Source HBR Blog Network
by Andris A. Zoltners, PK Sinha, and Sally E. Lorime
If you had to decide between having a team of excellent salespeople with an average manager, or having a team of average salespeople with an excellent manager, which would you choose?
Source: http://www.fastcompany.com by PAUL ALOFS
Several years ago I was in the Thomson Building in Toronto. I went down the hall to the small kitchen to get myself a cup of coffee. Ken Thomson was there, making himself some instant soup.
Source: hbr.org by by Gretchen Spreitzer and Christine Porath
When the economy’s in terrible shape, when any of us is lucky to have a job—let alone one that’s financially and intellectually rewarding—worrying about whether or not your employees are happy might seem a little over the top.
Source: Harvard Business Review by KEVIN ALLEN
Cultural permission is the tone, attitude and language that emanates from the executive suite. It is a mantra, expressed in oft-used catch phrases and philosophies that move like waves through the organization.
Source: http://www.entrepreneur.com by MIKAL E. BELICOVE
Whenever I’m asked to speak to a group — whether it’s a large gathering like a college commencement, or a smaller one like those found at a local chamber of commerce’s monthly breakfast — I think of Steve Jobs, the master presenter.
Source: Forbes.com by Judy Martin
The race for skilled talent is picking up speed and could have long-term implications in the job market. A Human Capital Zeitgeist (the spirit of the times) is emerging as companies big and small are getting smacked with the realization that talent management is SO critical to competing in a volatile marketplace, they might actually have to throw a bit more respect at the “human” in the human capital equation.