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During the Gallic Wars, Julius Caesar captured a young enemy captain named Dumnorix. Caesar planned to execute him, but then Dumnorix’s brother Divitiacus visited Caesar and pled for his brother’s life. Caesar took Divitiacus’s hand and comforted him. Next he called Dumnorix before him.
Focus is difficult to define, but your organization has it when you notice the following traits:
Organizations that develop systems to identify, evaluate and respond to ambiguous threats are much better at averting failure than those that don’t, according to three business professors who’ve studied it.
Beating the competition and playing a winning hand often involves making the best use of the talent you’ve been dealt. Here’s how to size up your hand and lead your players:

Overworked and underappreciated: That's a recipe for brisk employee turnover. By teaching supervisors how to support employees during periodic peak times, you'll improve retention. Have managers use these four simple steps to reach out to stressed-out workers ...

For many managers, communi­cations technology tools—our phones, e-mail programs, handheld devices—are the greatest toys ever invented.
Do you have several equally important things to do, all at once, probably all right this minute? Of course you do. Here are some task-juggling tips.

Q. I support the concept of permitting employees to view their personnel files upon request, but I want to know if any law or regulation requires us to provide access. If so, where can I find out about this law/regulation? I’ve been unable to find the rule, and I’m beginning to suspect that we’ve passed this “law” around so long in HR that we believe it exists. –R.C., Alabama

Your unique vantage point in HR equips you to identify managers with the potential to become company leaders. By sharing your insights with top execs, you'll help build organizational excellence and make yourself more valuable. Use these tips to alert top execs to possible future leaders they might be missing ...

Q. Are we required to let terminated employees come in and view their actual personnel files, or can we copy the information and send it via mail? One of our fired employees has hired an attorney and wants to see her file. —T.M. California