RBL Insights: Blog

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How Can I Follow a Leader I Don’t Necessarily “Like”?

In political offices, work organizations, hobby groups (e.g., choirs, sports teams), and even religious settings, we often face the reality that our leader(s) may have personal qualities that we don’t admire. So how can we follow a leader we don’t necessarily “like”?

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How HR Can Create Value For The Business

In an effort to improve alignment and avoid the resulting frustration among HR and business functions, I would like to suggest two fundamental shifts in the way we look at value creation.

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Living Up To Our Potential: How to Make Progress in HR

No question that in today’s changing business landscape, HR has the potential to respond to value-creating opportunities around talent, leadership, and organization, and to become pivotal for business success and employee well-being. But HR doesn’t always realize this potential.

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Collaboration Conundrum, Part 2

As illustrated in Part 1 of this article series, the conundrum with collaborations is the more we push for collaboration, the more we see wasted time and slower decision-making. Over time we have learned principles and lessons that help manage the conundrum and allow collaboration to be  effective. We begin by making a few decisions, guided by simple principles, which help determine the optimal approach to use.