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. Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes.

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. The study also cited the top competencies that organizations plan to focus on when developing leaders this year. Team leadership 4. Can't Get Enough Leadership.

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Three Solid Reasons for Leadership Development

LDRLB

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.” Companies need to change the way they are sourcing leadership talent. Regardless of whether you ultimately hire leaders from within, simply having a leadership development program yields important benefits for any organization.

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). But we developed and designed a formal strategy on how to achieve a culture that proves treating people better generates better financial results – and Riverside signed on.”.

How to Balance the Demands of Modern Business Leadership

Skip Prichard

Leadership experts Chris Lewis and Pippa Malmgren , in The Infinite Leader: Balancing the Demands of Modern Business Leadership , argue that leaders must balance between analytic logic and intuition. The first job of all leadership is to protect people.”–Lewis,

Building Teamwork: 6 Proven Strategies

Chart Your Course

There is a direct relationship between leadership and project success. Transformational leadership will drive the achievements of your project, but it is team building that makes it happen. Think of team building as the truck that carries the leadership to the project’s success — it is the No. Co-Operation. Employee Engagement Human Resource Management Job Satisfaction Leadership Development Team Building

How to Deliver a Leadership Event that Sticks

Nathan Magnuson

I’m constantly surprised at what passes for “leadership training” these days. 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. Investing in a leadership event shouldn’t happen on a whim. Leadership events are a big deal.

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A Meeting Leadership Secret That Will Save You Time and Frustration

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Chaos It was a mess. The World Wide Widgets leadership team had gathered to decide how to use surplus funds. 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 [.] Leadership Development clarity consensus decision making Decisions meetings vote

Companies succeed through strong supervisor teams

Mike Cardus

I was pleased when a local manufacturing Human Resources manager called me and asked for some Supervisor Leadership Development face to face. Situation: The plant brought on a new Operations Manager and the need for managerial-leadership skill development is recognized.

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Lessons in Leadership to Last a Lifetime

Leading Blog

A FTER 18 YEARS on the MIT faculty, I thought I knew a thing or two about leadership. That position humbled me and taught me lessons about leadership that I still use today, some 20 years later. Well, one collective deficit could, and did: The lack of effective leadership. Fortunately, Akamai’s VP of Human Resources, Steve Heinrich, recognized what was happening and brought in Chuck McVinney, a management consultant with expertise in teamwork and leadership training.

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. HR Leadership.

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

The Practical Leader

” ” … leadership strengths as those qualities that are highly valued in most cultures, that are valued in their own right, that can be developed through focused effort, that may be found in multiple leaders of an organization, and that have been shown to separate those perceived as the highest-performing leaders from those perceived as average or poor leaders.” Their leadership development efforts may still have an impact, but their effort will be sub optimized.

How to Deal with An Intimidating Leader

Lead from Within

Many organizations operate out of the belief that people in leadership need a tough mindset to be effective. That doesn’t mean you have to put up with bullying—report abusive behavior to Human Resources or through your organization’s official channels. The Leadership Gap.

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

The Practical Leader

” ” … leadership strengths as those qualities that are highly valued in most cultures, that are valued in their own right, that can be developed through focused effort, that may be found in multiple leaders of an organization, and that have been shown to separate those perceived as the highest-performing leaders from those perceived as average or poor leaders.” Their leadership development efforts may still have an impact, but their effort will be sub optimized.

Getting back to work ~ What Motivates Us.

You're Not the Boss of Me

What would happen if you were to make each person’s operational framework larger and allow more independence? How do you approach development planning? Building Relationships communication Employee engagement Leadership Leadership Development Leadership Values Leading Teams motivating & Inspiring 21st Century leadership Building Trust Character-based Leadership coaching Daniel Pink Drive Human Resources Organizational Effectiveness RSA animate

Review of “How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths”

The Practical Leader

Our organizations desperately want and need much stronger leadership at all levels. But a torrent of studies show most leadership development approaches aren’t working. But there’s been a huge vacuum around how to apply these findings to leadership development. The opening reviews and quotations in the front of How to Be Exceptional tells the reader he or she is holding a revolutionary leadership book with a radical new approach.

Review of “How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths”

The Practical Leader

Our organizations desperately want and need much stronger leadership at all levels. But a torrent of studies show most leadership development approaches aren’t working. But there’s been a huge vacuum around how to apply these findings to leadership development. The opening reviews and quotations in the front of How to Be Exceptional tells the reader he or she is holding a revolutionary leadership book with a radical new approach.

4 Ways to a Better Bottom Line

Lead Change Blog

Still, studies show that leadership programs are failing at preparing future leaders with the skills needed to excel in today’s global business world. Global mindset is truly having the desire, knowledge, and skills to operate effectively in business today. It fills a strategic tactical need of operating in today’s business setting. We need to take it as seriously as we do other business operations. Leadership Development Global Mindset International Business

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How HR Can Help Managers To Become Better Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

Organizations in practically every industry are struggling to attract and retain great talent, especially in senior and executive leadership roles. With average job tenures dropping at every level, Human Resource professionals may need to play a more active role in leadership development and coaching. How can HR improve leadership development in an organization? The following is a guest piece by Kelly Barcelos.

Preview Thursday: Up is Not the Only Way by Beverly Kaye, Lindy Williams, and Lynn Cowart

Lead Change Blog

Beverly Kaye founded Career Systems International (CSI) more than thirty years ago, and it has become a global leader in developing and delivering innovative, action-based talent management solutions. Lindy Williams , designer and senior consultant with CSI, held roles in operations and human resources before stepping out of the corporate world to work on designing and implementing award-winning development processes.

Uber Is Finally Realizing HR Isn’t Just for Recruiting

Harvard Business

Employees and other constituents should expect HR to hold leaders accountable for fiduciary and strategic risks, just as a CFO would be expected to hold leaders accountable for a risky pattern of using corporate funds or resources. All too often, however, startup leaders are less savvy when it comes to human capital, until it’s too late. Ultimately, boards, CEOs, and investors get the quality of leadership — and HR — that they demand and permit.

This Woman Walks The “Greater Than Yourself” Talk

Steve Farber

Indie Bollman, Co-facilitator of the upcoming Greater Than Yourself Leadership Experience and People Development Expert. Talk about walking the walk … when her company did a ‘180’ from bankruptcy to double digit annual gains, people development expert Indie Bollman along with the company CEO gave much credit to application of the LEAP and Greater Than Yourself approaches created by Steve Farber.

The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

Sales Wolf Blog

Department of Labor HR.com, your human resources community for knowledge, expertise and resources IQPC Worldwide - Business conferences, events, workshops, seminars & masterclasses IQPC Personal Accountability - a CORE Foundation for Customer Experience Creation Without QBQ Personal Accountability, no organizations culture will flourish, no Customer Experience will be maximized. SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional!

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The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

Sales Wolf Blog

Department of Labor HR.com, your human resources community for knowledge, expertise and resources IQPC Worldwide - Business conferences, events, workshops, seminars & masterclasses IQPC Personal Accountability - a CORE Foundation for Customer Experience Creation Without QBQ Personal Accountability, no organizations culture will flourish, no Customer Experience will be maximized. SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional!

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The Secret to Building Resilience: An Interview with Pat Teague

HR Digest

Pat Teague, who leads USAA’s human resources team, talks to The HR Digest about the company’s leadership development programs that has helped attract the industry’s most driven workers and how tough times can have a motivational impact on the workforce.

Top Leadership Bloggers’ Recent Best Posts

Michael Lee Stallard

Here’s a collection of the best blog posts over the last month written by top leadership bloggers. Thanks to Dan McCarthy over at Great Leadership for organizing it. Welcome to the November 7, 2010, early bird edition of leadership development carnival! We’ve got over 40 recent leadership posts from the best of the best leadership bloggers. Simmons gives us Power: The Heart Of Leadership | Bret L.

The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

Sales Wolf Blog

Department of Labor HR.com, your human resources community for knowledge, expertise and resources IQPC Worldwide - Business conferences, events, workshops, seminars & masterclasses IQPC Personal Accountability - a CORE Foundation for Customer Experience Creation Without QBQ Personal Accountability, no organizations culture will flourish, no Customer Experience will be maximized. SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional!

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Focus HR on Process Improvement

Harvard Business Review

To deliver more value, the human resources function needs to spend more time accelerating operational improvement and less time on its traditional administrative and compliance activities. Bring people into HR with extensive operational improvement experience. To get the "people" part of process improvement right, HR needs employees who can go toe-to-toe discussing operational changes with line managers. Human resources Operations Productivity

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.

IBM Focuses HR on Change

Harvard Business Review

It's rare to find a corporate human resources function that accelerates change by actively finding ways to help drive new strategies. Over the last decade, HR at IBM took a number of steps to help drive operational improvement: Delivered the new skills IBM needed at the front lines. HR reinvented the way it trained and developed talent. We know, for example, that developing leaders is essential. In developed countries, such as France and the U.K.,

Future Leadership

Marshall Goldsmith

Are there “best” ways to develop current and future leaders? Who will design, manage, and deliver world-class leadership programs? Leadership development is becoming closely aligned with and used to support corporate strategy. Issues such as globalization, decentralization, and the rapid pace of today’s marketplace have forced companies to evaluate the way they operate. Focus on human resources development and business experience.

It???s Time to Retool HR, Not Split It

Harvard Business Review

Splitting HR is also dangerous and counterproductive, but proposing it also points to the truth by vividly showing the challenge and importance of making leaders more sophisticated about HR and talent (talent includes human-centered capabilities, engagement, motivation, values and organization design). Retooling HR makes organization leaders smarter by applying their existing sophistication about finance, engineering, operations and marketing to HR and talent decisions.

How GE Trains More Experienced Employees

Harvard Business Review

Entry-level programs are an integral part of talent-development strategies and often are the only effective bridge between academia and the business environment. At GE, we have created mid-career leadership programs as one answer to these challenges. Too senior for an early-career program, Jim was nominated to the Corporate Leadership Staff, one of our mid-career accelerator programs. Human resources Leadership development Talent management

What It Will Take to Fix HR

Harvard Business Review

In the July/August issue of HBR , Ram Charan argues that the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) role should be eliminated, with HR responsibilities funneled in two separate directions — administration , led by traditional HR-types, reporting to the CFO; and talent strategy , led by high-potential line managers, reporting to the corner office. Put the most strategic pieces into the hands of up-and-comers passing through the leadership-development revolving door?

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Possibility Maximizer: Management Improvement Carnival

Sales Wolf Blog

Department of Labor HR.com, your human resources community for knowledge, expertise and resources IQPC Worldwide - Business conferences, events, workshops, seminars & masterclasses IQPC Personal Accountability - a CORE Foundation for Customer Experience Creation Without QBQ Personal Accountability, no organizations culture will flourish, no Customer Experience will be maximized. SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional!

Possibility Maximizer: Maxim Health Systems' Flu and Wellness Podcast

Sales Wolf Blog

Department of Labor HR.com, your human resources community for knowledge, expertise and resources IQPC Worldwide - Business conferences, events, workshops, seminars & masterclasses IQPC Personal Accountability - a CORE Foundation for Customer Experience Creation Without QBQ Personal Accountability, no organizations culture will flourish, no Customer Experience will be maximized. SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional!

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Three Reasons Why Small Companies Do Not Use Pre-Employment.

Sales Wolf Blog

Department of Labor HR.com, your human resources community for knowledge, expertise and resources IQPC Worldwide - Business conferences, events, workshops, seminars & masterclasses IQPC Personal Accountability - a CORE Foundation for Customer Experience Creation Without QBQ Personal Accountability, no organizations culture will flourish, no Customer Experience will be maximized. SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional!

Why the Best Internal Candidate Might Be from an Unlikely Part of the Company

Harvard Business

Nearly a decade since Gallup released its bible, Strengths-Based Leadership, which asserts that great leaders are always investing in strengths, we are learning that the opposite may also be true. To use a sports analogy, you’re not going to ever be a really great tennis player unless you stop relying on your forehand (your strength) so that you can develop your backhand, which is inherently weaker. We all need to develop skills that don’t come naturally.

3M’s SVP of HR Kristen Ludgate on a Better Way to Attract Top Talent

HR Digest

Kristen Ludgate, who leads 3M’s human resources team, talks to The HR Digest about the “15% culture” philosophy that has helped attract the industry’s most driven workers and how tough times can have a motivational impact on the workforce. COURAGE UNDER CHANGE.

Possibility Maximizer: The Conference Board

Sales Wolf Blog

Department of Labor HR.com, your human resources community for knowledge, expertise and resources IQPC Worldwide - Business conferences, events, workshops, seminars & masterclasses IQPC Personal Accountability - a CORE Foundation for Customer Experience Creation Without QBQ Personal Accountability, no organizations culture will flourish, no Customer Experience will be maximized. SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional!

The 10 Elements of Positive Performance Management

Great Leadership By Dan

Clearly, by executing PPM with character, you also enable your organization to exercise its free will to make the best human resource decisions possible, whether they are decisions involving promotion, transfer, discipline, and even termination. It is only as a result of leaders’ executing PPM with unwavering character and purpose that an organization—your organization—can lay the groundwork for achieving breakthrough-operating performance.

Meet My Next Group of Coaches!

Marshall Goldsmith

I wrote down Frances Hesselbein (former CEO of the Girl Scouts and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom), Alan Mulally (former CEO of Ford and CEO of the year in the United States), Peter Drucker (founder of modern management), Paul Hersey (noted author, teacher, and personal mentor of mine), and Warren Bennis (one of the world’s greatest leadership thinkers of his time). Diane Ryan – Academy Professor and Director Leadership Development at US Military Academy, Professor Dept.

Possibility Maximizer: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

Sales Wolf Blog

Department of Labor HR.com, your human resources community for knowledge, expertise and resources IQPC Worldwide - Business conferences, events, workshops, seminars & masterclasses IQPC Personal Accountability - a CORE Foundation for Customer Experience Creation Without QBQ Personal Accountability, no organizations culture will flourish, no Customer Experience will be maximized. SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional!

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