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Response To: Hiring for Diversity

As someone who’s hired A LOT of people in the past, Sky Northern Security Alliance’s founder and CEO, Michael Argast, had some thoughts about Robert Murray’s October blog on hiring for diversity. Here’s what he had to say:
How Do You Account For and Address Unconscious, or Prevent Conscious, Biases?
Often ‘best candidate for the job’ […]

Measuring Corporate Culture

This article was originally published on Robert Murray’s personal website.  Read the original article here.
Almost every organization on the planet these days is talking about improving their corporate culture. I truly hope (and yes, I know ‘Hope’ is not a management tool) that they are serious about it and it is not just another corporate […]

A Disengaged Culture: 5 Things That Will Create It!

I have not met a leader in business who has purposely created a disengaged culture or workforce, but I have met many who have created one without realizing it. The reasons are usually intangible and emotionally-based – not something that can quickly be identified as a cause/effect.
There are dozens of articles explaining the best way […]

14 Strategies for Networking Success

This is a guest blog post by FX Risk Consultant Pascale Hansen.
Relationships form the core of our human lives. No one has ever been successful alone, which is why networking is so important. Networking is essential to personal and professional success; as who you know always matters.  If someone you know and trust recommends you […]

21 Best Practices in Leadership Development

Leadership Development is Important
Research and experience show that the quality of leadership affects employee effort and productivity; the ability to attract and retain talent; customer service and retention; profitability and market capitalization. Leadership development, done well, is a powerful way to build talent, unlock the potential of your people, improve individual and organizational performance, and […]

Personal Brands Are The Way Of The Future – What’s Yours?

Organizations spend a significant portion of their annual budget every year on marketing and branding. Large Fortune-sized companies even have departments staffed with brand zealots working tirelessly to ensure that the corporate brand is never misrepresented by employees, contractors, and partners. However, very few business leaders spend any time or effort in their own personal […]

A Survey of Best Practices in Leadership Development

Here is a summary of 14 articles related to best practices in leadership development (LD). I’m using these summaries to see what’s out there, benchmark my work, and learn a few new things.
There are many good ideas here for LD, coaching, and training. How do your LD practices compare? Where are your opportunities for improvement? […]

Measuring Productivity with Paperclips

Productivity and Paperclips
I once came across some paperclips in a desk drawer. The desk was one of many pieces of furniture that were recently purchased from an auction where the assets of a bankrupt business were being liquidated for pennies on the dollar. It was enough furniture to completely outfit an office.
When I reached into […]

Leading in the Trenches – Leadership Lessons from Lynda Foley

Leadership has become an increasingly hot topic in the last decade.  There is no shortage of books espousing the next best leadership lessons to help you manage and lead your people more effectively.  I thought it would be helpful to hear some leadership lessons from someone who has been in leadership for 30+ years.  Someone […]

Planting an EPIC Culture

Peter F. Drucker once said: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Spot on! However, a lot of executives and leaders I have worked with have struggled to understand what that means. Their lack of understanding is not their fault; they have been classically trained in business Schools all over the world to think and act logically, based […]

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