Human Capital Strategies - September 12
Happy Monday! Each week I search the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere for the best posts out there. This week I have found great reading to share with you all. I hope you enjoy, and comments are greatly appreciated!
Gwyn Teatro, You're Not the Boss of Me: "I Went on A Search to Become a Leader" - In this post, Gwyn shares her journey of becoming a leader. She realized that being a leader is not so much about leading, but more importantly about helping others be the best they can possibly be and working together to accomplish goals.
John Spence, Achieving Business Excellence: The Knowing-Doing Gap - As a consultant, I know that the content I present to teams may be something they have heard in the past. John knows this as well. He points out that just because a team may know the best practices it takes to be a success, they do not always "practice" them. See how well you score on practicing best business strategies.
Robert Stevenson, Seeking Excellence: Realistic Optimist - What does it take to be a realistic optimist? In this post, Robert explains that with the positive, there has to be some negative. When an idea is brought to the table, it is important to explore both. This, along with the ability to change, is what makes a realistic optimist.
Mark Sanborn, Leadership Blog: There is No "New Normal" - Have you ever heard of the "new normal"? Mark agrees with me in saying there is no such thing. If you spend time trying to be normal, then you are wasting your time. Things are constantly changing in society, so stop wasting time with normal because normal might be abnormal tomorrow.
Scott McKain, McKain Viewpoint: We Don't Have a "Jobs" Problem in the U.S. - With the President's new proposal to Congress, I had to feature this article about Scott's reaction to the proposal. Scott explains that business does not create jobs, but the customers create the jobs. I have to agree with him. What do you think?