Building and Leading Teams

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Your employees can demonstrate leadership in any role. Today’s workforce is filled with teams that must perform efficiently together, and team members are often located across multiple regions. Learn how to identify employees that will contribute to a high-performing team, recognize what communication techniques support knowledge sharing and collaboration, and discover ways to encourage employees to step into leadership roles within the team dynamic.

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Eliciting Real Emotions in a Virtual World

Blog | Author: Val Jon Farris | Source: HCI | Published: August 14, 2014

Just last week the Human Capital Institute and I embarked on a webcast entitled Enabling Leaders to Create an Emotional Connection, which was sponsored by Oracle Human Capital Management. One of the unique features of the HCI webcast platform is its ability to poll the attendees in real time and I was excited to take advantage of this functionality in my presentation. When the webcast poll responses began flooding in with sentiments of deep emotional openness and genuine gratitude, I knew we had accomplished our goal of 'Enabling Emotional Connections.' The webcast attendees opened up emotionally and risked sharing experiences that changed their lives.  “My husband and I lost our three-month old baby. It was devastating, but it also strengthened us.” “I’m the only survivor of a family of eight and belonging and teaming mean everything to me.”  "Perfect strangers stopped to help us with our broken down car and left before we could thank them, how inspiring that was!”


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Leveraging Employee Strengths for Project Success

Blog | Author: Stacey Rivers, Director of Technical Project Management, Global Technology and Operations Division, Turner Broadcasting, Inc. | Source: HCI | Published: August 12, 2014

An effective project manager is crucial to business success when the delivery of products and services are the core competencies and have a direct impact on the company's bottom line. A project manager may be educated, experienced, and certified, but if not set up to succeed, anyone will fail in an environment where people development is not part of the organizational strategy. Managers who lead a project management office (PMO) should be aware of the concept of strengths management and understand how employees’ skills and strengths undergird the success of the PMO. Employing this concept allows for the strategic management of projects, leveraging strengths where project managers excel. While there is an abundance of information in different circles discussing skills and talent, the invisible obvious is simply that skills are learned, and strengths are clearly skills that employees perform with purpose and passion.  

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HCIPodcast: Set a Course for Workplace Engagement

Podcast | Published: August 6, 2014
Kevin Kruse provides his unique entrepreneurial perspective to the challenges that organizations face regarding employee engagement. Recent reports state that only 1 out of 3 employees are engaged, Kevin offers up practical examples to learn from ... Read more