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Can CEOs Find Relief From Skyrocketing Health Costs?

A study of firms in four industries finds that a new type of wellness program that stresses “accountability” and uses financial incentives and individual coaching to improve employee health habits can lead to a sharp reduction in health claims and a boost to employer bottom lines.

Darrell Moon Corporate Finance , Health/Benefits , Talent Management , Talent Management October 24 2011

Turn Your Customers Into Advisors

Your company invests heavily in making sure that your customers are happy with your goods and services. But, it’s time to go beyond traditional focus groups and learn what shoppers really think. It’s time to implement the CAB, or Customer Advisory Board.

Morey Stettner Leadership & Strategy , Marketing & Sales , Talent Management August 25 2011
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The Price of Employee Disengagement

There is a direct correlation between a company’s level of employee engagement and its revenue. If you’re not focusing on your employees’ engagement, you could be losing money. Here are some examples of employee disengagement (what NOT to do) and an exercise to get you started on increasing your employees’ engagement.

Richard P. Finnegan Engagement , Talent Management , Talent Management June 28 2011

Selling the Best Hour of the Day to Yourself

Many of the best organizations are learning organizations that encourage their employees to take time to think creatively and innovate. Do you put a priority on learning? Here’s an idea to use your time in clever ways to advance your learning and thus your effectiveness.

Andy Boynton and Bill Fischer Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness , Talent Management , Talent Management May 3 2011

Go Beyond the Annual Performance Review

It’s time to rethink the practice of evaluating your employees only once a year. A continual feedback loop will lead to great success and engagement. Here are some painless and productive ways to critique your employees.

Morey Stettner Engagement , Talent Management , Talent Management May 3 2011
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How To Use Your “New” CFO

The CFO’s role is being redefined in a way that is beyond helpful to CEOs. CFOs now stepping in when the CEO can’t and talking to investors, preparing strategy reviews, negotiating mergers and working directly with division managers to cut costs. When times get tough, finance chiefs step up.

Fran Hawthorne Corporate Finance , Talent Management , Talent Management January 17 2011

The Innovation Imperative

How to flush out the entrepreneur in the cube next door.

James S. Turley Culture , Engagement , Innovation , Strategy , Talent Management January 11 2011

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