All Blog Posts Tagged 'leadership' (105)

If it looks like a rose, and smells like a rose it is a rose or is it

I just finished reading an excellent article titled Beyond Bias in Strategy+Business Magazine. While reading it I could not help to take into consideration the events unfolding in the global marketplace today. We condemn those in the…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on November 30, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

TLS Continuum Part 27: 8 Strategies to remove fear from your organization

In last week’s blog I talked about being willing within the organization to take a chance on trying something new if it means a better organization This week’s post suggests some strategies to get to that point. So here are my suggestions to achieve that fearless…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on November 20, 2015 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Elevate 2015 - The World's Largest HR Virtual Summit - Roundup (Part 1)

If you do not know, Elevate 2015 is the world’s largest virtual summit organized by HireVue and BambooHR last week to discuss all things HR and business. With 60 webinars conducted by industry-leading experts and visionaries, the summit offers…


Added by Ngan Pham on November 13, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

TLS Continuum Part 26: My Momma Done Told Me...

You were starting school or playing a sport. Think back to what your mother, or father told you at the time. If you were like my parents you were constantly reminded that if we did not succeed, try, try again until you did. Funny thing happened when we entered the business world. Suddenly you are told if you can’t do it safely don’t do it.  If you tried something and it didn’t work then you are penalized for trying on your annual performance review. If you tried to show sings of innovation…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on November 13, 2015 at 10:34am — No Comments

TLS Continuum Part 23: What is my role here?

Congratulations you have made it to that corner office. Now comes the hard stuff. What really is your role within the organization? What are the organization expectations now you have reached this level of your career ladder? The role of senior leaders within our organizations is dramatically changing and to be successful you need to likewise change. You need to change from being a manager to a coach. The purpose of this post is to explore the two roles and their impact on the…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on October 12, 2015 at 2:27pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Engage Employees Before Performance Problems Arise

Productivity, performance, and standards are key facets of your team’s day-to-day work. But before issues with these develop, what can you do? Are there any preventative measures…


Added by Chris Arringdale on September 24, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Corporate Training: Ladder to Success

The frantic corporate world has caught the fancy of a number of people wanting to take big strides in their professional lives. The avenues of growth and the innumerable perks that accompany the glamorous corporate world seem rather lucrative to a wide class of people, especially the ones who are taking the leap, and are just marking their initiation into this world of immeasurable possibilities and opportunities.

The corporate world is also notoriously famous for certain…


Added by Ravi Mishra on September 15, 2015 at 8:50am — No Comments

Good Leaders Let Their Teams Make Mistakes

Sighs of relief were felt around offices everywhere when Google unveiled the …


Added by Ryan Mead on September 11, 2015 at 9:58am — No Comments

Top 5 Headaches Today's Employers Face (And How You Can Address Them)

Employers (like myself) juggle hundreds of problems at any given time, and having a crowded head makes it much more difficult to accomplish the tasks at hand efficiently. While I've spent a…


Added by Maren Hogan on August 31, 2015 at 10:53am — 2 Comments

TLS Continuum Part 17: I Can See Forever

Back in the early 70’s there was both a hit song titled I Can See Forever and a best selling book about GM titled On a Clear Day you can see General Motors. The point of the analogy can be rooted in Deming’s 6th point of quality. In this point he emphasized…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 28, 2015 at 9:51am — No Comments

TLS Continuum Part 13: I have to get out of this place

Congratulations you have been designated a high performance, high potential human capital asset. You have achieved the goal of getting the corner office. Your career development plan/succession plan is on target with this stop only going to last about three years and then you are off to another assignment. These plateaus are enhancing your career portfolio but along the way you have missed out on a golden opportunity to take your career to the highest level it could go. Do you really know…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on July 31, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

TLS Continuum Part 11: Clash Point: I See but I Don't feel

This past week has been full of events in our world that makes one stop and consider just where we are going. Beginning with the horrific shootings in Charleston, the shooting of law enforcement officers and the apology at the sentencing trial of the Boston Bomber we see examples of situations where we as…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on June 25, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Creating a Digital Transformation Plan of Action: A Guide for Leaders

In earlier SMART Articles, I discussed the evolutionary phases in becoming a digital organization, described how all business functions are being transformed by social and digital technologies, articulated the primary barriers to digital engagement, and offered a digital transformation framework (to read these and other related pieces,…


Added by Courtney Hunt on April 30, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments

The NRA, Tim McGraw and the Sandy Hook Promise: A Message for Management

The other day I was on Facebook and under the Trending section was an article talking about the push for a boycott of the upcoming concert to benefit the group by the National Rife Association. This reported boycott was based on the assumption that the group was advocating stricter gun laws. But before I get to my concerns regarding this and its applicability to management, for those of you who don’t know what the Sandy Hook Promise is consider this.

Sandy Hook Promise is an…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 22, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

How to Become a Winning Tech Leader

If you’ve just been promoted and you’re wondering how to do a good job being at the helm of a project, you first need to interact with all the members of your team. You’re only as good a leader as your team.

Invest In Yourself

Going back to the basics and introspecting is the first step towards being a better leader. Comprehend what motivates you and keeps you going. Figure out what it is about your job that you really love doing. If you want to make a change then you…


Added by Rakesh Singh on March 11, 2015 at 7:54am — No Comments


So, you’re ready to write a resume. You sit down and think about what it is that makes you stand out against hundreds of other candidates. Well, if the phrases “go-getter,” “hard worker,” or “self-motivated” come to mind, you may want to rethink what you’re writing.…


Added by Recruiter Raya on January 22, 2015 at 3:18pm — No Comments

It is easy for someone to judge me who does not know me

This has been a very troubling last couple of weeks for me. I thought that we had progressed as a society beyond the point where we were stereotyping individuals based on our views of the world. Along with the rest of the world we watched the events unfold in reaction to New York, Ferguson, Cleveland and Phoenix. I was following a thread on Facebook in which a fellow member of the National Speakers Association was denied the opportunity to bring his powerful message to a University Campus…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 10, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments

A Lesson in Teamwork from the San Francisco Giants

Just before the Giants claimed the World Series for the third time in five years, my colleague at Great Rated Ed Frauenheim penned an excellent piece on the Great Rated blog that I wanted to share with this community as well:



Added by Kim Peters on October 31, 2014 at 2:40pm — 3 Comments

Ready to empower change in your organization? Only if I don't have to resign she said

I recently had the pleasure of talking to the members of the Mobile, AL chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Prior to my presentation, during the networking opportunity I walked the room stopping at each table and asking whether they were ready to go back to work and empower change in their organization. At one of the tables I stopped at, I received the response “sure as long as I don’t have to resign.”

We can’t remove the organizational inefficiencies unless we…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on October 22, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Competence drives confidence

When have you been most confident at work, in any job? 

I strongly suspect it was when you had a high level of competence in that job. 

I recently had reason to recall the start of my recruitment agency career, in London twenty five years ago. I was twenty two years old. I was working in an office for the first time. I was living out of home for the first time. I was resident in a country that was not my own. I was in a job that I had zero previous experience in…


Added by Ross Clennett on May 27, 2014 at 7:08am — No Comments

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