Top 16 Books for Human Resource and Talent Management Executives

Chart Your Course

Every HR, OD professional, and management consultant should at the very least be aware of their existence, if not well-versed in their ideas and theories. In one of the defining management studies carried out in the 90s, Collins and his team complied a list of 1,435 companies in search of those special few that could truly be called “great.” First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently (1999). The Innovator’s Dilemma (1997).

Elizabeth Pieters accepted into Forbes Human Resources Council

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HR Trends in 2019: Key Human Resource Innovations

HR Digest

The recent explosion of HR technology has driven a major boom in innovative HR solutions. Employee lifecycle management, which defines the major HR function, is somewhat becoming less complicated; HR trends in 2019 suggest the industry is poised to rip even more benefits from the digital progression. This has inspired a projection that the global human resource management sector could reach $30 billion in the next six years – by 2025, according to G2 Crowd.

Resourcefulness Matters: How to Help Your Team Be More Resourceful

Let's Grow Leaders

7 Ways to Encourage Your Team to Be More Resourceful. What does it mean to be resourceful? Our favorite definition of resourceful is, “The ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.” 7 Ways to Help Your Team Be More Resourceful.

2020 Top CHRO List – The People Leaders To Watch

N2Growth Blog

These Human Resource leaders represent the top 25 human resources leaders shaping careers, culture, and talent at the world’s most innovative people driven companies. The 2020 Top Chief Human Resource Officers. and a development manager at Oracle Corp.

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

Mike Cardus

As a manager, developing staff is your job. It cannot be delegated off to Human Resources, Organization Development or someone else. You are the manager. Too often managers and executive teams delegate or task off any and all training and development to the Human Resources staff. The ownness for developing staff, especially managers that report to managing-directors, executives and other managers, belongs to the persons direct manager.

Game Changer: How to Be A 10x Talent

Leading Blog

In addition, it demands a new kind of 10x management. There is the talent, and then there are the people managing and developing that talent. Importantly, those managing the talent should be working to become 10x talent themselves. Human Resources

Wait, I’m the Boss?!? The Guide for New Managers to Succeed

Skip Prichard

New managers , or those aspiring to manage a team, often are looking for a playbook to help them get started. And, let’s face it, seasoned managers often need a refresher on some of the basics. How I wish we had an entire day to talk about management and leadership.

Innovation, HR, and Perfectly Defined Job Descriptions


Not so surprisingly, few people in her department cared about service or innovation; they just did their jobs as defined in their job descriptions. She hoped to liberate the talent in the talent management department. Her predecessors had taken their eye off of their customers, segmented duties, neatly defined Job Descriptions, and shattered any semblance of innovation from this department by doing so. Innovation is messy.

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. Peter Block complains, “We have separated the management of the […]. Author Book Notes Innovation Leading Managing Power Taking others higher Culture disempower hr departments human resource departments Leadership Development Organizational Development team decisions

Management by Generations

Women on Business

The idea that you know best without any input from anyone else is dangerous and it can stunt the growth of your company and end innovation before it starts. Management is about leading and leading is about following, so to be effective you have to know when to stop pushing. women in leadership tips human resources Management management tips small business owners Women Business Owners Women In Leadership women leadership women managers

Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers

Chart Your Course

Part of being a leader is managing change. 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. Your business is adding a new time-management system, which requires employees to log their hours on specific projects. Manage perceptions. 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. A survey of employees’ concerns or gripes can provide great insight into what management can do to improve its corporate culture. Plus, upper management can benefit from mentoring.

212: Building a Courageous Culture that Facilitates Innovation and Problem-Solving | with Karin Hurt

Engaging Leader

We talk about building teams of micro-innovators, problem-solvers, and customer-advocates working together. We talk about building teams of micro-innovators, problem-solvers, and customer-advocates working together. Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Book: Courageous Cultures .

What do a former arctic trawlerman, a former human resource manager in the gas industry, CMI member Emma Grant, and a book about Twitter have in common?

Chartered Management Institute

Answer: they all feature in the October pages of CMI Management and Consulting Book Club. Go to to find features on leadership guru John Adair and the fascinating ‘Intuitive Mind’ by Professor Eugene Sadler-Smith which explains how managers can use intuition to make more effective business decisions. Don’t forget to glance at our list of ‘Must Read’ management books for the Autumn.

How Conflicting Work Personalities Drive Team Success

Chart Your Course

Conflicting personalities can cause tension that even the most accommodating manager can’t deal with, and it isn’t always easy to create a cohesive work environment with a variety of characters. The Pioneer – Pioneers are the innovators. One of the biggest challenges for the manager of a start-up is having a team of talented individuals who can’t seem to work together. How Conflicting Work Personalities Drive Team Success.

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Bullying at work, recognising it & its impact on innovation

Rapid BI

We also know that innovation requires openness and trust. So what do we really have in our organisations - innovation OR bullying? The post Bullying at work, recognising it & its impact on innovation appeared first on RapidBI. Management bullying bullying in the workplace culture HR Human Resources Innovation innovative capacity manager staff satisfaction staff survey team leader workplace

Why Great Brands Lose Their Way

In the CEO Afterlife

Wouldn’t you expect more innovation? I am not suggesting restructuring the entire brand management system. This top management ethic is essential to brand resilience. 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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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. To keep the rookies engaged and actively contributing to the team, here are a few changes managers need to anticipate and embrace: Collaboration Generation Y wants to feel like they belong to a team.

Why Complexity Sucks

In the CEO Afterlife

It starts with the corporate strategy, and includes marketing strategy, and the all-important human resource strategy. More on complexity and the road-tested strategies that cut through the clutter can be found in the pages of my new book for leaders, managers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Branding Human Resources Leadership Marketing Strategy Business Coca-Cola Culture Entrepreneurship Google PepsiCo Vision Complexity is in the eye of the beholder.

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Knowledge Is Power. Data Isn’t.

In the CEO Afterlife

Leaders and managers who work in these industries need all of the information. Branding Human Resources Leadership Marketing Strategy Apple Business CEO Culture Entrepreneurship In the CEO Afterlife information Innovation IT Mentoring technology VisionHow many times have you heard that “knowledge is power?” I’m guessing that without much thought, you readily nod your head in agreement.

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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. Frankly, there aren’t many of us out there applauding this controversial big play.

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. Employee appreciation Employee Engagement Employee engagement speaker Employee Motivation Articles Employee Recognition Employee Retention Human Resource Management Drivers of Employee Engagement employee appreciation ideas employee job satisfaction employee motivation job satisfaction reward and recognition

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. Sometimes the preparation of a pot of coffee and simple small talk is just what a stuck project manager needs. A company is a culture. As a leader or owner of a company, you help create that culture.

In Praise of Average Joes

In the CEO Afterlife

Those that thrive, go a step further; they worship innovation and breathe culture. But the resource that continues to be overlooked by CEOs and Boards is the organization’s Average Joe. He refused to be blocked by the brick wall that separates management from union in most companies. Bruce, a Marketing Manager who struggled with detail, flourished as a creative resource.

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How the Workplace Is Changing in 2018

Chart Your Course

Because of the tight labor market, employers are becoming more innovative in recruiting and retaining employees , especially millennial employees. Culture Finding top talent Generations at Work Human Resource Management Millennials Surveys and StatisticsThere’s an old saying: The only thing that’s certain is change, and that’s sometimes nowhere more apparent than in the workplace.

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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. Provide strategic direction to management. Human Resources Leadership Strategy Apple Business CEO corporate culture Culture Entrepreneurship In the CEO Afterlife Innovation Jacobs Suchard John Richard Bell Nike P&G Procter & Gamble The CEO Afterlife Vision Whole Foods Zappos

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

In the CEO Afterlife

This can mean expanding product lines, entering new markets and geographies, line extending brands, acquiring new businesses, creating projects, and adding layers of management to manage the self-created complexity. A new management team pruned several of the acquisitions, stopped ‘doing more and more,’ and started ‘doing less better’ by giving their full attention to their core business, LEGO blocks. Complexity has many definitions; excessive complication is the simplest.

What Not to Do When Business Sours

In the CEO Afterlife

When I was a CEO, I managed to squirrel away a “rainy day” fund for nasty business blips. 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. At best, they are managers. Most of you have heard the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,” or something to that effect.

Here’s How to Empower Your Employees

Chart Your Course

Employee Empowerment Smart business managers know they cannot have a successful company without the support of their staff. Common in smaller companies, entrepreneurships and nonprofits, the inability of founding members of management to let go of the reigns can limit the progress of the company. Identify Your Human Assets Modern management vocabulary has moved from talking about human resources to identifying human capital.

10 Ways to Slay Goliath

In the CEO Afterlife

As a 23 year-old Macleans Toothpaste Brand Manager in 1970, my colleagues and I competed against powerhouses P&G, Colgate and Unilever. 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.

The Latest in Corporate Bail Outs – Women

In the CEO Afterlife

Women are ditching upper-management positions and bailing out before breaking through the glass ceiling. These organizations are the ones enjoying unique human capital advantages that emanate from diversity at the top. The female bail out creates a reduced talent pool for senior management positions. Less diversity hinders creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. Success in the new economy requires creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Emotional Intelligence Training to Position Yourself for Personal & Organizational Success

Chart Your Course

Today we use EI as an integrated set of skills that underpin highly effective, fast-reacting and innovative organizations. Through your active participation, you will learn and practice the EI skills that are the core of achieving personal awareness, connecting with others, managing stress, engaging healthy conflict and collaboration, and exhibiting resilience and optimism. Resources.

Triple Crown Leadership

Leading Blog

Look on pages 114 to 123 for lists of specific ideas on how boards, CEOs, managers, and people without authority can become Triple Crown stewards.) 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

Three Words. One Big Idea

In the CEO Afterlife

Leaders and managers, in their struggle to adapt, are caught in the growing web of complexity. 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. LESS” is the noun that contradicts everything we see and hear in this busy world.

Change is Bad

In the CEO Afterlife

I consider Google a tier-one innovator. At Zappos, CEO Tony Hsieh has set his cultural sights on a holacracy management system a radical change from conventional structures. Hsieh is still hell-bent on achieving a world of self-management and self-organization, but not through more cultural changes, through quicker evolution of that initial change. You “fix brands before they break” with innovations that add value and fortify the bran d’ s raison d’être.

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Employee Onboarding Trends That Every Employer Should Know In 2020

Strategy Driven

Human resources are undoubtedly the most vital resource for any organization. Having a good onboarding strategy is equally significant because it ensures retention of the resources you choose with a great deal of hard work.

Does a Mentor have to Breathe?

In the CEO Afterlife

In the early days of my 40 year business career, I was lucky to work under two gentlemen who instilled several critical success factors that guided me from Brand Manager to CEO. 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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Why Uncontrollable Factors are Norm to Great CEOs

In the CEO Afterlife

But in the context of taking charge and leading human beings during major or minor crises, every chief executive is blessed with the luxuries of time, subordinate counsel, years of related experience, and knowhow imparted by pundits in thousands of books, journals and case studies. Progress may be represented by top-line sales, market share, productivity, innovation, new product launches, or expanding distribution. Human Resources Leadership Strategy

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The Difference between Strategists and Strategic Planners

In the CEO Afterlife

They are staffers, not line managers. Internal Strategic Planning managers do the same thing. Strategic Planners collaborate with management to uncover strategic direction. Why don’t giant innovators like Apple, Google or Facebook have Strategic Planning Departments? Human Resources Leadership Strategy BC Hydro BCLC Business CEO consulting Crisis Management Crown Corporations ICBC In the CEO Afterlife John Richard Bell Leaderhip Strategic Planning

3 Proven Ways Call Centers Can Better Streamline Operations

Chart Your Course

Such employee churn kills overall retention rates , and that means companies must devote precious resources — and time — interviewing new candidates, refilling seats, and retraining new hires. Integrating one digital worker into day-to-day operations can cost mere thousands of dollars, but it can do as much work as multiple human employees. In this way, putting innovation to work (quite literally) offers other benefits as well. Customer Service is Important to Call Centers.

Employee Turnover – The Hidden Cost

Chart Your Course

You have to watch your competitors and seek to always adapt to changes in the market, and innovate for solutions. According to The Society for Human Resource Management, only 33 percent of businesses track employee turnover, which means 67 percent of businesses are missing out on a huge source of savings and growth. What is employee turnover costing you? There are many tasks involved in running a successful business.

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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. 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. Branding Human Resources Leadership Life Marketing Strategy Bob Olodort CEO Complexity Culture Focus Jacobs Suchard Nabob Sacrifice Samsung Vision