5 Tips for Learning to Work with a New Boss

By Ekaterina Grishko The arrival of a new manager to a team or a company is always a mystery. This mystery can end up bringing a lot of opportunities and professional benefits to you as an employee. However, the most...

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Organizational Storytelling: The Swiss Army Knife in Your Leadership Toolkit

By Margaret Morford Like a Swiss Army knife, organizational storytelling has numerous, powerful uses.  CEOs attend multiple-day seminars to learn how to do this well because storytelling is an effective way to communicate a strategic vision, to discuss (and change)...

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Hire with Emotional Intelligence

By Ekaterina Grishko Often times hiring managers try to figure out an ultimate formula for an ideal candidate's personality traits. It is a particularly tricky task considering that each position puts an employee through very unique experiences and, as a...

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Diversity and Chemical Conversations

By Jody Kennett As a leader or colleague working with a diverse group of people, do you know what chemicals your conversations are producing? Yes, every interaction you have with someone in your company is producing a cocktail of chemicals. The...

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Workplace Tragedy: Report Recommendations for Employer Response

No one wants a work-related tragedy to happen. A fatality, serious injury, or occupational disease exacts a huge emotional and economic cost, and the ripples reach family members, friends, co-workers, the community and beyond. But if the worst does...

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Attention Manager: Become a Better Listener

By Jackie Edwards Within the human resources profession, managers are placed in a unique position in that they serve as a bridge between the organization they work for and its employees. In order to be successful, HR managers and reps...

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Co-Creative Conversations: Leading, Motivating and Evaluating with Excellence

By Sasja Chomos When I ask leaders if they are having regular conversations with employees, they inevitably say, “Of course! I talk with my staff all the time.” While there is no doubt that multiple communications happen on a daily...

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Getting Beyond Measure (as the Only Measure)

By Kristin Zehnder, CPHR Have you ever been in a position where you are giving a performance review to an individual who seems distracted? You watch tiny beads of sweat begin to glisten on their forehead and their brows furrow...

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