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Fixing HR

Optimizing your C-suite executives is important, and here are some ways to get the most from your chief of human resources. The first suggestion? Make your chief of HR involved in strategic planning from the beginning.

Fran Hawthorne Talent Management December 5 2011

HR: The New Everything

Rethinking the HR Function at Small and Mid-Size Businesses Small companies may not even have a separate human resources department. [...]

Fran Hawthorne Talent Management December 5 2011

How to Reward Top Performers

The old rank-and-yank system pioneered by GE and others has given way to more sophisticated methods of identifying and retaining talent.

George Nicholas Talent Management December 1 2011
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Editor-in-Chief JP Donlon: Why Competing Through Culture Matters More Than Ever

The complexity of today’s business world is far beyond what one leader can handle, and the CEO of a large company cannot possibly reach every single employee. That’s where culture ultimately determines how effective a CEO and his senior team really are. Chief Executive magazine editor-in-chief JP Donlon discusses the importance of culture for sustaining long-term growth.

JP Donlon Culture , Talent Management November 10 2011

More than Money: Culture is the Key to Employee Retention

Salary is important to employees and critical to maintaining their personal standards of living.  In this economy, however, companies can’t [...]

ChiefExecutive.net Culture , Talent Management November 3 2011
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The Real Lessons from Steve Jobs’ Career

Like other visionary pioneers Steve Jobs also had his limitations – and how he led Apple employees – was surely one of them.

Karol M. Wasylyshyn Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management November 1 2011
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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
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Beware Groups

The Internet is generating “groupthink” inside groups and greater conflict between groups. Here, Chief Executive details the three types of groupthink and how CEOs can resist groupthink in their organizations.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management September 19 2011
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Media Wrong About CEO Compensation

Most CEOs earn nowhere near the compensation of their public company counterparts, according to the results of an exclusive Chief Executive Group study of 789 CEOs of privately held companies, which represent the overwhelming majority of firms in the economy.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Compensation , CEO Life , Compensation , Talent Management September 19 2011

Thirty Ways to Resist Groupthink

Because Groupthink is so insidious, comfortable and prevalent, it is a constant challenge for CEOs. This is especially so in the age of the Internet. Only the proactive administration of psycho-social antidotes can counteract the poison of groupthink.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn Leadership & Strategy , Talent Management September 6 2011

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