Elizabeth Pieters accepted into Forbes Human Resources Council

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Top 16 Books for Human Resource and Talent Management Executives

Chart Your Course

It is hands-down the most popular leadership book of all time. He demonstrates that the ability to build trust is THE key leadership competency of the new global economy. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (2002). The Innovator’s Dilemma (1997).

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Turning Observation into Innovation

Leading Blog

E VERYONE WANTS to be an innovator. Every organization wants to be innovative; it doesn’t matter if it’s a church, a for-profit or non-profit business, or a government agency. To not be innovative is to risk being left behind. But how many of us are truly innovative?

Managerial-Leadership Development Belongs to the Manager of the Person Being Developed NOT Human Resources!

Mike Cardus

It cannot be delegated off to Human Resources, Organization Development or someone else. Too often managers and executive teams delegate or task off any and all training and development to the Human Resources staff. As a manager, developing staff is your job.

Minimalism: Doing More, with Less

In the CEO Afterlife

As human beings in a society obsessed with consumerism, our options for nearly everything in life are limited. I recently read this editorial by Jacob Carey in The Concordian. As a proponent of ‘do less, better’ the piece struck a chord.

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Overcoming the Disempowerment of HR

Leadership Freak

Human Resource Departments that are dedicated to serving upper management and controlling front-line employees are a sad waste of human resources. Author Book Notes Innovation Leading Managing Power Taking others higher Culture disempower hr departments human resource departments Leadership Development Organizational Development team decisions

Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers

Chart Your Course

Innovation has always been what makes good businesses great. And innovation does not happen without change and risk. It’s human nature to resist new responsibilities or rules. This past February Yahoo!’s s fledgling CEO Marissa Mayer made her first misstep.

Six Resolutions for a Winning Corporate Culture

Chart Your Course

A 2012 survey by human resource firm LRN Corporation found that bosses who genuinely trusted their workers and gave them more autonomy saw these benefits: less misconduct and absenteeism, as well as greater engagement, innovation, customer service and financial growth.

Why Great Brands Lose Their Way

In the CEO Afterlife

Wouldn’t you expect more innovation? Trouble often starts with the brand management itself – the loss of direction, the inability to inject innovation, the failure to recognize customer evolution, the lack of understanding of what the brand is and what it is not.

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Knowledge Is Power. Data Isn’t.

In the CEO Afterlife

Moving on your instincts is not seat-of-the-pants leadership. Branding Human Resources Leadership Marketing Strategy Apple Business CEO Culture Entrepreneurship In the CEO Afterlife information Innovation IT Mentoring technology Vision

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Why Complexity Sucks

In the CEO Afterlife

It starts with the corporate strategy, and includes marketing strategy, and the all-important human resource strategy. Branding Human Resources Leadership Marketing Strategy Business Coca-Cola Culture Entrepreneurship Google PepsiCo Vision

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The Best Things in Business are Free

In the CEO Afterlife

Leadership. Some companies thrive on innovative cultures. This is a corollary to leadership and strategy but it is also a core value that must permeate the entire organization.

In Praise of Average Joes

In the CEO Afterlife

Companies, large and small, cannot survive without great leadership, sound strategy and flawless execution. Those that thrive, go a step further; they worship innovation and breathe culture. Bruce, a Marketing Manager who struggled with detail, flourished as a creative resource.

Why Leaders Believe that Tomorrow is a Better Place

In the CEO Afterlife

Or could it be something more, something about the human spirit that has us looking ahead to a better future for ourselves, our families, and every living thing on the planet. Leadership is the conduit. To every one of us, the future is important.

How to Thrive Against Giants

In the CEO Afterlife

I’ll start with leadership. Qualitative cultures are about the creativity, the ingenuity, and the innovation created by the human resource, not the financial resource. This is a culture of entrepreneurial and innovative thinking.

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Marissa Mayer’s Big Play for Good Reason

In the CEO Afterlife

Human Resources Leadership Strategy Business CEO Culture Google Innovation Marissa Mayer Turnaround Management Vision Yahoo At the risk of adding to my reputation as yesterday’s man, I’m fully supporting Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s ban on working from home.

The Great Leadership Development Disrupter: Leadership Rotation

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dee Ann Turner: During my tenured career at one organization, I had the “best of the best” leadership development opportunities. In that organization, no expense was spared for leadership development. Consider these benefits of a leadership rotation program: 1.

Why Directors Should Give a Damn About Culture

In the CEO Afterlife

Imagine Apple without innovators or Zappos neglecting service or Whole Foods selling a slew of processed foods loaded with saturated fat. During my tenure as a CEO, my Board of Directors never challenged me with questions pertaining to the corporate culture.

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Where (and When) the Magic Happens

In the CEO Afterlife

Magic can’t happen in cultures that don’t worship innovation. Innovation starts with leadership. Most big company cultures are not innovative. Oh yes, they talk about innovation in their annual reports and their mission statements. Every innovation is applauded.

Work That Matters starts with Matters that Work

In the CEO Afterlife

Companies say they want to be customer-centric, to be innovative, to produce outstanding products and services, to be environmentally responsible, to be socially responsible, and so on. That said, for those keen to realize a more human way to do business, the starting place is rather simple.

The ‘Old Economy’ Needs a Rocket Man

In the CEO Afterlife

So much has been written about business innovation this past year. Those walking the talk are on Fast Company’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies. Are we to deduce that innovation is the domain of new economy and early-stage life cycle businesses?

Who is the 21st Century CEO?

In the CEO Afterlife

To be unaware of, or to discount changing environments would be a leadership mistake. Peering into the future by a decade, I expect to see little change in the definition of leadership.

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

In the CEO Afterlife

With 60% of annual sales coming from innovative new products, it is clear that LEGO has not been idle. Branding Human Resources Leadership Marketing Strategy CEO Coca-Cola Culture Entrepreneurship In-N-Out Burger Intuit Lego MacDonald's Nike PepsiCo

10 Ways to Slay Goliath

In the CEO Afterlife

When you know you will never be the low-cost producer nor will you ever have the resources to outspend the big cat, you find other ways to skin it – okay, that’s a bit of an overstatement. You be obsessed with innovation. They leverage their financial resources.

Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

Chart Your Course

In some cases rewards have the opposite effect such has limiting creativity and innovation. The post Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us appeared first on Motivational Business Speaker|Leadership Training |DISC Training.

Boldness Should Never Stand Alone

In the CEO Afterlife

Let me give you an example of this in business leadership. Bold Innovation. The bolder you are in the search for innovation, the more likely you are to unearth the big idea. I’ll compare this to the “fire, ready, aim” approach of innovation. Bold and Virtuous Leadership.

The Latest in Corporate Bail Outs – Women

In the CEO Afterlife

The problem is outdated, entrenched male-oriented cultures that refuse to recognize or promote the value of diversity in corporate leadership. These organizations are the ones enjoying unique human capital advantages that emanate from diversity at the top.

Culture Doesn’t Trump Strategy

In the CEO Afterlife

Culture, strategy, leadership, branding, innovation, customer orientation and employee centricity must co-exist. Human Resources Leadership Marketing Strategy BCG Business CEO Culture Entrepreneurship Google McKinsey & Company Nespresso Target Walmart Zappos

What Not to Do When Business Sours

In the CEO Afterlife

In a crisis, whether short or long-term, the most senior people in the organization need to step up and offer innovative solutions to the issues hammering the bottom-line. Most of you have heard the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,” or something to that effect.

Three Words. One Big Idea

In the CEO Afterlife

Leadership Strategy Uncategorized Branding Business CEO Culture Entrepreneurship Human Resources Innovation Palgrave Macmillan Vision3 WORDS. 1 BIG IDEA. The word “DO” represents resolve and action. It is an expectation placed upon us at a very young age.

Leadership: A Global Perspective

N2Growth Blog

This fall, I embarked on a worldwide quest to gain insights and perspectives on global leadership in the 21st century. To do this effectively, I sought to understand two things: Elucidate the emerging leadership traits and competencies that are most relevant today.

The Culture of Business: How a Great Culture Can Grow Your Company

Chart Your Course

So how have these companies fared so well in creating a culture that promotes hard work, an emotional bond with co-workers and product, as well as new and innovative ideas? Cities are melting pots of creativity, innovation and ambition. A company is a culture.

Change is Bad

In the CEO Afterlife

I consider Google a tier-one innovator. You “fix brands before they break” with innovations that add value and fortify the bran d’ s raison d’être. Nestlé turned to product innovation to fulfill the convenience needs of coffee lovers.

Why Uncontrollable Factors are Norm to Great CEOs

In the CEO Afterlife

Every day we see or read about superb acts of leadership. Is the tenure problem attributable to leadership itself, impatient shareholders, uncontrollable external factors or a combination of all three? Great leadership begins in the interview process.

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Why Boards Should Give a Damn About Culture

In the CEO Afterlife

Imagine Apple without innovators or Zappos neglecting service or Whole Foods selling a slew of processed foods loaded with saturated fat. During my tenure as a CEO, my Board of Directors never challenged me with questions pertaining to corporate culture. I wasn’t surprised in the least.

Rookie Talent: Avoiding a Kodak Moment

Leading Blog

The Kodak name became synonymous with a resistance to change, but it’s not just innovation the company lacked. The largest, best-educated generation in history has become an under-utilized resource, vastly unprepared to move into positions of responsibility and leadership. The lack of skill development and leadership development among Generation Y affects every generation. Human Resources

Does a Mentor have to Breathe?

In the CEO Afterlife

At the risk of this blog appearing as an advertorial for Harvard, I’ll gladly admit that Harvard Business Review was my favorite management resource. Human Resources. A client in need of innovation?

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Want to Cut Complexity? Kill Your Darlings.

In the CEO Afterlife

The essence of sacrifice in her mind was giving up something of value for another consideration; when people are together they are more collaborative and innovative. There are plenty of generic strategic choices to drive a business forward.

50 Shades of Decay

In the CEO Afterlife

Absentee leadership. Innovation is something other companies do. Human Resources Leadership Strategy Uncategorized Business CEO Crisis Management Culture In the CEO Afterlife Innovation John Richard Bell Life Vision

Here’s How to Empower Your Employees

Chart Your Course

Identify Your Human Assets Modern management vocabulary has moved from talking about human resources to identifying human capital. Research shows that empowerment can lead to innovation if done organically.

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Why HR Needs to Be a Marketer

In the CEO Afterlife

HR’s product is the corporation’s human resource , the people required to build the product, produce it, sell it, ship it, invoice it and service it. HR brings human capital to life. In the high tech world, innovation is critical to survival.

The 5 Best Bargains in Business

In the CEO Afterlife

Here are the 5 best bargains in the world of business: Leadership heads the list. This is a corollary to leadership but it is also a core value that must permeate the entire organization. Some companies thrive on an innovative culture.

The Anguish of Complexity: A Reflection

In the CEO Afterlife

This company earned that honor by re-staging a tired coffee brand with innovative packing technology and breakthrough advertising. That night, I presented the marketing strategy that catapulted a regional brand to national leadership in Canada. Times. Places.