rather, in healthy and safe doses, welcome it. But turning adversity into a lever to actually improve our lives and build our careers is not easy. It’s natural to wallow in...
Post date: May 13, 2020
Crises reshape the workplace. They spark a shift in how people think about their jobs, their organizations and their desire to contribute to the world. As an entrepreneur starting and running organizations during the last two global crises, I have seen that along with all the pain comes an...
Post date: June 27, 2019
Daniel Jacobs is a believer in the power of storytelling. As Co-Founder and CEO of Avanoo, a company focused on culture change, Jacobs has learned how to harness technology as a driver of engagement and employee experience. He will be speaking at the HR People + Strategy Strategic HR Forum, October...
Post date: September 5, 2019
This post is the third and final part of a series about using the Giving Voice to Values method to help leaders become more inclusive and cultivate more diverse organizations. Read the first post and the second post. For more on Giving Voice to Values, see the Summer 2019 issue of People + Strategy...
Post date: August 8, 2019
Company culture matters more now than ever. The average employee spends 40 percent of their waking hours at work.  A toxic corporate culture can not only be soul destroying, but it can sink a company. On the other hand, a vibrant culture can help people thrive professionally, enjoy their job, and...
Post date: May 28, 2020
Recently, at a conference I was asked how I develop good leaders. “First,” I responded, “you need to know what a good leader looks like.” As you prepare to develop leaders, which type of person do you want to be? Do you want to know what you’re looking for in potential leaders and be able to find...