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Human Resources

Why You're Struggling to Figure Out HR

March 7, 2018

When hiring for a specific role, it's easy to fixate on finding the perfect person. Someone who can pay attention to the details, while navigating complex relationships. Someone who can manage projects at a quick pace, while taking time to make difficult decisions. Someone who just doesn't exist. A unicorn, if you will.

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Human Resources, Leadership

How to Talk About Power in the Workplace

March 2, 2018

Whether it involved company cultures (Uber) or specific individuals in positions of power, 2017 saw issue after issue of bad behavior from authority figures; however, these events also created something positive—a new conversation. Responses such as the #MeToo movement brought the issue of workplace harassment to the forefront. That new conversation is changing how business leaders address the issue of power in their workplaces.

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Leadership

Mastering the Art of Delegation

January 26, 2018

Grit. Unshakeable. Strength. These words thrive in the titles of leadership development books and create ideals of how effective leaders should think and act. Images of perseverance and bravery may come to mind, depending on what your Netflix binge-show-of-choice is.

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Human Resources

Best Practices for Supporting Diversity and Inclusion

December 11, 2017

Looking back on this past year, there have been a strong number of organizations who are talking louder about improving diversity and inclusion efforts. And rightfully so. Not only is it the right thing to do, but we live in a political landscape where leadership is definitely needed.

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Leadership

Who is Your Number One Team?

October 17, 2017

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