Links for April 25 2010

Silence is a Leadership Trait by Samuel Bacharach Quote: Between the words, between the actions, between the political strategies, leaders must create silence. Silence that allows for ideas to be absorbed. Silence that allows for emotions to settle. Silence that allows for bonding and healing. Silence that allows people to sit unthreatened and unchallenged. How […]

Technical Excellence isn’t enough

Technical Excellence is not enough

Technical Excellence is something we all strive for in areas that we care about. We all want to be really good at something don’t we? It takes a long time to be excellent at something.    You’ve heard of the 10,000 hour rule right?  You’ve got to practice for 10,000 hours to be ‘the best’ […]

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? […]

Do you have a ‘go to’ person on your team?

Every team/group has a ‘go to’ person. You know…that person that you (and others) know you can count on to ‘get stuff done’. You find yourself always relying on the one or two people on your team that can move a mountain but have you ever thought about what affect you might be having on […]

When half an hour is greater than 14.5 hours

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Heard a wonderful story last week from a developer friend of mine and thought I’d share (with commentary of course!). He had taken a full-time job at an organization as a Senior .NET developer and was working an average of 55 hours a week for them. He liked the work he was doing but wasn’t […]

Competitive Advantage and the Resource Based View of the Firm

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As a follow up to my previous post titled Competitive Advantage – The Human Capital Approach, I wanted to take a second to talk a little bit about the Resource Based View of the firm that I mentioned in the previous post.  Before I continue, if you are interested in this topic, definitely take a […]

Competitive Advantage – The Human Capital approach

I was asked recently to describe how an organization can use its human capital to create competitive advantage. I fell into the trap of using Porter’s descriptions and other schemes of describing what it is and how to achieve it and while I was talking I saw eyes glazing over and people losing interest very […]

The Strategic use of Human Resources

This is an excerpt of a paper I wrote while working on my MBA. To read the entire article, download the PDF “The Strategic use of Human Resources.” One concept that emerged in the late twentieth century that calls for a strategic partnership with HR is the concept called Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM). SHRM […]