Stop Fixing People

By Marcia Reynolds

Your good intentions can actually be stunting people’s development.

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Rules of Engagement

By Don Brown

You’ve probably heard the term, “rules of engagement” before. It is the name of a television situational comedy and was also the title of a movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones. Before that, it was the genesis of the armed forces acronym ‘ROE’. For those not having served, rules of engagement were defined as ‘appropriate actions for military personnel in the course of their duties’. This is what I’d like to do for you: spell out the rules of engagement for leaders in the course of their duties.

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Talent Management: An Emerging Business Strategy

By Doug Harward

Many would say that talent management is a mature approach to building and sustaining a strong talent pipeline for companies.

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No-normal Leadership: A Perfect Storm

By Don Brown

Let’s focus on the professional impact of the no-normal era. If you are reading this, you are responsible for the output of others; your profession is leader. And whether you know it or not, there is a storm coming.

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PEST to PESTLE

By Dr. Andrea Shapiro

In a 2005 book, yoga master BKS Iyengar wrote, “The moment you say, ‘I am satisfied with that,’ that means stagnation has come.” While he was referring to a personal practice, the same advice applies to any organization.

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Overcoming Fake Talk. How to Have Real Conversations

By Marcia Reynolds

How many conversations do you have that seem to go well but nothing happens as a result?

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Personally Disconnected. Why Don’t We Care?

By Don Brown

Our collective capacity to empathize, understand others and care about them crashed by 40% a few years ago. This is fact, statistically reliable and valid – we simply no longer care for one another as we once did.

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Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

By DJ Mitsch

I am guilty of chasing shiny objects given I am a serial entrepreneur, constantly creating the next new service or product. And like many entrepreneurs, I find the management of things I generate to be a bit of a challenge. Am I in good company? You bet.

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Strategic Choices

By Dr. Andrea Shapiro

Much has been said about the need for committed leadership to drive successful change. Nonetheless, accounts like the following, which I recently heard from a colleague, are all too common.

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Diagnostics. The Lost Skill of a Training Leader

By Doug Harward

It’s a common belief that training managers are not thought of as strategic players on corporate leadership teams.

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