We scramble for the perfect gift, and often it is right in front of us, and behind us, and around us. Our time is a great gift, and for leaders it is too often forgotten because of all the other things we are trying to do. How do you make your time matter? First, recognize how valued it is, then give it. Talent management is about great conversations – go have one.
Rule 3 – NEVER cancel without rescheduling
Trust is critical in a healthy relationship. For leaders, a way to establish it is to put great value on the one on one time and never cancel without rescheduling right away. This is the final rules for one on ones that must NEVER be broken. Talent management is about great conversations. Follow these three rules and you are on your way to having them.
Our Talent / Self Awareness Language – Have One?
Talent management is a conversation. Here are three questions you might have and books to read that will help you explore and find answers. The backdrop of the whole talent management conversation is self awareness and community. Here are two tools that will help create the awareness you need as an individual and sharing it with others will create the community you will need to support your own journey.
How to get better at delivering feedback? First, get better at receiving it.
Talent management is about great conversations. This is the third post around Jodi Glickman’s book Great on the Job, which is full of useful tips for doing well at your first job. While it is written for people staring careers, it is also a great resource for leaders. This post explores the area of feedback and how we get/give it well.
The Hidden(and not so hidden) Impact Of A Question
We now know that talking about ourselves triggers the same sensation of pleasure in the brain as eating or receiving money. How do we use this research to help us get our people more engaged and support the engagement of our leaders in their work? Here are some thoughts on why this matters and how to translate it into what we do as leaders and followers.
8 Questions To Ask Before Starting Succession Planning
Succession planning is probably the most strategic talent management conversation, it is also the hardest. Here are 8 questions to ask before starting this key talent management process. The outcome of this talent management process should be a great conversation, but getting there requires clear expectations and knowing the barriers people have to overcome. Start with these 8.
3 Simple Habits To Help Strengthen Teams
Are there things about you that people do not know? We all know the answer to that question – but is anything on that list that they need to know? Maybe you love to problem solve. Maybe you led a team of 20 people at one point in your career. Maybe there is some part of the business you want to learn more about. Maybe you get 150 emails a day and prefer phone calls. Talent management is about great conversations. Here are some tips that leaders/teams can use to share that information.
Laugh First – Then we can talk about importance of affirmation . . .
Talent management is not all about learning and striving. Sometimes it is about resetting. Here is a cute video that is perfect for a friday chuckle. It can also be a great activity for a team meeting.
Social Media, Relationships, and Leadership
The basics of creating relationships at home and at work are the same. There are some universal truths, and how will social media alter those? Only time will tell, but here is a TED video that helps us reflect on some of these realities now. It is a great discussion for leadership development and talent management in your organization.
Do You Know How to Start and End a Conversation?
Jodi Glickman’s book Great on The Job is focused on new or soon to be new graduates and what they can do to ensure their career starts with some positive first steps. Talent management is about great conversations, and this book is full of tips for individuals to make great conversations happen that will help move them towards professional success. This is the first in a series of posts that will end in a full review of the book and an interview with the author – Jodi Glickman.
Leadership Rounding – A great example of how leading leaders is different
Talent management is about great conversations. Rounding is one of those conversations that has been used in the healthcare setting. Here is a video from the Studer Group on rounding that does a great job on explaining how leaders and followers can make the most of their time together. Check it out – and find a way to let your leadership teams use it.
Friday Fun – The cumulative effect of Happy moments . . .
Happiness research tells us it is not the big things, but the cumulative effect of little moments that matters. If we impact each other in positive ways, then lots of good things happen in our teams and our business. Fridays are not the only day to smile, but a good day to try some purposeful things to impact the lives of others. This is talent management, and it is fun.