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Move Over Change Management, Change Habits Instead

When beginning a new HR lead role a few years ago, one of the first requests I had for the president — my new boss — was to tell me his organizational wish list. His first response was, “I want you to create a development culture in our business.” That word “culture” struck me. I ...

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Debunking Assertiveness, Part II: 5 Ways to Get More Women in Leadership

It’s clear we’ve moved beyond the days of telling women they should “be more assertive” as explained in my last post, Debunking Assertiveness: Real Reasons There Aren’t More Women in Leadership, Part I. However, there are some barriers to getting more women on leadership teams and on boards. They include homogenous culture at the top, ...

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Debunking Assertiveness: Real Reasons There Aren’t More Executive Women, Part I

Attend most leadership conferences or read any book geared toward women, you’ll probably hear someone telling women they¬†should be more assertive. I’ve been in professional roles since the early ’90s, and it irritated me back then. To hear that in 2012 is infuriating. Even worse, in our most respected business periodicals, we’re still telling women ...

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7 Steps to Finding Your Next Superstar on LinkedIn

If you read my last post, “Please Accept My Resignation,” I presented this concept that everyone is responsible for finding talent. Particularly with senior talent, recruiters don’t hire leaders, leaders hire leaders. Using social media can be an easy, effective way for CEOs and executives to find, establish and maintain important contacts to reduce talent ...

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Please Accept My Resignation

  Imagine that today your #1 person turns in his/her resignation. This is a shock. Your company has a robust talent management process. You identify people from within, precisely defining each level of their leadership lives with accompanying training. You analyzed this person’s compensation and paid them above market. Maybe they even had a development ...

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Are “Best Companies to Work For” Really the Best?

Every time I see the results of any “Top Workplaces” survey, I grow very suspicious. Yet, I read on. Maybe THIS time a best company to supposedly work for found the magic formula, and actually is a great place to work. Because at times, I am surprised¬†by some of the names on the list. For ...