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PeopleFWD 2018: Where Business Leaders and HR Luminaries Learn How to Help Their Employees Excel and Organizations Achieve

30 Aug 2018

When the COO of Facebook calls your presentation on workplace culture "the most important document ever to come out of the Valley," you're probably onto something. Patty McCord spent 14 years as Chief Talent Officer at Netflix crafting a high-performing culture that helped transform them from a start-up DVD rental company to the most valuable media company in the world (even surpassing Disney). Want to hear about how she did it? PeopleFWD 2018 is a premiere event for HR professionals and ...

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How Association Leaders Can Use Assertiveness Gracefully

17 Aug 2018

By Sherrie Haynie This article originally appeared on the Center for Association Leadership website. Assertiveness is both valued and lamented in contemporary business culture. Whether assertiveness is a vice or virtue, it can be used as a highly calculated tool for specific situations. For association executives, assertiveness can play a two-faced role. As an organizational attitude, it can be alienating to members, but the skill can also be invaluable for advocating on behalf of membe...

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Fortune 500 Chemicals Co. Increases Team Efficiency Up to 20% Using TKI Tool

16 Jun 2016

You’ve probably encountered Celanese Corporation’s products throughout your day and not even been aware of it. From the materials that make up the places you work and live, to the vehicle that helps you get there, and the technology that protects you and enhances your life, Celanese is in all these places. Celanese is comprised of engineers, scientists, operators and product developers who work together to solve problems and spur innovation in chemistry and the modern materials industry. They ad...

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Farming, Leadership Development and the TKI Tool

21 Apr 2016

“Farming is a profession of hope.” ― Brian Brett [Author] In 1919, a small group of farmers from 30 states gathered in Chicago. Their goal – speaking for themselves and representing the needs and issues of fellow farmers through their own national organization. Not long after that initial meeting, the American Farm Bureau Federation became the voice of agriculture at the national level. “The purpose of Farm Bureau is to make the business of farming more profitable, and the community a bette...

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