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Freelancers: An Underrated Source of Critical Talent to Tap (Even During Organizational Change)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014

Freelancers: An Underrated Source of Critical Talent to Tap (Even During Organizational Change)

Have you ever wished you had a bigger team to complete a project on time but lack the headcount to hire full-time staff? Have you ever wished you had a staff with the expertise you need but only for your current project? Karen shares why freelancers are an underrated source of critical talent that you should tap on, even during organizational change.

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Bring the Classroom to the Learner

Posted by on May 27, 2014

Bring the Classroom to the Learner

You have no access to instructional designers, little time for offsite training, or even a reduced budget. So, how can you even be effective at developing your workforce? DeAnna presents five practical workplace learning considerations that will improve your workforce capabilities, whether you are sharing knowledge or transferring a skill.

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Can Your Company “Blow” an Interview?

Posted by on May 6, 2014

Can Your Company “Blow” an Interview?

People determine the performance capacity of the organization. Ever lost a great candidate for an important position to a competitive offer? Additionally, hiring the wrong person can prove catastrophic. Just what derails the recruitment process? RGBA offers five insights for you, as an employer, to achieve the most positive recruiting outcomes, and even improve an already good process.

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Applying Collective Impact to Lead Successful Change

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014

Applying Collective Impact to Lead Successful Change

How would you solve this dilemma: rally and gel a diverse mix of new comers and company veterans, each with distinct needs they are trying address? Sandra introduces 5 key conditions for Collective Impact, where the individuals' needs and values shape a common agenda.

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A Common Sense Approach to Performance Appraisals

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014

A Common Sense Approach to Performance Appraisals

You don't have to be a rookie or go through the school of hard knocks at writing performance appraisals. For appraisals to be truly effective, the recipient must understand it, respect it and be motivated to take the steps to improve. Brian offers his list of best practices for you to write effective appraisals as a leader, using a good dose of common sense.

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes (to build effective relationships)

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014

Walk a Mile in My Shoes (to build effective relationships)

How often does your customer-facing team(s) and technologies team(s) standoff over disagreements? As leaders, how do we walk a mile with not one but both camps? Read about Brian's experiences turning contentious relations (between the teams,) into collaborative respect amongst his stakeholders, shorter development timelines plus resource alignments!

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Climate (and) Change: wuc = e3

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014

Climate (and) Change: wuc = e3

What exactly is work unit climate (wuc)? Find out how we can build one conducive for team members to perform and stay motivated? Throughout this year, we will delve into 12 dimensions that impact change, starting with how the climate of your work unit impact you and your colleagues.

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Leadership Lessons From LEGO

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013

Leadership Lessons From LEGO

How many of us think of large-scale change as daunting efforts with missing pieces, risks, and unforeseen consequences? Engagement leader - Ken Perlman thinks otherwise in these 5 leadership pointers, inspired by an innovative LEGO-filled weekend. Want to have fun or read the manual? Ken relates coaching a client through transformational change, to building a complex LEGO set with his daughters!

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Three Questions to Assess Your Change Readiness

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013

Three Questions to Assess Your Change Readiness

Situational awareness is knowing what goes on around you and responding accordingly. How do you increase such readiness to lead change in your team and organization? These 3 questions help you face opportunities and challenges of change. Read on for more ideas to build situational awareness!

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Getting Your Ducks in a Row as You Prepare for Organizational Change

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013

Getting Your Ducks in a Row as You Prepare for Organizational Change

With the new year upon us, new teams are forming to support planned business goals. How do you help your team accept and commit to the change, and help you increase your followers? Read how you as a leader, can help your team members relate to team and team’s relationship to organization in 2 stages of team development.

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