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The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released new research that ranks business knowledge as the most important business skill senior HR leaders need to succeed. SHRM also found that global intelligence and technological savvy are two emerging competencies senior HR leaders will need to master within the next five years.
“Successful senior HR leaders consistently show executives in the C-suite that they understand the broad operations and processes driving business,” said SHRM President and CEO Laurence G. O’Neil. “Equally important is the ability to explain the role of human capital issues and solutions in the context of broader business operations linking finance, operations, and marketing.”
The latest SHRM report, “Leading Now, Leading the Future: What Senior HR Leaders Need to Know,” identifies the following eight leadership skills essential for HR business leaders:
Knowledge of business, HR and organizational operations;
Strategic thinking and critical/analytical thinking;
Results orientation/drive for performance;
Ethical behavior; and
For senior HR professionals employed in global organizations, SHRM found that they need to possess both a global mindset and the ability to be flexible in order to adapt to changing global business needs.
Ethical behavior also was an important leadership quality for the human resource profession, which HR leaders can demonstrate through their actions, decisions, and leadership within their organizations. This mirrors findings from a previous SHRM survey on ethics where 76 percent of HR professionals reported that they felt well prepared to very well prepared to handle situations with the potential to result in violations to the organization’s ethics policies or even a violation in the law.
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In the best of times, it can be a fight to get your ideas implemented at work. In today's organizations—where resources are under siege and uncertainty abounds—advocating for your approach, idea or product is tougher than ever.
The time is right to take a more disciplined approach to pitching your ideas, says CCL's Harold Scharlatt, author of Selling Your Ideas to Your Organization. "If you don't have a strategy for selling your idea, you put yourself, your group and potentially your organization at risk," says Scharlatt.
"If you have a project that you believe will improve the organization, you've got to find the best approach for getting it implemented. You can't afford a false start," says Scharlatt.
To be successful in getting other people to consider and adopt your ideas, you need to consider two important things: the environment and your tactics.
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Economic adversity continues to plague businesses and institutions, communities and families. News articles, talk shows and daily conversations focus on grim numbers and tough choices. In times like these, resiliency becomes more important than ever.
Resilient people demonstrate flexibility, durability, an attitude of optimism and a mindset that is open to learning. A lack of resilience is signaled by burnout, fatigue, malaise, depression, defensiveness and cynicism.
But the ability to bounce back from adversity—and to navigate today's hard times—is not innate. It has a lot to do with how you think about the challenges you face, and it is a set of skills that can be developed, according to Mary Lynn Pulley and Michael Wakefield, authors of Building Resiliency: How to Thrive in Times of Change.
Learning to be more resilient requires you to modify both thoughts and actions. Some steps you can take:
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