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The Secret Ingredient in GE’s Talent-Review System

GE is often highlighted as an organization that develops some of the most effective leaders. Most companies have a version of the talent-review system we use at GE. But judging from what I hear from managers of companies that visit us to benchmark our system, the difference between our approach and …

7 Tactics of Following Up Without Being Annoying

Are you worried about being seen as annoying when following up with potential clients? Here are 7 tactics to follow to avoid being a nuisance.

5 Free Apps For Mapping Your Mind

If you need to untangle the ideas floating around in your brainstorming sessions, this edition of Free App Friday is for you.<p>As always, while they’re free now, we can’t guarantee how long they’ll last–so don’t wait too long.<p><b>SimpleMind (Android and iOS)</b><p>Owning up to the name, reviewers call the app …

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Five Super Useful Free Online Resources for Recruiters and HR Professionals

It’s impossible for anyone to know everything. Which is why we’re presenting you with this list of five super useful free online resources for …

How HR Departments Can Create an Innovation Culture

MICHAEL WOLF: The mission and focus of HR departments needs to reflect that innovation happens in teams, not departments or divisions.

Why HR has a role to play in building brand

<b>Marketing and PR aren’t the only ones responsible for communicating what your brand is all about to your clients and consumers.</b><p>Remember those guys in …

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Four Key Skills to Change Company Culture

Earlier this year, Goldman Sachs’ culture came under fire following an employee’s scathing op-ed piece in <i>The New York Times</i>. The employee lambasted …

The Global Workforce: L&D Across Borders

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Welcome to the Science of Learning Community

The level of what we know about how people learn is expanding all the time. And more and more practitioners are becoming interested in linking …

Visualizing Zero: How to Show Something with Nothing

In its most revealing form, data visualization makes the “invisible” visible. It enables people to move beyond just <i>looking</i> at data towards actually <i>seeing</i> the shapes and magnitudes of its physical properties to inform and enlighten.<p>Discernibility is a prominent guiding decision: making the size of …

How We Built a New Company Culture

Too often, any thought of changing a culture, never mind rebuilding it, seems like a Sisyphean task; the weight of the status quo ultimately rolls back and crushes such efforts.<p>I learned this while leading a turnaround of NPS Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company that now specializes in creating …

4 things to keep in mind while doing performance reviews

<b>1. Increase your performance review frequency-</b><p>Your employee works hard putting in 8 hours a day for a whole year and he gets only <i>one</i>review? Well …

Create a Work Environment That Fosters Flow

Everywhere we look in business, timetables once measured by calendars can now be clocked by egg timers. So how can we keep up? In a word — and according to an ever-increasing pile of evidence — “flow.”<p>Technically defined as an “optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our …

7 Ways to Give Better Performance Reviews

Performance reviews; it’s a scary phrase for employees. What about the managers and bosses who give them? It is just as nerve wracking for them …

The Reasons Annual Performance Reviews Don’t Work

Annual performance reviews are a waste of time. Everyone hates them. Managers cite performance reviews as the second most hated task (after firing …