Harriet Willis

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What Is Authentic Leadership?

What is authentic leadership?<p>It continues to surprise me how many leaders attempt to be one way at work, while their “true” personality emerges outside of work. Once a CEO reminded me, “Leadership is acting.” And it surprises me when these same leaders seem shocked or confused when their employees …

Turn a Good Worker Into a Great Manager: 6 Steps | Inc.com

I'm sure this is familiar. You have a great employee, who does strong work, and is ready for more responsibility. So you make him or her a supervisor, manager, or leader of others, and you're happy you did. "Congratulations, you're now a manager," you say, with all sincerity.<p>But then, you live to …

Leadership

10 Small Ways to Combat Big Employee Conflicts

It doesn’t matter how robust the company wellness program is or how relaxing the nap room feels – when two or more employees are stuck in a negative …

Note These Legal Issues Before Hiring Freelancers

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

Why We Really Do Need HR

HR gets a bad rap for being too administrative and too pro-employee. That's a legitimate complaint, but I wonder: What the hell did you expect?<p>The History of Human Resources<p>The entire HR function exists because employees were tough to manage. Unions were busy. Pesky women and minorities wanted …

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Small Business

7 Reasons HR Technology Is So Hot Today

We just published new research on HR technology buying trends and the market is hotter than ever. As companies start a new war for talent, this $14+ billion market continues to explode with growth. Fast fact: 57% of companies plan to make a major new HR software purchase in the next 18 months.<p>Here …

Is HR Missing The Mark On Mobile?

There are 4.5 billion mobile phone subscriptions in emerging markets, and worldwide mobile subscribers are expected to reach eight billion by the end of 2016, led by rapid mobile adoption in China and India. Portio Research indicates that by 2016 Africa and Middle East will overtake Europe as the …

6 Rules To Transform Your Leadership Development Program

What makes a leader great? And what type of leader is best for your business? Digging into the questions–and answers–that are crucial to any company.<p>Peter Drucker, who remains the guru of management, had little to say on leadership. In fact, Drucker believed that leadership was only useful inside …

Leadership

Leadership Pipeline | Succession Planning - Knowledge Center

What is the Leadership Pipeline? Description<p>Sometimes hiring an executive from the outside can be the only available short term option. However</b> …

Vroom's Expectancy Theory - Knowledge Center

What is Expectancy Theory? Description<p>The Expectancy Theory of Victor Vroom deals with motivation and management. Vroom's theory assumes that …

3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From a thoughtful hiring process to a thorough training program, you've done everything you can to find and prepare the best employees for your company. But no system is foolproof and sometimes a few bad apples can slip through the cracks.<p>…

Employment

5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager

As the world of work continues to change so do the qualities and characteristics of the managers who are going to be leading our companies. Work is not the same as it used to be and we are seeing dramatic changes in both behavior and technology not just in our personal lives but in our professional …

Employment tribunal changes a prelude of what’s to come over legal aid

Changes to the legal system come into force today, with workers being charged for bringing cases against their bosses to employment tribunals. Employees will pay £150-£260 initially, and then there will be a further charge of between £230 and £950 for the hearing. You can read all of the guidance …

9 Habits of People Who Build Extraordinary Relationships | Inc.com

Professional success is important to everyone, but still, success in business and in life means different things to different people--as well it should.<p>But one fact is universal: Real success, the kind that exists on multiple levels, is impossible without building great relationships. Real success …

Self-improvement

5 Emerging Technologies Every Office Will Have In 2020

Back in 1975, while most desks were still furnished with manual typewriters, technology pundits were making their predictions on the future of computers in the workplace. Computers showed tremendous potential for word processing and automation, they said, but would they really ever be user-friendly …

5 Common Hiring Mistakes (and Their Solutions) | Inc.com

Selecting the right people is the ultimate pay-me-now or pay-me-later leadership proposition. Do it effectively now and reap the benefits of a high performing team later. Do it fast and cheap now, and pay the price later of increased turnover, underperforming teams, a diluted culture and drain on …

Employment

6 Signs Your Company’s Culture Stinks

Are your manager’s hands too clean?<p>Work-health index and industry surveys (like this and this) that put ‘culture’ at the core of why talent is attracted to or repelled from organizations abound. But you can’t miss what you don’t have–and for most startups, the beliefs and behaviors that create …

Employment

When Not to Listen to Your Employees (7.5)

You shouldn't listen to an employee who wants help to solve a conflict with another.<p>You might feel proud of “mediating” among your team members as …

General Motors

Talent Management: Boards Give Their Companies an “F”

What is top of mind for corporate boards worldwide? In one of the most comprehensive global surveys of corporate directors to date, we found that they were very worried about developing and enacting strategic plans that will enable their organizations to succeed. And what did they say was their …

Reward ambition, don't stifle it—or you'll lose your best employees: Richard Branson

(Photo: Getty)<p>When you’re launching a startup, you need to attract the best, brightest and hungriest people you can find to join your team. Once …

A Performance-Appraisal Conundrum: What Would You Do?

After 30 years of consulting, I thought I had run across every question regarding performance management. But a client recently came up with an intriguing query that I hadn’t encountered before.<p>Bob wrote:<p>Sometimes it happens in our business that a management employee may be involved in a …

11 Habits Of Amazing Bosses

Most people have worked for a bad boss, but superb bosses often don't get a lot of press. Most employees would give a lot for the opportunity to work for a boss with even a few of these characteristics:<p><b>Gives constructive criticism</b><br>There's a big difference between a critique and a conversation that …

Employment

How the Voice of the People Is Driving Corporate Social Responsibility

The business case for corporate social responsibility (CSR) is becoming easier and easier to make. You can argue that it boosts a company’s brand, manages risk, and just plain saves money. But perhaps most importantly the general public is clamoring for companies to enact good, fair business …

The 3 Questions People Always Forget to Ask in an Interview

Getting an interview for that dream job is a perfect chance to sell yourself and you need to make sure that you get everything right.<p>Preparation is …