Strengthen Top Talent with Leadership Development

By: Todd Young, July 5, 2017

In three short years, 25 percent of the workforce will be over the age of 55. Many seniors will continue working, but not necessarily in the same roles they held before. Instead, they will move into less demanding “retirement careers” that keep them busy and allow them to earn extra income. more…

The Playground Rules Over Leadership Traits

By: Darby Fazekas, June 20, 2017

Observe an elementary school playground and you will also observe a hierarchy among the children. There are leaders and there are followers. Unlike the corporate world, however, the leaders are not paid more, do not receive more vacation time, do not have their desk by the window and do not have a commanding title. So why do they lead? more…

The Dangers of Implicit Bias

By: Nancy Keyser, June 6, 2017

My hometown, like many of yours, is rifled with hidden gems — amazing parks, wonderful museums and outstanding performance arts. One of my favorite Cincinnati gems is The Freedom Center (aka The National Underground Railroad Museum), which focuses on “America’s battle to rid itself of the ugly scourge of slavery and treat all its citizens with respect and dignity,” per its website. The Center is also a convener of dialogue on freedom and human rights and is representative of the city’s role in the quest for freedom. more…

Talent Data Creates a High Performing Culture

By: Pamela Walters, May 23, 2017

We live in times of individuation, where differentiating our skills, strengthening our accomplishments and building a personal brand are integral to success. At the same time, organizations need skilled, collaborative and adaptable employees who strive for continuous improvement and serve as brand ambassadors for the company. How can these two sets of requirements be leveraged to build a productive future for both the organization and the individual?

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Inspiring Yourself and Others

By: Julie Johnson, May 9, 2017

Recently, I attended a human resources conference where the keynote speaker, John O’Leary, inspired the audience with his personal story of resilience. In fact, we were all on the edges of our seats, grateful to be soaking up his empowering message.

At age nine, John was burned on 100 percent of his body and was expected to die. He spent five months in the hospital, fighting his way to recovery. Now he stood speaking to more than 300 HR professionals, encouraging us all to approach each day with a sense of gratitude. more…