Elizabeth Pieters accepted into Forbes Human Resources Council

N2Growth Blog

Forbes Human Resources Council is an Invitation-Only Community for HR Executives Across All Industries. has been accepted into the Forbes Human Resources Council, an invitation-only community for HR executives across all industries.

Will Artificial Intelligence Take Your Job?

Leading Blog

A PEW RESEARCH CENTER study found that Americans are roughly twice as likely to express worry (72%) than enthusiasm about a future in which robots and computers are capable of doing many jobs that are currently done by humans. Human Resources

Leadership Development Investments

Coaching Tip

study of nearly 400 organizations by Lee Hecht Harrison has identified that 54% of employers plan to increase investments in leadership development in 2015. Only 5% of employers plan to decrease investments, and a further 41% reported leadership development investments will stay the same.

HR needs to split operations & strategic activities – needing to live the company values

Rapid BI

The simple reality is that HR is neither operational or strategic to many organisations, and the reason is simple…. Business Human Resources & Talent change customer service human resources organizational development recruitment For years HR has been fighting to have a seat at the top table. It wants to be seen as more relevant and important to the business.

Preview Thursday: Developing a Positive Culture Where People and Performance Thrive

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Developing a Positive Culture Where People and Performance Thrive . It “broadens people’s thought-action repertoires and builds their enduring personal resources” (Frederickson, 2003).

4 Ways to Prepare Your Workplace for Gen Z Employees

Chart Your Course

It’s no secret millennials have changed and impacted the workplace as we know it, most notably the layout and operation of our workspaces. Like millennials, Gen Z is invested in personal and career development.

Riverside Auto Group: A Roadmap to Improved Customer Service, Employee Engagement and Increased Profits

Chart Your Course

Riverside Auto Group, a second-generation company owned equally by three brothers, operates seven dealerships employing 190 people throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Marquette, Escanaba, and Iron Mountain) and Wisconsin (Marinette).

What Connects Coca-Cola, Lego, In-N-Out, Intuit, and Nike? Focus.

In the CEO Afterlife

Intuit develops financial and tax preparation software for small business, accountants and the general public. This vision establishes the principles for running a simple operation. Complexity has many definitions; excessive complication is the simplest.

Who Makes Resolutions Come True? YOU

In the CEO Afterlife

The operative word in the question is “YOU.” Develop an action plan. Branding Human Resources Leadership Life Marketing Strategy Uncategorized Do Less Better In the CEO Afterlife Vision The approaching New Year invites the contemplation of resolutions.

Want to Cut Complexity? Kill Your Darlings.

In the CEO Afterlife

To rise from the ashes, our young management team made several tough sacrifices to transform a multi-product, multi-brand operation from generalist to specialist. Seemingly, continually adding features throughout the development chain is the Samsung culture.

Building Teamwork: 6 Proven Strategies

Chart Your Course

Co-Operation. Employee Engagement Human Resource Management Job Satisfaction Leadership Development Team BuildingThere is a direct relationship between leadership and project success.

Attracting the Top College Talent to Your Business

Chart Your Course

Internship programs help college students develop professional skills and get a feel for what day-to-day operations look like. Smith is a speaker, trainer and leadership development consultant.

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What’s Holding YOU Back?

In the CEO Afterlife

The operative word in the question is “YOU.” Develop an action plan. Human Resources Leadership Life Business CEO Crisis Management Culture In the CEO Afterlife John Richard Bell Mentoring New Year''s Resolutions Resolutions Strategy Vision “What is holding you back?”

7 Guiding Principles for Developing Leadership Talent

Leading Blog

As a leader you need to know how to judge raw human talent. To develop talent, you need to become intimate with your people; to know the essence of each individual. Talent development is not an event. Developing people simply must be a priority from the top down. That leads us to Conaty and Charan’s first principle of the talent masters: The leadership team understands that the top priority for the future is developing the talent that will get it there.

Triple Crown Leadership

Leading Blog

Leaders must engage all in developing the colors through a collaborative process, thereby increasing ownership and buy-in. It requires some finesse to get people on the same page while protecting the innovative mavericks and creating the conditions for operating in a state of flow. Human Resources

How to Deliver a Leadership Event that Sticks

Nathan Magnuson

Then I remember that most leaders work in business operations and their involvement is often extracurricular. I’ve also noted how easily many business operators are impressed with the leadership development support that comes their way.

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50 Shades of Decay

In the CEO Afterlife

Strategic and operational paralysis has become the norm. Too many operational changes. Employee development is on the backburner. Now that I have your attention, the decay I am actually referring to is the 50 warning signs of corporate decay.

Internal and External Factors that impact the employment relationship

Rapid BI

The environment in which we operate is in constant change or flux. To develop effective employee engagement, leadership and Human Resources teams need to be aware of the factors that can impact […]. Business Human Resources & Talent PESTLE PRIMO-F SWOT

Strategy for Non-Strategic Leaders

In the CEO Afterlife

Suffice to say, most of the issues were short-term and operational rather than strategic. Fortunately for me, I grew up in strategic environments and I learned to balance operational challenges with strategic opportunity.

Even “bad” cultures get some things right

Surviving Leadership

There is a noticeable focus on “culture” lately, whether the topic is recruiting, engagement, development, retention, what have you. In the high potential development program, we took participants to other locations and gave them a chance to learn more about a new business unit.

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Not a joiner? Join the club*

Surviving Leadership

we all sit in a room and stare at the same document until magic somehow occurs), to a belief that you must speak up in meetings or you’re not adding value – the preferred work style of introverts seems contrary to how corporate America seems to want to operate.

Four Steps to Improve Poor Performance

Chart Your Course

Plus, employee development and career opportunities should be included in any healthy workplace. As business strategies and operations change, employees should be given the tools and skills needed to succeed. Underperforming employees are not hard to find.

Futren’s Strategies for Employee Retention

Chart Your Course

They ride the ups and downs of the economy more closely than the healthcare, government, or high-tech sectors, and average two to three times the rate of employee turnover, according to 2012 numbers from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Why I cringe when people say “hire for fit”

Surviving Leadership

Listen, I’m a big fan of being intentional about the culture you’re allowing to develop in your workplace. And they attribute it to their “culture” – from how they operate, to how they hire, to how they make, spend, and save money.

Three Solid Reasons for Leadership Development


Neil Nicoll, President and CEO of YMCA warned us in Finding Leaders for America’s Nonprofits: Commentaries that, “Until [we] become much more intentional about development of internal talent, we are doomed to an ever-growing leadership deficit.” Rather than look outward when a leader is needed, they should instead continuously look inward to identify candidates with leadership aptitude and invest in honing their skills with development programs.

When to Hire an HR Manager


You’ve used your exceptional leadership skills to build a 500 employee operation. At a certain point, managing the needs and development of your people can be overwhelming. Featured human resources infographicYou’ve incorporated.

You Are What You Say You Are….

Women on Business

This person should be in the operations leg of your organization where organization and efficiency are responded to. We are only human and even the best of us make mistakes, acknowledging mistakes helps your staff recognize that you value their help and recommendations; valuing their recommendations is an important part of building an empowered workforce and one of the most important parts of building an innovative and capable workforce.

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#Leadership: Humanizing Our Approaches


We need more revenues, better margins, higher utilization, more leads, strategic diversification, differentiation, operational efficiency, lower attrition, strategic focus, branding et al. All extra-ordinary human accomplishments have their roots in some of these virtues.

Don’t you dare forget… (From #SHRM17)

Surviving Leadership

You have probably heard of Kat Cole – she worked at Hooters and learned the operations side of the business when the cook disappeared. So why focus so much on this aspect – especially when it comes within the context of Human Resources?

The USPS Lesson

Women on Business

The post office has operational problems, outdated processes and rigid employment contracts. business development Businesswomen Bloggers Career Development Communications decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Human Resources Issues Leadership Management Online Business Strategy TechnologyThe post office is nearly bankrupt, the cost cutting is not working.

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How To Overcome Organizational Drag

Eric Jacobson

Energy Eric Garton Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Hiring Human Resources Leadership Leadership Books Michael Mankins Organizational Drag Talent Time

Are They Contractors or Staff?

Women on Business

As a larger operation, it gets a bit tougher. operates their own business. Books for Businesswomen business development Businesswomen Bloggers Communications decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Finance Human Resources Issues International Business Leadership Legal and Compliance Issues Management Strategy Women Business Owners Women On Business Women On Business News Workplace Issues

Forecasting Talent Trends


20th Century HR practices were designed for hierarchical companies in stable markets, and from a limited resources paradigm of view. 21st Century HR Departments must be designed for unstable markets, and from an unlimited resources point of view.

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Engaging Exceptional Talent


Developing and retaining the best employees is one of the top future challenges for HR departments. An artist is an artist, but may also be a father or mother, a student, a traveller, a lover, a questioner, or anything that any other human might be. Engaging talent cannot be done from an off-site corporate headquarters where HR leaders rarely interact with operational leaders. Leadership hr human resources talent management vanderpyl

HP Headed to Hotel California?

Women on Business

When it works, it’s wonderful but the operative word is when it works. For a small business, this is a huge operational problem. business development Businesswomen Bloggers Businesswomen Profiles decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Finance Global Perspectives Human Resources Issues International Business Leadership Management public relations Strategy Technology Uncategorized Women On Business Women On Business News Women On Business Roundtable

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The Consumerization Of IT And It's Impact In The Workplace

Eric Jacobson

I recently coordinated a roundtable with thought leaders across a range of Human Resources functions to participate in a discussion which sought to explore the challenges this trend poses--and to see what opportunity it presents to HR.

Getting an Intricate Operation Back in Sync

Harvard Business Review

Facing interconnected operational issues, members of the eight-person senior leadership team were turning against one another. Over the years, I have developed just such a template. Operations in a Connected World.

A Meeting Leadership Secret That Will Save You Time and Frustration

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Chaos It was a mess. After the President shared a few of her ideas regarding equipment or new hires, the VP of Operations suggested they take a vote. The Human Resource Director objected and offered another thought on how the [.]

When to Hire an HR Manager


You’ve used your exceptional leadership skills to build a 500 employee operation. At a certain point, managing the needs and development of your people can be overwhelming. Leadership human resources infographic You’ve incorporated. You’re over-worked. That’s where a HR comes in. Often small and medium-sized organizations aren’t sure exactly when their leadership team needs help from HR.

HR Departments: Partners or Roadblocks in Strategy?


Timothy Stagich (2001) writes that personnel (HR) departments are “blackholes of human potential, buried under piles of resumes and red tape, while relying on hierarchies and cumbersome procedures to justify their existence in hierarchies (p.114). Stagich (2001) argues that personnel departments would be most useful facilitating employee training and development (p.111). What if HR was that pillar of service in equipping and developing employees to do their jobs?

Career GPS is an Excellent Benchmarking Tool for HR Issues

The Practical Leader

Toronto-based Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) has just released an excellent new “Career GPS” tool. This online assessment is designed to help HR professionals pinpoint and track their professional development goals. Learning and Talent Development. Organization Design and Development. Leadership Development and Organizational Culture.

Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm on…”How to Be Exceptional”

The Practical Leader

Their leadership development efforts may still have an impact, but their effort will be sub optimized. ” “Those leaders who worked on strengths were more likely to: Create an excellent development plan. Improve specific issues in their development plan.

The Big Picture of Business – Diversity is Important for Business

Strategy Driven

Diversity is about so much more than human resources issues. It is good business to recognize opportunities for practice development. This year is the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I was on the committee that wrote that legislation.