Links for May 9 2010

kindfully + mindfully by Leo Babuata on Zen Habits Quote: The Golden Rule goes something along the lines of, “Treat others as you’d want to be treated (in their place)”, but in another conception, how you treat others is how your treat yourself. It’s Not Idea Overload. It’s Filter Failure by Hutch Carpenter on Spigit […]

Employee Engagement – how it affects you

Some interesting research results being reported over on Fistful of Talent by Lizz Pellet who is the Chief Culture Officer at EMERGE International in a post titled “The Economic Recovery F-You Factor“. And yes…for those keeping score, this is the 2nd day in a row that I’ve linked to Fistful of Talent…they’ve got some great […]

The Dangers of Hidden Talent – New CIO Series

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The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. Do you know the full capabilities of your team? Sure…you know what their resume’s said.  You think you know their backgrounds and their experience…but do you really know your team? […]

If they could choose, would they stay?

In these troubled times, it’s hard for organizations to focus on employee moral and happiness. I’ve heard many ‘leaders’ say things like “they should be happy they have a job” when confronted with low moral and employee unhappiness. My response to those ‘leaders’ is this: Think about what will happen when the economy rebounds and […]

Are you looking after your employees?

wanted to follow up my post titled “In a downturn, people are vital” with a few more thoughts on the subject. In that post, I said that “employees are your most important asset in any economy”…which is absolutely true.  I started thinking about that comment and realized that although many people might agree, you might […]

In a downturn, people are vital

Management Issues had an article on Sept 25 titled “Looking after talent is vital in a downturn” that gave me hope when I saw the title. The article discusses results of a survey Personnel Decisions International that shows that organizations are starting to realize that people are key…especially during hard times. The article says: Despite […]

Information Technology Challenges

I asked the following question on LinkedIn earlier this week and received some very insightful responses: What are the top challenges in IT organization’s today? In reading the various magazines, blogs and websites out there (CIO.com, etc) on the subject, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are many many issues facing IT groups today. […]

From Project Manager to IT Leader

One thing that I’ve heard often is that a project manager role is a good thing for your career and will help your ascent up the ladder to more responsibility. I’m wondering how often this actually occurs. I’ve met a lot of Project Managers who have been PM’s for years and have had very little […]

A Thought on Employee Engagement

Employee engagement has been seen as a ‘buzzword’ for some time but also been touted as something that every organization should focus on. It appears that there is some progress toward engaging employees (see the “Further Reading” below) but of course, many organization’s just don’t “get it”. Instead of talking about how to engage employees […]

Flexible working hours revisted

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Management issues had posted another article (see the previous one here and my comments on the topic here) topic titled “Still suspicious of flexible working” that discusses a newly released study by HR consultancy Hewitt Associates. An excerpt follows: The survey of 90 U.S. employers also found that two thirds believed that flexibility increased employee […]