Category: PeopleTalk

Investigation is the New Arbitration

Beware the misuse of the due process tool in your workplace management toolbox.

CEO TalkBack: Four Principles for Putting People First

There are many competing priorities for a leader’s time: customers, products and new innovations among others. Yet, organizations that put people first send a clear message. The best organizations and leaders actually spend the majority of their time on people, and their development.

Although the actual practices for putting people first may change depending on the market conditions and cultural realities here are four principles that stand the test of time.

Co-Creative Conversations: Leading, Motivating and Evaluating with Excellence

By Sasja Chomos When I ask leaders if they are having regular conversations with employees, they inevitably say, “Of course! I talk with my staff all the time.” While there is no doubt that multiple communications happen on a daily basis, the real question becomes: are leaders having the right kinds of conversations that lead […]

A Tale of Two Economies: Leveraging Regional Immigration to Enhance Growth

Two factors will largely determine the future trajectory of economic growth in British Columbia: productivity performance, and the extent to which the labour force expands over time.

The Art and Impact of Influence

Leadership is very much an art form and its skills include the art of influencing others. Since there is definitely a creative element to affecting human behaviour, influencing is much more an art than a science. And while there is a science to be gleaned from great leaders, the plethora of words which surround them are uniquely emotive: committed, focus, belief, courage, understanding, action-oriented, adaptability, experience, passion, trust, vision, and resolve. All of this is integral to influence.

Moving Beyond the Annual Review

When Deloitte realized that their firm was spending two million hours a year on filling in forms and discussing performance ratings, it became a primary catalyst for the complete overhaul of their performance management system; this moved them from a focus on the past with most discussion around rating past performance to a concentration on the future—on peoples’ careers, performance and aspirations.

Talent Management Begins Before Hiring

Talent management provides an enormously powerful business advantage: honing processes, revealing opportunities, and driving results. Executed in conjunction with existing workplace culture and business strategy, it provides a powerful “magnetism” within organizations—which can also serve as an antidote to the present and future skills shortage.

Talent Management: Putting People First

Talent management is attracting a crowd. While usually delegated to HR, it is currently gaining visibility and sparking discussion about just what it encompasses, and who is best qualified to lead it.

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