Times of change are times for leadership. Fairly stable scenarios are the ideal terrain for managers. There are scenarios where the priority is to tackle a drastic change in the environment; this is when organizations and society need leaders who redefine the rules of the game. However, in less turbulent circumstances, what companies need are…

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Design Thinking is a method for creative problem solving, based on understanding the in-depth needs of different stakeholder profiles and its goal is to generate solutions that bring value to all stakeholders. The most common applications focus on designing new products, services or business models. Apple, Airbnb, Starbucks, Nintendo, Nike and Google are leading companies…

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How to successfully work across countries, languages and cultures by Tsedal Neeley for Harvard Biz Review According to a recent McKinsey Global Institute report, the number of people in the global labor force will reach 3.5 billion by 2030 — and yet there will still be a shortage of skilled workers. The result is likely to be intensified global…

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Discover our best selection of the HR articles of July!! The Leadership Skill Everybody Needs — And 90% Of Managers Lack by Liz Ryan There are good reasons it’s easy to find lousy managers in virtually every industry and function. It is no surprise that nearly every working person has one Bad Boss story ready to share, if not…

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Self-conquest is far better than the conquest of others. Not even a god, an angel, Mara or Brahma can turn into defeat the victory of a person who is self-subdued and ever restrained in conduct. Dhammapada, VIII, 104-105 (·3rd century BCE) There is something that comes first way before the projects HR leads daily; something…

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When an organization has to cover a new position for its business needs, it can choose between two routes: either turn to the organization’s internal talent and promotion processes or hire external professionals who fit in with the company’s needs and culture. According to a study by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania…

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Do Not Miss GlocalThinking’s Monthly Selection of the 5 Best HR Blog Posts Worldwide: 4 Steps to Becoming More Inquisitive as Leader by Tanveer Naseer In my previous piece, where I shared the story of how a past leadership failure helped me to learn to become a better listener, I pointed out that one of…

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The value of a business (and a life) lies in the value of its relationships. We judge professionals and companies on their results, but good personal and organizational performance originates from the ability to create intense and lasting bonds. Relationship capital is one of the most important assets of companies and whoever works in them….

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Onboarding Isn’t Enough by Mark Byford, Michael D. Watkins and Lena Triantogiannis at Harvard Biz Review An executive we’ll call Lucas Jacobsen was ready for a new challenge. So after more than a decade at a Fortune 100 diversified manufacturing firm, where he had risen to lead product development in the power systems division, he decided to…

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Much has been written about the similarities between Marketing and HR strategies. For both disciplines, the customer/employee is placed at the heart of their strategies aimed to understand and meet their needs. Today, consumers are making new demands of companies. They expect much more and are better informed. They are accustomed to moving around in…

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