Who can possibly resist something that touts the Scariest Employment Challenges of 2015: 15 Issues Employers Cannot Afford to Ignore?
Not me. This is something I can really dig my teeth into, and it is an annual survey report put together by XpertHR, the website that provides online compliance tools and guidance for HR professionals.
It’s also a pretty good analysis of workplace trends, and that’s important to remember despite the provocative title. As I pointed out when I wrote about this report last year, I get lots of surveys and reports that have ominous-sounding titles, but most don’t hold up to focused scrutiny. Read more…
The New England Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game last weekend, earning them a trip to the Super Bowl this Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
Super Bowl XLIX (that’s 49 for non-Romans) will mark a major milestone in a historic journey by the Patriots team and their head coach, Bill Belichick.
Belichick stands to become the first head coach ever to appear in six (6) Super Bowls, and with a victory over Seattle, can become the only coach to ever win four (4) of them.
In addition, New England Quarterback Tom Brady will be making his record-breaking sixth start in a Super Bowl, and if he wins, he will join the elite ranks of NFL legends Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana with four victories in pro football’s biggest game. Read more…
I spend a lot of time talking about what makes HR professionals fail, but I have strong opinions on the key attributes that make human resources leaders successful.
Here are four (4):
1. Great HR leaders are dependable and reliable
Everybody wants innovative and disruptive until you actually give them innovative and disruptive. Then they want steady and trustworthy. Read more…
In May, I wrote about a young man who had been identified by a Fortune 100 firm as a high potential and placed into a leadership development program to prepare for the possibility of promotion into the executive ranks.
In September, I updated the story to what I thought would be a sad conclusion.
But this story has a happy ending. On a recent Friday, the young man was offered the position of Director for a Fortune 100 company, with all the frills that go along with moving into the executive ranks. Read more…
Athletes and coaches love the bottom line of a game. You win or you lose. The winner is clear. Usually.
This past year, college football addressed a long-standing challenge that many of us in business face. Yes, you won – but how did your win compare to the competition? What do the results really mean?
Or to college football fans, who is the real national champion? Read more…
“But, it is the General Manager who so sets the tone and culture in an organization.”
That statement, by a local reporter, followed the recent firing of New York Jets football coach Rex Ryan. As I watched the news over the holidays, I saw that there were a lot of sports people who lost their jobs.
As another famous football executive, Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells, explained years ago, “you are what your record says you are.” Read more…
Editor’s Note: It’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 16. Our regular content will return on Monday. Happy New Year!
Whether your business is large or small, if you are the CEO, you are also the CCO — the Chief Cultural Officer.
Culture matters. It is what makes the difference between a thriving, profitable, and growing business and one that is lethargic and struggling.
The CCO who takes on the creating, shaping, and development of the company’s culture will see a highly productive and happy workforce who produce significant bottom line results. Read more…
Editor’s Note: It’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 25. Our regular content will return on Jan. 5, 2015.
“I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” — Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com.
If I had to pick just one piece of business advice that’s become pure cliché over the past few decades, I’d select “think outside the box.” Read more…
Editor’s Note: It’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 32. Our regular content will return on Jan. 5, 2015.
“Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customers. I think you build one with your employees first.”
That statement was from Angela Ahrendts, former CEO of Burberrys and now headed to Apple as new retail and online leader. She joins them this week.
Employees First, Customers Second was the title of a book a few years back by CEO Vineet Nayar of HCL Technologies. He wrote that by putting employees first and his customers second, he was able to build the world’s largest IT Firm. Read more…