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Last week’s long Memorial Day weekend of fun in the sun should mean there’s plenty of reading to catch up on. Here were the top five stories on Talentmgt.com for the week of May 28.
1. Don’t Let Employees Reach Their Boiling Point: When tensions mount in the workplace, incivility can [...]
I just read an article from the Harvard Business Review (HBR) by Ron Ashkenas titled “Don’t Dismiss Stretch Goals.” He was responding to a fellow blogger at HBR who had written that “stretch goals can be demotivating.” I have written extensively about this subject and agree with the blogger, Daniel Markovitz. In my book
The head of the Secret Service, Mark Sullivan, testified in front of a congressional panel on Wednesday about the scandal created by the agents and prostitutes before a presidential visit to Colombia. He basically testified that while some agents did some dumb things, there were no systemic problems.
However, Sen. Joe Lieberman noted that during [...]
Several key lessons emerged from this week’s Talent Strategies D.C., a conference and expo hosted by Talent Management magazine’s parent company, Human Capital Media (including the fact that when U.S. Customs Services agents attend a convention in the same building they come HEAVILY ARMED)! On May 21-22, Talent Strategies D.C. brought together key human resources [...]
It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means summer is finally here! Before firing up the grill, be sure to check out these top five stories from Talentmgt.com for the week of May 21.
1. Tips to Ensure Wellness Boosts Productivity: Employee wellness can have a positive effect on worker confidence and productivity while [...]
Out of many, one. That’s the English translation of the Latin phrase, E pluribus unum, that has been a part of the national seal of the United States since 1782, and it’s also one of the themes that I walked away with this week from Talent Strategies D.C.
Talent Strategies D.C., the two-day [...]
The sun is shining and the temperature is warming, which means summer is right around the bend! Stock up on some summer reading with these top five stories on Talentmgt.com for the week of May 14.
1. Steps to Create a Culture of Coaching: If managers coach employees as part of their jobs, [...]
Requirements for getting something published and circulated in media today are as relaxed as a Sunday afternoon, thanks in part to social media. Social media has us all hooked in one way, shape or form. Even those who have attempted to avoid it have succumbed to its uses and to the potential benefits that, in [...]
Oops, he’s done it again.
Just when the so-called “War on Women” was fading from the political headlines with nary a shot fired (beyond those on talk radio and cable TV gabfests), former GE kingpin Jack Welch tossed a hand grenade into our midst last week. Let John Bussey of the Wall Street Journal,
Be sure to get your mother a gift for Mother’s Day this weekend! Meanwhile, here are the top five stories on Talentmgt.com for the week of May 7.
1. The Age of Agility: Unilever’s flexible work model changed what it means to go to work. Leaders created a place that made employees’ lives [...]