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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.…

How Remote Pictionary

How to Play Remote Pictionary


COVID-19 has led to an explosion of virtual happy hours, coffee bars, and other digital events as organizations look for ways to boost morale and keep spirits high during an uncertain time. At APQC, we are privileged to be able to hear strategies and insights about what our members—some of the most…

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…