Top 16 Books for Human Resource and Talent Management Executives

Chart Your Course

Every HR, OD professional, and management consultant should at the very least be aware of their existence, if not well-versed in their ideas and theories. First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently (1999). The Innovator’s Dilemma (1997).

Lessons from Amazonian Culture and Ecology for Talent Management

Mills Scofield

Tyler shares their story about talent with us. I studied indigenous Amazonian languages and Ethnobotany in college and managed to avoid taking any math, science or business courses (yes, I went to Brown University).

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The Importance of Succession Planning and Talent Management: A CEO’s Perspective

Great Leadership By Dan

From my perspective, succession planning and its sister initiative, talent management, must both be ingrained in a corporate culture. Rather, succession planning and talent management must pertain to all leadership levels.

Complimentary Resource – Talent Management Helps Small Companies Make Big Moves

Strategy Driven

Talent Management Helps Small Companies Make Big Moves by SuccessFactors Learn how small companies can achieve growth and productivity goals and ultimately transform themselves. Click here for more information on Talent Management Helps Small Companies Make Big Moves.

When Individuals Are More Innovative Than Teams

Harvard Business

Innovation Talent management Product development Experimentation Digital ArticleIt depends on what the goal is.

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How You Can Promote a Productive Mentality at Work

Chart Your Course

Happy employees are more productive than their peers at work. In fact, this body of research cites that those happy employees are 12 percent more productive than their counterparts in the office. Here’s what you can do to boost happiness and productivity in the workplace.

A 5-Part Process for Using Technology to Improve Your Talent Management

Harvard Business

And because organizational change tends to be driven by those who most acutely feel the pain, it’s often line managers who are the strongest champions for “talent tech”: innovations in how firms hire people, staff projects, evaluate performance, and develop talent. Fast-iteration methodologies are a prerequisite, because talent tech has to be tailored to specific business needs and company context and culture. Walker and Walker/Getty Images.

Creating the Conditions for Sustainable Innovation

Great Leadership By Dan

Here's some new research on innovation and a guest post by By Rich Wellins, Ph,D., Senior Vice President, Development Dimensions International (DDI): In the past year, innovation has risen to the top of the business agenda. is losing its innovative edge to emerging economies.

Toxic Talent Management Habits

Harvard Business Review

Indeed, talent management issues are a major cause of organizational underperformance. For example, a recent report by Deloitte, based on data from over 2,500 business and HR leaders from 90+ countries, shows that employers around the world are poorly prepared to tackle key human capital challenges, such as “leadership, retention and engagement, the reskilling of HR, and talent acquisition.” I see five specific bad talent habits over and over again.

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

N2Growth Blog

Without question, your top talent will leave you if you fail to lead and take care of them. I’d like to share some research, observations, and insights on how to stop the talent door from revolving. They are built to change and innovate.

Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

As a result of our conversation, I decided to dust-off an old post, give it a few updates, and pass along my thoughts, which can be best summarized as “ Ideas Don’t Equal Innovation. All initiatives surrounding new ideas should include detailed risk management provisions.

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Great Leadership Qualities

Career Advancement

Renae Asks: I’m trying to use my time wisely, and that means being strategic in the leadership training opportunities I pursue, as well as the ones I set up for the team I manage. Some people seem to have a natural talent for leading, while others struggle to grasp how to do it.

How Leaders Connect to Boost Employee Engagement

Michael Lee Stallard

During the interview we discussed how leadership affects employee engagement, strategic alignment, productivity, innovation and organizational performance.

Innovation: A Path To Talent Development?

Tanveer Naseer

We’re told “Innovate or die”. Almost every company I know would say they are trying to innovate their products, services, customer experience or even their business model. But where is innovation happening in your organization? What is the ratio of innovators to employees? There is an untapped opportunity to embrace an innovation culture and move innovation out of the tower to the front line.

How To Better Engage Your Employees

Strategy Driven

Innovate Mundane Tasks. Upgrade your technology, innovate repetitive tasks and always be thinking about how to make your environment more engaging for your staff. Engaging your employees benefits everyone; your staff is happier, and the business experiences more success.

BIF-6: Stunning Sights, Interesting People, Innovative Ideas

Michael Lee Stallard

Michael Lee Stallard Insights on Leadership and Employee Engagement Home About Hire to Speak Press Kit BIF-6: Stunning Sights, Interesting People, Innovative Ideas Published by Michael Lee Stallard on September 15, 2010 06:16 pm under connection culture Life is good!

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

N2Growth Blog

Without question, your top talent will leave you if you fail to lead and take care of them. I’d like to share some research, observations, and insights on how to stop the talent door from revolving. Ask any CEO if they have a process for retaining and developing talented people and they’ll quickly answer in the affirmative. When examining the talent at any organization look at the culture, not the rhetoric – look at the results, not the commentary about potential.

Leadership, Employee Engagement and Innovation at BIF-6 Summit

Michael Lee Stallard

After taking a couple days to mull it over I’ve decided to select a few presentations that will be most relevant to the themes I typically write and speak about i.e. leadership, connection, employee engagement, productivity and innovation.

Kicking Butt: Apple and U2

Michael Lee Stallard

To learn more about how Bono connects with his band mates read “To Boost Productivity, Connect with the Core.&# and four in Europe, for the Institute for Management Studies.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 5 of 7

Strategy Driven

But we have come to tolerate the illusion that the essential matters of work can be invented, managed, and sustained through the creation, storage, retrieval, display, and publication of information. You just finished reading 6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 5 of 7 !

Leadership & The Expectation Gap

N2Growth Blog

Let me make this as simple as I can; managing expectations is gamesmanship – aligning them is leadership. Promises made and consistently kept based upon solid reasoning and underlying business logic, will help to create a solid brand attracting loyal customers and talented employees.

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

Chart Your Course

So how have these companies fared so well in creating a culture that promotes hard work, an emotional bond with co-workers and product, as well as new and innovative ideas? Cities are melting pots of creativity, innovation and ambition. A company is a culture.

Talent Management: Boards Give Their Companies an "F"

Harvard Business Review

Not innovation, risk management, technology, debt, or the regulatory environment. Corporate directors identified talent management as their single greatest strategic challenge. One hopeful sign is that boards are becoming more interested in talent management.

Thinking Ahead – Millennial Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Chief Innovation Officer, N2Growth. What we will see is the start of a reformation process that creates products and solutions that start from the necessity of good, and grow by the same methods used today. If you want the best talent, and the best leadership, you will pay for it in either cash or in benefits, but either way, you must understand the individuals value proposition and pay accordingly. By Brody Clemmer.

How a Consultant Can Fit Into Your Culture

Strategy Driven

If the manager looks only at hard skills it’s difficult to determine if there is a good fit because they are looking only looking at one dimension, when they really want to look at the full dimension, including the “nuances” of team dynamics and company culture.

How To Challenge Your Employees When You Are Away On Business

Strategy Driven

You may feel that your team just aren’t as productive as they might be when you’re not there to ensure that they are working hard, for example. Talent Management business management productivity strategydriven

Training Isn’t Dead – But it Should Be

N2Growth Blog

In the text that follows I’m going to poke holes in a process generally accepted as productive, when it rarely is. Training focuses on technique – Development focuses on talent. Training maintains status quo – Development catalyzes innovation.

5 Lessons from an Office on the Edge

Mills Scofield

As my grandfather, my own mentor in management, would remind me, “delegate, but don’t abdicate.” Allowing my staff see a more personal side of me has led to a more intimate and productive office.

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The Five Strategic Rules of Leadership Clarity

N2Growth Blog

And, when they are successful, everyone will be able to manage complexity – the new complexities of business – without becoming complicated. As a byproduct of these five rules, the ADMIT Next-Level Practices offers a fresh perspective on leadership, allowing business to remain disruptive, profitable, and innovative. Acknowledge the need to innovate to change. Create a strong and sustainable pipeline of talented emerging leaders. By Damian D.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 4 of 7

Strategy Driven

In other words, we’re paying people to think, to innovate, and to collaborate with others to produce the best possible results. Unfortunately, contemporary management theory offers no alternatives to this style of organizing work and designing organizational structures.

Here’s How to Empower Your Employees

Chart Your Course

Employee Empowerment Smart business managers know they cannot have a successful company without the support of their staff. Identify Your Human Assets Modern management vocabulary has moved from talking about human resources to identifying human capital.

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Leadership Caffeine: Supporting the Rise of the Informal Leader

Management Excellence

Career Leadership Leadership Caffeine Leadership Skills Leading Change Management Education Middle Management Organizational Transformation Performance Product Management Project Management Talent Management Your Professional Development "To Do" List career development Informal Leader Management InnovationWant to know where to find your best and brightest emerging leaders?

How to Create a Workplace to Maximize Productivity

Strategy Driven

While introducing innovative software and streamlining processes can create a more efficient environment, you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of improving your team’s workspace. A study has found that office plants can increase employees’ productivity levels by 15%.

Six Resolutions for a Winning Corporate Culture

Chart Your Course

Sincere leaders who are transparent about their decisions, upbeat but honest about the company’s future, and show a genuine interest in their workers create an environment that fosters loyalty, creativity and productivity. Plus, upper management can benefit from mentoring.

Businesses Don’t Fail – Leaders Do

N2Growth Blog

If as an entrepreneur or CEO you don’t focus on deploying the necessary talent and resources to ensure that the largest risks are adequately managed, or that the biggest opportunities are exploited, then you have a leadership team destined for failure. .

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Why Employee Training Is A Wise Investment For Your Business

Strategy Driven

If your business is to thrive, it is essential that you manage your workforce effectively. Human resources management is all about striking a balance between encouragement, rewards, and sanctions. The workplace becomes a happier and more productive place and profits increase.

Employee Turnover – The Hidden Cost

Chart Your Course

You have to understand your customer so you can provide a product people want. You have to watch your competitors and seek to always adapt to changes in the market, and innovate for solutions. However, have you considered an often untapped source of new productivity and savings : Employee Retention. Employee retention is important because employee turnover costs time, money and productivity. What is employee turnover costing you?

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Three Steps to Create Optimism in the Workplace

Chart Your Course

Optimistic employees work harder, longer and with a more innovative spirit. Optimism frames and fuels decisions, and in the modern workplace, it fosters solid work, innovation and sales. ” In “Marketing for Scientists” Marc Kucher listed words Jobs used to describe his products between 1998 and 2008: stunning, revolutionary, awesome, beautiful, best, tour de force, cool, remarkable. How can you encourage innovation?

How One Insurance Firm Learned to Create an Innovation Culture

Harvard Business

More and more companies are realizing they must reinvent their cultures by infusing innovation into their DNA. Unlike startups that get to shape culture from scratch, established companies must transform existing norms, values, and assumptions in ways that inspire everyone to innovate — not just at the top of the organization, but at all levels. With almost 4,000 employees, CSAA IG has embarked on a systemic approach to create a pervasive culture of innovation.

Respect, Power & Knowledge

Mills Scofield

When you give someone the “power” without the tools and teams to make it real, frustration and anxiety increase which decreases morale, productivity and of course passion. Corporate Culture Culture Innovation Leadership Networking Power Respect Strategy Talent Management Virtues-ValuesIn watching the debate, if it can be called that, last night, 3 things hit me – Respect (or lack thereof), Power (or illusion of) and Knowledge (or lack thereof).

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 8/26/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS (Forget a Mentor) Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career Sylvia Ann Hewlett Leading the Starbucks Way: 5 Principles for Connecting with Your Customers, Your Products and Your People Joseph A. Michelli Josh Bersin Kevin Allen Leading the Starbucks Way LinkedIn Making Things Happen Management Tip of the Day Marla Gottschalk Moment of Battle Nicole A.

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Effective Ways to Get the Best from Your Employees

Strategy Driven

Make Productivity a Central Issue. To get the best from your employees, you need to make productivity one of the central core values of your business: Create a mission statement that sets out in detail everything that your company needs to do and is expected from your workforce.

How Can HRs Optimize People Analytics?

HR Digest

CFOs and CMOs are already using talent data in everyday preview as well as HRs – the custodian of "hard data." Disrupt talent analytics. The consistent abuse of the quality and objectivity of talent management data by various organizations is worrying.