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Leadership Challenges

Biggest Leadership Transition Mistakes


Organizations invest a lot of time and money in identifying and developing potential future leaders and then in ultimately selecting candidates from their leadership pipelines to fill open leadership roles. Effectively developing and placing individuals into leadership roles through high potential…

Robots and Workers

The Great Robots vs Workers Mistake


Robots versus workers—it’s a great debate that is playing out in the media and across organizations. The most common refrain is that technology is making workers obsolete. But according to Deloitte’s latest Human Capital Trends report—we’ve got it all wrong when it comes to technology and talent.…

Hands Linked

Timely Advice for Managers of Remote Employees


“Just because social distancing is in place, doesn’t mean that managers should be out of touch with their people,” wrote engagement expert Lisa Ryan in a recent LinkedIn post. I reached out to Lisa Ryan, chief appreciation strategist at Grategy, with some questions about how managers can stay in…

Tips For Working From Home

Work-at-Home Tips from a Seasoned Telecommuter


The coronavirus pandemic has many APQC members departing the office and embarking on a full-time, work-from-home journey. In this blog post, I am sharing practices that have worked for me over many years of full-time telecommuting. Because every personality, home situation, and job is different and…

10 Important Human Capital Management Insights From 2019

10 Things I Learned About HCM in 2019


In its Future of Jobs report, The World Economic Forum lists the ability to learn as one of the most in-demand skills today and predicts that employer demand for active learners will grow through 2022. In the spirit of life-long learning, I am sharing ten of my key learnings (in no particular order…

Trabsforming Traditional Employee Survey

Why Your Employees Aren't Engaged


You’ve seen the statistics. 30% of employees in the United States, and 16% of employees globally, are engaged at work. Clearly, corporate employee engagement programs are not working. But why? And, more importantly, how can they be improved? Why do so many employee engagement programs…