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  • Are You on Top of HR Disruption?
    by Alexandra Levit - December 22, 2017
    HR used to be easy. Hand out cut-and-dry information, and make sure said employees consumed said information. But today, technology innovations impacting HR business processes have professionals simultaneously looking for ways to uplevel the function, and fearing that machines will take their jobs. Specifically, HR pros have had to contend with the following transformations, as the field moves from: Transactional HR to...
  • Are You a Manager or a Leader?
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - December 20, 2017
    Administrators have the greatest impact on employees’ careers and well-being, as work remains a significant aspect of people’s lives. Administrators determine whether employees enjoy or detest what they do. They’re also responsible for the organization’s prosperity. A flood of content cites two broad administrative categories: manager and leader. Is there a distinction, or are the terms one and the s...
  • The Revival of the Integrated Life
    by Steve Farber - December 19, 2017
    There’s this idea of late that the younger generations place a higher priority on living an integrated life than older generations. But I’m not so sure this is a generational concept. Instead, I suspect it’s more of a trend of our times, a trend that involves most of the workforce regardless of age. The belief that we should strive for balance in our work lives has been gaining momentum for a couple of dec...
  • Why Finance Pros are Turning to Automation
    by Alexandra Levit - December 15, 2017
    Are financial experts afraid of automation? Not exactly. If you talk to many of them, you’ll hear that technology has actually changed their jobs for the better and has positively impacted how they work in their organization by eliminating manual processes, increasing accuracy and efficiency, and facilitating valuable customer interactions. I rounded up some of the best thoughts on automation from big timers in the in...
  • Connecting Leadership and Storytelling
    by Steve Farber - December 13, 2017
    Few things inspire me more than witnessing the potential in extreme leaders like the ones I recently spoke to at Denver’s Columbine High School. They were a thousand miles away, but the magic of modern technology allowed us to see each other and have a lively discussion about the connection between two of my favorite topics – leadership and storytelling. And I ended the call excited about the future those leaders w...
  • Compulsive Leaders Pose Unique Challenges
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - December 12, 2017
    Most corporate cultures place a high value on accomplishment and productivity, which explains why so many compulsive, driven leaders rise to executive positions. While compulsive leaders can claim credit for myriad workplace advancements, their obsession with tasks and goals contributes to employee dissatisfaction and disengagement. If you report to a compulsive leader, you likely experience mixed feelings over completin...
  • How Leaders Can Influence Company Culture
    by Sara Canaday - December 8, 2017
    Leaders have a powerful influence on an organization’s culture. They set the tone for how employees perceive their work experience, so leadership and culture go hand in hand. In many ways, leaders’ success depends on their ability to help shape and uphold organizational culture. That’s a formidable task - and one that requires selflessness, conviction and strong character. Besides nurturing those qualit...
  • Why AI's Not for Everyone
    by Alexandra Levit - December 7, 2017
    A recent MIT/Sloan survey of senior corporate executives showed they see artificial intelligence (AI) as the single most disruptive new technology, and nearly 70 percent said they already have AI investments underway. Looking at these results, you might feel insecure. You might worry that you’re falling behind, and that your business will lose its competitive edge if you don’t get with the program (literally). A...
  • Managing in turbulent times
    by Marshall Goldsmith - December 6, 2017
    In 1980, Peter Drucker wrote a cutting-edge book called Managing in Turbulent Times. Today, turbulent times are the norm, so we might as well get used to them and get better at dealing with them. Features of today’s turbulent times include: No expectation of privacy Immediate and irretrievable communication Global applications and competition Rapidly advancing technology (sometimes helpful and sometimes n...
  • 4 Easy Ways to Boost Brain Power and Become a Better Leader
    by Steve Farber - December 5, 2017
    Anat Baniel is a clinical psychologist best known for using “movement” to train the brain in ways that help people overcome pain and other limitations. And she’s particularly involved in work with children with developmental difficulties. But her “NeuroMovement” method provides fascinating possibilities for business leaders who don’t want their brains stuck in a rut. Our movements–n...