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April 23rd, 2014


Does Group Executive Coaching Work?

Author: Holly Teska, Vice President, Principal Consultant, Right Management

  Executive coaching is all about building a highly focused, one-to-one relationship between coach and executive, right?   Well… maybe not. Many organizations find that group executive coaching is a powerful and effective strategy for employee learning and leadership development. What’s more, it can take place in a virtual environment, making it attractive from

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April 16th, 2014


The Art of Feedback in Performance Reviews

Author: Margaret-Ann Cole, Senior Vice President, Career Management, Right Management

  One of the most critical talent development skills for managers to master is the art of giving feedback. It doesn’t come naturally to most people and it’s a primary reason that performance reviews are often so unsatisfying for managers and direct reports alike.   There are two main issues. First, many of us are

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April 9th, 2014


How Can You Build a Flexible Workforce in the Face of Flux?

Author: Ian Symes, General Manager, Right Management UK & Ireland

   The last five years have seen a period of unprecedented change which is fundamentally transforming the way people work and what organisations expect from their employees. Office hours are becoming blurred, people have to learn more and develop faster than ever before and workers are expected to juggle a number of roles both at

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April 2nd, 2014


Action Learning: The Win-Win Approach to Talent Development

Author: Stephen Smith, Principal Consultant - Hong Kong, Right Management

  Once you’ve identified an employee as having the potential for bigger and better things, what then? In my experience, companies are better at recognizing talented individuals than in helping those individuals develop the skills to ascend to next-level roles. As a result, high-value employees often feel they are treading water, while the organization suffers

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March 26th, 2014


Single-Focus Leadership Coaching: It’s a Matter of Proportion

Author: Holly Teska, Vice President, Principal Consultant, Right Management

  I can’t say that math was my favorite subject in grade school or that I turned out to be very good at it. But one thing stuck – how to do proportions. If I know a, b, c in any situation, by golly I can solve for d every time. It’s amazing how often

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March 19th, 2014


The First 48 Hours: Is Your Outplacement Program Up to the Challenge?

Author: Bram Lowsky, Group Executive Vice President - Americas, Right Management

  The first 48 hours after an employee is let go is the make-or-break time for any outplacement program and often directly ties back to the success of that individual’s subsequent job search efforts.   During those early days, exiting employees make a crucial decision. They can either choose to engage with outplacement and look

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March 12th, 2014


20-20 Hindsight: Replacing Exit Interviews with Employee Engagement Data

Author: Matt Norquist, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Americas-North East, Right Management

  “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

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March 5th, 2014


Seize the (Women’s) Day and Take Center Stage

Author: Margaret-Ann Cole, Senior Vice President, Career Management, Right Management

  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

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February 26th, 2014


Making the Business Case for Outplacement Support

Author: Monika Morrow, SVP Career Management Services - Americas, Right Management

  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

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February 19th, 2014


Confessions of a Bad Manager: 3 Lessons in Leadership Development

Author: Stephen Smith, Principal Consultant - Hong Kong, Right Management

  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,

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