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“If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” My Grandma’s admonition to zip my lip when my youthful observations were too candid sounds a lot like the advice that must be given to employees preparing for exit interviews. I read online about one consultant who tells people to lie rather Continue Reading…Filed under Employee Engagement | Comment (0)
Since the first International Women’s Day in 1911 – over a century ago – women across the globe have been taking time on March 8 to reflect on the gains made, and setbacks suffered, on the path towards true social, political, and financial equality. In the U.S. the entire month of March is designated Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development, Talent Management | Comment (0)
In France they do it to be more competitive. In the UK they do it to relieve stress. In Singapore they do it to enhance their image. And in the US, they do it to improve relationships. What are they doing? Not what you might think. The answer is using outplacement services. Outplacement Continue Reading…Filed under Workforce Transition and Outplacement | Comment (0)
When I was a kid, I went through the typical phases: I wanted to be a teacher; then an airline pilot and finally an astronaut. I ended up being a receptionist – my first job after school – which never featured highly on my list of dream occupations. Neither, it must be said, Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comment (1)
One of the most successful coaches of all time was John Wooden – head of the men’s basketball program at UCLA. The Wizard of Westwood, as he was called, was known for his coaching aphorisms – nuggets of wisdom gained over 40 years of coaching. One of the most famous: “Failing to prepare Continue Reading…Filed under Executive Coaching | Comment (0)
As more businesses right-size their organizations and realign talent to compete in the global marketplace, severance practices are getting more attention. In the eyes of most experts these practices are critical to the success of any restructuring effort. Are your severance policies up to date? Relevant to departing employees and reassuring to those Continue Reading…Filed under Employee Engagement | Comment (0)
The practice of leadership development has evolved considerably. Years ago, the focus was on the individual: up-and-coming executives attended classroom programs and seminars, striving for personal development. Version 2.0 was team-based development, which emphasized skills like communication, decision-making, and morale building. Version 3.0 has shifted to collaboration; leaders are learning how to build and Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comment (0)
Blind spots are naturally occurring phenomena. Everyone has one. Or, more accurately, two. On each retina, there is a small patch of real estate that lacks the receptors to respond to light. You can see for yourself, so to speak, with these clever experiments. There’s nothing to be done about it. You can’t Continue Reading…Filed under Leadership Development | Comment (0)
In the Human Age, it takes talent for organizations to succeed. Operating in a volatile global economy means frequent challenges to realign talent. Companies need to be prepared for the possibility of change by putting competitive severance practices in place. Taking care of departing employees affects future retention and recruitment efforts as well as engagement Continue Reading…Filed under Workforce Transition and Outplacement | Comment (0)
After the excesses of the holidays, a lot of people start thinking about “middle management” and it generally involves cutting back. For a talent development consultant, middle management has another meaning. Here, I’m going to do a 180 and suggest you do some fattening up. As companies recalibrate for 2014, I’d like to propose Continue Reading…Filed under Employee Engagement | Comments (3)