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"It's not what you know, it's who you know" - this saying still holds true.

Client engagement is different than customer sales. Learn what can set you apart from the competition and create lasting relationships with clients.  

Many hands in the air

This short video explains your role in employee engagement. Leadership author and executive coach Marshall Goldsmith — who is always skeptical of catch phrases like employee engagement — talks about the qualities necessary to galvanize individuals’ commitment at work.

Fish Philosophy

Learn about the FISH! philosophy, which is about engaging people to make positive changes. 

Simon Sinek is a visionary thinker, who teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. His goal is to build a world in which the vast majority of people go home every day feeling fulfilled by their work.

People walking

A new survey suggests that for their transformations to succeed, organizations need employee buy-in at all levels, consistent communication, and better people strategies.

Authentic leaders lightbulb

Informal leaders do not have positions of authority but they manage to get things done and bring others along with them.  How do you find them and engage them?

Vitae asks academics, administrators, and Ph.D.’s in the nonacademic world to pick the five books that most influenced them.

hands on jail bars

At their worst, meetings are like short prison sentences that have you counting the minutes until your release.  How do you make sure your meetings are great?

Silos

Silo working will continue unless leaders establish the right targets, there is full scale transformation of processes, and a collaborative, execution-oriented culture is reinforced.

mass of ideas

When your team is tasked with generating ideas to solve a problem, suggesting a brainstorming session is a natural reaction. But does that approach actually work?

moths

Collaborative working has many benefits but does consume valuable resource, often concentrated in a few "extra miler" colleagues.  Leaders can solve this problem in two ways: by streamlining and redistributing responsibilities for collaboration, and by rewarding effective contributions.

Extraverts often think of themselves as a "people person."  But, when the going gets tough, extraverts can dominate their quieter peers, worsening tensions within the group.

Connections

By 2018, 70 percent of siloed digital transformation initiatives will fail because of insufficient collaboration, integration, sourcing, or project management. 

HR data graph

Predictive talent models can more effectively and more rapidly identify, recruit, develop, and retain the right people. Data analytics can also reveal surprising new opportunities.

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