My Top 10 Favourite Articles from 2009. 23 Dec 2009

My Top 10 Favourite Articles from 2009

If you find yourself short on time and can only manage a selection of articles, then I must say these are the best this year. :-

1. You Dont Grow Talent, You Spot It (Jan 09)
Dr Debashis Chatterjee is emphatic that talent can’t be grown or developed. It has to be spotted.

2. Work anytime, anywhere, no questions asked. ROWE in action. (Jan 09)

Peter Raj talks to Deb Henke at J A Counter about calling the shots and the self-induced guilt thereafter.


3. It’s Your Time to Lead. (Apr 09)

The opportunity is before you, the experience and skills you hold within. You can do what’s needed, if you have the desire and a plan. Lisa Rosendhal makes a point.

4. Where is the Leadership and Human Capital Response to the Credit Crunch and Recession? (Apr 09)

By Bruce Lewin. One question which arises is, has the case for advancing the influence of HR been critically undermined by recent events or are there parts of the human capital agenda which can make a considerable impact on future organisational behaviour?

5. What are We Thinking? (Jul 09)

By Sulynn Choong.  “We are in the midst of a financial crisis.” “Times are bad.” I see packed restaurants, eateries and branded coffee joints and stores with long queues at payment counters on almost any day of the week….

6. Contributing to the Bottom Line in Tough Times (and Good)  (Jul 09)

When organisations are operating in difficult circumstances and struggle to sustain business performance, Managing Directors and CEOs are often hard pressed to maintain positive communication with employees. In the absence of information from the top, unfounded rumours will inevitably fill the void.


7. 4 Frequent Questions About Gen Y Answered  (via a PR Disaster) (Jul 09)

By Penelope Trunk. 


8. Achieving Work Life Balance  (Jul 09)

By Barbara Holmes.  The life of the Human Resources Manager prior to the Global Economic Crisis was for the most part, focused on assisting the business to attract and retain talented, skilled employees.

9. A Happy Middle Ground  (Jul 09)

Let the image of red balloons, of varying size, bobbing up and down or just drifting lazily across, settle in your mind’s eye. Catch yourself smiling? Well, you won’t be the only one. Balloons are symbols of happiness and fun, aren’t they? And that seems to be the backdrop for RedBalloon, a leading online gift retailer in Australia and New Zealand.

10. Bringing out the Best in People  (Oct 09)

Q&A with Dr Joel H Muro. An interesting and noble idea – to think that we can actually bring out the best in people. We understand and recognise the impact of our words and actions but perhaps what is not always clearly understood is the extent of that impact and perhaps how deeply actions and words can affect us, whether positively or otherwise.

My Top 3 Books from 2009
1. Execution. The Discipline of Getting Things Done. By Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan.

2. First, break all the Rules. What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently. By Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman.
3. The Three Laws of Performance. Rewriting the future of your Organisation and your Life. By Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all!


About rowena morais

Media Communications and Editorial Specialist. With my strong professional network of contacts, I help individuals and organisations, particularly those within Human Resource and Technology, strengthen their skill-base and brand through compelling writing, beautiful design, content marketing and publishing. Let's talk.

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