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5 Tips to Help Motivate Your Leadership Team

You have a leadership team with tremendous potential, but maybe you’ve noticed they may have gone a bit stagnant in growing and developing as leaders. You might be thinking you need to find some new and creative ways to motivate and inspire them, so they can then encourage their teams to work in ways that have a measurable impact the business.

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If HR Is the Magic Pill, Why Aren't More Businesses Swallowing It?

The role of HR in business has never gotten as much attention as it does today. Oh sure, business researchers and consultants have been touting the importance of management since the beginning of the modern industrial age.Peter Drucker first told us that “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. George Odiorne taught us to “manage by objectives” and Jim Collins wanted to make sure we had “the right people on the bus”. But lately, academic institutions like Harvard, and business think tanks like Deloitte are providing mountains of data proving that specific HR practices can make a big difference in revenue and profitability for a company.

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HR and Finance are Finally Working Together (And Why That’s a Good Thing)

If you talk to your HR department and ask them what the key component of business success is, they’ll likely respond with “the people.” Head on over to the finance team, and they might also agree that people are important, but ultimately, “the bottom line” matters most because that’s what keeps the lights on and the paychecks processing. But what if we could take these two mindsets and partner them up for future business success and growth? Many leading companies of today are doing just that, and they’re reaping significant benefits, too.

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The Impact HR Services Can Have on Company Culture

If you talk with anyone in talent recruitment these days, they’ll tell you one of the leading conversations they have with both applicants and business leaders alike centers around the importance of company culture. A positive company culture results in a more engaged and productive staff, so CEOs and business leaders of today are making some significant investments into either improving a poor culture or starting a new one as a strategic business growth initiative. But how do they go about doing this? Who can help recreate the kind of culture that top talent wants to be a part of? Believe it or not, the answer lies with HR.

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People Leave Jobs, Too

  • As I scrolled through my LinkedIn feed this morning I saw a post I’ve probably seen a thousand times… I’m sure you’ve seen the one. “People don’t leave jobs, they leave bosses.” I can’t be the only one who thinks this is a ridiculous statement, right? Of course people leave jobs.

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Who is Your Frances Frei?

  • Uber’s been in the news a lot lately. And not in a good way. Seems some employees have expressed concern about improper behavior - most notably sexual harassment. Business people everywhere are watching Uber’s woes in the same manner that we gawk at the terrible accident on the freeway - searching for the reason why it happened to those people, and not to us.

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