Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Roger over and out

It is always good to work with a broad range of people. One of the people who everyone at Challenging HR likes to work with is Roger Holmes.

Why not check out this video link for Roger

Sunday, 16 May 2010

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

This is a holistic, integrated, principle centred approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity.

Habit 1 - Be proactive

Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind

Habit 3 - Put First Things First

Habit 4 - Think Win/Win

Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Habit 6 - Synergize

Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw

These principles give us the security to adapt to change, and wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

Stephen Covey (Simon & Schuster)

Monday, 10 May 2010

Gung Ho!

Every day, thousands of uninspired employees trudge to work, often dooming their companies to failure with their lack of motivation.

This book outlines foolproof ways to increase productivity by fostering excellent morale in the workplace. Revealing a sure-fire system for boosting employee enthusiasm, energy and performance.

Written in the style of the "One Minute Manager' series, it is based on three core ideas to ensure that employees are committed to success and presents a clear game-plan for implementing them.

Ken Blanchard (Harper Collins)

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Quality - Key Actions

  • Focus on the work process, isssue, or behaviour, not on the person
  • Maintain the self-confidence and self-esteem of others
  • Maintain strong partnerships with your internal and external customers and suppliers
  • Take initiative to improve work processes and partnerships
  • Lead by example

Sunday, 2 May 2010

The New Leaders

Goleman's international bestseller 'Emotional Intelligence' forever changed our concept of 'being smart', proving that emotional intelligence (EI) - how we handle ourselves and our relationships - matters more than IQ, technical skill and educational success.

Now he explores the consequences of EI for leaders and organisations. Linking organisational success or failure to 'primal leadership'. In this book he argues that a leader's emotions are contagious, and must resonate energy and enthusiasm if an organisation is to thrive.

Daniel Goleman (sphere)