Human Capital Strategies - December 5, 2011
Happy First Monday of December 2011!
Welcome to the new Monday Human Capital Strategies! Every Monday we will give you insight into the interesting blog articles of the week that will help improve your most important asset, your people.
This week's segment will provide insight into the CEOs viewpoint, making time for your team, not being "that guy", doing more with less correctly, and using "The Marshmallow Challenge" to strengthen your team.
Lisa Petrelli, C Level Strategies-Visionaly Leadership: What CEO’s Really Think About Values and Culture - In this post Lisa, who is a Chief Relationship Officer for CEO Connection, sat down with a few of her mid-member CEOs for a conversation of their views of the corporate values, purpose, and culture. Their answers are very interesting! We want to know if you agree with their insights and perspectives. Let us know if you agree or not, and also your perceptions of corporate values, culture and purpose by leaving a comment!
Shawn Murphy, Achieved Strategies: Let Yourself Be Interrupted By Employees - Shawn describes the average workday. You go to work, get into your routine of the hustle and bustle and don’t leave any time for your team members. Shawn explains that it is extremely difficult to notice what is going on around you while your schedule has you wrapped around its finger. Shawn then lists what is at stake by letting your busy schedule run your life. He also explains how you can slow down and make time for your team members! We want to know what you do to make time for your team members, leave us a comment letting us know how you slow down your day and control your own schedule.
Tim Sackett, The Tim Sackett Project: Don’t Be This Guy - In this post, Tim describes “that guy”. Everyone knows some form of “that guy”. You might even be one of those lucky people who know many versions of “that guy”. They are everywhere whether they are in your work life or personal life. Tim describes what “likes to argue his point guy” looks like. The point of this post is to understand what creates a “likes to argue his point guy” so that you don’t turn into him. Do you know “that guy”? Leave us a comment explaining “that guy” and what makes him stand out in the crowd.
Mark Royal and Tom Agnew, Great Leadership: Ready, Set, Enable - Mark and Tom explain in this post that the concept of “doing more with less” needs to be revolutionized. It explains that sometimes asking for employees to “do more with less” can frustrate them and wear them down. They explain how you can ask your employees to “do more with less” without causing frustration. They go on to explain how you can create a more enabling environment to increase productivity in your organization. Let us know how your team creates a more enabling environment in the comment section!
Tanveer Naseer, Tanveer Naseer’s Blog: What the Marshmallow Challenge Can Teach Us About Fostering Team Success - In this post Tanveer discusses “The Marshmallow Challenge”. Tanveer uses the TED talk “Build a tower, build a team” by Tom Wujec which explains Tom’s findings from performing the challenge with many different groups of people. Tanveer goes on to describe lessons that people can learn from “The Marshmallow Challenge”. Have you ever had to participate in “The Marshmallow Challenge”? Leave a comment and let us know!