Five Steps to Help You Measure the Value of Your Development Programs

Many times, we get so caught up in the “doing” of a development program — finding it, selecting it, delivering it, and managing it — that we forget to do the most important thing of all: measuring the value.

That’s fairly common, however, because measuring value or results involves a different approach to the activity of “doing.” Measuring value requires…

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  • March 15, 2019
  • CRN Core Beliefs, Influence and Political Savvy, ROI, Strategic Thinking,

If You Want to be a Strategic-Minded HR Leader, You’ve Got to be Doing This

We all know HR leaders hold a critical role in any organization. They’re the hub for all things people — the most important asset of any business.

Yet despite this, many HR professionals struggle to be seen as the truly strategic partners they are.

One reason is this: they’re not effectively demonstrating the impact of their work — especially as it relates…

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  • February 4, 2019
  • Influence and Political Savvy, Leading Other Managers, Managers as Coaches, Strategic Thinking,

Need to Deliver Better Feedback? Start with Your Mindset.

How is your company at giving on-going, effective feedback? Are your business leaders giving it as much as their employees would like (which, according to research, is often!)? Or are they mostly avoiding it?

Feedback is one of those areas that many business leaders have a love-hate relationship with. When the feedback they need to give is good, feedback feels…

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  • November 16, 2018
  • Conflict Management, CRN Core Beliefs, Influence and Political Savvy, Meaningful Conversations, Relationship Building, Strategic Thinking,

Integrating not Onboarding: Retain the Talent You Worked So Hard to Identify

Year after year, HR leaders often list recruiting and retaining talent as their biggest challenge.

While there are many variables to recruitment and retention that are out of our control, we can make bringing new leaders into an organization less challenging if we’re vigilant in perfecting the parts we can control.

One of those parts is making sure our “onboarding” or…

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  • November 9, 2018
  • CRN Core Beliefs, Influence and Political Savvy, Leading Other Managers, Managers as Coaches, Meaningful Conversations, New Manager Assimilation, Relationship Building, Strategic Thinking,

More than a Fitness Membership: How Changing Manager Behaviors Can Spike Well-Being for Your Org

It’s common knowledge that well-being initiatives are an integral (and expected) part of working for a good company.


Those fitness memberships, massages, and flexible working arrangements not only benefit the employee, but the organization, too – because when employees feel content and supported, they have a much greater tendency to engage deeper with their work and produce better results.


But while…

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  • October 8, 2018
  • Influence and Political Savvy, Leading a Team, Meaningful Conversations, The Middle, Well-Being,
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