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Become a Vulnerable Leader
Should leaders show their vulnerable side to employees? Keith Rosen shares some answers.

Myth of the Jerk Boss
Many managers think there is a fine line between being stern and being a jerk. Little do they know, it's the weak who draw the criticism. Bruce Tulgan explains.

Leadership in Turbulent Times
The problems confronting leaders today may be termed as a crisis of Faith, Hope and Charity. Kenny Moore explains.

Managing Peers and Friends
Managing anyone can have it's dilemmas, but managing a former friend and peer can have many challenges. Bruce Tulgan explains.

Social Responsibility as a Catalyst for Staff Development
To be effective and lasting, corporate social responsibility must complement an organization’s entire business strategy – particularly staff development.

Management In Real Life: Driving Out Leadership Fear
Like anyone else in life, leaders tend to fall back on what they know has worked. It gives them a sense of security. But it's that security that may be holding the organization back. Kevin Herring explains.

Credibility-Got It?
Have you faced the challenge of persuasion? Was it difficult? Dianna Booher shares tips on how to gain credibility and get the reactions you'd like.

Seven Sizzling Solutions to Predictable Hourly Stressors
Stress and time go hand in hand. Poor time management can lead to more stress and more stress can mean time is not spent wisely. Karla Brandau unravels some stress-less solutions.

The Anatomy of a Close Call
What possibly could cause a talented, ambitious Vice President to lose her position in a company? Patricia Wheeler unravels the truth.

People Acumen
Selecting the right people and motivating them is an important leadership trait. Those who do it effectively lift the organization and themselves to new heights. Ram Charan explains.

Management In Real Life: Leadership Choices
What is 'genuine' leadership? It encourages commitment, says Kevin Herring. Herring shares this tale of differing leadership styles.

Leaders Go First
As Jim Clemmer explains... "In my leadership training and coaching work with managers, I often see a variation of the old parenting adage: team members act like their leader – despite all attempts to train them otherwise." Enjoy this article by Jim Clemmer.

Leadership – The One and Only Path to Becoming a Leader
Becoming a 'great' leader is challenging feat at best. Dr. Anthony F. Smith shares his views on how to take the right road to great leadership.

The Moose-on-the-Table
There is something crowding the tables of boardrooms in many organizations. That something is keeping management teams from authentic conversations. Jim Clemmer explains.

CEOs’ Seven Common Leadership Complaints
They can be seen as the seven signs. . . they are seven classic complaints Chief Executives make about their leadership team. Christopher Rice of BlessingWhite explains.

Blazing Our Own Unique Leadership Path
Are you a natural born leader? Is there such a thing? Jim Clemmer investigates.

Withholding Information
Marshall Goldsmith shares why withholding information isn't in you or your organization's best interest

Unfit to Rule
How fit is your boss? And we're not talking about physical fitness. Dr. Kathleen Dodaro explains.

Speed Lead: Faster, Simpler Ways to Manage People, Projects, and Teams in Complex Co. - 600 Word Review
Speed Lead refers to the 4 Cs which have actually become sources of organizational delay: cooperation, communication, control, and community. It proposes a simpler method that managers can use to deliver results faster, cut through complexity, and improve overall job satisfaction. Find out more. Read this review.

Speed Lead: Faster, Simpler Ways to Manage People, Projects, and Teams in Complex Co. - 300 Word Review
Speed Lead refers to the 4 Cs which have actually become sources of organizational delay: cooperation, communication, control, and community. It proposes a simpler method that managers can use to deliver results faster, cut through complexity, and improve overall job satisfaction. Find out more. Read this review.

Speed Lead: Faster, Simpler Ways to Manage People, Projects, and Teams in Complex Companies
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Speed Lead: Faster, Simpler Ways to Manage People, Projects, and Teams in Complex Co. - Summary
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Assume The Position
There are many layers to a leadership position. Assuming the role is complicated. Patricia Wheeler explains.

Questions to Make You a Better Leader
Leadership consultant, John Baldoni has the right questions you need to ask to make you a better leader.

Management In Real Life: Leadership Credibility
There are values and ethics in business. . . just as there should be in management decisions. It's all in how you decide. Kevin Herring explains.

Passing Judgment
A helping hand can sometimes bring an unwanted critique. How do people stop judging when someone wants to help? Marshall Goldsmith shares some ideas.

Management In Real Life: Not Just Talk
The better leaders are those who are not just talk. Kevin Herring shares his thoughts.

Middle Management a Roadblock to Diversity Initiatives
Middle management buy-in is essential to the success of any diversity initiative, according to a report from The Conference Board.

Management In Real Life: Social Systems
Social systems mapping can provide helpful insights into how things really are versus how they seem to be with regard to how people work together in communications, interactions, accountabilities, and interdependencies, says Kevin Herring.

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything - 600 Word Review
The Speed of Trust challenges the assumptions that trust is merely a soft social virtue and articulates why it has become the key leadership competency of the new global economy. Find out more. Read this review.

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything - 300 Word Review
The Speed of Trust challenges the assumptions that trust is merely a soft social virtue and articulates why it has become the key leadership competency of the new global economy. Find out more. Read this review.

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Thought Leader:Mark Lavine on “Making the Impossible Possible”
Marc Lavine and Kim Cameron are doing very important work in organizational development. David Creelman recently spoke with Marc on their new book, and how other organizations can harness the lessons of the astonishing success of Rocky Flats.

The Productive Narcissist: The Promise and Peril of Visionary Leadership - 600 Word Review
The Productive Narcissist challenges many of the predominant theories of leadership by arguing that the leaders of America’s most innovative—and some of its most successful—companies are not consensus-building bureaucrats. Find out more. Read this review.

The Productive Narcissist: The Promise and Peril of Visionary Leadership - 300 Word Review
The Productive Narcissist argues that today’s innovative leaders are not consensus-building bureaucrats. Find out more. Read this review.

The Productive Narcissist: The Promise and Peril of Visionary Leadership - Summary
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Thought Leader: Dr. Duane Boyce on Resolving Conflicts In the Work Place from the Inside Out
Dr. Duane Boyce is Managing Director of Corporate Services for The Arbinger Institute. He recently spoke with Karen Elmhirst about his recent work with resolving workplace conflict.

Thought Leader: David Isaacs on Cultivating Collective Intelligence and Innovation
David Isaacs is co-founder of The World Café and President of Clearing Communications. With partner Juanita Brown, David co-authored The World Café - Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter. He recently spoke with Karen Elmhirst on his recent work.

The Transparency Edge: How Credibility Can Make or Break You in Business - 600 Word Review
The Transparency Edge contains powerful insights into how responsible transparency separates great leadership from capable management. Find out more. Read this review.

The Transparency Edge: How Credibility Can Make or Break You in Business - 300 Word Review
The Transparency Edge contains powerful insights into how responsible transparency separates great leadership from capable management. Find out more. Read this review.

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Softscape Introduces New HR Architecture with Launch of
Industry Pioneer Transforms How Organizations Manage Their People and Their Business

Be Specific
Patricia Wheeler writes, very bright contributors must learn to balance their natural analytic tendencies with acknowledging what is already working, already complete, and moving in the desired direction.   And they must share this knowledge with others....up, down and across their organization.  

The Dilemma for Human Resource Professionals
Bruce Katcher writes: 1 out of 2 human resource professionals believe their employees don't respect them.

Trust-Based Selling: Using Customer Focus and Collaboration to Build Long-Term Relationships - 600 Word Review
Trust-Based Selling is an attitude that values the relationship over the transaction, builds trust during the sales process, and focuses on doing what is right for the customer. Find out more. Read this review.

Trust-Based Selling: Using Customer Focus and Collaboration to Build Long-Term Relationships - 300 word review
Trust-Based Selling is an attitude that values the relationship over the transaction, builds trust during the sales process, and focuses on doing what is right for the customer. Find out more. Read this review.

Trust-Based Selling: Using Customer Focus and Collaboration to Build Long-Term Relationships - Summ
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Thought Leader: Meg Wheatley on "Finding our Way in an Uncertain Time"
Margaret (Meg) Wheatley recently spoke with HR.com's Leadership analyst, Karen Elmhirst about a simpler way to organize human endeavor.

Joan Lloyd's HR Words of Advice: Sharing Leadership Responsibilities
50/50 isn't always the fairest relationship of them all in leadership.

Joan Lloyd's HR Words of Advice: Leadership Competencies
From star to leader... how do you help your star workers adjust to leadership roles.

Thought Leaders: Richard Boyatzis on Resonant Leadership
HR.com's Leadership analyst, Karen Elmhirst recently spoke with Richard Boyatzis, on the topic of "Resonant Leadership - Renewing yourself and connecting with others through mindfulness, hope and compassion."

Thought Leaders: Michael Bungay Stanier on How to Extend the Power of Coaching in Your Organization
Michael Bungay Stanier is the principal of Box of Crayons, a Toronto-based company. He works with clients around the world to discover what´s possible. He recently spoke with Karen Elmhirst on the topic of ´How to Extend the Power of Coaching in Your Organization.´

Unlocking the Human Potential for Public Sector Performance
International Personnel Management Association - Canada (IPMA - Canada) announces the release of the United Nations World Report 2005 on "Unlocking the Human Potential for Public Sector Performance".

Management Malpractice: How to Cure Unhealthy Management Practices - 600 word review
The great management principles developed by America´s leading companies have now been adopted around the world. When these principles are used to unify people and build morale, they create strong corporate values and cultures. However, when leaders fail to practice these principles, leadership truths become lies. Find out more. Read this review.

Management Malpractice: How to Cure Unhealthy Management Practices - 300 word review
The great management principles developed by America´s leading companies have now been adopted around the world. When these principles are used to unify people and build morale, they create strong corporate values and cultures. However, when leaders fail to practice these principles, leadership truths become lies. Find out more. Read this review.

Management Malpractice: How to Cure Unhealthy Management Practices - Summary
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Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value - 600 word review
In this classic, Authentic Leadership, author Bill George provides a framework for mission-driven organizations intent on developing responsible leaders and restoring confidence in the 21st century corporate business climate. Find out more. Read this review.

Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value - 300 word review
In this classic, Authentic Leadership, author Bill George provides a framework for mission-driven organizations intent on developing responsible leaders and restoring confidence in the 21st century corporate business climate. Find out more. Read this review.

Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value - Summary
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Counter-Intuitive Marketing: Achieve Great Results Using Uncommon Sense - 600 word review
There are many reasons that marketing campaigns are not having the same results they once did. Find out more. Read this review.

Counter-Intuitive Marketing: Achieve Great Results Using Uncommon Sense - 300 word review
There are many reasons that marketing campaigns are not having the same results they once did. Find out more. Read this review.

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Thought Leaders: Al Lucia on The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus
Al Lucia is the co-author of The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus. He recently spoke with HR.com's Leadership Analyst, Karen Elmhirst, about his book and his work.

When Teams Work Best: 6,000 Team Members and Leaders Tell What It Takes to Succeed - 600 word review
During the past several decades, the trend toward collaborative teamwork has grown tremendously. But, teamwork has not, for the most part lived up to its potential--despite this theoretical understanding. Find out more. Read this review.

When Teams Work Best: 6,000 Team Members and Leaders Tell What It Takes to Succeed - 300 word review
During the past several decades, the trend toward collaborative teamwork has grown tremendously. But, teamwork has not, for the most part lived up to its potential--despite this theoretical understanding. Find out more. Read this review.

When Teams Work Best: 6,000 Team Members and Leaders Tell What It Takes to Succeed - Summary
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The Performance Edge: New Strategies To Maximize Your Work Effectiveness & Competitive Advantage - 600 word review
The Performance Edge is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and thoroughly researched guide to the latest thinking on personal effectiveness and workplace performance. Find out more. Read this review.

The Customer Comes Second And Other Secrets of Exceptional Service - 600 word review
Today, people-first behavior permeates the company, impacting everything the organization does. Find out more. Read this review.

The Customer Comes Second And Other Secrets of Exceptional Service - 300 word review
Today, people-first behavior permeates the company, impacting everything the organization does. Find out more. Read this review.

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The Art of the Leader - 600 word review
Leadership can make the difference between success and failure. It entails acting through others to accomplish tasks, for there are many important goals that cannot be achieved without the help of others. Find out more. Read this review.

The Art of the Leader - 300 word review
A leader is a problem solver and a decision maker. How do you define the 'art' of a leader? Read this review to find out more.

The Art of the Leader - Summary
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Territorial Games: Understanding & Ending Turf Wars at Work - 600 word review
Territorial Games is a tool for everyone in the workforce who is tired of playing turf war games and fighting for territorial advantage. Find out more. Read this review.

Territorial Games: Understanding & Ending Turf Wars at Work - 300 word review
Territorial Games is a tool for everyone in the workforce who is tired of playing turf war games and fighting for territorial advantage. Find out more. Read this review.

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Taking Charge: Making The Right Choices - 600 word review
Leadership is not synonymous with authority. Leadership should be shared. Find out more. Read this review.

Taking Charge: Making The Right Choices - 300 word review
Leadership is setting yourself apart and, at the same time, remaining open. Find out more. Read this review.

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SuperLeadership: Leading Others to Lead Themselves - 600 word review
The SuperLeader asks, "What can I do to lead others to lead themselves?", and then designs and implements a system that allows employees to be self-leaders. Find out more. Read this review.

SuperLeadership: Leading Others to Lead Themselves - 300 word review
The SuperLeader asks, "What can I do to lead others to lead themselves?", and then designs and implements a system that allows employees to be self leaders. Find out more. Read this review.

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