It’s called human resources for a reason

ReImagine Work

It was a great day when the personnel department changed the name on the door to human resources. Why I became an advocate of human beings at work. Projects could be more successful and deliver more quickly if we treated people like human beings.

Seven Key Thoughts About Managing Human Resources


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Seven Key Thoughts About Managing Human Resources Here are SEVEN most prominent thoughts that stuck me this week about managing “humanresources. These thoughts can be useful if you are a business owner, a human resources professional, a project manager or a leader at any level in an organization: ‘Human Resources’ are more ‘human’ and less ‘resources’. They are humans!

How Employee Engagement Drives Customer Satisfaction

N2Growth Blog

In developing economies, employees are also much more involved in community improvement projects and company-wide CSI programs that also increase the feel-good factor in the organization and ultimately contribute to employee engagement.

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.

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

Mike Cardus

It cannot be delegated off to Human Resources, Organization Development or someone else. Too often managers and executive teams delegate or task off any and all training and development to the Human Resources staff. As a manager, developing staff is your job.

The Transformative Power of Positive Leadership

General Leadership

In tangible terms, a project initially forecast to span 70 years and cost taxpayers $36 billion was completed 60 years ahead of schedule and $29 billion dollars under budget… a feat the government’s own General Accounting office declared unlikely, if not impossible.…

Employee Engagement 101: Ask the Holy Question

Leading Blog

By knowing what people want to get out of work, you can give them stretch assignments that connect project tasks to their own goals. Learn more at Giant Leap Consulting. * * * Like us on Instagram and Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. Human Resources

The Biased Manager

Lead Change Blog

It is human nature to categorize people. Give the project to her. I don’t think she’s the right person for a big project like this. Workplace Issues diversity equality HR Human Resources Leadership managing people people management racism

Don’t Leave Workplace Civility to Chance

Leading Blog

Aligning all plans, decisions, and actions to your valued behaviors becomes a never-ending project. Watch my three minute “ Culture Leadership Charge ” video on YouTube for further insights. * * * S. Human ResourcesW E'RE FACING a respect crisis.

Minimalism: Doing More, with Less

In the CEO Afterlife

As human beings in a society obsessed with consumerism, our options for nearly everything in life are limited. One woman spoke about Project 333, a goal to live three months with only 33 articles of clothing and accessories to her name.

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How Project Management Apps Are Fostering Remote Working

Strategy Driven

The inter-connectivity of computers worldwide and the advent of project management apps and time-tracking software has made this possible. Project management software helps keep the entire process not just organized but ultimately promotes greater efficiency.

My New Project

Survive Your Promotion

Non-profit organizations have big challenges with IT support, and there are few resources available to help them get the job done. So in addition to working with my own clients I have launched a blog on my consulting website to answer questions and provide resources.

9 Reasons Your Leadership Development Program is Failing

Nathan Magnuson

companies invest over $2,000 in leadership development initiatives per company leader. Just because an organization has a leadership development program doesn’t mean it’s successful, does it? No Organizational Leadership Vision.

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. This past February Yahoo!’s s fledgling CEO Marissa Mayer made her first misstep.

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. Complexity has many definitions; excessive complication is the simplest.

So… What Do Consultants Actually Do?

Nathan Magnuson

Human Resources Leadership Organizational Effectiveness Personal Effectiveness analyze consulting design development evaluation gap analysis implementation management methodology programs project management requirements “So Nathan, tell me what you do for a living?” ” “Well, I’m a consultant.” ” “A consultant? But what do you actually do?”

20 Reasons Why Companies Should Do Less Better

In the CEO Afterlife

Farsightedness is essential to effective leadership. The glue that binds leadership, strategy, and execution is people—at every level of the organization. Human capital is the source from which competitive advantage flows or falls. Prioritize project lists.

Who Makes Resolutions Come True? YOU

In the CEO Afterlife

The intent of the query is not to unleash your frustrations about insufficient budgets, unreasonable customers, cantankerous bosses, or endless project lists – not that these matters are unimportant or should be overlooked. The approaching New Year invites the contemplation of resolutions.

Possibility Maximizer: The Happiness Project

Sales Wolf Blog

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional!   Today I have an exciting resource to feature about one of the most fundamentally important things in life: Happiness.

How to Prepare and Develop Future Leaders for Your Business

Chart Your Course

A good leader inspires the best work from employees, uses finite resources and time wisely, communicates well and shoulders their share of the responsibilities. When good leadership is present, the team is more willing to cooperate and tackle difficult tasks. Introduction.

What’s Holding YOU Back?

In the CEO Afterlife

The intent of the query is not to unleash your frustrations about insufficient budgets, unreasonable customers, cantankerous bosses, or endless project lists – not that these matters are unimportant or should be overlooked. “What is holding you back?”

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. less, better’, whether that focus be on projects, product lines or markets.

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8 Key Steps on How to Become the Best Possible New Boss

Chart Your Course

It’s about putting the “human” in human resources. Be pro “plan it” Having an action plan that delineates objectives, strategies, tools and resources for your team members will contribute strongly to your success as a new manager.

How to Conduct a Behavioral Interview

Chart Your Course

You may use work experience, outsides activities, hobbies, volunteer work, school projects, family life as examples of your past behavior. Sample question: “ Describe the most complex assignment or project you’ve worked on.”. By Jennifer C. Zamecki.

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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.

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. More about the Remote Leadership Institute.

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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.

50 Shades of Decay

In the CEO Afterlife

Absentee leadership. Too many projects, too many priorities. 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

Are You Managing Human Capital or Leading People?

The Practical Leader

Is your organization staffed by human capital? ” Phrases like “head count,” “human capital,” and “my people,” dehumanize and objectify. We could push this further and make the same argument for “human resources.”

A Manifesto’s Unbridled Power

In the CEO Afterlife

W e believe in saying no to thousands of projects so we can focus on the few that are meaningful to us. Human Resources Leadership Life Strategy Apple Cirque du Soleil Disney John Richard Bell Manifesto Mission Statement New England Patriots Nike Steve Jobs The CEO Afterlife Tim Cook Vision

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The Culture of Business: How a Great Culture Can Grow Your Company

Chart Your Course

Many brilliant minds seek social interactions for reasoned discussion about ideas and current projects. 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.

Everyone needs a Jerry

Surviving Leadership

And many days, most people really liked their job – awesome people to work with, cool projects, access to leadership, super fast career development. Early in my HR career, I worked for a large Fortune 200 organization that sold pay TV.

3 Expectations of Millennial Employees

Chart Your Course

Freedom to give input or unleash creativity in a project of their choosing, even if they are young and inexperienced, tells them they are respected. The post 3 Expectations of Millennial Employees appeared first on Leadership Speaker and DISC Training.

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How To Clarify Inconsistencies With An Employee

Eric Jacobson

If you’re having a difficult time clarifying inconsistencies you are hearing from an employee about a project’s/task’s progress, try asking these questions (or making these statements) the next time you meet with the employee: • Here’s what I see.

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.

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. 1 piece of equipment that leaders need to make a project work.

Life and leadership lessons from Frank Oz

Surviving Leadership

Frank Oz on Twitter is a master class of humility – that most elusive of leadership traits we all claim people need, but often secretly dismiss as weakness when we see it. Since he’s been on Twitter, I’ve been glued to his feed and I think there are some things we can all learned from this man: Remember the team: Oz nearly ALWAYS mentions everyone he’s worked with on just about every project. When I was a kid, The Muppet Show was constantly on.

10 Worst Office Coworkers of All Time

Women on Business

The leadership team should be responsible for monitoring employee behaviors to ensure the work environment is comfortable for everyone, but upper management cannot watch every employee during every second of the work day.

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. .

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. less, better’, whether that focus be on projects, product lines or markets.

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Dealing with Difficult Personalities

Women on Business

Leadership is one of those jobs that no matter how good the pay, it is never enough for the amount of personality issues you deal with. This is a basic communication issue and as we rise to positions of leadership, often we stop trying to understand the other point of view.