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How to Make Your Management Process More Agile

Strategy Driven

In contrast to startups, which often experiment until they gain their footing in the market, established businesses are notoriously slow to change. That’s how you maintain your competitive edge. It’s the essence of agility. Adjust strategies to meet goals.

Future-Proof Your Career

Strategy Driven

Times are uncertain, particularly when it comes to the world of work. It’s only natural, but instead of worrying, wouldn’t it be better to take action and dow what you can to future-proof your career?

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How to Craft an Agile Marketing Campaign

Harvard Business Review

As research on disruption and market transitions suggests, you’re better off these days if you can quickly identify and adapt to changes in your environment. Many marketers have built their careers on following a series of highly detailed plans based on copious data.

Talent Wins

Coaching Tip

Written for all leaders across organizations, TALENT WINS by Ram Charan, Dominic Barton and Dennis Carey, provides a much-needed framework for transforming how companies acquire, manage and deploy talent for today's agile, digital analytical, technologically driven strategic environment. In TALENT WINS , the authors combine their distinct perspectives to provide a seven-part plan for leaders with insight into how to: Forge the tools of transformation.

A 5-Part Process for Using Technology to Improve Your Talent Management

Harvard Business Review

At the law firm Allen & Overy, the idea of replacing traditional, annual performance appraisals with a technology-enabled continuous feedback system did not come from human resources. Wanting something that encouraged more-frequent conversations between associates and partners, the senior lawyer read about what companies like Adobe were doing, and then asked his firm to help him create a new approach. How companies are using artificial intelligence in their business operations.

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Leadership in VUCA World: Perspectives on #IndiaHRChat


VUCA is, quite simply, the expression of the fact that the rate of change is outpacing our ability to adapt. As a result of this, businesses, industries and careers are disrupted faster than ever before. What challenges does VUCA world pose to us as professionals, leaders and learners?

How to Select the Right Freelancer for the Work

Harvard Business Review

As organizations confront new competitive challenges and disruptive technologies, an agile approach to talent provides both a means of rapid strategic change, as well as a way to increase strategic capability.

Veterans Among the Best Civilian Leaders

Strategy Driven

When it’s time to hire for critical positions within your company, consider the training and certification in military systems offered to service men and women. Click here to learn more about Korn Ferry Futurestep’s in-depth recruiter development program, Talent Academy.

90 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Business Leadership

Lead from Within

Let this be the year you become the leader you want to be–in your business and in life. Learn to recognize your strengths and work on your weaknesses. As a leader is it important to have a personal sense of mission crafted into something you can reflect on daily and measure your performance against. It’s your job to always get from where you are to where you need to be, and it’s your goals that are your roadmap for success.

How to Help Your Team Bounce Back from Failure

Harvard Business Review

No one likes to fail. And while we all know the importance of learning from mistakes, both individuals and teams can struggle to bounce back from big blunders. How can you help them see the experience as an opportunity for growth instead of the kiss of death? Here’s how.

How to Find, Assess, and Hire the Modern Marketer

Harvard Business Review

To be competitive, the modern marketer possesses a different set of skills and experiences when it comes to data and analytics (not simply metrics). Regardless of the role in marketing, the expectations related to data and analytics need to be consistent.

How to Make Your One-on-Ones with Employees More Productive

Harvard Business Review

One-on-one meetings with direct reports often feel more hurried and disorganized than they need to be. It’s important to check in regularly with each of your employees, but how can you make the best use of the time? Ask your direct report to do the same.

2018 Workforce Forecast | Herman Group

Chart Your Course

This Herman Trend Alert is intended to provide employers with insights about what to expect in the coming years, so that they may position themselves for success. 2018 is going to be a challenging year for employers looking to hire the talent they need.

15 Key Lessons On Managing Change


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer 15 Key Lessons On Managing Change Change, they say, is the only constant. With rapid globalization and advent of technology, the rate of change in society and in organizations has just multiplied. Changes need to be prioritized.

10 Principles For Developing Strategic Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

Most companies have leaders with the strong operational skills needed to maintain the status quo. But they are facing a critical deficit: They lack people with the know-how, experience, and confidence required to tackle “wicked problems.” The first step is to find them.

The Heart of a Warrior

N2Growth Blog

As we approach this 4th of July weekend I can’t help but think of our founding fathers and the sacrifices they made when they fought to establish our country’s freedom. The word “passion” comes from a Latin root which means quite literally to suffer.

‘Upskilling’ a top priority for the decade ahead

HR Digest

Expert Q&A with Jason Tyszko on how to raise the skills of your employees to meet upcoming automation challenges. . To be precise, my mistake. To many, automation is an exciting prospect because it promises progress beyond human capabilities.

Re-engaging Five Generations in the Workplace

HR Digest

While 73 % of executives are carefully paying attention to a significant workforce shift from AI invasion, WEF expects the technology to create over 58 million new jobs by 2022. Plotting a path to what your customers will value tomorrow is a vital means of embracing the future.

Great Leaders Make Decisions | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Nowhere is there more truth to the old saying that “where there’s smoke there’s fire&# than as it applies to leaders who can’t make decisions. However my question to you is this: What is leadership without action? ” to the crew.

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How My Company Created an Apprenticeship Program to Help Diversify Tech

Harvard Business Review

Despite recent efforts to increase diversity in tech, the hiring and retention rates of underrepresented groups in the industry remain abysmal. Even Facebook, with billions in cash, has only been able to increase their number of women employees from 31% to 36% over the last five years.

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Memorial Day Leadership Lessons

N2Growth Blog

While this coming weekend simply signifies a long awaited prelude to summer for some, it is much more than that for me. As a veteran and lifelong student of leadership I have always found Memorial Day weekend to be one of the most meaningful and significant of all holidays.

9 Tips for Freelancers Negotiating New Assignments

Harvard Business Review

Just as organizational leaders have recognized their increased dependence on temporary external talent in tech and many other areas, a rapidly advancing number of professionals—in a broadening range of fields—have chosen to pursue a career as agile talent.

As Work Changes, Leadership Development Has to Keep Up

Harvard Business Review

The very idea of leading people in jobs is changing with the democratization of work and the continued advance of digital technology. And as AI and robotics increasingly supplement and replace the work of humans, the expectations of leaders — truly understanding the work, how it can be executed now and in the future, and the cost, capability and risk implications of current and future work options — are increasing exponentially. How talent management is changing.

4 Ways to Become a Better Learner

Harvard Business Review

The CEO sitting across from me is explaining how he and the other executives of a telecommunications firm were caught off guard by a new technology that disrupted the firm’s business. I’ve seen it happen to plenty of others. What is Learning Agility?

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Harvard Business Review

” The role of a Product Manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the Product.” Translating business-to-technical requirements, and vice versa. These PMs excel at reflecting on where each of these competencies contributed to the success or failure of their products and continuously adjust their approach based on customer feedback. These PMs also know when to take a breath and step away if needed, to regroup.

Leadership & Perfectionism | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Leadership requires attention to detail and a commitment to quality, but rarely does it require perfection. In fact, at the risk of being controversial I’m going to take the position that perfection does not exist. link] mikemyatt Thanks for bringing your post to my attention.

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The Benefits of Virtual Mentors

Harvard Business Review

Having a mentor has always helped with professional development and career advancement, but in today’s complex workplace, one mentor alone often won’t do. To spark innovation and ideation, employees often require information from a number of areas in real time. That’s why there is a need for us to have multiple mentors with expertise in various domains. HCL initially solicited experts to participate in the program.

The CIO in Crisis: What You Told Us

Harvard Business Review

This conversation has generated a lot of interesting conversation via blog comments, emails, and face-to-face interactions at conferences and meetings and has revealed a few more insights that should factor into our evolving thinking. As IT steps up as mentor, it needs to mature as well.

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The Only Viable Strategy Is Adaptation

Harvard Business Review

Most managers take it for granted that the world has become much more volatile and complex and that we need to constantly adapt. So it was notable, to say the least, when Roger Martin recently wrote in Harvard Business Review that he thinks that all the talk about adaptive strategy is a cop-out. In his mind, it is just a way for managers to get out of making hard, dangerous choices. We’ve seen these changes in our own lifetimes, and even over the span of a single career.

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Who's Moving Their Company Beyond Bureaucracy?

Harvard Business Review

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Beyond Bureaucracy Challenge , the second leg of the HBR/McKinsey M-Prize for Management Innovation. We asked some big questions in our quest to bust bureaucracy: What does it mean to build an organization in which everyone is aligned and inspired by a deeply-felt sense of purpose? It's easy to feel like a box on the org chart, and easier still to take a step out the door, when your destiny is rerouted from on high.

Research: Why Best Practices Don’t Translate Across Cultures

Harvard Business Review

A large high-technology company had established an innovation center in one of their U.S. offices where employees were entrepreneurial, engaged, excited to come to work, and as a result were quickly developing new ideas for customer-facing products. It made sense.

Why Your Team Needs Rookies

Harvard Business Review

Hiring managers often view newcomers to their organizations as not only long-term assets but also short-term burdens: people who need to be inducted, trained, and given lighter loads as they get up to speed, inevitably slowing everyone else down. But that doesn’t have to be the case. For many professionals today, the ability to learn is more valuable than accumulated knowledge.