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Toward a new HR philosophy
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Toward a new HR philosophy

April 2015—HR should empower managers to decide on standards, hire how they choose, and develop company-wide leaders.more

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Getting beyond bureaucracy in human resources

April 2015—By becoming more strategic and operating with an edge, corporate HR departments can boost their effectiveness and shed their bureaucratic reputation.more

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The globally effective enterprise

April 2015—Today’s technology enables integrated operations that can change the globalization penalty into a premium.more

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Are you ready to decide?

April 2015—Before doing so, executives should ask themselves two sets of questions.more

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How to beat the transformation odds

April 2015—Transformational change is still hard, according to a new survey. But a focus on communicating, leading by example, engaging employees, and continuously improving can triple the odds of success.more

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Ascending to the C-suite

April 2015—A new survey finds that executives who move effectively into the C-suite are communicating priorities, valuing their teams, spending time on culture, and understanding their unique leadership role.more

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Changing the nature of board engagement

April 2015—Five tips for directors and CEOs striving to make the most of their limited time.more

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Digital hives: Creating a surge around change

April 2015—Online communities are helping companies engage with employees to accelerate change.more

Acquiring the capabilities you need to go digital
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Acquiring the capabilities you need to go digital

March 2015—Some of the talent and tools won’t necessarily be found in-house. Here’s how to create a sustainable strategy for sourcing the right people and products.more

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Delighting in the possible

March 2015—In an unpredictable world, executives should stretch beyond managing the probable.more

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Do your training efforts drive performance?

March 2015—Building organizational capabilities is a top strategic priority, but an inability to measure the impact is a growing concern among executives we surveyed.more

Power to the new people analytics
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Power to the new people analytics

March 2015—Techniques used to mine consumer and industry data may also let HR tackle employee retention and dissatisfaction.more

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Six steps to transform your marketing and sales capabilities

March 2015—More than two-thirds of traditional commercial transformations fail. Here’s an approach to upgrading your marketing, sales, and pricing capabilities that works.more

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Building marketing and sales capabilities to beat the market

March 2015—Consistent growth is difficult; consistent outperformance rarer still. Yet many companies still fail to develop their marketing and sales capabilities to drive performance.more

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