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Two Books Coming in 2014-2015

McGraw-Hill publishing has asked us to write two new books as part of their HR Toolkit series that serves as resource tools for HR professionals.  


Connect The Dots Books

The Talent Assessment...

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New Executive Role? Don’t Ignore these Keys to Success

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New Executive Role? Don’t Ignore These Keys to Success

As soon as Tim started his new executive position, he experienced the perfect storm of management challenges: His boss resigned during his first week on the job.  There was an underlying perception that the executive...

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The 5 Biggest Leadership Onboarding Challenges Webinar

Thanks to everyone who attended our webinar on January 16: "The 5 Biggest Leadership Onboarding Challenges".  We had some great feedback and interaction.

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Are Special Projects Getting in the Way of Doing Your Job?

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Derek was a natural problem-solver, who brought tremendous energy and creativity to his work.   These talents led him to be promoted very quickly, and he was soon promoted to General Manager while he was still relatively new to the organization.  The challenge was, the position to which he was...

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Live Webinar: The Impact of Onboarding Feedback for Leaders

Happening: Thursday, February 13th, 2014 1:00pm EST

Webinar: The Impact of Onboarding Feedback for Leaders

Current research confirms that new leaders who receive actionable feedback have a significantly better chance to quickly integrate into new roles and organizations. Importantly, this holds true for both external hires and promoted or transitioning leaders. The ROI for quick integration or conversely the cost of poor leader integration are very significant. Yet we find that most...

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Live Webinar: The Impact of Early Feedback When Onboarding Leaders

Happening: Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 11:00am EST

Webinar: The Impact of Early Feedback When Onboarding Leaders

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Current research confirms that new leaders who receive actionable early feedback have a significantly better chance to quickly integrate into new roles and organizations. Importantly, this holds true for both external hires and...

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Live Webinar: The 5 Biggest Leadership Onboarding Challenges

Happening: Thursday, January 16th, 2014 1:00pm EST

Webinar: The 5 Biggest Leadership Onboarding Challenges

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As leaders and hiring managers continue to confirm, successfully onboarding leaders can be very challenging.  Although the research and their own experiences tell them it is the right thing to do, many times organizations miss the mark with their...

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Live Webinar: The 5 Biggest Leadership Onboarding Challenges

Happening: Thursday, January 16th, 2014 1:00pm EST

Webinar: The 5 Biggest Leadership Onboarding Challenges

As leaders and hiring managers continue to confirm, successfully onboarding leaders can be very challenging.  Although the research and their own experiences tell them it is the right thing to do, many times organizations miss the mark with their onboarding program. The consequences to an organization of having an ineffective onboarding process are significant and include both hard and soft costs. Chief among those consequences...

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Beyond Performance: Present Yourself for Success

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Jessica was a high performer with 10 years’ experience in her specialty retail field.  She loved her job, but did not feel that her title accurately reflected neither her scope of responsibility or level of contribution to the business.  She often asked about career advancement and could not understand why senior leadership did not consider her requests for a promotion.  

In the course of our 360-degree feedback process, we...

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Are Your Ideas Being Heard?

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Cynthia, a high-level manager in the retail industry, had identified a clear issue with how business results were measured. By looking at the numbers in a different way than the norm, she felt that she had identified a real game-changer!  But, although she had brought it up in her management team meeting several times, she felt that she could not gain traction among her peers for addressing her concerns. Those responsible for that...

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