Tag: Larry Sternberg

The Power of Empowerment, with Larry Sternberg
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The Power of Empowerment, with Larry Sternberg

Workplaces are continuously evolving, and one of the most important aspects of a workplace is its culture. As it turns out, culture has many definitions and influences. The Human Capital Industry has proven that empowering employees gives your organization’s culture a lift in performance, efficiency and satisfaction. Larry Sternberg is a Talent Plus Fellow and...

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From the Vault: Have You Re-discovered The Peter Principle?

Adam Vaccaro posted an excellent article on the Inc. Website entitled, “High Performance Is Not the Same as High Potential.” Click here to read it. This distinction was the topic of a wonderful book written by Laurence Peter and Raymond Hull in 1969 entitled, “The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong.” Peter observed that companies...

From the Vault: Will talent management practices create morale issues for employees who are not identified as talented?
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From the Vault: Will talent management practices create morale issues for employees who are not identified as talented?

This very intriguing question was posted by ANOOPA NARAYANAN, PhD scholar at Cochin University of Science and Technology. I think the answer is, “Yes.” Some talent management practices will create morale issues for some employees. My question is: What should we do about it? As usual, I don’t believe I have THE answer, but here...

From the Vault: You Could Fire The Person, But Should You?
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From the Vault: You Could Fire The Person, But Should You?

This story occurred when I was General Manager of a luxury hotel. It was Christmas season. Our hotel was elegantly decorated within an inch of its life. We had roaring fireplaces filling the atmosphere with warmth and that wonderful aroma you can only get from burning real wood. We had live Christmas music. Every function...

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From the Vault: Will Your Next Hire Improve Your Team?

Every time someone leaves you’re presented with the opportunity to select someone who has the potential to improve your team’s capacity to excel. Of course you’re looking for an individual whose credentials, experience and past accomplishments indicate the potential for excellence. But what about the question of fit? .

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From the Vault: Do You Individualize Your Coaching Practices?

Many leaders used to do the job of the people they’re coaching. And those leaders often were very successful in that job, and they’ve developed the belief that they know THE way to achieve success. Many sales training programs are based on this sort of belief. The limitation of this belief is that trainer or...

Resist the Temptation to Take Control
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Resist the Temptation to Take Control

Human error is ever present. People make mistakes. Sometimes a mistake will cause a lot of problems for one or more customers, and might well cause additional problems for the organization. Too often, after a mistake of this sort happens, a manager will decide that she must micromanage that situation to make sure the mistake...

Make a Difference: Invest in Your Own Growth
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Make a Difference: Invest in Your Own Growth

At the beginning of a fresh, new year, there may be no better advice to managers and leaders than this: Invest in Your Own Growth Other people have likely invested in your personal and professional development. You have reaped the benefits of their teaching, training, coaching, advising and mentorship. But as your career progresses and...

Make a Difference: Navigate Change by Taking Action on People Issues
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Make a Difference: Navigate Change by Taking Action on People Issues

The only constant in business is change. On the Managing to Make a Difference podcast, we’ve been talking about how managers can make a difference in the face of organizational change, and our latest podcast might be the single topic that makes people most uncomfortable – taking action on people issues.

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