Would you be better in HR if you held a job outside of HR?

In the certification classes, one of the key competencies that are considered necessary for someone to be a successful human resources professional is business acumen, that knowledge of how the business really operates. This business acumen can be learned in two ways, through study or through experience. Drucker’s advice Peter Drucker, management guru deluxe, advises …

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Knowledge As The Means of Production: A Lesson from Drucker

The May 4th page of The Daily Drucker talks about knowledge as the means of production, which Drucker interpreted as the knowledge required for the job. He was discussing this in a section from Managing in the Next Society. Here he listed three characteristics of the next society. These are: Borderlessness, because knowledge travels even …

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A Lesson From Drucker: Sudden Incompetence- A Danger for HR

I was thumbing through my copy of The Daily Drucker this morning. I always read the wisdom for the day, but then I read some other entries that I might have missed. One such entry is the one that appeared on June 7th. It dealt with the topic of “sudden incompetence.” Drucker asks the question “Why …

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Managing Oneself: A Drucker Lesson

The June 1 entry on The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done deals with managing yourself and your career. He points out that most knowledge workers, which includes HR professionals, will have 50 year careers (or longer) while the average life span of the typical company is only …

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How to Make a Knowledge Worker Productive: A Drucker Lesson

Peter Drucker, writing in Management Challenges for the 21st Century, pointed out that knowledge workers need to be thought of as different from more traditional workers. To him KWs needed to be seen and treated as an asset rather than a cost. I am not sure how much the modern company has embraced this yet, …

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Managing Nontraditional Workers: A Lesson From Drucker

From my edition of The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done comes this lesson on managing nontraditional workers. With the increasing use of nontraditional workers, such as part-timers, temporaries, early retirees, freelancers, outsourced workers, and independent contractors the major challenge to management in today’s corporations is to make sure …

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HR Carnival: End of April Edition

The folks at Talent Junction hosted the latest version of the HR Carnival. There is some great reading in this one! Here are some samples: For The Survival of HR: Drucker Lesson of the Day. How To Fix The HR Profession 6 Reasons Why Talent Management is a Strategic Imperative Six Signs You Have An …

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