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  • Of Clouds and Communities: Connecting Talent and Work in the Gig Economy

    Of Clouds and Communities: Connecting Talent and Work in the Gig Economy

    I’ve written a lot about the opportunity for both companies and individuals in the contingent workforce phenomenon known as the “gig economy”. Companies get access to talent and...

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  • Targeted Mentoring Programs: Women in STEM & Learning Across Generations

    Targeted Mentoring Programs: Women in STEM & Learning Across Generations

    As discussed in my previous post, a best in class mentoring program starts by establishing the specific objectives and desired outcomes of the mentoring experience. As part of that...

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  • Win the Innovation Game through Strategic Base Hits

    Win the Innovation Game through Strategic Base Hits

    Innovation is the name of the game for company growth. As my YourEncore colleagues Shekar Mitra and George Deckner have recently written, it’s also a game that is increasing complex and...

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  • 5 Steps to a Best in Class Mentoring Program

    5 Steps to a Best in Class Mentoring Program

    As the war for talent continues to heat up, the ability to attract, retain and develop talent is more important than ever.  Mentoring plays a critical role in enhancing employee...

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  • Secrets of Writing Professionally in an Era of Information Sharing on Mobile Phones

    Secrets of Writing Professionally in an Era of Information Sharing on Mobile Phones

    The Trend An important trend is emerging in business communication:  People now spend more Internet time on mobile phones than on desktops or laptops, more people open email on phone...

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  • Top 4 Reasons to Implement a Mentoring Program

    Top 4 Reasons to Implement a Mentoring Program

    We all know the ability to attract, retain, and develop key talent is essential to an organization’s success. Doing so has never been more critical than it is today. It’s also more...

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  • The Multiplicity Effect: Cloning Your Company to Close Talent Gaps

    The Multiplicity Effect: Cloning Your Company to Close Talent Gaps

    If you have been following my blog series on the changing dynamics in the workforce, you know that I am big movie buff and often draw parallels between a movie storyline and the...

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  • 6 Talent Hacks to Accelerate Workforce Optimization – Part 2

    6 Talent Hacks to Accelerate Workforce Optimization – Part 2

    Last week, I shared the first three of six talent hacks that companies can use to remain competitive in light of the rapid and seismic demographic and business changes occurring in the...

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  • 6 Talent Hacks to Accelerate Workforce Optimization – Part 1

    6 Talent Hacks to Accelerate Workforce Optimization – Part 1

    A large global client recently shared with me that over 3,000 of their employees will retire in the first quarter of this year alone.  This number is significant enough that the company...

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  • 3 Steps to Leverage Your Alumni Talent Pool

    3 Steps to Leverage Your Alumni Talent Pool

    Despite the wild weather over the past few weeks, a glance at my calendar reminds me that spring is less than two weeks away. With spring comes graduation season. Although often viewed...

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  • Rewiring Our Brains: Thinking Differently About How We Approach the Gig Economy

    Rewiring Our Brains: Thinking Differently About How We Approach the Gig Economy

    I am a big movie buff.  It’s impossible not to be. I have two sons in the entertainment industry in Hollywood, and movies are a big topic of conversation in my family. So, as you can...

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  • Health & Wellness: Patients as Consumers Driving Change

    Health & Wellness: Patients as Consumers Driving Change

    The face of healthcare is undergoing major changes. Traditional relationships between healthcare providers, payers and patients are being turned on their head. This revolution is being...

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  • Leveraging Contradictions to Unlock Innovation

    Leveraging Contradictions to Unlock Innovation

    Tension can be a good thing.  Resistance is how our bodies build muscle. In teams, very productive work comes from teams that value and encourage differing points of view. This idea of...

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  • The Most Important Question for Innovation Teams: Why Are We Here?

    The Most Important Question for Innovation Teams: Why Are We Here?

    “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”  --Albert Einstein In his recent posts on innovation, Dr....

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  • 6 Critical Thinking Techniques to Spur Innovation & Problem Solving

    6 Critical Thinking Techniques to Spur Innovation & Problem Solving

      Last week I wrote about the importance of challenging paradigms to achieve breakthrough innovation. Once an innovation brief or problem statement has been clearly articulated, there...

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  • Creating Spontaneous Combustion for Innovation

    Creating Spontaneous Combustion for Innovation

    In recent posts, Shekhar Mitra shared the new model of innovation that is now driving breakthrough success. Essential to this model is bringing together teams with diverse backgrounds,...

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  • 5 Key Themes From Our Experts in 2016

    5 Key Themes From Our Experts in 2016

    Throughout 2016, YourEncore Consumer Goods Experts have shared their experiences and perspectives on a host of topics, including knowledge management, innovation, visual demonstration,...

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  • Reinventing Innovation: 5 Keys for Success

    Reinventing Innovation: 5 Keys for Success

    In my previous blog, I discussed the new model of innovation that is emerging. Companies of all sizes are leveraging both external and internal resources and processes in new and...

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  • Reinventing Innovation for the New Normal

    Reinventing Innovation for the New Normal

    Innovation is essential for sustainable revenue and profit growth and, most importantly for every enterprise and brand, to remain relevant to today's consumers and customers. More and...

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  • Knowledge Management: How to Create a Learning Organization

    Knowledge Management: How to Create a Learning Organization

    Our first two blogs in this Knowledge Management series demonstrated the imperatives for knowledge management, introduced approaches for eliciting expertise, and suggested methods for...

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