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When accountability collides with the vagaries of change

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To what extent do we factor in the critical element of change when we commit ourselves to responsibility and ownership? Or do we at all?…

By the Law of Averages: It’s OK to be Average Sometimes!

By the Law of Averages: It’s OK to be Average Sometimes!

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When competitiveness turns into a brutal force that decimates competition instead of overtaking it; when it mercilessly rapes the self-confidence of those who want no part of this race instead of letting them be – it is time for a relook.…

And thou shall not enter…

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The willingness to step off the spotlight and let others step into it to grow and develop themselves is the signature of a great leader. What makes them even greater is their willingness to take ownership of minor failures during this transition.…

Can We Manage Portfolio Talent?

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HR, especially in in the last 5 to 10 years, has made galloping strides in its strategic and operational achievements. Yet, one must admit that this function still struggles to categorically and credibly demonstrate the impact of such accomplishments, in spite of its laudable progress. …

My Attitude, My Accountability

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“Ask not what my organization does for me….” The truth is, my organization is the only playground I have to showcase and build my performance equity, and I had better take it seriously. …

Time to Redefine Employee Loyalty

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In a scene in the film “J. Edgar”, Edgar Hoover tells his loyal and longtime aide Clyde Tolson that the most important thing to him is loyalty, even beyond intelligence and competence. …

Alumni Employees as Brand Ambassadors

Alumni Employees as Brand Ambassadors

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Targeted recruitment of former employees (or ‘boomerang’ hiring) is looked upon as a low risk, high advantage exercise – a boon in tough times when organizations cannot afford to make hiring mistakes in getting the few but right hires. Top talent alumni have recognized skills and competencies; they fit…

Generation D

Generation D

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As an American that has grown up with the privileges and responsibilities of free speech and freedom of the press and the right to worship, I can only hope that the dreams of the new Digital Generation are, one day, fulfilled. I hope that their efforts are not thwarted…

Moral Hazard in America

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An ideological battle has been going on in America – not the historical battle from the 1960s of communism versus capitalism – but, rather a battle between those who seek to sustain market fundamentalism as a credo, and those who believe that regulation of financial markets will help reduce the…

Mentoring Business Women in Arab World

Mentoring Business Women in Arab World

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The great cultural divides between people can really be bridged by mutual interest. Trade in goods is the tangible manifestation of that mutual interest. The ability of well-meaning people all over the world to reach out and find those points of mutual interest is the key to moving…

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