Category Archives: Personal Development

What Makes a Genius and How Can You Hire Them?

January 3, 2017   

Wouldn’t it be nice if every person you hired into your company were a genius? Some would say that’s a fool’s errand because there simply aren’t enough geniuses to go around. Those are the people who probably think you’re either born a genius or not. And then there are those who would say genius is […]

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Is Your Company a Deliberately Developmental Organization?

January 3, 2017   

You want your company to become a world-class leader in its niche, and you’re more than likely familiar with the well-weathered notion of your company’s greatest asset – it’s people. When you first entered the field of talent management or human resources, did you have a vision for how to do things differently? Did you […]

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Striking a Pose: Is There Anything to it?

January 3, 2017   

When Madonna released her smash hit “Vogue” in 1990 with the lyrics “Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it,” she was talking about the dance floor, but Harvard professor Amy Cuddy has brought the concept into the workplace with her book, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, that recommends “power poses” to […]

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2016’s Top Talent Management Priority

May 16, 2016   

Deloitte’s recently released study found that in 2016, the top priority for talent managers is organization design. As the study reports: After three years of struggling to drive employee engagement and retention, improve leadership, and build a meaningful culture, executives see a need to redesign the organization itself, with 92 percent of survey participants rating […]

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How to Approach and Manage Paid Time Off

April 4, 2016   

As the weather warms up and we head toward summer, there’s something on the mind of most employees: vacation. With dreams of vacation comes the reality of a workplace paid-time-off policy.

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5 Fantastic Engagement Software Solutions for 2016

February 13, 2016   

The Advantages of Employee Engagement Employee engagement is something most, if not all, companies are now striving for. In traditional models of talent management it was enough to have employees who were merely showing up for work and seemingly getting the job done, but now businesses big and small are increasingly seeing this just isn’t […]

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How to Keep Your Employees Happy, Productive and Engaged During the Holidays

November 25, 2015   

As we approach Thanksgiving in the U.S., that means that Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s and the other winter holidays aren’t far behind. For most people, this means a time of celebration and gathering with friends and family, but for employers it can mean a time when employees lose focus, take substantial amounts of time […]

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Recognizing and Managing Overachievers

November 5, 2015   

The term overachiever can draw sharp and distinctive reactions from people, particularly in the workplace. On one side are people who view overachievers as the dream employees, while there are some who feel the term is one that’s not necessarily positive. While “overachiever” isn’t a new term, it’s become more prevalent in talent management, particularly […]

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Could You Fire a Family Member? Family Business Challenges.

March 25, 2015   

Could You Fire a Family Member? How to Handle Difficult Talent Management Challenges in Today’s Family Business Family business in America can’t be underestimated—these enterprises account for 50 percent of America’s GDP, 60 percent of employment in the U.S. and 78 percent of all new job creation. (Clark, 2014). It’s not just the U.S. where […]

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The Personal SWOT Analysis

March 4, 2015   

Many people are familiar with the classic SWOT analysis, the 2×2 matrix with its four elements of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Interestingly enough, know one really knows the origins of this essential tool. Although often credited to Stanford University’s Albert Humphrey who used it back in the 1960s and 1970s, he does not claim […]

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