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News & Events

I'm excited to return to Beijing to speak on "Strategic Talent Management: The Next Frontier for HR" on May 29, 2018 at the China Human Capital Forum.


"The Future of Performance Management"--hear me speak at Anaheim 10/30, San Diego 11/3, Burbank 11/8, & Ontario 11/10. Employers Group:


Honored to receive the Global Learning & Development Leadership Award in Mumbai, India 2/15/17


New article on how to improve Performance Management: "New Year, New Workforce Processes" in Small Biz Daily (1/24/17):


Hear me speak about alternative career tracks on the How to Be Awesome at Your Job Podcast (Episode #82):


Come see me at ATD International Conference & Expo: "The Surefire Path to Successful Talent Management." May 24 at 3 pm in Denver.


"What Talent Management Really Is" Opening Keynote at Global Conference for Talent Management in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 19, 2015.


"Managers Are People Too." Closing keynote at HCI's Employee Engagement Conference July 28-29 in San Francisco:


Stop by the Pepperdine booth at SHRM in Las Vegas to say hello June 29, June 30, July 1.


Live webinar on 4/23: Driving Business Outcomes with Learning & Development


Keynote address at HCI Human Capital Summit: HR Transformation: New Roles in Talent Management. Orlando, April 1, 2015


Save the date: Pepperdine University's Talent Management Symposium: April 24, 2015 in Los Angeles.


Archived webcast: Successful Strategic Workforce Planning:


Archived webinar: Finding Your Aha Moments in Talent Management.

The latest book by Mark Allen, Aha Moments in Talent Management, has been released by ASTD Press. The book is available at or

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A Tale of One City: What to do When Top Performers Behave Badly

May 31, 2018
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Bad Managers Can Literally Kill Your Company's Workforce

May 14, 2018
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The True Meaning and Real Value of Talent Analytics

Jul 24, 2017
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It Turns Out Harvard and Sizzler Are Not The Same

Mar 14, 2017
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New Year, New Workforce Approach

Feb 1, 2017
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The First Step Toward Fixing Performance Management

Sep 9, 2016
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D.U.M.B. Goal Setting and Performance Management

Sep 2, 2016
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Can Donald Trump Do That?

Jun 11, 2016
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How to Make People Decisions

May 10, 2016
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Making Decisions About Our Most Valuable Asset

May 3, 2016
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Cultural Similarities

Dec 16, 2015
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Why Is Poor Performance By Managers Tolerated?

Nov 18, 2015
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America's Got Talent--And Other People

Jul 17, 2015
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Best. Quote. Ever.

Jun 15, 2015
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To Tell or Not to Tell: That Shouldn't Be A Question

Jun 1, 2015
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The Single Dumbest Idea in Talent Management

May 22, 2015
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Why Would I Want to Work for You?

Apr 27, 2015
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Time to Get Rid of "Human Resources?"

Apr 7, 2015
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Careless Caretakers

Mar 27, 2015
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If It Is Broke, Then Fix It

Mar 19, 2015
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Employee Retention: Autopsies or Check-Ups?

Feb 17, 2015
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Showing Exit Interviews the Door?

Feb 10, 2015
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Active Culture: It's Not Just For Yogurt Anymore

Feb 4, 2015
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Being Strategic About Your Strategy

Jan 29, 2015
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The Missing Link in Talent Calibration--The 27 Box Paradigm

Jan 8, 2015
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Why You Should Take (and Give) Vacations

Dec 16, 2014
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Interview with Capital View Chief People Officer Maria Green, Part 2

Dec 9, 2014
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Interview with Capital View Chief People Officer Maria Green, Part 1

Dec 2, 2014
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Screaming About Creativity and Innovation

Nov 24, 2014
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Strategic Workforce Planning--It's Not Optional

Nov 17, 2014
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The Tevye Test

Nov 10, 2014
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An Organization That Recognizes the Value of Retaining Top Talent

Nov 3, 2014
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Are People Really Your Organization's Most Valuable Asset?

Oct 27, 2014
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How to Safeguard Your Organization's Most Valuable Resource

Oct 20, 2014
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Why Most Leadership Development Programs Are Not Worth the Time (and Money)

Oct 15, 2014
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The Huge Disconnect

Oct 8, 2014
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Your Organization's Biggest Talent Mistake--And How to Avoid It

Oct 3, 2014
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