Best Leadership Blogs of 2008

Transparent Office

I'm very excited to share the 10 nominees for the 2008 Best Leadership Blog contest with you. The contest is again hosted by Kevin Eikenberry , and this year I was part of the panel this year that narrowed down the field to 10 best. One randomly drawn voter will be given a three month membership in the Remarkable Leadership Learning System. Here are the 10 (in no particular order): Management Craft : Lisa Haneberg.

How losing what I thought was everything in 2008 reminded me I will get through 2020.

Thrive Global

In the middle of April, I started a community initiative ‘ find your power in the middle of chaos ‘ as news of a pandemic wreaked havoc onto the lives of many. This was new territory, we were the real actors to a very difficult storyline. There was a panic in the air of what are we going to do , the kids are home, careers are stalled and just like that, for the first time in a very long time, we were all forced to stand motionless and wait.

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Three Lessons Learned From 2008: A Recession Guide For Talent Acquisition Leaders

Forbes Human Resources Council

How do we switch our strategies for a recession and a potential upturn? Leadership /leadership Leadership /leadership Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy leadership

NY-Toronto Law Firm KM Summit 2008 in Boston

Knowledge Musings

Doug Cornelius asked me to participate in the NY-Toronto Law Firm KM Summit 2008, which for some reason was held in Boston this year. This is a group of lawyers (primarily) who are very interested in knowledge management in the legal profession. Unfortunately, I could only stay for the morning. Carl Frappaolo and Dan Keldsen from AIIM kicked off the day, talking about the topic of how KM is growing and changing in response to Enterprise 2.0.

Softscape Settles SuccessFactors Lawsuit

Josh Bersin

Today Softscape settled the lawsuit filed by SuccessFactors in March of 2008. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. This lawsuit, which we wrote about in a prior blog post, revolved around a contentious sales presentation which was.

Life or Death: Building a Corporate Learning Culture

Josh Bersin

Witness the number of companies undergoing a wrenching transformation (read “potential death&# ) in today’s economy: the US Auto industry (GM, Ford, Chrysler) , the US Newspaper. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Tags: turnaround Talent Strategy business agility ups caterpillar recession Enterprise Learning learning culture

Fear: Does your organization have the Courage to invest in tough times?

Josh Bersin

Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Tags: Leadership Development Talent Management Enterprise Learning courage You can’t pick up a newspaper these days without reading about more business downturns, layoffs, and lowered expectations for retail sales, automobiles, consumer products, housing, and.

Where is the “Talent Management” Market going?

Josh Bersin

As the US economy lost 240,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate rises to 6.5%, one of the questions I know many people ask is the direction of the “talent management&#. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Tags: Saba Talent Management SumTotal recession HR Systems taleo successfactors Enterprise Learning

Restructuring HR: Where are we going

Josh Bersin

In the last year many of our research members and clients have come to us for help in restructuring their HR or Learning & Development organizations. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Tags: clorox restructuring HR cpg Talent Management organization and governance Performance Management HR Systems Enterprise Learning altria

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Five Reasons to Focus on Recruiting in 2009

Josh Bersin

Here we are entering the worst recession in more than 30 years, reading about layoffs, downsizing, and restructuring in almost every industry. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. So why would I start our 2009 research with a discussion.

Lessons from Yahoo: Enduring Organizations Manage Executive Succession

Josh Bersin

This week we witnessed another vivid lesson in the value of executive succession: Jerry Yang steps down as the CEO of Yahoo! Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Yang replaced Terry Semel, who spent years trying to build Yahoo! Terry Semel

Training Won't Always Help

Reviewsnap

All the training in the world will probably not help enough to make him/her perform sufficiently. Training is an absolute necessity for people who are appropriately placed into jobs they can perform. The sad truth is that too many employees are hired into jobs they stand little or no chance of being successful in. With these employees, spending a lot of time and money on training is simply a futile effort.

Some Video Advice from Two Companies On Using Online Communities of Practice

The Bamboo Project Blog

The first is from Dave Vance, former president of Caterpillar University, who shares some of Caterpillar's experiences in facilitating online communities of practice. It isn't about capturing the knowledge , although that can be a good side benefit. It's about facilitating the conversations between people. They provide people with the tools, the guidelines for using them and some idea of the potential and then they leave it up to employees to develop their communities.

What to Say the Next Time Someone Asks Why They Should Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog

Maybe they're dead to a minuscule group of people who are easily bored and only talk in 140 character spurts, but if learning is reduced to tweets, I think we're in big trouble. It's that kind of short-term, surface discussion of issues that in my opinion has contributed to the current world-wide financial crisis we're in. We need more sustained discussions and reflection, the kind that's supported by blogging.

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Deconstructing the Work Literacy Learning Event

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Work Literacy online learning event is over and Harold Jarche has posted some of what he learned from our facilitation of the course. Using Ning for the Course Our first big decision was what platform to use. We ended up going with Ning because it integrated several different tools (blogs, forums, video and photo-sharing, social networking profiles, groups) at the right price (free). learning. Was the Course a Success?

Negative Online Behavior is a Product of Culture, Not Your Social Media Tools: What I’m Learning from the Work Literacy Course

The Bamboo Project Blog

One of the questions I’m most frequently asked when talking to people about using social media for learning in organizations is how do you “manage&# comments and how do you deal with people “being negative.&# There’s a general fear that once you open the floodgates to participation, you’re going to be inundated with people acting inappropriately and unprofessionally. Seventeen videos/presentations and 34 photos have been added to the site.

More on Learning Through Blogging: What Readers Think

Boxes and Arrows

My post a few days ago arguing that the real value of blogging lies not just in reading blogs, but in commenting on blog posts and writing your own, generated a lot of comments and some great references to what others are thinking. Most people seemed to agree with my premise that while reading blog posts can be helpful to learning, commenting and being a blogger yourself adds even more value. Learning is an active process. If learners want to learn, they will learn.

The Bamboo Project Blog: What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself?

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog « Course Community Building with Ning | Main | Things Ive Been Doing Instead of Blogging » What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself? Harold Jarche points us to a recently released study on corporate responses to the recession/depression we're currently in: This morning the CLC (Corporate Leadership Council) released the results of a survey that asked CEOs which areas were tosuffer the most in response to the crisis.

Blogging for Learning: Blog Challenges

Boxes and Arrows

This week we’re exploring various strategies for using a blog to support personal and formal learning as part of the Work Literacy course’s focus on blogging. In a blog challenge, several bloggers work together on a group learning project over a period of time–a few days, a week, a month. Each day during the challenge, learning activities are posted for bloggers to engage in and then blog about. How did the experience change their practices?

Pixar University on Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age

The Bamboo Project Blog

How can I build on it to make the person who gave it to me look good?" It isn't about judging the work, it's about "plussing" it. The core skill of innovation is error recovery, not failure avoidance.". Looking for mastery in anything is a really good predictor of mastery in the the thing you want done.". Look for the "proof of a portfolio, rather than the promise of a resume.". You have to be able to translate into language the artist understands.

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Develop A Training Plan Based On Skill Gaps

Reviewsnap

Since training is an expensive proposition, it is critical that training dollars be spent wisely. We find that far too many companies allow their employees to select the training they will participate in or they put everyone through the same training. It is a fact that very few employees are a perfect fit for the jobs they hold. This means that they will need to be coached and trained to help strengthen skills they might lack or be deficient in.

Mr. Marcus Buckingham: September Inductee Into the Order of the Golden Slacker

Transparent Office

The September Golden Slacker: Marcus Buckingham. Marcus Buckingham is our final inductee into the first year of the Order of the Golden Slacker that has included Tom Peters, David Allen, Lisa Haneberg, and Marshall Goldsmith. I am delighted to induct Mr. Marcus Buckingham as the September inductee in the Order of the Golden Slacker. It is an honor to induct Marcus Buckingham into the Order of the Golden Slacker. July 2008: Tim Wright.

ReviewSNAP™ Announces New Features

Reviewsnap

The Web-based performance management system, ReviewSNAP™, announces the addition of several new modules. One of the new modules is a comments suggestion tool designed to offer competency-specific suggestions to managers as they complete a review. David Arringdale, President of ReviewSNAP™ parent company Applied Training Systems says their research indicates that managers often get hung up on what to write in support of their ratings. “We

Learn the Management Power Hours with Lisa Haneberg

Transparent Office

I will be visiting the group for an hour or two as a guest provocateur! This is a two day workshop whereby the participants will create and share many (maybe dozens, depending on the group size) of Power Hours - ready to take back to their workplace and use to help develop great managers. All of the participants will get access to everything that’s generated during the two days - no licenses, no limitations. What are you doing December 9th and 10th?

Mr. Tim Wright: July’s Order of the Golden Slacker Inductee

Transparent Office

The July Golden Slacker: Tim Wright. I am delighted to induct Mr. Tim Wright as the July inductee in the Order of the Golden Slacker. It is an honor to induct Tim Wright into the Order of the Golden Slacker. He provides tips, examples, and how-to insights to grow the employee engagement culture you want for your company. A Quick Review/Reminder of the attributes of Slacker Managers:  . leverage learning for results.

The Triumph of Peer-to-Peer, Bottom-Up and Open Source

The Bamboo Project Blog

I have consistently been impressed by the Obama campaign's use of social media, particularly in the past 12 months. So what does this have to do with social media and learning? Over 63 million people voted for Obama--52% of the eligible voting population, most of whom are either working now or on their way to working. These people have experienced the power of social networks and social media tools and they liked the what they saw.

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Go Green With Online Performance Management System

Reviewsnap

ReviewSNAP Performance Management System can lead you down the right path of going paperless. According to ManageSmarter The U.S. That''s more than the distance from New York to Tokyo. The average U.S. Production of 1 ton of copy paper uses the same amount of energy an average household uses in 10 months (11,134 kWh ). ReviewSNAP won''t completely alleviate using paper, but it will point you in the right direction and help save trees, water and energy.

Enhancements Made to ReviewSNAP

Reviewsnap

Hello ReviewSNAP Friends, We are excited to announce two upcoming enhancements to the ReviewSNAP™ performance management system. The first is the addition of a summary statistics module that will allow you to view basic statistics about each employee’s performance review history, each department’s performance review history and your overall company’s performance review history. This module is expected to be released by early July 2008.

Don’t Quit and Stay: Train Your Team in Spite of Turnover

Transparent Office

After 4 and a half years of nearly zero turnover on the team I manage, only 4 associates out of the 7 I started the year with are still working for me, with 1 leaving in 6 weeks and 1 splitting her time between my team and another team. Some managers I've talked to who also manage level 1 (some might call them entry level) associates told me I shouldn't waste my time training my team, because the turnover I experienced this year is far more normal than the previous 4.5

What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Harold Jarche points us to a recently released study on corporate responses to the recession/depression we're currently in: This morning the CLC (Corporate Leadership Council). released the results of a survey that asked CEOs which areas were to suffer the most in response to the crisis. L&D [learning & development] came out on top at 38%. You must take responsibility for your own learning. Are you building your learning network ?

What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Harold Jarche points us to a recently released study on corporate responses to the recession/depression we're currently in: This morning the CLC (Corporate Leadership Council). released the results of a survey that asked CEOs which areas were to suffer the most in response to the crisis. L&D [learning & development] came out on top at 38%. You must take responsibility for your own learning. Are you building your learning network ?

Change Doesn't Come with a Permission Slip

The Bamboo Project Blog

"The American Revolution was not financed with matching grants from the crown," --David Bayles and Ted Orland, Art and Fear. Change occurs at the edges, without permission." --Patti Digh, Life is Verb One thing I've noticed about organizational life is that job uncertainty tends to breed a culture where we seek permission for everything we do. But here's the thing. If you do, the journey may never begin

Course Community Building with Ning

The Bamboo Project Blog

And check out her Voicethread on using Ning , which she said she started using because she thought the usual online offerings were "a little sterile and boring." Building Community with Ning View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: netork maricopatech ). Alisa Cooper of South Mountain Community Colleges has produced a great narrated presentation on how she uses Ning to build community in her courses. She's also using podcasts, live streaming video and drop.io.

Course Community Building with Ning

The Bamboo Project Blog

And check out her Voicethread on using Ning , which she said she started using because she thought the usual online offerings were "a little sterile and boring." Building Community with Ning View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: netork maricopatech ). Alisa Cooper of South Mountain Community Colleges has produced a great narrated presentation on how she uses Ning to build community in her courses. She's also using podcasts, live streaming video and drop.io.

Course Community Building with Ning

The Bamboo Project Blog

And check out her Voicethread on using Ning , which she said she started using because she thought the usual online offerings were "a little sterile and boring." Building Community with Ning View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: netork maricopatech ). Alisa Cooper of South Mountain Community Colleges has produced a great narrated presentation on how she uses Ning to build community in her courses. She's also using podcasts, live streaming video and drop.io.

15 tips for successful knowledge sharing

Knowledge Musings

Reading through them, I couldn't help think of the Carnegie tips from How to Win Friends and Influence People. In both cases, the general principle is to listen more than you talk and let people have interesting ideas - no matter who really owns them. Here is Lucas' list (check the source for his comments): Share failures as well as successes. Take the first the step. Learn more than you teach. Expect the best from people.

8 Steps to Charismatic Leadership

Transparent Office

Note: This is a guest post from @Stephen, editor of Business Development in Context and a co-founder of the work.life.creativity forum. When we think of successful leaders we often think of businessmen and political figures that are in the news. In your own field, you can probably name a handful of men and women who are successful leaders - people with vision and the ability to communicate that vision in order to inspire others. The qualities of the successful leader.

Spreading the Word: 300 Blogs I Encourage You to Read

Transparent Office

I published the list of blogs I follow on my site: www.davidzinger.com. Bailey WorkPlay :: The Alchemy of Soulful Work. Ben Casnocha: The Blog. The Bing Blog. The Blog Herald. The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss. The Bold Leader Blog. the brand dame. The Coach Approach. Conversations Matter: Bridging the Social Media Gap. The Dashboard Spy. David Zinger’s Posts - The Employee Engagement Network. The Despair Inc.

Business Problem: High Employee Turnover Quick Tip

Reviewsnap

Keep in mind that employee turnover is generally the result of more than one factor. Ask the employees how they feel about working for the organization. Keeping this in mind, it is best to conduct an anonymous survey of the employees. Carefully plan your approach to carrying out the survey process. If they don''t, the results will be less meaningful. Compile the results and take them seriously. If so look more closely at the makeup of those areas.

Transparent Office: Email overload: what went wrong?

Transparent Office

Transparent Office Michael Idinopuloss Blog on Social Software in the Enterprise Home Archives Subscribe « Whos Afraid of Orphaned Pages? Main | McAfee on Widening the Flow » January 17, 2008 Email overload: what went wrong? Special thanks to Kishore Balakrishnan for pointing me to this gem): "In the long term, we need to remove everything from email that is not in the nature of personal correspondence."