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The Steps to Successful High-Level Talent Acquisition

In IT especially, skill gaps are the norm. Nobody has all the in-house talent that they would like to have, and competition is fierce to acquire high-performing professionals as they appear in the talent pool. In an article for InnovationManagement.se, Natalie Hoffmann offers some surface steps for finding and winning …

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Stop Trying to Bribe Your Employees and Do This Instead

“Throw money at it” is the go-to solution for managers, businesses, and sometimes even governments when something is not working out right. But this solution only works a meager fraction of the time. Most of the time, something beyond the financials is wrong. If you are a manager and your …

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6 Management Styles and When to Use Them

The best management style is the one that gets the job done without making employees go nuts. According to the circumstances, that description might apply to more than one management style. In an article for HuffPost, Rosalind Cardinal shares six different management styles and when you might want to use …

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20 to 40 Percent of You Are Incompetent in Your Jobs

According to research from Area9 Learning, between 20 and 40 percent of corporate employees are “unconsciously incompetent” in areas that are critical to being successful in their jobs. This means that employees do not know as much as they think they do, and that is a serious problem. In an …

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Move beyond Labels in How You See People

Individual human beings are far too complex to understand after just a few conversations, or even after a few hundred conversations. Yet based off limited information, we have a tendency to label people. For instance, “Ron is the loudmouth Republican.” That may be vaguely accurate, but this framing could also …

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What Level Are You On?

Most of my friends and colleagues know that I am a fan of the human motivation work done by Abraham Maslow and what he proposed were the key drivers for human behavior. His work is considered to be the seminal research on this topic. Simply stated, he created what has …

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Master the One-on-One Meeting

Great leaders obligate themselves to watch out for their subordinates and to help them achieve mutual goals. One of the most direct methods for keeping employees on track is to hold periodic one-on-one meetings with them. In an article for Harvard Business School, Julia B. Austin describes a process for …

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