Predictions for 2015: Redesigning the Organization for A Rapidly Changing World, by Josh Bersin in Bersin by Deloitte
2015 is going to be a big year in the world of corporate talent. The economy has improved (near full employment in the US), the job market for technical and professional skills is hot, and technology is radically changing the whole nature of work.
Why you can’t empower someone, by John Wenger in medium.com
“Empower” is a word that is coming into greater usage by many who manage people. I like to think this is a sign of how much the modern manager is acknowledging the importance of authority and accountability being more diffuse in the workplace and that old-style hierarchies have outlived their effectiveness. I have noticed sometimes, however, that when I hear someone use the word in particular contexts, I bristle slightly, so I have done some thinking as to what that’s about.
Eleven Ways to Shine In Your Career In 2015, by Jappreet Sethi in his blog Human Resources Blog
Going by the popular sentiment and all the reports, it seems certain that more jobs will be created in 2015 and newer opportunities will come to the table for all of us. New year is also the time for making new resolutions, more often than not, only few of us will make a pointed effort to sharpen their career and take benefit of the impending opportunity. Using these eleven tips, you can focus on taking control of your career and being the best you can be this year. Get going and I wish you a very happy year ahead.
The Under-appreciated Benefits of Creative Consistency, by Gregory Ciotti in his blog Sparring Mind
Consistency doesn’t count for everything, but it sure counts for a whole lot. With the many landmines out there, ready to derail even the most talented of people, “showing up” regularly offers undeniable benefits.
Some of these perks often go overlooked. For those excited to make progress this year, let’s keep in mind all of the advantages at our disposal when we have an enviable attendance record.
The Employee Suggestion System Turns 135, by Doug Collins in his blog Innovation Architecture
A friend of mine runs the innovation and creativity practice at a large, global firm. He turned me onto the book, Your Creative Power: How to Use Imagination to Brighten Life and to Get Ahead, by Alex Osborn. Osborn was one of the original "Mad Men" of advertising.
Your Creative Power, published in 1948 by Scribners, explores exhaustively all the ways in which one can discipline themselves to become more creative.
You Need a Smart Retention Strategy, Because It’s Not 2011 Anymore, by Heather Nelson in tlnt.com
I opened my email last week to see a message from a dear friend that said, “I resigned!!!! I pulled the trigger!!”
My friend and I have talked FOR YEARS about her unhappiness and lack of engagement, about the corporate politics and leadership egos that consume her days, about the constant pressure to do more with fewer people and resources, and about her exit strategy.