Leadership

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Q: Our department of five used to be managed by a micromanager who thankfully is no longer here. Now we’re in the process of hiring a new manager and I’m on the selection committee. Which questions do you recommend asking so we make sure we don’t end up with –heaven forbid- another micromanager?

February 22, 2019

Something has been truly puzzling to me lately. In the swirl of events, there seems to be a larger and larger focus on upheaval and dismay versus anything positive. I am not naive and ache for the constant wave of tragedy that fills every form of media. Honestly I do take time to step away and reflect just to break the pattern.

February 7, 2019

 

As written before on the SHRM blog, here and here, I believe trust is a critical component of successful teams and organizations. Matt Paknis has written a great new book, “Successful Leaders Aren’t Bullies” and I wanted to get his perspective on the importance of trust – in organizations, on teams, and in life.

January 17, 2019
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We’ve all been there.  Someone on our team or in our organization is behaving in a manner that would not exactly motivate us to want to help…may cause us to want to react defensively or simply ask “why should I help them when they are being so difficult?”

January 15, 2019
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Year one of anything is new and exciting. Whether it’s freshman year of college, a new relationship or marriage, or the first year of a job at any stage of someone’s career. Then year two hits, and what was once new starts getting repetitive. Things start to get stale and aren’t as exciting. This is known as a sophomore slump.

January 14, 2019

 

Today, everyone is fascinated with talking about the “future of work.” But who is the future of work? That’s right–students. The kids (we’re old enough to call them kids, right?) that are coming up behind us are going to truly BE the future of the workplace.

In today’s episode of We’re Only Human, Ben takes the opportunity to sit down with a long-time friend, Matt Stollak, to talk about these ideas. Matt teaches HR courses at St. Norbert College, and he takes a very different approach to the classroom than most professors.

December 31, 2018
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The world is changing at a pace we have never seen before. A quick look at your Twitter feed or news scroll will show you just how volatile and uncertain the world has become. I believe our greatest challenge in navigating an unpredictable world is remembering to stick to the basics: Get your leaders right and connect with your people!   

Get Your Leaders Right  

November 24, 2018

Talent development continues to be an organizational focus. Organizations are asking their managers the question, “What are you doing to develop talent? And specifically, your replacement?”.

October 30, 2018

 

 

Delegation is an important activity for leaders. If managers want to be successful, they must learn how to delegate effectively. Here’s the reason why: managers will never be able to move up within the organization, take an uninterrupted vacation, participate in a special project, or enjoy a day of training if they are unable to  delegate. Every time they leave their office, they will be pestered, emailed, texted, and voice mailed all day long.

October 9, 2018

 

For any M&A transaction, the new line-up of leadership is critical to the success of the future of the company and its culture. As reported in the Global Leadership Forecast 2018 study conducted by the EY organization, with DDI and the Conference Board, many company executives doubt they have the bench strength to meet their future business goals.

October 7, 2018

 

 

About 80 percent of mergers and acquisitions fail. Despite that poor record — and signs that the failure is often a part of poor talent integration — HR is still rarely involved in most transactions and their processes up front. The world needs a new way to make deals succeed, and increased contributions from HR could provide that leverage.

October 3, 2018

 

 

Fall is much more than Pumpkin Spice and Open Enrollment.

September 28, 2018

 

 

Human resources leaders have had a front-row seat to the rapidly changing world of work: from the evolving worker-employer relationship and the adoption of new technologies, to addressing the widening skills gap and the trend of flexible working arrangements. As their jobs become more complex, HR leaders are uniquely positioned to play a central role in revolutionizing their respective businesses.

September 25, 2018
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September 21, 2018
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