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Top HR Strategy Trends: The River of Change

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Career Management, Featured, HR Digital Revolution, Innovation, Planning, Shaping Culture, Strategic Mindset, Value | 0 comments

Top HR Strategy Trends: The River of Change

“You can never step into the same river twice.” Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher The river flows through the rocks and mud, forever changing the mountains, hills, and forest that may surround it. At times the stream may trickle, or it may rage turning into whitewater ravaging landscapes. The sound of river water moving can be soothing, other times, exhilarating. The phrase “you can never step into the same river twice” refers to the notion that both the river and you are steadily changing. As time flows on, it seems like our river of change...

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Expanding Beyond the Traditional Succession Plan

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Featured, Planning, Small Business | 0 comments

Expanding Beyond the Traditional Succession Plan

According to Deloitte’s 2016 Board Practices report, 12% of boards across all market caps and various industries don’t know who owns the succession planning responsibility. Considering 60% of senior executive respondents in a 2016 Bank Director survey believe their CEO is expected to retire in the next five years, this is concerning. If your bank has already started the succession planning process, you’re on the right track. If not, you need to start as soon as possible. These four tactics discussed below will take your succession plan to the...

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The Hard Truth About Leading Lasting Change

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Agility, Planning | 0 comments

The Hard Truth About Leading Lasting Change

One of the toughest challenges leaders face is making change work, from building initial momentum to sustaining change long term. How can leaders help employees to accept change more easily? How often have changes been launched with great effort and fanfare, only to evaporate over time? How many change processes have been touted as models of success for change management? What’s your organization’s change management process?  How many changes can people handle at one time?  Why is successful, effective change so elusive, even when lead by...

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In Moments of Crisis

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Career Management, Planning, Productivity | 1 comment

In Moments of Crisis

Our hearts go out to those who are experiencing shock and tragedy with what occurred in Boston and Texas.  We lift our many readers up who are from or have friends or family in these areas or those affected by the unthinkable events. It was Maxwell Maltz who said, “Close scrutiny will show that most ‘crisis situations’ are opportunities to advance, or stay where you are.” As we watched the events unfold on television we witnessed the great opportunity to advance by coming together. We felt the pain, the frustration of unanswered questions and...

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4 Ideas In Leveraging Internal Kindness To Help Those Affected By Natural Disasters

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Featured, Planning, Small Business | 0 comments

4 Ideas In Leveraging Internal Kindness To Help Those Affected By Natural Disasters

“It was calm for a few hours. We assumed a good story had passed us by. People called into radio stations from Miami, shouting about the ferocious winds. We debated toasting our first hurricane together with some beer. We opened our Comfort Inn door, and all was still. Until it wasn’t. The sounds were the first clues. Nearby electrical transformers started exploding, streaking the night with blue and green light. Then our power went out. Another hour passed. We could hear the sound of glass shattering and metal being sheared off the roof or...

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There’s Untapped, Game-Changing Power Within Your Organization

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Competitive, Planning, Productivity | 0 comments

There’s Untapped, Game-Changing Power Within Your Organization

Teamwork. We’re all familiar with the acronym for TEAM: Together We Achieve More. We’ve seen this to be true for years. I am convinced that Teamwork has a sister, Collaboration, and when both teamwork and collaboration are combined, the results are game-changing. How is Collaboration different than Teamwork? I found an excellent explanation at team-building-bonanza.com, where they wrote: “Teamwork is a group of people working together to make one goal or one project happen, but each individual within the team may be doing a different type of...

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6 Steps To Improve Your Organization’s Performance

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Competitive, HR Analytics, HR Digital Revolution, Planning, Productivity | 0 comments

6 Steps To Improve Your Organization’s Performance

It’s no surprise to read the findings of The Conference Board’s survey, “The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: People and Performance”. In our sluggish economy, mergers and acquisitions not withstanding, the capacity for a business to grow rests in the hands of its people. CEOs throughout the world are driving to improving organizational performance regardless of size or industry. Much has been written and studied on this subject, and we find in the myriad of surveys and books as well as in our own experience that there are 6 steps that,...

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Train Or Hire: What Is Better For HR?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Career Management, Planning, Productivity | 1 comment

Train Or Hire: What Is Better For HR?

Harnessing the talents of the employees is also a responsibility of the HR department of every company. Investing in the employee’s talent is one of the ways of keeping your employee’s confidence in the company. This will also make him able to work for the company in a much better way. However, some people believe that instead of spending time in the old employees who can even switch their jobs after training, hiring new people with the advanced skills is much better option. Though it is a debate which often happens in the meetings among the...

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Ready to Breathe Fresh Life Into Your Internal Communication?

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Planning, Productivity, Shaping Culture | 0 comments

Ready to Breathe Fresh Life Into Your Internal Communication?

The average employee receives more than 120 emails every day. Employees are so swamped with messages that the goal of achieving “inbox zero” has become virtually impossible. In fact, employees are so fed up with overloaded inboxes that they ignore email, making this pervasive internal communication tool ineffective. It’s time to jump off the email bandwagon with a clever mix of old and new employee communication tools that will reach your employees in unexpected places and surprising ways. Here are three ways to refresh your workplace...

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How to Handle 5 Common Business Crises

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Featured, Planning | Comments Off on How to Handle 5 Common Business Crises

How to Handle 5 Common Business Crises

Running a company is no easy task. It requires constant oversight, effective management and the execution of multiple strategies. In addition, businesses are always at risk for suffering common crises. It’s important to prepare yourself, your employees, and your company for any problem, whether that be digital, financial, legal, or personal. Here are strategies to help you handle five common dilemmas that all businesses have the potential to face. 1. Getting Hacked As business is becoming increasingly reliant on technology, the chances of...

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