Human Capital Strategies March 11 through March 17
Happy Monday Everyone!
Welcome to the latest edition of Human Capital Strategies! Each week, we give you insight into the 5 most interesting blog articles of the week. This week, we feature posts, which contain information on leadership development, team building, employee motivation, sales strategy and much more!
We hope you enjoy!
See you next week!
Gary Burnison, Fast Company Expert Blog: Learning The Softer Side of Leadership - Close your eyes and imagine a leader in your head? Now open your eyes. Was the image of the leader that you imagined rough, tough, and strong? A lot of times people only view leaders as strong individuals. In this post, Gary explains a side of leadership that tends to slip our minds, the soft side of leadership. Check out this post to see just what exactly Gary is talking about.
Follow Gary on Twitter: @Korn_Ferry
Stephen Sharpiro, Making Innovation Cultures a Reality: How to Listen Better - Do you have problems listening? You are not alone. Truly listening to someone can be very hard for humans, especially in today’s world. In this post, Stephen shares a personal story of how an entire JetBlue flight that he was traveling on at the time sat straight up and listened contently during the flight.
Follow Stephen on Twitter: @stephensharpiro
David Burkus, SmartBrief Jobs: Social vs. Monetary Motivation in the Workplace - What motivates you in the workplace? In this post, David discusses research from Ian Larkin who is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School. Larkin’s research states, “social comparison-our natural tendency to measure ourselves against peers- may be the most powerful workplace motivator.” Do you agree? Check out this post to read more on Larkin’s research on the matter.
Follow David on Twitter: @LDRLB
Marlene Chism, Stop Workplace Drama: I Might Be Wrong... - Do you always feel the need to be right? In this post, Marlene explains that even though a person really believes that they are right, they might be misinformed or not have all of the information on the subject. Thinking you are right all of the time can cause workplace drama.
Follow Marlene on Twitter: @StopYourDrama
Paul Castain, Sales Playbook: Breathing Some Life Into Repetitive Boring Messaging
I’m sure you have already read Stephen’s post above on how to listen better. Now we feature a post by Paul Castain, which describes what to do when you are on the other end. How many boring messages do you send out per day? Do you ever feel repetitive and boring? In this post, Paul provides examples of how companies have taken their once boring messages and completely changed the way they present them to get people interested again!
Follow Paul on Twitter: @paulcastain