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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). Human Resource Champions (1996).

Why Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Work

Lead Change Blog

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a billion dollar business for good reason. This business process management software makes it easier to manage a complex business because integrated applications help automate a number of back office functions and coordinate all operations.

Will Artificial Intelligence Take Your Job?

Leading Blog

A PEW RESEARCH CENTER study found that Americans are roughly twice as likely to express worry (72%) than enthusiasm about a future in which robots and computers are capable of doing many jobs that are currently done by humans. Human Resources

T.O.I.L.E.T. Training™ -- a breakthrough system to improve workplace learning

Great Leadership By Dan

Training System™ -- a new platform that promises to reshape how training is delivered in modern organizations. Training System™ takes the concept to a new level. Training System™, RLI conducted extensive on-site research at some of America’s leading companies.

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. But in 1999, at the height of the Internet boom, I took a two-year leave of absence to serve as director of system architecture at Akamai Technologies, an MIT start-up located here in Cambridge.

20 Reasons Why Companies Should Do Less Better

In the CEO Afterlife

What’s left in apparel and sporting goods is a good strategic fit with Nike’s operations. That makes an organization operationally and strategically stronger. Farsightedness is essential to effective leadership. Do Less Better is the name of my book.

Possibility Maximizer: Maxim Health Systems' Flu and Wellness Podcast

Sales Wolf Blog

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional! I highly recommend you download this short but highly informative flu and wellness podcast from the good folks at Maxim Health Systems.

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The 5 Best Bargains in Business

In the CEO Afterlife

For a moment, I’d like you to forget about throwing heaps of cash at such initiatives as computer systems, advertising, equipment, recruiting – even training. Here are the 5 best bargains in the world of business: Leadership heads the list.

What Makes P&G Great?

In the CEO Afterlife

Once taken, they co-operatively move forward toward the common goal. It takes individuals with a lot of confidence in their intelligence and spirit to work happily in this kind of system.

How to Get a Safe, Smart BYOD Policy off the Ground

Chart Your Course

Don’t rely on employees to devise their own systems to prevent this. Another solution enables employees to create separate workspaces for their personal and corporate information through a cloud-based system. Communication Articles Human Resource Management

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. Co-Operation.

Four Steps to Improve Poor Performance

Chart Your Course

They abuse the system. As business strategies and operations change, employees should be given the tools and skills needed to succeed. Underperforming employees are not hard to find. They are perpetually tardy or absent, or procrastinate and mismanage projects.

Leadership in Cybersecurity

N2Growth Blog

Regardless of titles or functional position, the lead role in a security organization is expected to wear many hats and solve a myriad of strategic, operational and tactical problems. Network systems security. Human resource leadership.

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Why I cringe when people say “hire for fit”

Surviving Leadership

And they attribute it to their “culture” – from how they operate, to how they hire, to how they make, spend, and save money. culture Decision Making General Rant about Leading human resources interviewing leadership management recruiting success work

Chief Leadership Officer: Disrupting the CEO Status Quo

Lead Change Blog

Unfortunately, her title is a strategic, operational, financial, and cultural derailing eventuality to the intended track of her purpose, vision and values. Chris and Bill are at two ends of the same CEO-led management system. The CEO System Exposed.

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Are They Contractors or Staff?

Women on Business

As a larger operation, it gets a bit tougher. operates their own business. Do their systems integrate with yours? Books for Businesswomen business development Businesswomen Bloggers Communications decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Finance Human Resources Issues International Business Leadership Legal and Compliance Issues Management Strategy Women Business Owners Women On Business Women On Business News Workplace Issues

The USPS Lesson

Women on Business

The postal situation is not unique and what it highlights is how the wrong type of organizational culture can kill even a giant like the postal system. The post office has operational problems, outdated processes and rigid employment contracts. To really solve the problem you have to find the source and that means looking at the post office as a whole and creating solutions that address the whole system. The post office is nearly bankrupt, the cost cutting is not working.

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What is Great Leadership?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Ted Bagley: All organizations worry about leadership, from the mom and pop community businesses to the giant global entities both domestic and international. Managers tend to govern over process, data, projects and products while leaders tend to utilize human capital to navigate these same areas and participate as part of the process. Good leadership is defined as proper training, rewarding, assisting, coaching and respecting those who “carry the load”.

HP Headed to Hotel California?

Women on Business

HP has not had a stellar track record when it comes to leadership and their choices have often gotten them into sticky situations. It isn’t entirely fair to heap all of the blame onto the CEO’s; there was another broken system at play, the Board of Directors. When it works, it’s wonderful but the operative word is when it works. For a small business, this is a huge operational problem.

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The Consumerization Of IT And It's Impact In The Workplace

Eric Jacobson

I recently coordinated a roundtable with thought leaders across a range of Human Resources functions to participate in a discussion which sought to explore the challenges this trend poses--and to see what opportunity it presents to HR.

Leading HR: Excelling in Administration

LDRLB

The scope of HR typically includes managing the HR Information Systems, overseeing contracted services, ensuring compliance with applicable labor and human rights laws, coordinating and delivering on projects and many other things. Operational leaders will not trust HR if the department constantly bungles their transactions. HR leaders must take a servant leadership approach to the rest of the organization, in order to be truly effective.

Leading HR: Excelling in Administration

LDRLB

The scope of HR typically includes managing the HR Information Systems, overseeing contracted services, ensuring compliance with applicable labor and human rights laws, coordinating and delivering on projects and many other things. Operational leaders will not trust HR if the department constantly bungles their transactions. HR leaders must take a servant leadership approach to the rest of the organization, in order to be truly effective.

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.

Health Systems Need to Completely Reassess How They Manage Costs

Harvard Business Review

hospitals and health systems experienced an average 39% reduction in their operating margins from 2015 to 2017. Cost reduction requires an honest and thorough reassessment of everything the health system does and ultimately, a change in the organization’s operating culture.

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.

7 Guiding Principles for Developing Leadership Talent

Leading Blog

As a leader you need to know how to judge raw human talent. That leads us to Conaty and Charan’s first principle of the talent masters: The leadership team understands that the top priority for the future is developing the talent that will get it there. Fill leadership roles based on measured performance rather than just rough judgments and personal considerations. A business partnership with human resources. People deliver numbers.

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

The Practical Leader

Their leadership development efforts may still have an impact, but their effort will be sub optimized. Improve their overall leadership effectiveness. Click on Strengths-Based Leadership Development System for details and to register.

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

The Practical Leader

Their leadership development efforts may still have an impact, but their effort will be sub optimized. Improve their overall leadership effectiveness. Click on Strengths-Based Leadership Development System for details and to register.

Jim Hunter – Servant Leadership Interview Series

Modern Servant Leader

We continue the servant leadership interview series with a real treat. I was honored to have Jim Hunter sit down for an interview on Servant Leadership. Jim has over 30 years of experience teaching and consulting on servant leadership principles. So leadership is first.

The Secret Ingredient in GE’s Talent-Review System

Harvard Business Review

Most companies have a version of the talent-review system we use at GE. But judging from what I hear from managers of companies that visit us to benchmark our system, the difference between our approach and theirs does not lie in forms, rankings, tools, or technologies. The heart of our system has always been about the enormous time commitment the organization and the leadership devote to the conversation about people. It’s part of our operating rhythm.

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. Alice Snell follows up with More Human Than Capital posted at Taleo Blog – Talent Management Solutions.

The Big Picture of Business – Quality is Important for Business: Real Quality vs. Arbitrary Metrics

Strategy Driven

It applies to service industries and manufacturing operations. Paying attention to quality can realize: Lower operating costs. The human relations component is strong, but quality programs are substantially communications-driven. Employee suggestion systems.

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.

What is Wrong with Performance Appraisals?

Mike Cardus

In a hushed tone he tells me: “ Mike, our CEO went to an off-site executive development retreat and wants to change our entire performance appraisal system and he wants it done by the end of the next week!”. The phone rings it’s Will.

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

Strategy Driven

We got an automated phone system to take care of all that. Our human resources department takes care of that. Not engaging in planning for future operations: So what are you gonna do about it?

Jim Hunter – Servant Leadership Interview Series

Modern Servant Leader

We continue the servant leadership interview series with a real treat. I was honored to have Jim Hunter sit down for an interview on Servant Leadership. Jim has over 30 years of experience teaching and consulting on servant leadership principles. So leadership is first.

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. Preview Thursday Leadership Leadership Development motivation

4 Ways to a Better Bottom Line

Lead Change Blog

By this, I mean being aware of the nuances of political systems, cultural norms, and psychological mindsets of whom we do business with and for. Global mindset is truly having the desire, knowledge, and skills to operate effectively in business today. The face of business has changed.

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Is Your C-Suite Working As A Team?

Lead Change Blog

In the VUCA world in which we now operate many businesses have become more agile, networked and team centric in order to respond to the challenges of more competition and digital disruption. However, up to now many of these approaches have been implemented in functional areas like sales and operations, and the C-suite has been left unchanged. It enables the leadership to be shared which is a common theme that we see in nature.

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HR Leaders Need Stronger Data Skills

Harvard Business Review

We base this claim about HR’s digital skills gap on the results of our latest global leadership survey. Co-produced by our three organizations, the survey gauged nearly 28,000 business leaders across industries about the state and trajectory of leadership.

What Employers Can Do to Accelerate Health Care Reform

Harvard Business Review

To move from a reactive posture to a proactive leadership position in driving health care reform, large employers have a lever at their fingertips that they have not often deployed in procuring health care: their purchasing power. Choose providers organized around reliable systems.

Integration As Viewed Through The Lens Of The Uninformed

Lead Change Blog

The integration of our data systems into a data center in another part of the world will take place over the next 12 months.”. Clearly the next item on the agenda for the executive leadership team would be damage control.

Why Doesn't HR Lead Change?

Harvard Business Review

It's hard to find leaders of the human resources (HR) function who are active in helping their organization improve the way it works. In 2009 Tony Scibelli, Vice President of Human Resources and Operations at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare learned that the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer were going to launch "relationship-based care," a comprehensive cultural change program to focus doctors' and nurses' attention on patients and their families.