Articles tagged 'Management'

HR Insights, HR Management

How HR Can Become Talent Gurus – and Build Credibility in the Process

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During five years of international HR consulting for a range of organizations, I noticed that companies of all sizes (from small businesses to the global Fortune 100) had something in common: When HR was perceived by others to deliver the most value, it was when it was firefighting — responding to issues and “fixing” them.

Human Resources is most often operationally oriented, providing support for transactional processes, like hiring, performance reviews, and compensation reviews.

It’s this kind of focus that has prompted some experts to call for the splitting of HR departments. Read more…

Culture

Finding the “Sweet Spot” of Success to Drive Organizational Change

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A “Sweet Spot” exists at the intersection of three areas of context for any business change or transformation.

It is critical for leaders to get context clarity on these areas to make the difference between a resounding successful change and a crashing failure.

Here are those three areas: Read more…

Culture, Leadership

4 Ways to Drive Your Organization’s Strategy With Better Execution

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For years, I have been trying to figure out why so many leaders tolerate poor execution and do nothing about it.

One unfortunate issue I see quite regularly is simply that some “big” executives seem to believe that execution is beneath them.

They view execution as a low-level job for other, less important, less strategic people to deal with. Read more…

TLNT Events

It’s Back: TLNT’s High Performance Workforce Summit Coming in May

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If you missed it last year, you’re getting another chance in 2015.

TLNT’s popular High Performance Workforce Summit will be back again on May 6-7 at the Omni CNN Center Hotel in Atlanta, with a great roster of expert Chief HR Officers, Vice Presidents and business executives.

Today we’re launching the conference website with information about the executive speakers on the agenda who will provide best practices, key trends, tools, trends how-to’s, metrics and unique perspectives on the world of talent.

The presenters and speakers are all top-drawer HR and executive leaders who will tell you how they built. manage, and leverage their own high performance workforces – the kind of speakers you rarely hear from at HR-oriented events! Read more…

HR Insights, HR Management

The Workplace Issues That Keep HR Professionals Up at Night

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As HR Practitioners, we have some significant and impactful responsibilities.

From selecting the best candidates for our teams to fostering company culture, and a million things in between. HR can be highly rewarding, but the fact remains that many of our challenging responsibilities put us in situations that are intimidating, frustrating, emotional and dreaded not only to us, but to our employees as well.

So what are some of those challenges that keep HR up at night? And what can pros do to do conquer them? Read more…

Classic TLNT

Two Lessons We Should Have Learned in Management 101

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Editor’s Note: Readers frequently ask about past TLNT articles. That’s why we republish a Classic TLNT post every Friday.

An interesting book that was quite popular in America in the late 1980s was All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

The book was a collection of musings, including the title piece, which gave referenced key life lessons such as: “play fair,” “don’t hit people,” and “clean up your own mess.”

I often think we forget these major life lessons we learned when we were young when we enter the world of business. And that is unfortunate, indeed. What would be the Management 101 equivalent? Read more…

Culture, Leadership

Essential Elements for Getting the Team On Board With Your Ideas

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When it comes to leadership, building alignment is essential to getting people on board with your ideas.

Alignment conserves time and energy by making sure every employee knows what they’re supposed to be doing and why, and provides a forum for asking questions and expressing concerns.

This builds emotional and rational buy-in and unites people around your vision. Read more…

Leadership, Talent Management

The Best Managers Remember Back When They Weren’t Managers

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One thing I’ve noticed about some managers is how completely they seem to have forgotten what it’s like to not be a manager.

More money and more power? More severe amnesia.

Case in point: I once worked for a company that had a policy of retroactively calculating pay increases — a practice I’d always viewed with mixed emotions. Read more…

HR Management, HR News & Trends

How “Chief Performance Officers” Will Ultimately Impact HR

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In its report The Future of Work: A Journey to 2022, PwC drops an intriguing prediction: By 2018, it says, analysts will attend a presentation by a Fortune 500 “Chief Performance Officer,” who combines the HR and Finance functions.

It seems an odd combination. After all, Finance and HR are distinctly different functions within an organization.

Indeed, they couldn’t be more opposite: Finance worries about the numbers, the margin, the stock price. HR worries about, well, the people. Read more…

HR News & Trends

Weekly Wrap: What a Bad Boss Can Do to an Employee’s Health

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Is the boss making people sick?

It’s a question I saw posed in a recent Washington Post headline, and it’s one of those things that people ask but don’t really want the answer to.

That’s because if the answer “yes,” as it frequently is, it’s usually followed by another question, something along the lines of, “Well, then why are they managing people in the first place?” Read more…