The HRIS World Transformational Leadership Series™

Beyond Change Management: Transformational Leadership Recommendations

| Garrett O'Brien - There are a ton of reasons to read every day, or at least frequently - and I'm not talking about the time spent wondering around the internet. What works is a book - preferably hardcover or paperback, most today will convenience themselves with a download of some file format. We should vary what we read, otherwise we are only exercising one part of our brain - plus books do take us places we normally would never see or go to, all thanks to how our brains are wired when we read. This all goes true for our careers and work as well -- the topic can be a bit dry, like a technology or economics book, but a good writer knows how to capture your attention, and some even talk to you instead of writing at you with their works. With this in mind, we put together 5 of the ...

Modern Shakespeare – Why Change Has Much Ado About Everything

| Garrett O'Brien - Shakespeare and Much Ado About Nothing is more like Much Ado About Everything... Our lives, if we stand back long enough, are comedies that, like Shakespeare's play, combines elements of mistaken identities, love, robust hilarity with more serious meditations found on honour, shame, and court politics. Yet nothing seems no longer irrelevant and everything seems to be relevant to everyone... We are busier, hopefully more productive, better organized, more knowledgeable, than any society before us thanks to technology. Yet at the same time, we are less regulated in our personal behavior and in the use of our tongue. We need to return to ground zero and see what needs to be rebuilt... 6 Pillars Trustworthiness... Respect... Responsibility... Fairness... Caring... Citizenship... Character Raising the bar of expectations has never resulted in lower quality of anything - yet for many leaders, that bar keeps slipping. Not going to raise quality or even maintain ...

Our Top 25 Viewed Posts for 2016

| Garrett O'Brien - From Whence We Came While scanning over our top 25 viewed posts for 2016, I was humbled yet amazed we did as well as we did this year. They say it's not the fall that matters but that it is the bounce that counts. We bounced good! It always helps to step back and measure where one has grown, maintained ground... lost ground... As well as assess just how high we bounced. Truthfully, the last 2 years have been a huge challenge as many projects we started failed before they could even take off, or they took off and crash landed. We knew the risks for trying a lot of new things at the same time - not the most conducive environment for stability so thankfully we get bored easily here! For those that make themselves available to learn during the process, doing a lot of things at the same time builds character, strength, insight, discernment -- ...

Introducing Our Features for Everyone

| Garrett O'Brien - With this post we are launching with our new features and services - there are features for everyone, features for our members, as well as services for vendors. We are also officially relaunching with a new server, new theme, along with a ton of work performed on the back end. You will be introduced to the features for everyone in this post, and in our next post you will be introduced to the features for our members and a third post for our vendor services. And before we get started, we do want to offer our apologies to all for the abrupt downtime this month - the previous theme broke something resulting in not being able to accomplish anything on the back end without resorting to another theme during the process, bouncing back to the original and/or massaging the database. We already had the theme you see now started in ...

Does Your Workplace Really Support Women?

| Our Audience - This post was contributed by Susan Wells, freelance business writer.

What Are the Key Challenges for HR in Europe?

| Garrett O'Brien - What Are Yours and How Do You Tackle Them? The days when the basic function of an HR professional focused purely on core HR matters of recruitment and payroll are long gone. ‘It was a simpler time’, current HR managers might sigh. But times have indeed changed.

Why Business Ethics Doesn’t Work and Never Will

| Garrett O'Brien - Our Voice, Ears, Words Determine Our Destination Having multiple sets of ethics skews our perspective The well-known leadership expert/speaker/author, John C. Maxwell, was asked by a colleague what his thoughts were on business ethics. Without hesitation, Mr. Maxwell said, "There is no such thing as business ethics!" Now, before being dismissive, realize Mr. Maxwell has sold more than 13 million books worldwide and his organizations have trained more than 2 million leaders worldwide. I believe he knows a few things about what he shares...

What We Are Unwilling to Change? And Why?

| Garrett O'Brien - One of the many words of wisdom we broadcast on LinkedIn and our twitter jobs account (@thwjobs) states simply: What we are keeping in front of us is where we go... and What we tolerate, we cannot change. In an earlier article, we discussed why we should establish and focus on only one set of ethics least we risk the lose of integrity, trust and understanding from family, friends, collegues. Or, we should risk the acknowledgement that we are indeed limited and do what we can to rectify the situation.

Is Your Company’s Strategy All Chat and No Metrics?

| Tom Janz -   When someone from Texas says that you are “All hat and no cattle”, it means that they think you put all your effort into looking the part vs. delivering the goods. Well, you have to have a lot of hat to be a Cowboys fan these days. Turnover in business is good. Turnovers in football, not so much. But I digress -- let's get on with this week's post...

6 Shortcuts for Retaining Your Employees in Record Time

| Our Audience - This is a guest post by Hafsah Nazir, HR analyst Sitting in your office, having a cup of tea, and a usual corporate schmooze with a few of your managers; you are surprised to know 7 of your employees left in the last 2 months. Yes! You knew it could happen but you were way too busy to look in on your employees. Few of those 7 people could even be your best pick for an upcoming project. If you don’t look out for your employees, you may fall through thin ice. Failure to retain employees could leave you open-handed. Your brand might have nailed down the victory but you cannot hold back its name until you know how to retain your key employees. Here are a few practices that could fit in with your modus operandi to retain your key talent...

Do You Know How to Identify Your Future Business Leaders?

| Liam Tarry - As the world's economy continues to struggle, today's business leaders face difficult decisions when it comes to ensuring their company stays afloat. From matters such as pay freezes, retrenchments, benefit reductions and cancelled training and development programmes, many business leaders accept that things may get worse, before they get better. Although managing costs remain top priority, successful businesses know that when they identify, develop, and retain talented leaders with strong economic skill sets, then they will succeed in the long term and emerge from the economic slowdown in a strong position. However, being able to spot effective leaders is a tricky task. These people not only need a head for figures, they also need to be able to champion change, foster cross-organisational learning, and build unity across the board. In this post, ETS, a provider of 360 degree feedback surveys discusses with me five points on how businesses can identify ...

Team Alignment and Performance: Data Talks

| Tom Janz - Aligning management teams around competitive brand strategy forms the dominant mantra coming from business schools and high priced consultants alike. Most sell strategy alignment workshops on the theory that strong alignment is a good thing. They say it, but what does the data say? On the personality front, the received wisdom differs. Personality should align with competitive strategy overall, but any one team needs complimentary personalities. If the team leader leans strongly to the creative for an innovation team, some members should be detail-oriented executors. If the team leader leans strongly on process compliance for a production team, at least some members should have the creative gene to avoid following the tried and true over a cliff. Put another way, diversity advocates decry the group-think of cloned teams, where everyone looks, thinks, and acts the same. Does that imply the more the diversity on personality the better? What does the data say?

What Comes First — Your Company’s Strategy? Or Your Company’s Talent?

| Tom Janz - Hint: Neither! img cr giantgroup.com Ahh Strategy--- the favorite topic of OD auteurs looking for a seat at the table or consultants looking for an invoice to send. There has been (and likely never will be) no end of opinion over strategy captured in books, blogs, webinars, and videos on the topic. Some research too. Most of them contain charts, diagrams, or photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one. What most of these don’t have is a way to measure strategy as opposed to describing what it should be. And who was it who said, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it?” But that is the topic of next week’s blog, let's get on with this blog...

10 Traits of Transformational CEOs

| PR-thwrn -   RevenueNOW's Jeff Christian Reveals Characteristics and Behaviors of Great Leaders CLEVELAND, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff Christian, CEO of RevenueNOW -- The ONLY company delivering ensured rapid revenue growth -- is possibly a transformational CEO himself. Dr. Tom Janz, one of the foremost experts in behavioral assessment, co-founder of RevenueNOW (and LeadershipNOW), states "In working with Jeff over the past nine months I have concluded that his achievements around transforming the search industry, building transformational startup companies that turned into category leaders, and starting non-profits that transformed educational and recovery institutions -- would be more than enough to qualify him as a transformational CEO. We will know for sure when Transformational LABS completes The Presidents of the United States Transformational Assessment that we are committed to completing over the next two weeks."