Happy Monday! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I like to start out each week by featuring five of my favorite HR, leadership development, and employee selection blog reads from the previous week. Here are my picks for August 1st - 5th. Enjoy!
David Zinger, Employee Engagement: Do You Love Employee Engagement Problems? - Okay, we must face the fact that we all have problems, and they are not going to diminish on their own. In this post, David tells us that we must embrace our problems in order to solve them efficiently. He provides us with four invitations to keep us focused on problems and get them solved.
Lisa Petrilli, Visionary Leadership: Do You See What I See? - Have you ever engaged in an argument but were so compelled to make your point that you forget to listen to the opposing view? Lisa reminds us in her blog that we need to view things from others point of view in order to be good leaders. Read more of this blog to find out what two leadership values we should live by.
Chris Edmonds.S., Bud To Boss: Five Disciplines of Servant Leadership - Chris Edmonds is a consulting partner with Ken Blanchard Companies. In his post, he writes about taking senior leaders from self-serving to servant leadership. Chris lays out five disciplines to keep leaders serving others and create a servant culture in your organization.
William Powell, The Leadership Advisor: What Being A Gentleman Can Teach Us About Leadership - I am a firm believer in acting like a gentleman, so when I saw this post I had to share it with you. The Gentleman's Movement is a project that promotes power, wisdom, justice, and love to be demonstrated by men. William points out that leaders of any gender would benefit from following the 4 pillars of The Gentleman's Movement.
Vicki Zlauter, Talent Management Now: Are Job Descriptions Dead? - When beginning the selection process for a new hire, it is important to start out by describing the job. Job benchmarking (Vicki refers to this as Strategic Selection) is the best way to find the right person for the job. It is also the best way to avoid employee turnover and shape your company's culture.