Summer is carefree and relaxed – anything goes. Keeping in the theme of a carefree summer, the topics for this month’s carnival are varied, but thought provoking and informative.
The summer kicked off with World Cup Fever. With Germany winning it all, Wally Bock of Envisa Learning looks at the German leadership development program and pulls out some key tips in his post “Leadership Development: Building a Program the German Way.”
Everyone knows that employee engagement can be the key to great company performance. Ian Welsh of Toolbox.com takes this a step further and talks about the need to involve all personnel, including contractors, part-timers and out-sourced/external providers when it comes to workplace engagement, in his post “The Need to Notch-Up Engagement to Include EVERYONE.” No longer is engaging just your regular employees enough.
A successful career means different things to different people. Georgiana-Florina Mihalache of Human Resources FAQ illustrates a few steps to help employees at different levels of their career achieve their goals in “How to Have a Successful Career.”
Jane Purdue with The Lead Change Group challenges people to open their minds a little bit and be willing to hear what people say instead of being so quick to disagree and attack, in her post “Pass the Tolerance, Please.”
Ben Eubanks with UpstartHR outlines that the goal of HR is supporting leadership, managers, and employees, but “how” to do that is sometimes a challenge. He outlines a few common problems that face HR and proposes some solutions to the problems in his post “The Goal of Human Resource Management.”
Leaders inspire and spearhead change, but having a roadmap to do so can be helpful. Dan McCarthy with About.com Management and Leadership outlines 10 recommended change models that he’s used in his post “10 Models for Leading Change.”
Gaining clarity in a situation can offer the energy and motivation to act, but you need to seize the moment and avoid resistance to move forward. Susan Mazza with Random Acts of Leadership outlines how clarity can be a driving force in her post “The Step After Getting Clear.”
Amit Baghria of The Young HR Manager discusses team collaboration myths that affect the effectiveness of teamwork in his post “Team Building.”
Danielle Weinblatt, of Take the Interview, discusses why it may be beneficial to rethink the way that recruiting organizations operate and the importance of having great communication between recruiters and the departments for which they’re seeking great talent in her recent blog, “Crossing the Battle Line: How Business Lines can Benefit Recruiting”
Everyone loves a good workout and James Ellis of TMP Worldwide, writes about “The Talent Acquisition Gym” which provides motivation to help talent acquisition pros get in tip-top shape with strategies and recruiting tactics that actually work.
John Piazza’s from the Randstad Sourceright blog writes about how “Market Basket protests reveal five lessons in leadership and loyalty.” He takes on recent news of Market Basket’s employee protests and campaigns, following the firing of their company’s former CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas. Piazza discusses the importance of great leadership and what employers and leaders can learn from this news event – from what it means to foster loyalty to building great relationships with employees.
Shawna Berthold, from Technomedia, provides insight to help employers make the most of their training and leadership development budget dollars. Providing best practices – from how to get employees engaged in the process, to understanding the stakeholders and tracking success “Closing Talent Gaps with the Right Technology.”
“How Much is Experience Really Worth? A Unique Approach to the Talent Screening Process,” from Jessica Leong on the Findly blog explores how relevant past experience is to the potential success of a job candidate and offers readers tips to ensure they’re not overlooking a great future employee as a result.
Creating a work-life balance in today’s world isn’t easy. Stephanie Hammerwold of Blogging 4 Jobs discusses the importance of balance and some thoughts on how to get there in her post “Creating a Work Life Balance.”
Linda Fisher Thornton of Leading in Context, discusses the idea of “Net Positive” and the positive impact of our leadership in her post “Is Your Leadership Net Positive?”
Andrew Tarvin, of Humor that Works, leaves us with some highlights from his talk at the TEDx Talk Conference on how humor really can have a positive impact in the workplace in his post “Humor at Work TEDx Talk.”