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How to jump-start employee motivation
How to jump-start employee motivation

Leaders in HR and across the company have powerful tools to help employees with motivation. Read on to learn about three key tools, starting with organizational purpose.

Thriving through the ongoing pandemic
Thriving through the ongoing pandemic

How can we adjust our lives and our habits to stay connected and resilient as the pandemic nears Year 2?

The pandemic reminds us how women show up to lead
The pandemic reminds us how women show up to lead

Research highlights the skills women bring to leadership, especially during a crisis. They often outperform men, which should cause us to reconsider our assumptions.

The continued crisis is a call to kindness
The continued crisis is a call to kindness

COVID-19 continues to affect your organization and your employees. Some will share their struggle, others won't. Kindness is all aspects in needed more than ever.

What leaders can take away from Bezos' big news
What leaders can take away from Bezos' big news

Jeff Bezos won't be CEO of Amazon for much longer. We can all learn from him, but remember that he's a human, not a mythological hero.

Avoid getting blindsided: Turn your managers into leaders
Avoid getting blindsided: Turn your managers into leaders

Managers can act differently around leaders than they do their team. It's up to leaders to watch for 3 big red flags.

The transition of leadership power
The transition of leadership power

When leaders move to the next big thing, they must remember to help their successor take over. Read on for advice on successful leadership transitions.

The best advice people can give their younger selves
The best advice people can give their younger selves

Looking back on where you've been can be a good way to start thinking about where you want to go.

Stop trying to transform your culture. Renovate it, instead
Stop trying to transform your culture. Renovate it, instead

Culture change is the wrong way to approach a very difficult leadership and HR task, writes i4cp CEO Kevin Oakes. Instead, look at culture like a house, where a renovation is needed.

Leaders must practice empathy
Leaders must practice empathy

Empathy is necessary for leaders today, but unpacking what "empathy" means requires care and attention. Two doctors offer advice on how to think about and apply empathy.

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