The vision of this book is to engage readers in a debate on how we see HR as a function and profession here and now, how we see the practice and the practitioner. The intent is to reflect on what we are seeing, hearing and experiencing about the function in an inclusive fashion. This book offers a practitioner’s take to human resources management as a profession and function keeping in mind the most current and contemporary practices, problems and perspectives in India. The book is meant for young professionals, students and practitioners in the field of HRM. The book truly reflects HRM as it is practiced today with stories of places (organizational case studies) where it is at its best. Shorn of all theory, this book raises and answers questions such as given the rapid advancement in the profession, should the term HR be redefined?  Why does the quality of the function depend so much on the way it is positioned within the organisation? What shapes a CEO’s attitude towards HR? What are the big demands on HR today and in times to come? How does one advance in HR? Written by practitioners with first-hand HR experience, HR Here and Now is a thought-provoking book set firmly in the Indian context.

Contributing to Leadership Effectiveness

Contributing to leadership effectiveness

The CCL in their Handbook of Leadership Development1 define ‘leader development’ as an expansion of a person's capacity to be effective in leadership roles and processes. On the other hand, they define leadership development as the expansion of the organisation's capacity to enact the basic leadership tasks needed for collective work: setting direction, creating alignment and maintaining commitment.

While the former is about the person the latter is about the organisation capacity and naturally follows that such capacity must be present across multiple leaders, groups, teams and also embedded in the organisational culture and systems. We call this leadership effectiveness.

Having looked at the subject of leader development in an earlier section, we would like to explore the subject ...

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