HR Strategy and Systems

Crisis management 101

By Phil Harkins on October 10, 2014

Good times in an organization are a direct result of what you do in bad times. When faced with a challenge or hardship, leaders must ensure that HR is a strategic partner to the overall business. Time and energy should be focused on high impact initiatives, and executives need to be coached and aligned with executive teams.

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The 8 Principles for Communicating as a Leader

By Kristin Schepici on June 21, 2012

This week’s post is a continuation of HR Leadership in Difficult Times, focusing on the eight principles for communicating as a leader HR should pay attention to.

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Do Talent Pipelines Need CEO Support?

By Kristin Schepici on June 15, 2012

Talent Managers and their Role in CEO Succession Linkage

I caught up on recent talent trends with the latest edtion of Talent Management. A recent article, titled The CEO’s Role in Talent by Ladan Nikravan discusses how “managing a company’s talent pool is too great a task to be…

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Healthcare leaders driving a coordinated approach to change

By Muriel Jones on March 26, 2012

Any leader, however strong or charismatic, needs active support for a change initiative to succeed. Identifying and analyzing key stakeholders is the first step in this process. Free tool enclosed.

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Noel Tichy on Leader as Teacher

By Kristin Schepici on March 15, 2012

Noel Tichy and Linkage

In his book, The Cycle of Leadership, Tichy shares the building blocks necessary to help leaders become teachers and organizations become teaching organizations.

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What separates the Pats from the Colts is succession planning

By Kristin Schepici on February 1, 2012

With Super Bowl XLVI right around the corner, we want to reflect on seasons past and highlight leadership learning lessons from one of America’s favorite sports.

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Doug Conant on Celebrating Contributions (Video)

By Muriel Jones on January 6, 2012

Doug Conant’s work-life philosophy? Be tough-minded on performance and tender-hearted with people.

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A Conversation with Bill Conaty on Candor and Talent Mastery — Part 2

By Muriel Jones on October 14, 2011

On September 14, 2011 Linkage welcomed HR legend Bill Conaty on the Thought Leader Series. In this interview, Bill Conaty discusses how candor should be used to accelerate personal growth.

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A Conversation with Bill Conaty on candor and trust in leadership

By Muriel Jones on September 30, 2011

In the following excerpt, HR legend Bill Conaty depicts how Candor and Trust are to be used to lead to better insights into people’s talent and to pinpoint development needs in order to accelerate personal growth in organizations.

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The end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

By Kristin Schepici on September 21, 2011

So after 18 years of forced secrets and lying, military personnel are now allowed to be open about their sexuality without fear of termination or discrimination.

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