Human Capital Strategies - November 24 to November 30
There were a lot of great blog posts this past week on the topics of leadership, talent management, and human resource management. We'd like to point you to five posts (and a bonus pick!) that we consider to be the best of the best for the week of November 24th to November 30th, 2008.
Alison Green (AKA Ask a Manager), U.S. News and World Report: Why Poor Performers Don't Get Fired - Alison takes a look at performance management and examines four common reasons why managers do not fire poor performers.
Dan McCarthy, Great Leadership By Dan: How to Write a Great Individual Development Plan (IDP) - Dan provides an excellent guide for writing an Individual Development Plan (IDP) for anyone who is serious about their own personal development and Maximizing their Possibilities in life.
Nina Simosko, Slow Leadership Blog: Conceding, Winning, and Knowing How to Choose Between Them - Nina writes a great post about the art of negotiation and how achieve long-term mutually beneficial relationships by knowing when to win and when to concede.
Ann Bares, Compensation Force: Why I Am an Evangelist for Leadership Commitment to Performance Management - Ann shares a great story about why it is so important to have executive level leadership buy-in and commitment when formulating a performance management plan.
Alexander Kjerulf, Chief Happiness Officer: The Key To Innovation is... Happiness at Work - CHO Alex reports on his experiences at the recent Top Dog Live innovation conference in London. He is pleased to find that rather than focusing on creative processes and systems, the speakers at this conference were focused on how organizations can encourage innovation by seeking to engage their employees and help them find happiness in their work.
Bonus Pick: Check out Frank Roche's excellent post where he proposes 10 Tenets For a New HR