The Case for Shelf Awareness: Why Work Books Clubs are Thriving

Posted by Amanda Areces on Dec 4, 2018 1:08:00 PM

 

 

You’ve heard people talking about book clubs.  Maybe you want to know more—Who goes? How do you choose a book?  Aren’t book clubs just an excuse to have wine and snacks with your friends? Depending on the book club, those answers vary.  I have been in a book club for close to 10 years.  There are some other members who have been there since the beginning with me, and as the group has evolved, we have invited a few more. We now have a group of 12 committed women with widely ranging tastes, opinions, dietary needs and families. 

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Topics: Communication, Goals, Leadership

Leadership Development is a Process: 5 Tips to Maximize the Experience

Posted by Andrea Butcher on Nov 6, 2018 9:34:00 AM

Transformational – Empowering – Collaborative – Thought-Provoking – Practical – Enlightening

This list represents six of the words that individual participants shared when I asked each of them to use one word to describe the leadership development experience so far. We were three months into a six-month development process and I wanted to see where their heads and hearts were.

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Topics: Talent Mangement, Talent Development, Strategy

Your Candidate Communication Strategy Impacts Your Brand…WAY MORE THAN YOU MIGHT THINK!

Posted by Tami Murphy on Oct 30, 2018 9:47:00 AM

A recent survey conducted by Talent Board asked participants to rate their likelihood of referring others based on their most recent application/interviewing process. Nearly 50% of those surveyed (44%) indicated they would “Definitely Not.” Take a minute. Let that sink in. Now think about what the candidates you’ve been in touch with in the last 90 days would say about your organization? Sobering isn’t it?

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Topics: Recruiting, Talent Strategy, Communication

HR Leaders as Paradox Navigators - It's a Must. Here's Why...

Posted by Andrea Butcher on Oct 3, 2018 11:29:42 AM

There has never been a more important time to be an HR leader—it’s a complex work environment and organizations are craving strong leadership. As someone who cares a lot about the HR profession (we must continue to evolve) and the work I get to do as a Talent Strategist, I believe the latest HR Competency Model provides important focus.

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Topics: Leadership, Management

Focused Visioning & Goal Setting

Posted by Andrea Butcher on Sep 28, 2018 2:28:27 PM

You are creating your life as you go based upon how you think about your life. Are you intentional about that or are you reacting to what is?

I am passionate about visioning and goal-setting. In 2007, I created a 10-year plan for my life using the process that I outline in this post. At that time, I was single (three years post-divorce), working for a consulting firm, and trying to figure out how to balance a career while raising my five-year old daughter, 

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Topics: Goals, Strategy, Planning, Leadership, Vision

Stop Asking “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” Why This Question is Flawed and What to Ask Instead

Posted by Andrea Butcher on Aug 24, 2018 3:15:00 PM

10% of relevant talent is actively looking for a new opportunity at any given moment in time; that means that 90% of suitable candidates are not engaged in active job searches. They have not registered with recruiters, are not perusing job boards, and are not applying for roles. They may not even be unhappy where they are, but they ARE willing to move!

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Making a Job Change: 3 Common Fears and How to Manage Them

Posted by Andrea Butcher on Jul 20, 2018 3:09:00 PM

Making a career transition is a challenge for all leaders and can be particularly daunting for those who have been in an organization for a long time and have strong relationships with coworkers. Having coached many leaders through this transition over the years, I have seen specific strategies used to maintain confidence and manage the change. Most recently, I’ve been able to put these strategies to use through my own experience.

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From Individual Contributor to Manager

Posted by Andrea Butcher on Jun 22, 2018 2:51:00 PM

There is a familiar scenario playing out in organizations around the world each day and it looks like this:

"Fred has been working for his company for several years a

nd excels at his job; everyone likes him. When a manager position becomes available within his department, Fred is the likely candidate because he’s good at the job, and the assumption is that he will also be a great manager. If only it was that easy…"

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Topics: Leadership, Talent Development, Management

Manager Essentials: 4 Simple Strategies to Truly KNOW YOUR TEAM!

Posted by Andrea Butcher on May 25, 2018 2:49:00 PM

An IT leader (new to his team) was recently grumbling about his team members not wanting to participate in a team outing after work. He made an assumptive leap that their lack of interest in getting together as a team meant they did not want to get to know him. In probing further, I asked him to tell me about his team members and he told me about the work they do. I interrupted and asked about them personally—what are their interests and do they have families? He paused and said “I think a couple of them do.” This opened the door for a conversation about how to truly get to know team members.

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Topics: Management, Leadership, Talent Mangement