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Development Plans For HiPos: Complicated

Let’s face it, most of you have high potentials at your company. Whether they work for you directly or are part of your extended team, they’re there.  Also, you may… Get the Rest

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PREACH IT: March Madness Means Half Your Employees Are Back to Mailing It In…

It's mid-March in the United States. That means the following things: - Some of your employees are about to get absolutely hammered this Thursday on St. Patrick's Day. Green dye

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What Is “Thinking Strategically” Anyway?

Throughout my career, I’ve seen employees lauded or criticized for their ability to “think strategically.” It’s in numerous competency models and used in performance management systems across the

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If You Never Change Your Mind, You’re Doing It Wrong

Hopefully by now you’ve warmed up to the notion that productive conflict is important to encourage in your teams. To get the most out of their insights and

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WEBINAR: Bootstrap Your Training Function: 5 Ways To Make Learning Matter In Your Company

It's true. You know the true power of learning and development, known to the laypeople in your company by the pedestrian term "Training."   A revamp of your

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Admitting Imperfections Can Be So… Perfect

It happened again. We spent two weeks putting everything we had into preparing a pitch for organizational consulting work to a potentially huge client, and---once again---were shot down. This

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Game On

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been elbow deep in online learning.  Newsflash: Translating a dynamic live training experience into an equally engaging online learning experience isn’t for the

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Good to Great: Thinking About Employee Development Plans for Your Team…

You expect me to give it to you straight, right?  Of course you do. The biggest lie that HR ever told the world is that it's important to treat

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POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME: Setting Developmental Goals

To get everything done in the next year, you're going to need your people to perform at a high level. You also know that the people who report

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Why the Tony Robbins “You Can Be Great” Employee Goal-Setting Approach is BS

FOT Note: This Rant is brought to you by the good folks at Halogen Software, who like us enough to be an annual sponsor at FOT for all