Posts Tagged Personal Development
Professional development is an essential part of any successful talent management strategy—and no one understands that better than human resources professionals. While developing employees within the organization is a must to ensure a competitive edge, HR professionals must also take care to nurture their own career growth and advancement.
Women now hold nearly 52 percent of professional-level jobs in the U.S. across all fields and outnumber men in earning college degrees, both undergraduate and advanced. In the top circles of leadership, however, women are rarely seen or heard. Among Fortune 500 companies, women claim about 25 percent of senior management positions and make up less than 5 percent of CEOs. What can women do to close the persistent power gap?
Every day, we contemplate the best way in which to engage our employees and the metrics to determine the effective nature of the aforementioned.
Should we do a survey, pay for a study or ask an expert for their insight on Best Practices?
What if a company did everything in its power to create a culture in which everyone—not just select high-potentials—could overcome their own internal barriers to change and use errors and vulnerabilities as prime opportunities for personal and professional growth?
To succeed in today’s world, leadership readiness expert and author Erika Andersen believes we have to start each day as novices in order to gain new skills quickly and continuously. No matter what you’re good at now, she says, if you hold onto how it looked and worked five years ago, or five minutes ago, you’ll get left behind.
What does it take to achieve success and influence? Some people think that in today’s hypercompetitive world, it’s the tough, take-no-prisoners type who comes out on top. But in reality, argues New York Times best-selling author Dave Kerpen, it's actually those with the best people skills who win the day.
I’ve been in a mood lately. A little restless. A lot ready for something new. And while I now know that this is good news, I didn’t always feel that way.
Silence is something we don't hear much about in today's busy, energetic world. We are surrounded by hustle, bustle, noise and activity in almost everything we do. We have smart phones, tablets, computers, and a variety of other devices that invade and prevent silence from enveloping us. There is a value to silence and I'll try to share a few examples in this post. As Allison Krauss once sang, "you say it best, when you say nothing at all."
Happy Dr. Seuss Day
March 2nd 2016
As a freshman accounting major in the illustrious School of Business and Industry (SBI) at Florida A&M University (FAMU), Dr. Auzenne taught me that achieving success in business required three things: Performance, Image, and Exposure – PIE. Done right, in proper proportions, the individual can achieve great success both in business and in other dimensions of life.
P – Performance
I’m very excited to be speaking a couple of times during this year’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Expo in Washington D.C.
I don’t know if you’ve attended HR conferences or SHRM chapter meetings. I have a feeling that many HR pros want to do this, but they may have not gone to them . . . yet. There may be great reasons that you haven’t taken this step yet, but I want to challenge this (and some other things.)
“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” --Zora Heale Hurston
Many of have struggled with our “purpose” in life. We have struggled with answering the question “Are we in the right job?” I certainly have. Part of me wants to write. As a result of that I have been following a writer by the name of Jeff Goins for several years. I have been following him in order to become a better blog writer.
Are you just muddling through your job? Are you trapped in middle management and wanting to advance? If so, Nigel Dessau has some advice for you in his book Become a 21st Century Executive: Breaking Away from the Pack (Infinity Publishing, 2015).
How to become the best? It’s something that has crossed the mind of virtually everyone. From self-help books to motivational speakers, an entire industry has flourished for centuries.