Managing is maximizing your resources and talent management focuses on maximizing your most important resource: talent.

One rule to rule all: listen hear

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Many managers take control with the belief their technical expertise in their field is more important in their management role than the challenge to manage finite resources of people, time, and budget.

Any technical ability the manager had, as an individual contributor to meet their functional skill, is not as important as the ability to listen, to motivate, to teach, to learn.

To promote the contrary is to promote insanity.

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Change in change management

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Change management goes beyond features and functions. Feature and function change management is product change management.

Change management goes beyond scope or requirements. Scope and requirement change management is project change management.

The change that change management needs is an account for how process and technology change they way people meet their goals.

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Fast Start — The brilliant mistake of health and wellness

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A healthy employee is a productive employee and health and wellness programs roll out across corporate America to capture this gain.

Compensation expert Carol Harnett shares her brilliant mistake from this Human Resource Executive article and detail on the data to her assumptions that reveal flaws in health and wellness resource commitments.

Fast Start questions brilliant mistakes.

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Ms. Education after graduation

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In education our schools reward women. Men can’t hack certain academics: they get worse grades; follow less-rigorous academic programs; and take part in less advanced-placement classes. Post-education, our professional organizations reward men. Women get more criticism and less praise in the workplace than men do, paid 7% less than men, and judged more negatively by prospective employers than men with identical backgrounds. Same species different rules and learning engagement, why?

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Fast Start — What, Really, is Change Management?

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Fast Start conversation: What, Really, is Change Management? Change swirls around organizations:  regulation, industry, competition, policy, knowledge, technology ability, and skills.  And those hit us before the first cup of coffee. There’s a professional approach to manage change, but what, really is change management?  And who, specifically, defines, designs, and launches change management for whom? […]

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1812: The Navy’s War by the book

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I love history.  Leaders, in trying times and challenges making pivot-point decisions that shape and impact states and peoples.  Games people play that reverberate for decades and centuries, from a people and systems development frame, fascinates me. I read history and see organization development, leadership coaching, and strategic planning and wonder how  personalities and politics […]

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Fast Start — Scourge of Performance Reviews

Fast Start conversation:  Performance reviews are rarely done with the end in mind:  to augment what works and to highlight opportunity for even more effectiveness. Too often the review process is more façade than intention with process over promise. 94% of 1,400-plus participating CFOs said performance reviews are effective in helping employees improve performance.  Among 422 […]

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