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Take 5: How to Keep Your High Performers Happy

Plus, ways to prevent toxic workers from corrupting your team.

Leadership

Four Reasons Why Hiring Veterans Makes Good Business Sense

They’re trained to be trainable and can take criticism. Is your company overlooking these talented candidates?

Corporate climber chooses second act.
Careers

You’ve Climbed the Corporate Ladder. What’s Next?

How to create a meaningful “second act” for your career.

Leadership

How to Fill Your Company with Rockstar Employees

Four steps to build a culture that attracts the best of the best.

Careers

Podcast: Attract Rockstar Employees—or Develop Your Own

Finding and nurturing high performers isn’t easy, but it pays off.

Organizations

Video: Why You Shouldn’t Hesitate to Be the Bearer of Bad News

Organizations that practice transparency have more leeway to learn and evolve.

Careers

Five Ways Women Can Negotiate More Effectively

How to advocate for yourself at critical points in your career.

Leadership

What It Takes to Transform Your Firm

IBM’s story provides a roadmap for using ambitious goals and constant communication to reinvent a company.

Organizations

The Downside of Transparent Decision Making

Why you’ll get a better recommendation from a committee that deliberates behind closed doors.

Organizations

Making Employees Compete for Rewards Can Motivate Them—or It Can Backfire

When employees care about each other, rewarding group performance may be the better strategy.

Leadership

Video: Two Leaders Explain How They Overcame Trust Deficits in Their Organizations

“A high trust culture is absolutely essential to deliver high performance.”

Leadership

Take 5: How to Tell a Great Story

Storytelling is a key business skill. Here’s how to make your narratives more persuasive.

Organizations

Is It Too Hot to Help Out?

Why the thermostat may be the key to better customer service.

Leadership

When Should Leaders Own a Decision and When Should They Delegate?

Here are four questions to consider to become a more efficient decision-maker.

Leadership

Video: How Leaders Build Trust

“Values-based leaders” know that lip service is not enough.

An employee is motivated by a performance incentive.
Leadership

Take 5: How to Motivate Employees

Research sheds light on which employee incentives work best.

Leadership

Four Strategies for Cultivating Strong Leaders Internally

A retired brigadier general explains how companies can prioritize talent development.

Organizations

Sitting Near a High-Performer Can Make You Better at Your Job

“Spillover” from certain coworkers can boost our productivity—or jeopardize our employment.

Leadership

How the U.S. Army Recruits and Retains Millennials

Lessons from the military on making the most of your ambitious millennial workforce.

Leadership

Why Warmth Is the Underappreciated Skill Leaders Need

The case for demonstrating more than just competence.