Talent Management Challenges in 2011

Coaching Tip

“Retaining, recruiting and managing high performers will become more difficult and complicated in the new year,” said Douglas Matthews, COO of Right Management. “We We already see the signs from both job candidates in our programs as well as directly from client companies. Developing and pursuing a coherent talent management strategy is essential to executing on business strategy.”.

The September 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September, 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale! Not all use values to guide decisions and behaviors on a daily basis company-wide. Nick McCormick presents Managers, Who Would You Re-hire?

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The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! posted at Business Wisdom: Words to Manage By , saying, "Part of executive development is recognizing the development that has already occurred.". Listen in to the Management Tips podcast find out more.".

Top 10 Servant Leadership Tweeters in 2011

Modern Servant Leader

KenBlanchard : Speaker, Business Guru, and Author of over 50 books, including The One Minute Manager. Chris’s content through Ken Blanchard companies and his own blog is frequently among the best servant leadership material.

Company Culture 3.0: The Conscious Connected Workplace

The Leadership Advisor

is a New Zealand based Culture Agency that empowers business leaders and people managers to engage hearts and minds, unlocking the creative and performance power of their people. Out of this ‘storm’ is emerging our future – Company Culture 3.0:

Southwest Airlines 2011 Results Reflect Benefits of Servant Leadership

Modern Servant Leader

The company has been a role model of servant leadership since its founding by Herb Kelleher (and others). Jordan reflected the company’s commitment to servant leadership. The CEO noted the company was not without some waste though.

Google's Greatest Innovation May Be Its Management Practice | Fast Company [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Interesting post by Bruce Nussbaum on what he calls bi-generational leadership. leadership ceo roles responsibility succession GenY Boomers

The Open Company: The evolution of management | The Economist [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Important reading for all leaders. leadership innovation

Lean startup, lean company

Lead on Purpose

While that is the primary focus, what I found extremely interesting about The Lean Startup was the number of action items that work equally well for established companies as they do for startups. The Lean Startup delivers a lot of great insight for leadership and product management. Entrepreneurship is management: “A startup is an institution, not just a product, and so it requires a new kind of management specifically geared to its context of extreme uncertainty.”.

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People Quit Their Boss… Not the Company!

Strategy Driven

Retention is going to be the most important factor in the survival of companies in the next 15 years. Certain managers tend to churn thru people… even the ones the managers hire themselves. Remember, people quit their boss… not the company!

Tangible Recognition of Company Values

Tony Mayo

A few weeks later he recognized someone else and so it moved around the company. There was a junction box they needed to access in the office of the company downstairs but it was well into the night and no one from that organization or building management could be found.

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3 Employee Engagement Mistakes Every Company Should Make

The Leadership Advisor

Here are 3 important mistakes your company should make as you find your engagement footing that resonates well with the culture you want in your organization. Each one of these foster an incredible amount of trust between employees and leadership, if managed well.

You can’t manage time, so manage your priorities

Tony Mayo

The most valuable time management skill is recognizing the important tasks and ignoring the rest. I first observed it early in my consulting career, at Arthur Andersen & Co in New York, after a meeting with my manager and our client, the Vice President of a large energy company. After the client left, my manager [.]. For Executives Goal Setting Time Management

Five Minutes - a Key to Successful Time Management

Kevin Eikenberry

Tagged as: five minutes , time management { 11 comments… read them below or add one } Crystal J. Casavant January 28, 2011 at 11:32 am Kevin – great suggestions!! Do we have the competition trying to pick off ur management team? Our managers don’t leave.&#

Crisis Management: The Ultimate Test of a Leader | In the CEO.

In the CEO Afterlife

Crisis Management: The Ultimate Test of a Leader. by John • September 12, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Strategy • 4 Comments. Ever since the Tylenol tampering recall of 30 years ago, the performances of companies in crisis have come under public scrutiny.

2011 in Reflection

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

2011 closes the first year of my blog. My Top Posts of 2011. They are all financially successful, values-driven companies. A lot of companies claim to be values-driven.

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011

Maximizing Possibility

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional!  Today I would like to shift gears and take a look ahead at what the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogging community sees in store for us in 2011.

Leaders vs. Managers

Great Leadership By Dan

In this second installment, Jim offers his take on the difference between managers and leaders. I've always thought the "leader vs. manager" debate was kind of useless, and I wrote an early post about it here. Leaders vs. Managers.

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Managing the Unmanageable

Leading Blog

Anne Loehr and Jezra Kaye, authors of Managing the Unmanageable , say that these “unmanageable” people are costing companies a fortune. Perceiving the difference is the task of leaders, managers, and coaches. Managing the Unmanageable is written to help you do just that. Sadly, too, “managers and executives sometimes purposely lead employees astray, confuse them, or keep them in the dark to avoid unpleasant issues or consolidate power in their own hands.”

Management and Leadership – Leadership Lessons from the United.

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven effective executives, efficient employees Home About The StrategyDriven Organization Our Company Our Contributors Karen K. Juliano Howard T. Dickens Jr. Lucas D. Ives Sharon Drew Morgen Hank Moore Jamie P.

48 U.S. Companies Named “Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is the first portion of an article featured by Talent Management magazine. To see the list of 48 companies, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free subscription to the Talent Management and Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * The National Business Group on [.].

Leadership & The Expectation Gap

N2Growth Blog

Let me make this as simple as I can; managing expectations is gamesmanship – aligning them is leadership. Treating all commitments and promises as formal projects will help manage performance risk and will also create continuity of process and delivery.

The 2011 Global Top 25 Companies for Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

Last month Aon Hewitt, The RBL Group and Fortune announced their Global Top Companies for Leaders list. It's been two years since the last list, not to be confused with the competing " Best Companies for Leaders " list sponsored by Businessweek and Hay Group. Sometimes I'll even call the person in charge of talent management. Is there some new silver bullet, some new magic formula that we can steal and replicate within our own companies? 5.Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Management and Leadership – Leadership Lessons from the United.

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven effective executives, efficient employees Home About The StrategyDriven Organization Our Company Our Contributors Karen K. Juliano Howard T. Dickens Jr. Lucas D. Ives Sharon Drew Morgen Hank Moore Jamie P.

Manage the Mid-Space or Your Vision Will Fail

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

“Our company had a big meeting a few weeks ago where the president laid out his vision. It occurred to me the company might be in trouble unless their next step was helping Frank and his peers understand the important role they need to play. The Critical Role of Middle Management.

The January Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2011 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

This month's edition is a special "Best of 2011" collection of leadership development blog posts from many of our regular Carnival contributors. Reason: " A terrific discussion in the comments on whether we should continue to compare management and leadership".

LeadershipNow 140: August 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from August 2011 that you might have missed: From @wallybock: Grading Steve Jobs: A+, A, and Incomplete. TheAtlantic: At least 25 CEOs earned more than their companies paid in income taxes in 2010. INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution of Knowledge Management.

Human Resource (HR) Manager Challenges

Coaching Tip

In order to recruit and retain talented candidates, Human Resources management must match the process to the type and level of employee they are hiring – one size does not necessarily fit all. An Human Resource (HR) manager’s work does not end once a candidate is hired.

What a treat! The “Five Best” of The McKinsey Quarterly’s articles published in 2011

First Friday Book Synopsis

For more than half a century, The McKinsey Quarterly has shaped and informed the top management agenda. According to the Quarterly‘s readers, these are the five best articles published in 2011. We’re all marketers now Engaging customers today requires commitment from the entire company—and a redefined marketing organization.more Global cities of the future An interactive [.].

4 Ways to Use Your Blog to Land a New Job or Client

C-Level Strategies

I realize I’m biased, but I believe that immediately this page gives the interviewer and prospective hiring manager a much better overview of who I am as a professional and a person than they receive by reading through my resume which, no matter how hard I try, always ends up being a bit dry.

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Everyone is a product manager

Lead on Purpose

Yes, that’s right, as I see it everyone is a product manager. I know some of you who hold the title of “Product Manager&# might cringe at the thought of me calling everyone a product manager. So why do I assert that everyone is a product manager? Because every person is responsible for managing his or her own contribution to the world. These are just a few of the areas you can use product management to improve your own ‘product.’

Why I Wrote Managing (Right) for the First Time

Coaching Tip

As a management consultant , I’ve had the privilege of interviewing more than 10,000 employees across 600+ companies. . Personally, I’ve been managed poorly , and I’ve been managed well. I’ve managed others poorly, certainly. By Guest Author David C. Baker.

A Corporate Climate of Mutual Help

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an exceptionally informative interview of Edgar Schein by Art Kleiner and Rutger von Post for strategy+business magazine (January 2011) published by Booz & Company. To read the complete interview, please click here. * * * Edgar Schein, MIT’s sage of organizational culture, explains why the quest for accountability should start [.].

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Hay Group's 2010 Best Companies for Leadership

Leading Blog

Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, released its 2010 Best Companies for Leadership Study and Top 20 list. The study ranks the best companies for leadership around the globe and examines how those companies develop current and future leaders.

Character Development + Skill Development = Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

If there was one blueprint there wouldn’t be the need for more dialogue about what it is, how to get it, and how to develop it and every company would agree on the same definition, skill sets and standards. Responsibility is about self-management, and about owning the problem.

Transforming Perceptions: 10 Steps to Managing the Way You Are Perceived at Work

Great Leadership By Dan

Make an effort to spend more time with those who are respected by their co-workers and managers and avoid spending too much time with colleagues who are perceived negatively by others. Step 6: Make sure management knows how much effort goes into your work.

Musical Chairs – The Employment Outlook for 2011

Survive Your Promotion

I said that your best people are updating their resumes right now, and that as a manager now now NOW is the time to re-engage your talented team members to make sure they don’t fly out the door as soon as the economy improves. Survive Your Promotion!

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The ?M? Word: A Company's Most Underrated Intangible | In the CEO.

In the CEO Afterlife

The “M” Word: A Company’s Most Underrated Intangible. by John • November 30, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Life , Marketing , Strategy • 0 Comments. The management team believed they were doing the right things to create change. July 2011.

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How Leaders Can Make a Big Company “Act Small”, In One Simple Step

Terry Starbucker

When I was in the cable business as an SVP of Operations, I oversaw over 1,100 employees- not a “small&# company by too many definitions (unless you are in the Fortune 500). And yet, our company was always able to “act small&# , and provide great personal service to our customers, which gave us a big strategic advantage over our main competitors, the “dish&# companies. But it’s a big one, and it takes a lot of guts from top management.

7 Keys to Managing Willful Blindness

Leading Blog

Heffernan suggests several ways we can manage our blindness: Reexamine Your Life. In reality, it’s a huge cause of blindness and explains why, when such companies get into trouble, they can’t find their way out of it.” We can’t escape willful blindness. “It’s It’s a human phenomenon,” admits Margaret Heffernan, “to which we all succumb in matters little and large.”