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  1. To Leverage New Technologies, HR Teams Must Upskill

    Over the last several years, human resources teams have been able to take advantage of ever more technology tools. One reason for this is the large numbers of businesses embracing digital transformation, helping business leaders understand the insights that data can bring them driving new vendors to enter the space …

  2. A resignation can be an opportunity

    People leave jobs. If you are a manager, people will leave your team, just as someday you will leave your team.

    When this happens it’s an opportunity, a chance to re-evaluate. While you might want to immediately pull out the job description that you used when hiring for the …

  3. The Personal Strategy Off-site

    A photo from my last personal strategy day in January.

    If your company is starting to plan for getting back into your office, now is a good time for you to schedule a personal strategy day.

    The Whirlwind

    In the whirlwind of the day-to-day work, it is often hard to carve out time for something that does not have a …

  4. Using Self-Selection to Create Journey Teams at Avvo

    Many companies are interested in experimenting with self-selection as a way of organizing their teams. I see questions about the process often in online forums. While there are some excellent books and blog posts on the topic, I thought that I would share a self-selection exercise that we did at …

  5. How I Get My Focused Work Done

    In management, we can become very "interrupt driven." We get so used to distractions that we count on them. This dependency can make it very hard to focus when we need to. My calendar fills up with meetings. My unscheduled time is full of people stopping by to ask questions …

  6. In 2018 Decide to Work Deliberately

    "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." – Henry David Thoreau

    You may have …

  7. Building a Management Training Curriculum at Avvo

    This week, we kicked off manager training for Avvo technology managers. Before we could build a curriculum, we needed to decide what was important to learn and where we as a group needed the most development.

    If I had done this with my organization at Adobe, years ago, I might …

  8. A diversity challenge: tech start-ups have a great opportunity

    For decades we’ve been complaining about the lack of diversity in the technology industry. We’ve worked on the pipeline problem. We’ve worked on reducing bias. We’ve worked on the sourcing problem. We’ve worked on the retention problem. The net result thus far is that we …

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