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Last weekend I attended a conference at the University of Toronto – famous for the invention of insulin, 10 Nobel Prize Winners, and not having a football team – for the first annual conference of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA). The conference, which featured almost 300 scholars and distinguished visitors from around the [...]
It’s hard not to think about greatness as we watch the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Let’s face it: the skill level of Olympic athletes is amazing. It has to be when the difference between a Gold Medal and Bronze comes down to just hundredths of a second. Being great — or, more specifically, [...]
While many people who are familiar with my work think I always have a positive reinforcement answer to every situation, let me state for the record that positive reinforcement is not the only consequence needed to correct unwanted behavior.
As I heard the news about the NCAA sanctions given to Penn State University [...]
Rain in the forecast this weekend? Good — now there’s an excuse to dig into these top five stories from Talentmgt.com for the week of July 23.
1. What to Do When a Rising Star Falls: When a top performer fails, do you remove him or her from the company or [...]
Google is my search engine of choice, like it is for most people. But I am switching to Yahoo. Why? Because it just named Marissa Mayer its new CEO. I might drop a few bucks into its stock as well. This has nothing to do with the fact she is a highly competent executive but [...]
Every successful summer weekend has a few commonalities: sun, fun and these top five stories from Talentmgt.com for the week of July 16.
1. Six Tips to Create a Collaborative Culture: Social media can contribute to a positive workplace culture, but it’s the tip of the iceberg, writes Talent Management editor [...]
According to the Harvard Business Review, HR might be headed for the dustbin of history. At least that’s the conclusion I drew from their pages this week. In a blog that quickly went viral amongst those who care about such things, Craig Mundy, an HR executive with Ingersoll-Rand, suggests that human resources executives, [...]
Get your weekend started right with these top five stories on Talentmgt.com for the week of July 9.
1. Considering Employee Wellness? Think Simple: While yoga classes and gym access can play a role in corporate wellness, sometimes it’s the most simple and frequent movements that provide the best boost to [...]
With executives under fire for driving their companies into the ground – and with them the global economy – I say it’s time for a managerial paradigm shift that focuses on the root of all booms and busts: individual behavior. Common practices such as annual bonuses and layoffs ultimately reward bad behavior, punish good behavior [...]
I know it’s been a while, but I thought I’d brush off the dust here with what I’m sure many will agree is an absolutely stunning revelation: Social media is pretty remarkable.
OK, so maybe that was a little sarcastic. As we pass the halfway point of 2012, most of us are completely aware of [...]