Human Capital Strategies - December 13 to December 19
It was another great week for reading HR, talent management, and leadership development blog posts. For your reading pleasure I have culled through many of these posts to pick out five that I found to be especially good reading. Below are five posts from the week of December 13th - 19th, 2010 for you to check out. Enjoy!
Dan McCarthy, DDI's Talent Management Intelligence: Talent Management by the Numbers - The 20 Best Leadership Blog Posts of 2010 - The good folks at DDI (Development Dimensions International) asked Dan to take on the seemingly daunting task of identifying the 20 best leadership blog posts of 2010. Naturally Dan accepted the challenge.
However, instead of sifting through the tens of thousands of leadership posts and articles to hit the blogosphere this past year Dan took a different approach and tapped into his network of leadership bloggers and asked 20 of them to share what they thought was their best post of the year. Check it out for a powerful collection of great leadership reading material.
Sean Conrad, Respectful Workplace: How to Make Employee Performance Appraisals More Respectful - In many organizations the end of the calendar year means it will soon be time for that yearly activity dreaded by managers and employees alike: performance appraisals. To managers the performance appraisal is seen as a difficult and time consuming mandate coming from HR and to the employees who receive the review it is often a belittling and emotionally draining experience.
It is not surprising that the folks at the Respectful Workplace blog find these annual reviews ripe for an infusion of respect. Be sure to read this post for some great ideas on how to make your employee performance appraisals more respectful for both parties involved.
Lola Kakes, Effortless HR: How to be an Effective Leader - There are a lot of factors that affect a leader's level of effectiveness and no secret formula exists that will guarantee success in a leadership role. However, it seems that the best leaders often share certain traits and characteristics. Lola identifies "three Cs" that allow effective leaders to keep projects and initiatives progressing smoothly: communication, coordination, and collaboration.
Wally Bock, Three Star Leadership: Organizational ADD - Wally reports on an alarming trend of business leaders falling prey to management fads that translate into little more than membership in an organizational "Change of the Month Club". He explains the negative effects this form of "Organizational ADD" can have on employees and proposes a more effective approach to achieving lasting organizational change.
Tom Foster, Management Skills Blog: Why I Hold the Manager Accountable - Check out the latest in a series of telling posts by Tom on the ever important topic of performance accountability. In this post Tom identifies one of the key reasons managers are the ones held responsible for the results of their team - even when unexpected surprises come up.