Tag: Talent Management

Power of Positivity: Use Appreciative Inquiry to Improve Engagement

Aug 13, 2014 Posted by

Appreciative inquiry expert, positivity strategist and TEDx speaker, Robyn Stratton-Berkessel, says that the tone of the first question we ask influences the quality of the interaction — by first asking (not telling) and then focusing on the positive, we engage others to participate with us more openly and more personally. Appreciative Inquiry in the Workplace […]

Why Big Data Rules When Managing Employees

Aug 8, 2014 Posted by

A few years ago “Big Data” was flying off the lips of the tech-savvy, yet firm details about its real-world applications were still shaky. Today, it’s hard to find a business that doesn’t utilize data to achieve its bottom line. Now, more than ever, the use of these numbers to assess and empower employees — […]

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The Best Way to Implement Action Learning in Your Organization

Aug 7, 2014 Posted by

Most learning and development professionals know what action learning is, but it is useful to review the definition. Action learning is an approach to solving real problems that involves taking action and reflecting upon the results. Although this is a high-level definition, there are two important elements: solving real problems and reflecting on results. In other words, action […]

How Soft Skills Affect the Bottom Line

Aug 4, 2014 Posted by

Business leaders can be tempted to focus on dollar signs when evaluating their teams’ performance, but for HR departments that focus can be problematic. Some of HR’s functions, such as compensation and healthcare benefits, have tangible financial costs that can be added and subtracted, however other responsibilities, such as employee engagement, are more difficult to […]

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To Get Better Performance, Ask More, Tell Less

Jul 29, 2014 Posted by

Your employees have the answers. Why is it so many managers insist on telling their employees what to do and how to do it instead of accessing their ideas, thoughts and perspectives? We are stuck in some outdated thinking. In the industrial (make-things) age, procedures and processes ruled the workplace — compliance with protocol allowed […]

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