We cannot ignore the need for 2020 Leadership in our organizations. I have seen many discussions on HR and training forums about the needs of leaders and managers. These talk about leadership development and talent. As a result of my research recently, I have noticed that practitioners often talk about the contents of training. The style of the delivery. And importantly how cheap and quick we do this. Ignoring the fact that you cannot have high quality training that is quick and cheap. (I … [Read more...] about 2020 leadership – 4 steps to sustainable success for organizations
The project management triangle as it is sometimes known is a valuable tool for prioritizing and decision making. It is often used as a throw away tool on training courses. But it is a powerful tool in the hands of a competent leader or professional. You can pick any two, but you can't have all three! An undervalued management tool Most people that have been on a management or project management course at some time have heard of the “Project Management Triangle”. This is sometimes known … [Read more...] about Time, Quality, Cost – you can have any two
Leadership Competence, just how effective are you in managing tasks and people? Leadership and management competencies are often used by larger organizations to identify peoples strengths and development needs. Often these frameworks are expensive and complex. One framework we have used in the past is this simple 55 item competence framework. It is based on 3 key factors: Managing yourself, Managing tasks, and Managing others. You can use this list to look at the statements, rate … [Read more...] about Leadership Competences – how effective are you?
Corporate values or core values as some call them, have been in management texts for many years. As more and more business leaders complete education and training, so more and more firms have written value statements. But are these statements just marketing puff or is it really a tool to run a business by? Hit the self-destruct button! In this piece we look at one business that has hit the self destruct button by saying one value is important, but employees clearly have not got the … [Read more...] about Corporate values and behaviours – Dangers of not walking the talk #hrblog #linkedin
No matter what level of manager you are, a team leader or first line manager you will need leadership skills to succeed. The transition from 'employee' to team leader or supervisor/ manager is often a difficult one. The management in the business do not see you as part of their team. The employees from where you have been promoted no longer see you as one of the girls (or boys), and now part of "the management". You are in the middle ground. One your own! Identifying what leaders need at … [Read more...] about Leadership going through the levels