Sustaining Real Collaboration and Partnerships through Learning Conversations

Interpersonal “mush” in the workplace develops when employees invent stories to explain puzzling behavior, actions, and attitudes. Real collaboration can be challenging to sustain because it requires robust partnerships among…

How HR Leaders Can Help Bridge Generational Gaps in the Workplace

With baby boomers being present in the workplace, it means that your workforce is comprised of four generations – baby boomers, generation X, millennials, and generation Z. These generations have…
Constructive criticism is difficult to give and receive.

How to Give Top Performers Constructive Criticism

In the world of performance management, even the most seasoned senior leaders struggle with giving constructive criticism.  Indeed it’s a sensitive topic, and these meetings are often stressful, especially when…

Understanding the Potential of an HR Leader’s Executive Presence

What is it about some people that helps them get others to follow with ease? What are the qualities that make others trust them so much? Most of us know…

How HR Leaders Can Get More Value From Small Teams

In the 21-st century, when the business environment can only be described as volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA), company success has been largely attributed to becoming as nimble and…

How HR Leaders Can Leverage Reciprocity in the Workplace

Also known as pre-giving, the Principle of Reciprocity states that when one person does something for another, the second person will feel a strong need to return the favor. In…

What Is the Right Way to Handle Difficult Conversations?

Having difficult conversations with staff members or superiors is something that HR leaders have to deal with on an occasional basis. Research shows us that there are three main types…

3 Basic Principles of Strategic Thinking

Strategic thinking results in the creation of unique business insights. Leaders who achieve this are those who elevate their thinking to see beyond the fundamental elements of their organization.  Requiring…

HR Leaders Need to Master the Simple Art of Language Packaging

HR leaders spend much of their day communicating with others. Whether written or spoken, or used to persuade, explain, influence, motivate, or instruct, effective communication is the bread and butter…

What Keeps HR Leaders From Achieving Their Full Potential?

HR leaders are strategic business partners that take an active role in achieving a company's goals. This includes maximizing profitability, boosting efficiency, streamlining operations, mastering compliance, supporting growth, and spawning…