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Do Results Drive Engagement

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 12, 2022

I played and officiated basketball. Somewhere I heard, “Basketball is a game of momentum.”

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Topics: employee engagement, People, Extraordinary Results, People and Process, Experiences & Beliefs Drive Actions & Results

Invest in Your Worst & Best Employees – The Story of Two Tails

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 17, 2022

Despite Google’s efforts to always hire the best, like most organizations, they’re susceptible to hiring mistakes.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, People Development, Work Rules - Insights from Inside Google, Laszlo Bock

Hiring is the Single Most Important People Activity in Your Organization

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 10, 2022

“Hiring is the most important people function you have, and most of us aren’t as good at it as we think. Refocusing your resources on hiring better will have a higher return than almost any training program you can develop.” ~Laszlo Bock, Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

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Topics: People, People Decisions, hiring decisions, Hiring, Work Rules - Insights from Inside Google

Exit Interview – 3 Steps

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Sep 5, 2022

Exit Interviews.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, manager, People Development, People and Process, Exit Interviews

Innovation Option 2 – Change the People

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jul 11, 2022

In Innovation Obstacle - Is Your Team “Licking the Cookie?” we shared how Intuit drives innovation by incentivizing its team.

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Topics: People, The Right People, Innovation, Bonus and Incentives, Unlocking the Customer Value Chain, Thales Teixeira

Good Jobs Strategy - People Are Not a Cost - They Are an Investment

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 11, 2021

Many businesses fear paying high wages.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Culture, Rewards & Compensation, Scaling Up Compensation

Scaling Up Compensation - 5 Design Principles for Turning Your Largest Expense into a Strategic Advantage

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Oct 4, 2021

Scaling Up Compensation by Verne Harnish, and Sebastian Ross offers great examples of companies that have turned one of the most challenging and thorny issues a business can face into a strategic advantage.

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Topics: People, People Decisions, Business Culture, Harmonious Culture of Accountability, Culture, Rewards & Compensation, Scaling Up Compensation

The Importance of Learning Hard & Soft Skills

Posted by Frank Hamilton on Mon, Sep 27, 2021

What’s the difference between hard and soft skills? Why is it important to develop both? Guest writer Frank Hamilton shares these important considerations.

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Topics: People, Leadership Training, Growing Your People, Worker Performance

Develop a Culture of Discipline - After-Action Reviews

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Jul 5, 2021

What’s your culture like?

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Topics: People, Training, Culture of Discipline, Jim Collins, performance, Execution, human behavior performance, Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0, After-Action Reviews

7 Unique Ways to Show your Remote Workers Appreciation

Posted by Elizabeth Hines on Mon, Jun 28, 2021

I’m traveling this week and as a follow-up to Five Conditions Under Which Your People Will Execute Well! Elizabeth Hines, writer, and editor at Assignment Help and Academized is our guest blogger. She is a contributing writer for OX Essays. As a content writer, she writes articles about the latest tech and marketing trends, innovations, and strategies.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, People, People/Relationship Drivers, Employee retention, People Development, Employee Satisfaction

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