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The Meaning of Life and the Determining Factor

Nicolae Tanase: Dr. Feiner, what is the meaning of life?

Stacy Feiner: I love this question. It is age old. Timeless. It’s enormous and simple. It is never inconsequential.

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Talent Management Reinvented

Many middle market CEOs are stuck in an exhausting reality of wanting a strong bench of talent but not being able to build one. Leaders exert a tremendous amount of thought and energy trying to build a workforce of productive employees with a “can-do” attitude. But despite their best efforts, such a workforce seems to be an elusive dream. The bad news is that many CEOs are burdened by a constant onslaught of people problems that seem unresponsive to normal fixes. The good news is that this painful cycle can be turned around by challenging old assumptions to clear the way for new thinking.

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Watch Your Language!

Why the words we use impact our ability to build a strong bench of talent. 

Words matter. The conversations we have with employees can inspire professional growth and ignite positive change. The adjectives we select when discussing an employee’s performance can make an impact on a person’s ability to embrace feedback and grow.

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Take Control Over Hiring.

Hiring the wrong people costs too much. Here’s how to activate a recruiting process that will attract the right people to your talent bench?

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Effective Performance Management Starts With You.

Every leader dreams of having strong employees who hit all key objectives and bring a great can-do attitude to work every day. So how does a manager match his or her hopes of a strong workforce to actually having one? Performance Management is a critical piece of the process that allows leaders to achieve this elusive dream.

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Know Your Talent. Know your Numbers.

Knowing your talent is as important as knowing your numbers. The question is, why do so many chief executives detach from talent management processes? How have executives come to approach recruiting as a cost center and succession planning as an investment? And why do leaders focus on financials but neglect to tie those results to the very people who keep the organization running?

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Get Your Arms Around Your Talent

One of the biggest challenges business owners face is managing talent. Attracting the best talent and retaining top talent are integral to success – but they’re also a major struggle.

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Be Ready to Advance Your Career

Change is inevitable in the business environment, with globalization and the constant evolution of technology. To stay competitive, businesses must keep up with the rapid pace of change, and employees often shoulder the responsibility for making the change happen.

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Mental Fortitude for Transitioning Your Business

Baby boomers are exiting their businesses and in the next 10 years will pass trillions of dollars – $13 trillion is a good estimate – down to next-generation owners. The staggering exchange of wealth is result of business owners acting on the big succession question: What’s next?

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Lessons Learned in Executive Coaching

Leaders seek coaching for two distinct reasons. Sometimes the trajectory of the owner is clear and coaching is about fine-tuning. Other times it’s about challenging old assumptions to clear the way for new thinking.

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