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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. By knowing what people want to get out of work, you can give them stretch assignments that connect project tasks to their own goals. Human Resources

4 Must-Have Skills of the Well-Rounded Project Manager

Strategy Driven

In today’s business environment, project managers are now recognized for their critical role in keeping essential business functions running smoothly. As such, there’s been a corresponding boom in demand for workers with project management skills.

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Why Complexity Sucks

In the CEO Afterlife

Dumping pet projects, reducing your customer list, or turning down new sales opportunities can be incredibly difficult to do. It starts with the corporate strategy, and includes marketing strategy, and the all-important human resource strategy.

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Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers

Chart Your Course

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. For instance, a business wants to expand its social media marketing. This past February Yahoo!’s

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. Aligning all plans, decisions, and actions to your valued behaviors becomes a never-ending project. Human Resources

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.

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. Farsightedness is essential to effective leadership. Prioritize project lists.

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

Chart Your Course

But a recent Chart Your Course International project led by Greg Smith and Patricio Porras not only achieved success for Riverside Auto Group but outlined a blueprint that virtually every company can follow when trying to change its culture.

Linds Redding’s Short Lesson in Perspective

In the CEO Afterlife

It worked like this: My creative partner Laurence and I would spend the day covering A2 sheets torn from layout pads with ideas for whatever project we were currently engaged upon – an ad for a new gas oven, tennis racket or whatever.

What Not to Do When Business Sours

In the CEO Afterlife

When it comes to belt-tightening, the astute CEO will target those areas or projects that don’t detract from the vision/strategy or the company’s competitive differentiation. Most of you have heard the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,” or something to that effect.

Time is Love

Women on Business

decision-making Female Executives Human Resources Issues International Business job satisfaction Leadership Management Marketing Networking personal development Project Management Uncategorized Women On Business Work-Home Life Time Management CoachingThere is a new song out by Josh Turner entitled “Time is Love” Every time I hear this song it is a mini-exercise in personal and professional strategic planning for me. .

Proof That Less is More

In the CEO Afterlife

Ever since I started blogging about leadership and strategy, I’ve been harping about the notion of “doing less, better” as a business modus operandi. Successful multi-product companies in various markets achieve success by narrowing their businesses into manageable units.

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How We Can All Contemplate The Future Of The Workplace

Chart Your Course

Throughout my 30 years in the human behavioral assessment industry, I’ve spent countless hours researching soft skills and behavioral styles, motivators, and emotional intelligence—some of the things that makes individuals unique. It is not wired particularly well for projecting future events.

Highlighting Our November Sponsor: Remote Leadership Institute

Lead Change Blog

We are thrilled to have the Remote Leadership Institute as our Lead Change Group sponsor for November! The Remote Leadership Institute (RLI) helps remote leaders succeed in a virtual workplace. Approximately 78% of those messages are considered “spam” or unwelcome marketing.

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A Manifesto’s Unbridled Power

In the CEO Afterlife

We believe we need to own and control the primary technologies behind the products that we make and participate only in markets where we can make a significant contribution. W e believe in saying no to thousands of projects so we can focus on the few that are meaningful to us.

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The Importance of Testing in an E-marketing Campaign

Women on Business

The same principles apply to e-marketing: before rolling out a campaign to a large audience, test it on a small one. How does their e-marketing supplement their traditional marketing? The same idea works for e-marketing. Has Email Marketing Become Obsolete?

The Rules of Retention

Chart Your Course

They also provide more than double the market average in training time for entry-level employees, and offer clear paths for advancement into management. Leadership training is also critical for managers, as it equips them to guide and groom their staff.

Corporate Coherence Works

In the CEO Afterlife

Ever since I started blogging about leadership and strategy, I’ve been harping about the notion of “doing less, better” as a business modus operandi. Successful multi-product companies in various markets achieve success by narrowing their businesses into manageable units.

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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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Leadership Lessons from Outward Bound

Skip Prichard

Reprinted with permission from the book, Outward Bound Lessons to Live a Life of Leadership by Mark Brown, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. I observed this power of mission-driven servant leadership multiple times during my career. took over leadership from their fathers.

25 Career Options in Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

Interested in a career in leadership development? Leadership Trainer or Training Manager : c onducting or managing leadership and management training programs. Leadership Author : w riting books about leadership. careers roles leadership development jobs

It’s Time to View Leadership as a Profession

Great Leadership By Dan

reprinted with permission from DDI's Directions newsletter): Leadership is a craft. in your organization were as passionate about leadership. sought to humanize medicine and was portrayed by Robin Williams in a 1998. identify themselves as leadership professionals.

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50 Shades of Decay

In the CEO Afterlife

Absentee leadership. Too many projects, too many priorities. Marketing blames Sales. Project deadlines are seldom met. Human Resources Leadership Strategy Uncategorized Business CEO Crisis Management Culture In the CEO Afterlife Innovation John Richard Bell Life Vision

Confidence, Respect, Trust and Professionalism #cipd12

Rapid BI

Change required for HR, Recruitment and people leadership. Quite simply, many young people do not have the confidence they appear to project. To do this front line employees need to be trusted with the resources required.

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Business Leadership Expertise: Give a Gift of Honoring :: Women on.

Women on Business

Right now I am researching the first section of my new book “Dipping in the WELL: Women Executive Leadership Learning”. For me it was a first grade teacher who challenged me to take an art project some “annoying boy” in my class had scribbled on and find a way to make it work.

An Unlikely Partnership: When HR and Marketing Join Forces

Harvard Business Review

We've seen success with a novel approach to talent engagement: an integrated HR-Marketing strategy that teams Marketing's brand messaging savvy with HR's internal perspective and expertise. The partnership brings added value to Marketing as well. How much more effective could a CMO be if he or she knew for certain that talent would deliver on the brand promise made in every external marketing message?

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The Hard-Knock Valuation of Brand Equity Growth | In the CEO.

In the CEO Afterlife

Leadership. by John • October 11, 2011 • Branding , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 0 Comments. Marketers, who work for the likes of P&G or Unilever, periodically check brand awareness and brand attributes to measure progress. Human Resources.

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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. How can HR improve leadership development in an organization? The following is a guest piece by Kelly Barcelos.

HR Leaders Need Stronger Data Skills

Harvard Business Review

” In today’s tightening labor market, HR leaders must work relentlessly to develop and recruit people who advance digital transformation across their organizations. We base this claim about HR’s digital skills gap on the results of our latest global leadership survey.

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. A global mindset is a critical skill parallel to legal, marketing, sales, or strategy. Run complex projects.

25 Tools Every Manager Should Know | Survive Your Promotion!

Survive Your Promotion

These are great resources if you want to build on a specific skill, or learn about a topic in more depth. Leadership is the act of inspiring others to perform at a higher level. Salary and total compensation information can vary from market to market.

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Is Your C-Suite Working As A Team?

Lead Change Blog

The Deloitte 2018 Global Human Capital Trends Survey identified ten common themes that are keeping global business leaders awake at night and the overwhelming winner was the lack of alignment and collaboration at board level (the C-Suite). 85% of survey respondents rated collaboration in the board room as the most important or very important pressing human capital issue they face, whilst a further 73% agreed that often the C-suite work in isolation from the rest of the business.

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Why Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Work

Lead Change Blog

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a billion dollar business for good reason. An ERP management information system integrates areas such as planning, purchasing, inventory, sales, marketing, finance and human resource.

Work in the Future Will Fall into These 4 Categories

Harvard Business Review

Work and workers (yes, humans) will always be essential to organizations, but organizations themselves will be more diverse, and work will be organized, structured, and done in new ways, increasingly through arrangements outside of regular full-time employment. Human-automation collaboration.

Why More Executives Should Consider Becoming a CHRO

Harvard Business Review

We confirmed that CEOs are well aware of the importance of talent , rating finding the best human capital as a top challenge, but that business leaders without an HR background can be reluctant to take the CHRO role, because of their negative perception of HR, their fear that the role won’t have an impact, and their concerns about lacking necessary functional knowledge. The live event could have failed in many ways; the safe thing to do would have been to back off the project.

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The Best Ways Your Organization Can Support Working Parents

Harvard Business Review

Over the past decade of leading human-capital and work-life efforts at Fortune 500 companies, I’ve advised management teams and coached individuals struggling to balance the competing demands of work and home. Become a market maker. Focus the resources you do have on key transition points. Advertise resources already in place — and destigmatize their use. ” Don’t just offer resources — help your people easily reach them.

HR Can’t Change Company Culture by Itself

Harvard Business Review

A strong culture is vital for organizational success – as evidenced by the relationship between culture and leadership , employee commitment , customer satisfaction , and innovation. While culture change can be an important and exciting project for HR, making it HR’s sole responsibility doesn’t work out as anyone had hoped. That’s why culture change has to be a collaborative project.

Balancing Parenting and Work Stress: A Guide

Harvard Business Review

Although it’s a go-to resource, the working-parent grapevine doesn’t always provide the most useful or can-do support. Over the past decade of leading human capital, diversity, and retention efforts in several demanding U.S.-based It’s as applicable for fathers as for mothers, whatever the family configuration, and regardless of roles or resources. Managing yourself Managing people Human resource management Digital Article

5 Critical Factors For Building The Right Team

Tanveer Naseer

A big portion of the early challenges we had on the Xbox project related to a United Nations of cultures that did not mesh well into a team. business communication culture Guest Posts leadership Recent Posts blind spots diversity execution growth perception strategy success teamwork

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StrategyDriven Leadership Conversation Episode 6 – Developing a.

Strategy Driven

Complimenting the StrategyDriven Management & Leadership articles, these conversations examine the real world challenges managers face every day that are not easily solved with a new or redesigned process and instead demand the application of soft leadership skills to achieve a positive outcome. Casting your vote for the StrategyDriven Leadership Conversation improves our ranking and helps us attract new listeners which, in turn, helps us grow our community.

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The Essence of Strategy | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Leadership. by John • October 23, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 4 Comments. Steve Jobs managed to harness the resources of 49,000 employees to introduce and successfully market a slew of breakthroughs.

It’s Not HR’s Job to Be Strategic

Harvard Business Review

Human-capital issues are top-of-mind for CEOs around the world — but their regard for the HR function remains perilously low: In a PwC study , only 34% said that HR is well prepared to capitalize on transformational trends (compared with 56% for finance). A few months ago, Ram Charan proposed splitting HR into two parts: one to oversee leadership and organization, and one to handle administration. Hiring Human resources Talent management

The Big Picture of Business – Biggest Excuses They Use… and You Should Avoid: Rationales and Reasons Why Businesses Fail

Strategy Driven

Our human resources department takes care of that. We have annual sales projections. In reality, no single market shift speaks completely for itself. Abilities to think, reason, take risks and feel gut human instincts must all be nurtured.