1. Hire the Right Boss for You

    by Cynthia Woolbright People leave their boss, not the institution. Be prepared to hire the right boss. Based upon his research in leadership, Michael Watkins, associate professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, cautions, “the root cause of transition failure always lies in a pernicious interaction between the situation,...
  2. Organizational Success: Managing Your Human Talent

    by Cynthia Woolbright In the article entitled, Turning Potential into Success: The Missing Link in Leadership Development, (Harvard Business Review, November-December 2017) senior leadership at the global executive search firm Egon Zehnder cites research conducted by the Corporate Executive Board (CEB) that found, “Sixty-six percent of companies invest in programs...
  3. Your Colleagues on Workplace Culture

    Conversation with Josh Wyatt, University of Arizona; Amy Bronson, Boston University; Holly Wolk, University of Rochester; Amy Lavi, The University of Michigan Amy Bronson (Boston University): “Active engagement across the team: people care about outcomes and find ways to work together towards a common goal, fostering collaboration, mutual respect and...
  4. Interviewing for Attributes

        In my earlier blog on “Hiring for Attributes” I identified six key attributes (below) that all strong job candidates should possess. But how to ascertain in the span of an interview whether the candidate meets your qualifications requires proficient interviewing skills. Here are some suggested questions you might...
  5. Holly Wolk on Keys to Talent Management

    Holly Wolk, SPHR Sr. Director of Talent Management, Employee Development and Recruitment University of Rochester In today’s data driven world talent management is as much about metrics as it is about the psychology of getting the best out of your team. “Talent management is the science of using strategic human...

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