HR Thrives in Culture Commitment: Steward, Gatekeeper, Catalyst?

By Nancy Painter Once the domain of anthropologists and sociologists, the understanding of culture has become an area of significant interest in the corporate world. Culture Enables Organizational Success “Leaders now see organizational culture as an enabler of organizational success,” according to...

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CEO TalkBack: Culture and CEO Succession: Opening the Can of Worms

By Natalie Michael, CPHR Earlier this year, I co-authored with Brian Conlin a book called Your CEO Succession Playbook: How to Pass the Torch So Everyone Wins, for which we interviewed 32 CEOS who went through a successful CEO transition,...

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Why EQ is Essential for all Leaders

By Casey Miller The emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) and leadership are two concepts so ubiquitous in workplace lexicon that they are thrown around with the assumption that: 1) we all know what they mean, and 2) we all agree on...

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CEO TalkBack: Finding The Courage to Act

By Natalie Michael, CPHR By definition business contains risk. It’s in everything—the market conditions, the product and service launches, the environmental landscape, human resources and finance. There is no escaping risk if you want to play the game in business....

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HR LeadersTalk: CHRO Todd Wohler on Engineering Career Resilience

By Drew Railton, CPHR Todd Wohler, CPHR is the chief human resources officer with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers—a global leader in asset management and disposition and the world’s largest industrial auctioneer. A public company headquartered in Vancouver, they have 1500+ employees...

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Relational Leadership Opens Doors to Success

By Ian Gibson, CPHR A wise sage once said that people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. That is the crux of relational leadership. Leadership can no longer simply be about the bottom...

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Time to Renew Your Psychological Contract?

By Donna Howes, CPHR “If, as organizations often claim, people are their best asset and fundamental to effective continuity arrangements, then breaches of the psychological contract will have counterproductive implications for organizational resilience.”1 Research into the existence of a psychological contract...

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The Platinum Rule – Why Leaders Need to Know It.

By Monica Affleck While many of us are familiar with the Golden Rule—to treat others as you would like to be treated—there is another rule which also speaks to how we should treat one another. It is called the Platinum...

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