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Autonomy or autocracy. Rules or freedom. Which kind of leadership style works for you? This is not a trick question. While the word “freedom” resonates emotionally with most managers in Western countries, there are good arguments to be made for and against too much employee autonomy at work. Many great leaders swear by the rule [...]
Goodbye, April showers! Hello, May flowers! These were the top five stories on Talentmgt.com for the week of April 23.
1. Social Business: Not Just for Gen Y Anymore: Social software’s potential for management makes it a valuable tool for workers of all ages, writes Talent Management editorial director Mike Prokopeak, and companies [...]
How many times have you stopped to ask yourself how a company like Apple can consistently perform at peak levels? Yes, technology, innovation and creativity have something to do with it, but I think one of the things that is often overlooked is that Apple starts with the end in mind. Rather than have its [...]
It’s being called historic. For the first time, shareholders stood up and spoke their mind, or rather cast their vote against the pay packages granted to Citigroup’s top executives. What is most significant is that the reason for the “nay” vote was simply they didn’t earn it.
For the past decade, Citigroup has ranked among [...]
Holy smokes! It’s the weekend already! Where did time go? Catch up on everything you might have missed here with the top five most-read stories on Talentmgt.com for the week of April 16.
1. The CEO’s Role in Talent Management: Don’t just tell your employees they’re your most valuable asset — show them. [...]
Congratulations, human resources managers! According to a widely publicized list released last week by a career services firm, yours is the third best job in America. Apparently, this is because it is stress-free and you make a cool $100,000. So ignore those silly idiots in the office who make your life a living [...]
More than 2 million U.S. workers quit their jobs in February, the U.S. Labor Department said this week, the highest since November 2008 — and, strange as it might seem, this is great news for our economy and for talent managers with positions to fill.
As noted in this blog from The Wall [...]
What a week we had here on Talentmgt.com! In case you missed it, here were the top five stories.
1. The Power Is Yours: Change You or Change It: Sometimes we make the mistake of trying to change our situation when we should be changing something about ourselves, or vice versa, writes Talent [...]
Much has been written lately about women’s role in the workplace; specifically about women as leaders and securing a seat at the table. I am keenly aware of the dynamics at play when it comes to men and women in the workplace and how our success in business (and in life) is determined by the [...]
If you are a college football fan, you are familiar with ESPN Gameday, the live show filmed before big games. It’s like a traveling circus rolling from campus to campus. Excitement reaches a fever pitch as game time nears, with thousands of students in strange costumes and inconsistent levels of sobriety gathering around the stage [...]