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Decision-Making. Straight Talk

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Bucalo
Let's face it! The ultimate customer of any Leadership Development and Training program is a company’s CEO and top line management executives.
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November 15, 2017 by Jack Bucalo

Is It Just Me? Or Are You Feeling It Too...

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Bucalo
If you asked 100 business people regarding their definition of leadership, you would probably get 101 different definitions – the person from Harvard would probably have two.
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November 1, 2017 by Jack Bucalo

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William Cohen, Ph.D.
We negotiate everything. Our negotiations include starting salaries, raises, terms of employment, automobiles, homes, contracts of all types ... the list is unending. Better manage your negotiations.
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August 2, 2017 by William Cohen, Ph.D.
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How many times have I heard experts that said such and such can’t be done? It must have been a million times. Most recently we have former presidential candidate, now President Trump. The experts in both parties and I don’t know how many news commentators said the same thing: It will never happen. Well, it did. But we don’t need to look only at Read more
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April 3, 2017 by William Cohen, Ph.D.
William Cohen, Ph.D.
Millions worldwide have heard the name Peter Drucker. Peter Drucker was the most famous management thinker over the last hundred years, and perhaps of all time. However, Drucker could easily have qualified as a self-help and motivational guru. Drucker not only believed in and taught self-development, but he practiced the methods he developed ( Read more
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March 17, 2017 by William Cohen, Ph.D.
William Cohen, Ph.D.
Peter Drucker is known as “the Father of Modern Management.” He was certainly different than other management gurus. And by the way, he didn’t like that description of his work. His own choice was “social ecologist.” In case you are wondering, a social ecologist studies how societies interact and organize themselves. But there is a little more to Read more
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February 6, 2017 by William Cohen, Ph.D.

The Drucker Perspective

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William Cohen, Ph.D.
Many famous managers -- from industry and researchers from academia -- have passed on since making their names and contributions. Yet while we honor what they have contributed during their careers, many of the techniques and systems they have developed have faded and fallen into disuse. Consider even those once so pervasive that millions of Read more
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January 4, 2017 by William Cohen, Ph.D.
William Cohen, Ph.D.
Why should anyone write another book on consulting? More importantly, why would anyone want to read one?
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November 18, 2016 by William Cohen, Ph.D.

HR Round Table

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Alexandra Guadagno
Editor’s Insights is joined this week by Vijay Rao from Facebook, manager of the HR People Services. He joins the forum to discuss Facebook’s HRSS and people strategy development.
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May 27, 2013 by Alexandra Guadagno
Alexandra Guadagno
Many HR departments are not fulfilling their potential as a strategic business partner in organization. What if this is due not to a lack of effort or knowledge, but because of lack of alignment with C-level priorities?
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May 19, 2013 by Alexandra Guadagno

HR Tech Cents

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Peter Alkema
Mobile communications with your employees can use many different formats. For example: SMS, App on Device and USSD. A fourth option is the mobile format website, or .mobi, which many companies use very effectively to reach their external markets with products and services through a very flexible mobile channel.
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January 7, 2013 by Peter Alkema
Peter Alkema
HR self-service systems that are used by employees in large organizations need to be intuitive and user-friendly. This is because employees won’t be using them enough to build up sufficient skill to navigate the complex screens. Operational areas that support HR processes use back office HR systems more than 90 percent of the time so it Read more
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May 28, 2012 by Peter Alkema
Peter Alkema
In previous articles, we looked at the five-pillar framework for how technology can support customer centric HR Shared Services. Mobile technology has also become a key enabler of new and convenient channels for self service HR processes. A further area in which technology can play a significant role is the reduction of costs through automation of Read more
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May 13, 2012 by Peter Alkema

Lessons From Peter Drucker

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William Cohen, Ph.D.
Drucker said that fear of loss of job is inconsistent with good management. He saw numerous examples during his long career and they impacted on both his philosophies and his desire to encourage and perfect executive education. He spent most of his life not only writing, but teaching executive education much of it represented by the MBA.Countless Read more
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December 9, 2012 by William Cohen, Ph.D.
William Cohen, Ph.D.
Drucker identified several ways of buying customers, none of them recommended, despite their popularity. One could price so low that there was little, if any, profit-- but since the whole idea is just bribe the customer into making a purchase, who cares? This made severe underpricing an acceptable alternative. Or one could be more (or maybe it Read more
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September 3, 2012 by William Cohen, Ph.D.
William Cohen, Ph.D.
The customer is not irrational and marketers must take the customer’s perspective to uncover the real issues so that they can be dealt with."
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July 31, 2012 by William Cohen, Ph.D.
William Cohen, Ph.D.
From 1975 to 1995 Drucker wrote a column for The Wall Street Journal. On October 21st, 1993 his column was entitled "The Five Deadly Business Sins."It could have been called "The Five Deadly Marketing Sins." Judge for yourself. Many business experts advised exactly what Drucker advised against. They still do.
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July 14, 2012 by William Cohen, Ph.D.

Diversity Diva

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Michelle T. Johnson
Pride is a funny thing in this country. During the Olympics, we can get all giddy about national pride. "Let’s go, USA!" But on American terra cotta, do you ever notice how when different groups of Americans choose to self identify as something other than just "American," a lot of folks can get very annoyed?
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August 12, 2012 by Michelle T. Johnson

Keep the Change

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Lawrence Polsky
I happened to sit in on a change launch meeting last week, and I was blown away. The leader did everything I personally would ever suggest to make the launch a success. Here are the twelve things he said that made the meeting as close to perfect as possible...
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June 24, 2012 by Lawrence Polsky
Lawrence Polsky
In the final part of our three-part series, we’ll discuss Dynamic Leapfrogging, Expert Teaming and Joyful Submersion. "This is the age of the Corporate Athlete. People need to be physically, psychologically, and socially fit to succeed in the new volatile and complex world we live in." I spoke with many top endurance athletes Read more
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June 11, 2012 by Lawrence Polsky
Lawrence Polsky
By the time you read this, over 25 percent of New Year’s resolutions have been broken or given up on. Another 25 percent will fail before June. There is only one reason for this.
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January 3, 2012 by Lawrence Polsky
Lawrence Polsky
At the beginning of any change, when people are struggling with accepting change, complaining is normal and healthy. Everyone will have challenges with making the change work. As a leader, you want to know what those challenges are so you can help your employees succeed. Here are three tricks to find the gifts inside the complaints.
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November 27, 2011 by Lawrence Polsky

Next!

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Irving Buchen, Ph.D
This is the story of finding an intermediary which can do the job and preclude you from appearing as the villain of the piece. A mechanism, or a neutral catalyst, can enable an important process to happen without itself being consumed. Ideally, leaders need to find ways to be neutral. It is better to lead with an invisible hand than to have to Read more
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April 22, 2012 by Irving Buchen, Ph.D
Irving Buchen, Ph.D
It is required to identify a unique source of direction and to search for developmental options which are incremental—that stretch existing managerial levels and roles beyond current limits and even job descriptions—but which also break new ground horizontally. Although a number of such options are available, the four examples Read more
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February 22, 2012 by Irving Buchen, Ph.D
Irving Buchen, Ph.D
One of the unintended consequences of virtually all leadership development programs is discontent. Conceived as a journey only to the top, when it falls short—as numerically it has to—many are unhappily left behind. But what can be done?
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February 5, 2012 by Irving Buchen, Ph.D
Irving Buchen, Ph.D
I was recently hired as VP of HR with an unusual charge: "I want you to review and revise our promotion process and criteria. I want a leader at every level of this company— and I want it within six months!"
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December 12, 2011 by Irving Buchen, Ph.D

The Right Workplace

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Ron Jones
It is often said that HR should be a business partner with other areas of an organization. The focus of being an effective business partner is to ensure the HR function is relevant; that it is well integrated with the business and capable of delivering all of the required outcomes. The problem is: where and how does HR start?
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April 8, 2012 by Ron Jones
Ron Jones
I have often wondered how we should prepare those we expect to take on leadership roles in our organizations. HR practitioners need to think outside their own comfort zone to provide more effective leadership solutions for their organizations.
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December 18, 2011 by Ron Jones

C/me ™

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Doug Wilwerding
Very often, the best we can strive for is to avoid getting something we don’t need or shouldn’t have. A few more "no, thank you’s" in our world may well lead to happier and more successful people and companies.
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February 28, 2012 by Doug Wilwerding
Doug Wilwerding
Why are you so afraid of being wrong? The posturing in our companies to be right, or at least not in proximity of wrong is ubiquitous. It is a sad state of affairs for many. Being wrong can be so right in so many situations.
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February 5, 2012 by Doug Wilwerding
Doug Wilwerding
In any endeavor of relevance nearly every time I have ventured forth without the structure of a plan, I have found that my time and energy have (to say the least) not been rewarded. I attribute any success achieved in the absence of a plan pure luck.
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January 8, 2012 by Doug Wilwerding

HR Esq

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Devora Lindeman
When the economy begins to improve (or when a business puts attention on its own improvement), adding sales people is a frequent focus. Unfortunately, there are a number of hidden employment law issues that businesses are often unaware of. When the Department of Labor comes knocking, these are the main "gotcha’s."
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December 20, 2011 by Devora Lindeman
Devora Lindeman
Managers often take improper actions and make mistakes that they do not know they are making. The company loses money and becomes embroiled in preventable lawsuits because the managers did not know the applicable employment laws.
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December 7, 2011 by Devora Lindeman