2020 Top CHRO List – The People Leaders To Watch

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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.

Dave Ulrich on calculating the market value of leadership: An interview by Bob Morris

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He has been ranked as the #1 management guru by Business Week, profiled by Fast Company as… Read More Dave Ulrich on calculating the market value of leadership: An interview by Bob Morris. Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Collegiate Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and a partner at the RBL Group a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value.

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Why HR Needs to Be a Marketer

In the CEO Afterlife

Great marketing begins with great strategy. There’s more: a marketer’s product or service better deliver on the promise. If it doesn’t, great marketing cannot exist. For the sake of brevity, I’ll list just five similarities between HR and brand marketing. 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.

How to Align Yourself (And Others) Up, Down, Sideways, And Diagonally on the Chain of Command to Improve Outcomes

Leading Blog

Aisha is a marketing executive who found herself overcommitted after being pulled into a seemingly endless project on a cross-functional team. Are there any needed extra resources you should secure, or any instructions or goals that aren’t clear? Human Resources

Charismatic Leadership: Style or Substance?

In the CEO Afterlife

Is this also the case in business leadership? Those who strive for this quality are known to study the art and the science of leadership presence. They take courses on public speaking, they learn how to stand out in group settings, they search out mentors and leadership coaches who help them engage, connect and influence others. These measures will certainly help to improve one’s leadership presence. Branding Human Resources Leadership Marketing Strategy

Tech for Your Social Media Marketing Team

Chart Your Course

Make sure your marketing team is equipped with all the tools they will need. Marketers should check out these apps. The post Tech for Your Social Media Marketing Team appeared first on Motivational Business Speaker|Leadership Training |DISC Training. Communication Articles Human Resource Management social mediaSocial media can be a beast to get your head around. Luckily, there are expert programs that will help you expand your social media outreach.

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Employee Engagement 101: Ask the Holy Question

Leading Blog

Increasing shareholder value, company market share, or worker productivity just doesn’t jazz the average worker. So, if your boss’s goal is to “repurpose our existing product assets to create new revenue streams and optimize our market dominance on a go-forward basis,” you can tie your boss’s goal to your employee’s own career aspirations by saying, “Hey, John, you said that you want more opportunities to use your creativity. Human Resources

Why Complexity Sucks

In the CEO Afterlife

It starts with the corporate strategy, and includes marketing strategy, and the all-important human resource strategy. In marketing, great branding steers clear of multi-benefits; one clear, compelling benefit will find a place in busy minds. 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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Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers

Chart Your Course

It’s human nature to resist new responsibilities or rules. For instance, a business wants to expand its social media marketing. Armed with ready ideas, the lead team can decide who will post what and when, creating a consistent, time-efficient social marketing strategy. The post Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers appeared first on Leadership Speaker and Motivational Speaker for Businesses | Employee Engagement | Gregory Smith - Chart Your Course International.

Leading Without Direct Reports

In the CEO Afterlife

Leadership does not begin the when you step upon the first rung of the management ladder. And when you fail to demonstrate traits critical to successful leadership, the expectations of your colleagues and subordinates are dashed. The previous paragraph embodies a paradigm – we are conditioned to think about leadership in terms of leading others. But, leadership isn’t always directing others. Leadership Comes in All Shapes and Sizes.

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When to Ditch the Leadership Love-in

In the CEO Afterlife

In my blog of two weeks ago, entitled The Leadership Love-In [link] I reiterated the never ending need for better leadership. I also extended kudos to a handful of passionate leadership bloggers who I consider to be experts in their field (links listed below). Given my background is in business, I tend to think of leadership in a competitive context. In the leadership game, mental toughness and tenacity in hard times separates winners from losers.

3 Skills Every HR Professional Should Master

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The world of work is on the brink of automation and yet some jobs are still human-centric. Human resources is one of those professions that hasn’t been automated yet. As we’ve mentioned earlier, the first and foremost requirement to excel in your profession is to be human.

Don’t Leave Workplace Civility to Chance

Leading Blog

Simply defining these valued behaviors - and marketing them like crazy with, for example, posters throughout your workspace - does nothing more than increase awareness. Some new valued behaviors might need to be added to address new temptations, new generations, new customer or market demands, etc. Watch my three minute “ Culture Leadership Charge ” video on YouTube for further insights. * * * S. Human ResourcesW E'RE FACING a respect crisis.

8 Principles for Building a High-Performance Culture

Leading Blog

When McCord began her career in Human Resources at Netflix, she began working with Reed Hastings to identify the behaviors that they wanted to see become consistent practices and worked to instill the discipline of actually doing them. I realized that his work with us had given him a whole new market value. Human ResourcesW HEN IT COMES to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong.

20 Reasons Why Companies Should Do Less Better

In the CEO Afterlife

The seemingly more attractive (and logical) option is to do more and more – the theory being the more markets, products, and businesses a company engages in, the better the results. The power of the do less better strategy is its capacity to keep thinks a simple and uncluttered from production and distribution all the way to sales, marketing, and service. Farsightedness is essential to effective leadership. Do Less Better is the name of my book.

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. Although Coca-Cola sales lag those of their food and beverage arch rival, Coke’s profit and market cap significantly outpaces Pepsi. The outcome of ‘doing less better’ in market scope has been stellar; past five years sales have doubled and earnings have tripled.

Talent Magnet: How to Get and Keep Top Talent

Leading Blog

To answer the question, what attracts top talent, author and Vice President of High Performance Leadership at Chick-fil-A, Inc. An organization’s leadership must understand their individual roles in delivering on the promise. The promise should run through all of your corporate communications: engaged, caring leadership, champions of growth and opportunity, and a connection to a larger story that impacts society. Human Resources

Candidate Management During a Crisis

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Consider the following recommendations for effective candidate management during a crisis: Empathize: In a situation like this, it is human nature to think about one’s own health, safety, career, and expenses first. General expectation setting and maintenance is paramount to any recruitment process and especially so in a tumultuous market environment. Human Capital Leadership Management Executive Search human resources executive search CHRO Career Tips thriving Candidate Managemen

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Why Great Brands Lose Their Way

In the CEO Afterlife

Never in the history of marketing has there been so much talk about branding. The conversation in the world of branding is well beyond product and service brand discussion by marketers and ad agencies. With the exception of niche, specialty, and some consumer technology markets, I see less and less of this in big business. Branding has proliferated big time – we now have personal brands, country brands, political brands, cause-related brands, even cultural brands.

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Knowledge Is Power. Data Isn’t.

In the CEO Afterlife

One of the best sources of understanding is experience, such as in-market know-how, familiarity with competitors and customers, or expertise in leading during turbulent times. 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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How to Create a Personal Brand Strategy Statement

In the CEO Afterlife

Branding Human Resources Leadership Marketing Strategy Uncategorized Business CEO Culture In the CEO Afterlife Mentoring Personal Branding Personal Brands VisionBranding has flourished big time—we have product brands, service brands, country brands, political brands, cause-related brands, even cultural brands. In this post I want to help those of you who are keen to create your personal brand. To do that, you’ll need a brand strategy.

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Who Makes Resolutions Come True? YOU

In the CEO Afterlife

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. Before setting them, I’d like to suggest that you consider a fundamental question before setting goals and objectives for your personal life and your professional life. The question is this: What’s holding you back?

Nine Rules for Employee Engagement

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Moreover, experts say employee engagement is doubly important in times of economic recession, uncertainty or boom, because this is when the human element differentiates those who fail, survive or thrive. In today’s tough job market, workers want to be sure their career has a future that fits into the changing economy. The post Nine Rules for Employee Engagement appeared first on Leadership Speaker | Employee Engagement | Gregory Smith: Chart Your Course International.

Stop Trying to Do More and More

In the CEO Afterlife

In Theodore Levitt’s The Marketing Imagination , the renowned marketing professor said there was no such thing as a commodity, only people who think like commodities. Differentiation is still the name of the marketing game. Several big brand marketers have fallen on their own swords in their effort to drive growth. The name stood for healthy breakfasts, and for decades adept marketers worked hard to fortify that stellar reputation.

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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. When leadership foresight is compelling, inclusive, and easily definable, people want to be a part of it; they want to follow their leader to that place. Leadership is the conduit. To every one of us, the future is important.

Rookie Talent: Avoiding a Kodak Moment

Leading Blog

During most of the 20th century Kodak held a dominant position in photographic film, and in 1976, had an 89% market share of photographic film sales in the United States. I can’t help but wonder: If Kodak had paid attention to its aging workforce trend, would the company have maintained market share and avoided bankruptcy? The largest, best-educated generation in history has become an under-utilized resource, vastly unprepared to move into positions of responsibility and leadership.

Stubbornness and Strategy: Birds of a Feather

In the CEO Afterlife

Strategies that emerge from consciously passing on certain markets, products, and brand benefits improves performance because they tell you what not to do. The reward for this strategic stubbornness is profits and market capitalization that greatly exceed Coke’s much larger competitor who market food under the Frito Lay and Quaker Oats portfolios. From as far back as my days in brand management, I have held a deep affection for strategy.

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. Make the right move, shatter market paradigms, and competitors will follow, no matter their size. With the right headset, there is no reason why a smaller player cannot challenge a giant’s wallop and become a leader within its chosen market.

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The Power of Strategic Sacrifice in a Complex World

In the CEO Afterlife

All the way from the C-suite’s choice of markets in which to compete to a person’s daily “to do” list , the “how” is the capacity to make tough strategic choices and tough strategic sacrifices. In Do Less Better , I discuss several disciplines and examples of successful focus and sacrifice as it applies to leadership, strategy, marketing, branding and culture. Rudderless leadership and morose cultures will eventually bring a company to its knees.

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Want to Cut Complexity? Kill Your Darlings.

In the CEO Afterlife

Branding Human Resources Leadership Life Marketing Strategy Bob Olodort CEO Complexity Culture Focus Jacobs Suchard Nabob Sacrifice Samsung Vision There are plenty of generic strategic choices to drive a business forward. Risk-averse CEOs find comfort in the ‘ doing more of the same’ strategic mode. Yet, when things get tough, they quickly knee-jerk into ‘ doing more of the same, with less.’

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. Clout allows these giants to grow, but there is absolutely no reason why a smaller player cannot become a market leader within their chosen market(s). I should know; I spent 17 years at Jacobs Suchard winning within the intensely competitive coffee and chocolate markets.

What Makes P&G Great?

In the CEO Afterlife

I could talk about their brands, their global clout, their sales growth or their stock market value. P&G people have a tremendous trust in each other, but the ultimate judge is in the data, such as market share and productivity. Branding Human Resources Leadership Strategy Business Consumer Packaged Goods Integrity Marketing Owen Butler P&G Procter & Gamble Vision

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. How CEOs prioritize and exercise the principles of great leadership forever hinges on the needs and the conditions of the enterprise they lead. Human Resources Leadership Strategy Apple Business CEO Google In the CEO Afterlife Innovation Larry Page Marketing Steve Jobs Vision

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Is Business a Combination of Sport and War?

In the CEO Afterlife

As for sport, the game of market share was an easy way to track success. With only 100% available to the players of the market share game, you knew whether your play(s) made you a winner or a loser. The delusion is that market share is the “be all and end all” of business success. Proponents believe that dominant market share creates competitive advantage because ofmarketplace leverage and economies of scale. Their horizon is markets that do not exist.

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Work That Matters starts with Matters that Work

In the CEO Afterlife

Bean , the idea of selling really good merchandise at a reasonable profit and treating customers like human beings is worth the effort. For Wegman’s Food Markets, it’s all about caring, high standards, making a difference, respect, and empowerment. That said, for those keen to realize a more human way to do business, the starting place is rather simple. To most of us, the phrase Work that Matters infers job satisfaction.

Are Great CEOs Always Great Leaders?

In the CEO Afterlife

Somehow he was able to see the unseen, and marshal Apple’s resources to deliver the innovative products that fulfilled his view of what lied ahead. Theoretically, the principles and personal characteristics that constitute great leadership should mirror those of greats CEOs – but not always. Companies, markets, and the categories in which they compete can be exceedingly dissimilar. CEOs can exhibit some odd leadership characteristics and still get the job done.

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Linds Redding’s Short Lesson in Perspective

In the CEO Afterlife

Others misshapen and graceless fragments, but harboring perhaps the glimmer of a smile or a grain of human truth which had won it’s temporary reprieve from the reject pile. This human powered b t filter was a handy and powerful tool. Branding Human Resources Leadership Life Marketing Strategy Writing Advertising art Business Creativity design illustration In the CEO Afterlife John Richard Bell Leaderhip Mentoring Social Media The CEO Afterlife Vision

What Not to Do When Business Sours

In the CEO Afterlife

Branding Human Resources Leadership Strategy Advertising Business CEO Crisis Management Culture Entrepreneurship In the CEO Afterlife Innovation John Richard Bell Leaderhip Marketing Mentoring Vision Wall StreetMost of you have heard the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,” or something to that effect. Basically, the idiom advises us not to discard something valuable in our eagerness to get rid of some useless thing associated with it.

Bullied by a Monopoly

In the CEO Afterlife

So I approached the maker and negotiated a deal whereby they would produce for me under a brand that I would create for a niche market – the tourist and gourmet trade. Human Resources Leadership Marketing Strategy Bar Codes Branding Business Costco GS1 Monopolies PLU Restraint of Trade Retail Power The BlackBear Fruit CompanyA long time ago, I’d bought some jam and fruit syrup from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. The quality of the product was outstanding.

Where (and When) the Magic Happens

In the CEO Afterlife

Innovation starts with leadership. Innovators don’t put ideas before committees or tolerate whining about not enough resources such as staffing, data or funding. The giant’s power, expressed in market or balance sheet clout gave them a ticket to pass go, and most have taken the easy way out. Human Resources Leadership Marketing Strategy Amazon Apple Business CEO Creativity Entrepreneurship Google In the CEO Afterlife Innovation John Richard Bell Life Steve Jobs

Snails and Big Companies

In the CEO Afterlife

The power of their market share (much of it gained through acquisition of independent seed companies) has left farmers with fewer and fewer seed choices. Human Resources Leadership Strategy American Airlines Apple AT&T Bank of America BP Branding Business Cadbury Charter Communications Culture Danone General Foods Halliburton In the CEO Afterlife Jacobs Suchard John Richard Bell Kraft Foods Marketing Monsanto Nabisco Procter & Gamble Tombstone Pizza

The Essence of Strategy (Part 2) | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Leadership. by John • October 30, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 4 Comments. In a strategy seminar I asked the leadership team to tell me what business they were in. After that, you migrate to tactics – which battles to wage, when, how and with what resources. Leadership , Marketing , Strategy. Human Resources. Leadership. Marketing. In the CEO Afterlife.

The ‘Old Economy’ Needs a Rocket Man

In the CEO Afterlife

Most problems in business begin with leadership. Right away, he replaced the chief operating officer, chief marketing officer, chief technology officer and chief talent officer. Human Resources Leadership Marketing Strategy Amazon Apple Business CEO Entrepreneurship Google Howard Schultz In the CEO Afterlife Innovation J.C. So much has been written about business innovation this past year.