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The Journey Has Just Started

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” –Lao Tzu Inspiring Greatness is a Journey Throughout this blog series, we’ve explored a comprehensive array of Success Principles designed to empower and elevate your capabilities as an HR Leader. We began with the foundational emphasis on owning the HR vision and gaining clarity …

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Build for the Future

As we learned in earlier Principles, the ability to identify, nurture, and retain top talent within your organization is critical to maintaining a competitive edge. We also need to have a clear approach to developing people and identifying future leaders. Principle 12: Implement Talent Management and Succession Planning Talent development focuses on equipping employees with …

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A Cycle of Success

Now that we have the talent (Principle 9) and they are supported in their growth and development (Principle 10), it’s imperative we appropriately recognize their performance. Principle 11: Nurture Effective Performance Management Performance management is so much more than an annual review. In fact, perhaps the annual review has outlived its usefulness (if you believe …

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You’re Either Growing or You’re Dying!

Bringing talented people into your organization is vital, as those people always want to get better at what they do. This brings us to the next key principle of successful HR leadership. Principle 10: Cultivate a Culture of Growth Think about a garden that grows well when you take good care of it. Principle 10 …

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Talent Matters!

We’ve started getting top talent into our organization by focusing on Building a Winning HR Team. Now that we’ve also created the right environment, let’s turn our attention to understanding the importance of this Principle. The idea of Attracting and Retaining Top Talent seems very self-explanatory — everyone wants the best talent they can get …

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Things Will Be Different Tomorrow. Guaranteed!

We’ve covered a lot of ground to build a strong organization. Now we need to prepare for what will come because we can be guaranteed it will be different than where we’ve been. HR leaders need to be able to guide employees through periods of change, uncertainty, and innovation. Embracing change is not only about …

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Invited, But Excluded?

You would never invite someone to a party and then exclude them. Or would you? Do we do this every day in organizations? Do we bring in top talent, and then indicate through our behaviors that we really don’t want to include them? Or, that we don’t want them to contribute the best they can …

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Empower, Recognize, Respond

What good is exceptional talent if you don’t let it shine? One of the worst things we can do as HR leaders is work to bring top talent into the organization and then allow the culture or team dynamics to stifle their ability to excel and contribute to the extent to which we hired them. …

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Welcome to the Matrix!

If you haven’t watched it, go watch The Matrix (no, I don’t get paid for sending you to this link). This is such an interesting take on the idea of our reality and how it is affected by data (or is it that our data is affected by our reality?…). Well, welcome to the Matrix! …

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Measure What Matters

As data become more easily accessible with both big data and AI, it’s important for HR teams to know what to measure. By measuring the right aspects of HR effectiveness, HR Leaders gain valuable insights into the efficiency and impact of your programs. Data-driven decision-making allows you to identify areas for improvement, make informed choices, …