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Employer Branding Advice: What Would Bob Dylan Do? The Classic Rocker Guide to Building Employer Brand

What Would Bob Dylan Do? The Classic Rocker Guide to Building Employer Brand

Employer branding is no longer a nice-to-do, it’s become a must-do in order to attract the game-changing talent we all need in this fiercely competitive market. Talent branding like a rock star requires fearless courage, great stage presence, and a powerful voice – and the yield makes it well worth your while.

 

Career Advice: Elon Musk Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

Elon Musk Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

In his recent TED interview, the serial entrepreneur hit on what it takes to develop a successful mindset.

Career Advice: The CEO of a billion-dollar brand says he doesn’t hire people with a red-flag quality that’s ‘the enemy of everything’

The CEO of a billion-dollar brand says he doesn’t hire people with a red-flag quality that’s ‘the enemy of everything’

If you’re heading into a job interview planning to self-deprecate and talk about all your past screw-ups, you’re probably not going to get hired. On the flip side, if you’re heading there thinking that you really deserve the interviewer’s job, you’re probably not going to get hired, either.

 

Culture News: A five-step formula for fostering a culture of innovation

A five-step formula for fostering a culture of innovation

The Holy Grail these days is a “culture of innovation”. Everybody wants one. Nobody quite knows what it is or how to arrange it for their firm. Soren Kaplan, a consultant based in San Francisco and affiliated professor at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, agrees with the desire for a culture of innovation.

 

Leadership Advice: A former Google and Apple exec says there are 4 ways to lead a team — and 3 are ineffective

A former Google and Apple exec says there are 4 ways to lead a team – and 3 are ineffective

Kim Scott is no psychoanalyst – she’s a CEO coach – but when she talks about the genesis of ineffective leadership styles, she points straight to your experience at 18 months old. At that point, Scott says, you’re taught: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

 

Work/Life Balance News: 10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable The Red Shoes, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares for her into buying her a pair. Her love for the red shoes causes her to give them priority over the more important things in her life, and, as often happens in fables, karma is not on her side.

 

Culture Advice: The Serious Business of Sandboxes

The Serious Business of Sandboxes

“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind), those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Charles Darwin, the author of this quote, was known more for his expertise on the science of evolution than the science of management.

 

Culture Advice: Microsoft’s CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees After They Committed an Epic Fail

Microsoft’s CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees After They Committed an Epic Fail

Just under a year ago, Microsoft launched a Twitter bot by the name of Tay (officially, Tay.ai), in an attempt to advance how artificial intelligence communicates with humans in real time. Things took a vicious turn, though, when hackers and others caused Tay to begin spewing racist and profane comments.

 

Want a great employer brand? What are your cultural enablers?

Don’t Let Your Company Culture Just Happen

Right now 7 out of 10 people in your organization are not actively engaged at work. Disengaged workforces are a global problem; and the costs are high. In the U.S. alone, companies are hemorrhaging $450 billion to $550 billion in lost productivity each year.

5 Ways Leaders Enable Innovation In Their Teams

5 Ways Leaders Enable Innovation In Their Teams

Leaders are accountable to assemble teams and lead them to optimal performance outcomes. An effective leader recognizes the importance of embracing differences in people and knows how to connect the dots amongst those differences to get the best outcomes from the team. This is what cultivates a workplace environment of continuous improvements, innovation and initiative.

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