Today’s HR has to strike a balance between strategic talent demands and operational excellence. Whether you need to update your human resource management systems or create more efficient processes for delivery, you can discover ways to turn strategy into execution. Learn how you can create an agile HR organization that’s ready to take on the talent challenges your company faces.
New leaders are told by those of us who have been leading for some time that it is important to delegate, delegate, delegate. This is easy for us to say yet it can be very difficult for new leaders to do.
New leaders feel tremendous pressure to deliver. They own the responsibility entrusted to them and don't take this lightly. If delegating was simply about assigning tasks to others, we would not be having this conversation, but it's not. Delegating is about letting go and that is where the challenge for leaders exists.
Transformation, although a shiny, glittering word often associated with warm and fuzzy images such as the butterfly emerging from the cocoon, can be rather painful in practice. I have never personally embarked on a transformative journey that didn’t require hard work, stretching myself beyond my limits, and moments of wondering “can I really do this?”Read more
The details of the drama inside and outside the Miami Dolphins locker room continue to make headlines in both sports and general media. Regardless of who said or texted what to whom and when, it is clear that Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito view the situation very differently. This issue is clearly a case of poorly defined and communicated organizational culture.Read more
HR has heard all about big data and how important it will be to the business going forward. Firms know they need to have an analytics package to be competitive but what else do they need to know? Alejandra Saragoza at FastCompany argues that data artisans are the new data scientists. Saragosa shares that the term data artisan was crafted by the firm, Altreyx, and refers to professionals who combine both the technical ability to evaluate statistics with the business acumen to know what to do with that data. These “data artisans allow businesses to do deeper, more predictive analytics that they would otherwise be able to do.”Read more
I have spent a good bit of my career learning about and working with teams. I've learned about how to build effective teams, how to improve team performance, how to hire replacement members into a team, how to manage individual performance in a team environment, and how, in some cases, teams diminish performance.Read more