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A bold pivot requires an equally innovative follow-through strategy. With disruption being used with increasing frequency to describe the events of today’s business environment, it’s very likely that your company recently executed an important pivot of some kind. Perhaps your company’s leaders have pledged to equal...

Every once in a blue moon, you’ll come across a very special employee. You may even catch yourself telling them "I wish I could clone you" - and sincerely meant it. Happily, you can avoid the mess of cloning and implement the next best thing:...

Many HR managers across the country are bearing the brunt of a business environment driven by historically low unemployment. The dismaying lack of qualified candidates has prompted a broader search to some pretty unlikely places, including prison. The scramble for new talent, coupled with the...

How ‘on demand’ mentoring combines speed and knowledge to build a positive work environment We’re now in an ‘on demand’ world. All the information ever created is now just a few taps away, appearing in your hand when you need it. That’s great news when you want...

I recently started a new job, and it’s my dream job. When discussing my killer new role with a couple friends over a celebratory happy hour, one asked if I had a mentor at my new job. I realized that not only do I not...

A couple of days ago, I sat alongside my colleagues during a routine training program. We had hours of workshops that day: team building, group exercises, the company overview...

Even the perfect workshop is still just a one-time event. Improved knowledge retention is just a mentor away. Let’s face it: training and development departments have a lot of responsibilities. And some days those responsibilities feel like a balancing act. How can we make sure that employees...

We undervalue what we do well. Managers may consider this a lack of confidence. Psychologists sometimes call it the imposter syndrome. The overall result is the same: We think what’s easy isn’t worthwhile, and so we focus our attention on getting better at the things...

Loneliness is a modern-day epidemic with a significant business impact, costing countries like the U.K. and the U.S. billions of dollars per year. Lonely workers voluntarily change jobs more often, experience less career satisfaction, receive fewer promotions, and perform more poorly than their peers, according...