Quotes I Love – TGIF Edition
Is the glass half empty, half full, or twice as large as it needs to be? – Source Unknown
If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people. – Virginia Woolf
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
– Truman Capote
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. -Thomas Jefferson
Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up. – Jesse Jackson
No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come. -Victor Hugo
In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher. -Dalai Lama
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. – Bruce Lee
Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one is to blame. -Erica Jong
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. -Mary Kay Ash
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. – Jim Rohn
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Employee Engagement is Broken:
Unlocking the True Driver of Employee Performance
For years, our organizations have been investing time, money and energy into engaging our employees based on the promise that engagement drives results. But, many organizations report that despite their best efforts, engagement just hasn’t delivered as expected.
While engaging our employees is critical, it turns out that engagement isn’t enough. Engagement without accountability is chaos. It is the organizations who cultivate a culture of personal accountability who are truly winning. It's when engagement and accountability meet that breakthrough performance occurs.
In this dynamic, provocative and groundbreaking presentation, you will learn to see the science of employee engagement in a completely new way. You will understand why the way we have historically measured employee engagement is fundamentally flawed. You will discover that many of the ways we have been working to drive employee engagement may be actually hurting the company's performance. And, most importantly, you’ll learn what to do about it. You will be introduced to the concept of Reality-Based Engagement where accountability and engagement intersect to produce awesome results. This will include some practical guidance for how to cultivate the power of personal accountability within your organization.
The Evolution of Talent Management
Are we effectively managing our talent? Do we have the talent we need to compete and perform in an increasingly competitive global marketplace? Will we have the talent to thrive in the future? These questions have made it to the top of many CEO's priority lists. And as a result, the emphasis on talent management within our organizations has never been more intense.
At the same time, the practice of managing talent is more challenging than ever before. Not only is the demographic makeup of our workforce changing rapidly, but the very way we work and create value has also shifted thanks to the exponential rate of technology innovation. As a result, the definition of “talent” and what it means to our organizations has changed and the traditional methods of talent management are struggling to adapt.
Join me to discuss the changing nature of talent and to explore a new framework for how talent management might look in the future.
Power and Politics in the Organization: Understanding the Game
This session will explore the role that power and politics play in organizational decision making. As human resources leaders, understanding these dimensions can mean the difference between effectiveness and irrelevance.
We will explore these questions:
- Where does power come from?
- Why should I want more power and how do I get it?
- How does politics affect the role of HR?
Attendees will gain practical skills and approaches for how to grow their influence with the organization to become more effective leaders and agents of change.
The Power of a Plan:
Unlocking the Full Value of an HR Strategic Plan
Using case studies from banking to call center business, this session demonstrates how an HR team can use its strategic planning process to increase perceived performance and stature within the organization. At the conclusion of this session, you will understand the key elements of a simple yet effective strategic planning process, including an overview of the actual tools and resources you will need to get started. You will be able to execute this process in a way that increases both your HR team's performance and the organization's perception of your credibility.
This session will also reveal that how the plan is communicated is as important as what is in the plan itself. This will include specific how-to guidance based on what worked (and didn’t work) at several organizations.
Cracking the Code to Career Success:
8 Secrets they Didn t Teach you in College
You hit books and may have even got good grades, but getting ahead in the working world is a very different game that what they prepared you for in school. Why do some people get promoted and get ahead so much faster than others? It s because they've learned some secrets of career success that they never teach you in school.
Join us for this inspiring session where you will learn the 8 secrets to career success and how to apply them in your life.