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Karl-Heinz Oehler

TALENT MANAGEMENT: ATTRACTION AND RETENTION
TALENT MANAGEMENT: ATTRACTION AND RETENTION 789 414 Karl-Heinz Oehler

It’s a given that attraction and retention of talent is critical to the success of every organisation. Talent Management is more than just finding and keeping talented people. It’s finding and keeping people who fit with and contribute to your particular organisation’s culture and business goals—people whose values are aligned with your company’s values so…

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OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE BY ALIGNING TALENT AND CULTURE
OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE BY ALIGNING TALENT AND CULTURE 1024 537 Karl-Heinz Oehler

Talent Matters Great strategies make great organisations. But without careful attention to aligning people and strategy, the strategy is just a set of intentions. High performance depends on having talented people to execute the strategy. But having talented people isn’t enough—not if their talents, values, and motivations don’t align with your organisation’s strategic intent and…

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BUILDING TRUST TO BUILD HIGH PERFORMANCE
BUILDING TRUST TO BUILD HIGH PERFORMANCE 1024 534 Karl-Heinz Oehler

The focus on building a high performance culture is increasing at many organizations, and rightly so. But the need for building trust is equally important. This is not solely an ethical issue, isolated from productivity. Trust is a driver of high performance. What’s so important about trust? Trust enables commitments to be undertaken in high-risk…

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SIMPLICITY IS POWERFUL
SIMPLICITY IS POWERFUL 791 418 Karl-Heinz Oehler

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STRATEGY OR CULTURE: WHY YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHOOSE
STRATEGY OR CULTURE: WHY YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHOOSE 790 416 Karl-Heinz Oehler

To state the obvious…Most, if not all, firms face increasing economic and social uncertainty. Despite this “new reality,” all firms still need to achieve and sustain high levels of performance, regardless of whether they are public or private firms. The logical consequence for any organization is, more than ever, the need to create and maintain…

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ARTICLE-WHAT DO EMOTIONS HAVE TO DO WITH DECISION MAKING?
ARTICLE-WHAT DO EMOTIONS HAVE TO DO WITH DECISION MAKING? 918 307 Karl-Heinz Oehler

All decisions carry emotions because they all contain elements of risk. Data, facts, analysis are great contributors to the decision-making process. However, they are descriptors of the past. Decision making is about the future, hence, it deals with uncertainty—especially in highly complex situations. Uncertainty, in turn, carries risk, and taking risk involves emotions. Constantly changing…

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EMOTIONS AND DECISION MAKING: WHAT’S THE CONNECTION?
EMOTIONS AND DECISION MAKING: WHAT’S THE CONNECTION? 918 307 Karl-Heinz Oehler

What do emotions have to do with making decisions? Aren’t data, logic, and practical goals the most important factors in decisions—especially business decisions? Don’t well-structured decision-making processes prevent the undue influence of emotions? That’s what we like to think, but that’s not the way we actually work. Why? Because all decisions involve risk. So while…

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NATIONAL CULTURE VS. ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE – WHICH ONE WINS?
NATIONAL CULTURE VS. ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE – WHICH ONE WINS? 792 414 Karl-Heinz Oehler

You’re a multinational conglomerate. You own railways, IT firms, manufacturing companies, and more. Do you have a single organisational culture? Is it even possible? You’re a single-industry manufacturer. You have an HR department, a Finance department, and assembly line production facilities. Do they all have the same culture? Should they? Can they? We know that…

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TALENT MANAGEMENT: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IS AN EFFECT, NOT A CAUSE
TALENT MANAGEMENT: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IS AN EFFECT, NOT A CAUSE 621 326 Karl-Heinz Oehler

In my discussions with senior leaders, I hear so many times, “We need engaged employees.” True. Talent and talent engagement are central to building a high performance culture. But the reality is that engagement is an effect, not a cause. Talented employees gravitate towards companies known to have strong and healthy cultures. Employees are loyal…

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BUILDING TALENT MANAGEMENT INTO YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
BUILDING TALENT MANAGEMENT INTO YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE 621 328 Karl-Heinz Oehler

Your company has put a lot of focus recently on corporate culture. You’ve worked hard to create a system of positive behaviors among your employees, and you’re seeing the results pay off in increased organizational performance. Now you would like to begin to grow your work force, but the big question is: How can you…

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