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Help the Cream Rise – Fostering Leadership Growth

Let leadership talent develop organically Organizations try to choose talented employees and nurture them as future leaders. This leads to poor choices. So, create a system where the true cream of the talent pool rises to the top naturally.

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Are You Running Continuous Performance Reviews?

Get performance review check-ins on the calendar Performance reviews are only effective if the review process is continuous. One annual, HR-mandated official review is a useless exercise unless it merely the capstone of a year-long process of feedback and development. July is a great time to start that ongoing process. Let's explore a few ways to get started.

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Halogen Software Offers Sample Comments for Performance Reviews. We Disapprove!

Halogen Software Feedback Central provides sample comments to aid floundering managers in completing preformance reviews. We think this fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: The boss' lack of engagement with the employee development process. If you need help writing comments, you haven't been keeping up with your employee's progress! Click through for a fuller rant on "sample comments."

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Accelerative Learning Article Now Posted on eZineArticles.com

We are pleased to have a new article accepted by eZineArticles.com, on the topic of Accelerative Learning. This training facilitation methodology really captures the best of decades of corporate training philosophies, and we are excited to share our perspective on it.

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Personal and Professional Lives Entwined in the 21st Century

Bovo Tighe - The Pursuit of Truth The evidence is strong that being authentic in both spheres of your life allows you to move seamlessly between them. The recent unfortunate fall from grace experienced by Gen. Petraeus is just one strong example of how you must live both parts of your life the same way: Failures and foibles in one part can have unpredictable but destructive effects on how well the other part goes. Today, you must adopt the mindset that you cannot keep your professional and personal lives separate.

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Social Networks as Old as Humans: Only the Tools Have Changed

A recent article in the Economist highlighted the trend towards formal online social networks within organizations to facilitate employee collaboration and productivity. These new tools have potential, but will only work if the organization focuses energy on developing the skills and habits that employees need to make productive use of these intra-company tools.

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Dumb Things Bosses Do

Bad bosses come in lots of flavors, but there are certain types we find consistently in our human development work. We have decided to put some labels on these bad-boss incarnations to make them a little easier to understand. And if you can add to the list, be our guest.

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Dumb Things Bosses Do

We found a recent HR column on About.com very engaging about bad bosses and their bad habits. We decided to have some fun creating labels for different types of bad bosses. See what you think, and make up some of your own in the comments section!

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