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Leadership. It’s Always the Answer

How many of you are in the throes of strategy planning and budgeting for 2017?  It’s also talent review, total rewards and expense management season.  Oh, and for those in… Get the Rest

POCANTICO, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Matt Maloney speaks onstage at The Disruptors panel during The New York Times Food For Tomorrow Conference 2016 on September 28, 2016 in Pocantico, New York.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York Times)

A Workplace Leadership Lesson in the Age of Trump

Most employees don't have much contact with their CEO. When they do hear from them, they tend to listen pretty closely to what the CEO has to say, and

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I Woke Up To A President Trump > This Is What HR Can Learn

It’s the day after the election at Daxko (where I work), and lots of people have taken PTO. It is remarkably quiet in the office. Interesting. I don’t write

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The Lost Opportunity Of Using Assessments Post-Hire (Training Exercise for Managers)

As HR/Talent/Recruiting pros, we are always looking for a new tool or technique to give us the edge.  Some of us love it when those solutions are delivered

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Peyton Manning Syndrome: Over-Exposing High Potential Talent

If you're looking for more thoughts on how to develop talent, join FOT for our webinar on Using Assessments to Build Your Superteam (click this link to register). You're

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How to Make Your Organization Better at Decisions

Why is it so easy to criticize the decisions of others but so difficult to make the tough calls ourselves? What is it that makes high-stakes decisions so

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3 Ways To Avoid Hiring Nightmares

I hate hiring for myself. The kissing multiple frogs aspect before finding my prince/princess is tough. Rarely am I talking to someone where there's not something I like

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3-Step Approach For Responding To Employee Concerns

Company leadership receives input from employees in a variety of formats: Engagement surveys, pulse-check forums, rumors heard in the hallway, supervisors reporting what their teams are saying, etc.

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I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!

"Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley" is one of the reasons I continued to watch SNL in the 90's.  Al Franken invented and acted out Stuart in a way

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What Is It That A Leader DOES?

The other day, a coaching client asked me a question that I was shocked to realize I didn’t have a ready-made answer to. Asking around and conducting some