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Correlating Competencies: To Each Industry Its Own

Posted by on Sep 30, 2009

Talent research firm Bersin & Associates found the competencies that drive growth and profitability differ across 4 different industries. Find out what these critical competencies are, and the larger trends identified in high-performing organizations.

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“To Get What You Want Don’t Go With Your Gut.” Wait…What?!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2009

What do you do when an unsettling event occurs? Your immediate response often determines the (adverse) outcome. Try this different approach of responding to a desired outcome!

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Boost Performance By Doing Good

Posted by on Sep 25, 2009

How can you motivate your top talent to spur growth and renewal? Research by Sylvia Ann Hewitt, economist and member of the World Economic Forum Council, suggest - Altruism. Read examples of how corporate programs make good business and give back to their communities!

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New! Improved! But, Do You Know Who Cares?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2009

Too often innovations are useful to the company but not the customers or clients they aim to serve. In organizational change, the evaluation step is called a Stakeholder Impact Analysis. Read why and how this activity is an important step for the groups and people affected by the innovation or change.

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Congratulations Chicago Bears

Posted by on Sep 15, 2009

Congratulations to the Chicago Bears, the 2007 NFC Conference Champions who are now on their way to the Super Bowl in Miami. Their hearts and wills carried them to victory. The sleet and snow worked in our favor too. Go Bears! AP Photo: Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher (54) holds the George Halas Trophy after the Bears beat New Orleans...

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Five Key Employment Trends for 2007

Posted by on Aug 31, 2009

Did you know that the U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest level in five years? This means a highly competitive market for talent promises to provide plenty of opportunities and challenges to both companies and candidates. According to ExecuNet, here are five key trends poised to shape the U.S. workplace in 2007: 1. New War For [Executive] Talent Yields Better Pay Packages 2. Merger and Acquisition Activity Will Be No Match for Mid-Cap Business Growth 3. Strong Job Growth for the Healthcare Sector 4. Despite Demographics, Gray Ceiling Won’t Fall 5. The Number of Job Searches Buried By Digital Dirt Will Rise You can find more details – including some...

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Dealing with Naysayers – Part II

Posted by on Aug 15, 2009

When should you accept independent advice and when do you ignore it? Read more examples of how some entrepreneurs 'used’ naysayers to further their success. For instance, use the naysayer's thinking to your advantage, by filling any holes in your plans.

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Get Connected…with the Truth

Posted by on Jul 15, 2009

Embarking on a job search? The hardest thing to do is be honest with yourself. Answer these key questions to lead you to some amazing discoveries, and possibly motivate you to do what it takes to create the life you envision for yourself.

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Come on…it has to be said…

Posted by on Jun 15, 2009

When it comes down to the performance of a football team or a company team, engaging the heart will increase the effort given and lift performance higher than following any technique, model, formula, method.

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What was the best decision you’ve ever made?

Posted by on May 31, 2009

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