Posts Tagged Leadership
The learning that took place at the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition didn't end in New Orleans. By taking a look at all of the books sold at the SHRMStore during the event, we can gain some perspective on what resources HR professionals are embracing to further their careers.
Two years ago, my wife and I were blessed with not one, but two little bundles of joy. As they grow and develop, I am coming to believe that I am learning as much from them as they are from my wife and I. It got me to thinking about my job in HR, and how I have evolved as a professional and as a leader.
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what it means to be a strategic HR partner, leader and influencer. I’m a department of one, and I strongly believe that the key to success is investing in relationships. The combination of being trustworthy and invested, along with really knowing your stuff, makes you both a subject matter expert and also a partner that folks in your organization will want in their corner.
Everyone is talking uncertainty these days, and it's not just a U.S. phenomenon! While attending the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Forum in Monte Carlo, Monaco, I had the chance to speak with EY Global Vice Chair for Talent Nancy Altobello along with neuroscientist Vivienne Ming and social entrepreneur Auddette Exel about dealing with rising uncertainty in today's workforce.
Author Christine V. Walters, SHRM-SCP, has it backwards when it comes to HR. That's not a criticism, though. That's the way her book is written—starting with the termination of the employment relationship and working back through the employee life cycle to the onboarding process.
Leadership—the kind that motivates, inspires and delivers—takes courage.
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When was the last time you took a vacation from work? If you did, chances are it wasn’t very long and you didn’t completely unplug from work. You are not alone.
If you’ve ever had to manage a difficult employee, you know that these workers can weaken your organization by destroying morale, increasing anxiety and negatively impacting the performance of others.
In between games of the NBA playoffs this weekend and as I was digging through a couple of weeks of 'saved' items in my Feed reader, (anyone still using feed readers?), I came across a link to a Quora thread aiming to address the question 'What made Xerox PARC, (the legendary reseearch shop in Palo Alto), so special?'
I like to read and re-read blogs on leadership. They are helpful reminders on what I need to keep doing (or not doing) and where there are opportunities for personal growth. Although expressed from different perspectives, the articles often cover the same attributes or competencies that we rightfully expect from good leaders.
Whether you are preparing someone to transition to a supervisor position or coaching a seasoned executive who wants to keep up with his or her field, helping managers learn when and how to take on duties they once might have delegated is a much-needed skill these days.
Many companies are starting to take education and employee training into their own hands to ensure their employees are equipped for a rapidly evolving future.