Tag: mary slaughter

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Talent Management

Are We Taking Mid-Career Talent for Granted?

Mid-career talent is increasingly self-sufficient, market-ready and detached from their managers — all at the same time. Therein lies the risk.

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Why Leaders Are Leaving

A leader’s departure has a different impact than the exit of an individual contributor. Here's what organizations can do to give them reasons to stay.

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Accelerate Leadership Development With a Fresh Take on Coaching

We need to adapt and accelerate our leadership development efforts in response to disruptions in the labor market — and rethinking coaching plays a big part.

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Employee Experience

Employee Experience Is About Work-Life Integration, Not Balance

The employee value proposition has changed. Take the time to build and reinforce habits that demonstrate empathy and boost employee experience.

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Make Your Organization a Place Worth Staying

Focus on work-life integration to create better employee experiences and boost your retention.

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The Season Is Always Right to Practice Gratitude

As we approach the holidays and the year end, it's a good time reflect and give thanks for both the good and bad in our lives.

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Take a Systems Leadership Approach to Change

When things move fast and get too complex, take a step back and think about creating change at the intersection of three elements.

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It's Always Time for Self Reflection

Leading with integrity means continually examining your own internal beliefs and motivations. Here are five questions to ask.

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Less Is More When It Comes to Communication

Everyday, we face multiple choices about how to focus time and energy. Use these communication techniques to cut through the noise.

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Cultivate Diverse Perspectives to Strengthen Your Organization

Whether it's building a team, structuring a project or simply solving a problem, having a variety of perspectives leads to better decisions.

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To Know Yourself as a Leader, Share Yourself

Real leadership is born out of having the courage and candor to have authentic conversations about struggles and vulnerabilities.

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Learning & Development

Successful Learning Programs Are Designed to Surprise

Shake off pandemic routines with an element of surprise. Your brain will thank you, and it will boost learning and help you build stronger teams.

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Be Purposeful in How You Connect With and Coach Others

Now more than ever, how you spend your time matters. Challenge yourself and others to better connect with and coach others in their career journeys.

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Mind the Generation Gap at Work

Drawing conclusions about performance, creativity, adaptability or commitment based on age is not only counterproductive, it's just plain invalid.

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Soft Skills Are the Great Equalizer in Digital Transformation

Look for both performance and potential to assess talent and address workplace inequities. Start by reframing soft skills in these five ways.

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What’s Trust Got to Do With It?

When trust exists, a wide range of goodness occurs inside companies. Start an assessment of yours by honestly answering a few simple questions.

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Belonging Is Essential to the Future of Work

Digitization, smartphones and remote working are forcing us to redefine how we connect with one another. Social psychology offers a guide to the way forward.