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Ideas & Insights


Why Should You Evaluate Your Compensation Program?

February 22, 2017

Towers Watson reports that “only 46% of organizations agree that their business strategy and objectives inform their talent management and reward programs, while over one fifth (22%) disagree or strongly disagree.”

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Leaders are Influential

February 17, 2017

“Influence trumps power any day”

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Well-Being, Culture

Building a Life, Not a Resume

February 14, 2017

Do you feel like you go through the same routine each week? Work out at the gym. Go grocery shopping. Do the laundry. Drop the kids off at soccer. Take this lengthy list of tasks and obligations, sprinkle in a few memorable milestones and that family vacation a couple years ago, and your “life resume” may be feeling a bit sparse. Comparatively, your work resume is likely padded with accomplishments, impacts you’ve made in each role, and hard results that show proof of your success.

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Living in the Matrix Organization

February 9, 2017

Morpheus was right; The Matrix is all around us. But the matrix I’m talking about isn’t controlled by cyber-intelligence harvesting electricity from humans like in the movie. This matrix refers to a unique organizational structure set up as a grid, opposed to the traditional hierarchy.

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Shaping Culture: What's the Big Deal?

February 7, 2017

I have been fascinated by what causes one employer to rise above the clutter and clatter of today’s marketplace. I’m convinced that company culture is the key ingredient for business success. It’s not an intriguing product, savvy branding, or even high volume sales.

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