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Instinct Hiring; Watch Out, It Works

Instinct Hiring; Watch Out, It Works

Not too long ago a number of CEOs were asked the basis on which they hired. As expected, the answers covered the waterfront. But perhaps the most outrageous was that of Richard Branson of Virgin Airways: “I hire by gut instinct.”

  • Decoding Performance Complexity 101

    Decoding Performance Complexity 101

    Barring the simplicity of the term “performance,” advocates of performance improvement would agree that it is anything but. Scholars and practitioners alike have attempted to outline the various factors that influence performance. The listing of several variables and equations...

  • Expansion, When Done Right, a Driver of Performance; Otherwise a Deterrent!

    Expansion, When Done Right, a Driver of Performance; Otherwise a Deterrent!

    Expansion plans within an organization, irrespective of the geography, size, and type, typically herald growth for that business entity and value creation for its stakeholder or shareholder. In expansion parlance, you may have heard about growth strategies that often...

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Call for Applications: ISPI’s Distinguished Dissertation Award Competition

Call for Applications: ISPI’s Distinguished Dissertation Award Competition

ISPI is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Distinguished Dissertation Awards. This initiative funded by the Research Committee honors excellence in student research. Three tiers of reward accompany the awards ($1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second, and $500 for third). Only doctoral dissertation research defended between May 31, 2011, and December 31, 2014, is eligible.

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Knowledge Worker: Employee Engagement: Enticing but Elusive

Knowledge Worker: Employee Engagement: Enticing but Elusive

A recent report from Deloitte suggests that organizations have spent $720 million in pursuit of this enticing but elusive goal and will more than double their spending to $1.5 billion (see the link at the end of this column). The same report also suggests that most if not all...

The Performance Improvement Conference»

THE Performance Improvement Conference 2015 in San Antonio, Texas

April 24-29, 2015--THE Performance Improvement Conference 2015, Principles & Practices Institute, Certification Workshop, and Half-/One-/Two-Day Workshops; Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas USA