Peter Cappelli on Mission, Engagement and Training
In this edition of the Chequed.com HR Thought Leadership Series, Peter Cappelli discusses his recent article Leadership Lessons From India” from the March 2010 Harvard Business Review and touches on:
- Why having a sense of mission and corporate responsibility matters to your bottom line.
- Can “Employees First, Customers Second” be the new path to success?
- What is the difference between Transformational and Transactional Leadership and why does it matter?
- How to Rethink the value of training and development.
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About Peter Cappelli:
Recognized as one of the world’s most important authorities on human capital, Dr. Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at the Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s
Center for Human Resources. His work focuses on human resource practices, talent and performance management, and public policy related to employment. He advises to organizations on the development of managerial and executive talent by helping his clients better understand how careers and career paths have changed, how these changes require companies to think about managing talent from a more strategic perspective, and how individuals should now think about managing their own careers.
Peter’s more recent research examines changes in employment relations in the U.S. and their implications. Publications on the subject matter include, The New Deal at Work: Managing the Market-Driven Workforce, which examines the decline in lifetime employment relationships, Talent Management: Managing Talent in an Uncertain Age, which outlines the strategies that employers should consider in developing and managing talent (named a “best business book” for 2008 by Booz-Allen), and his most recent publication, The India Way: How India’s Top Business Leaders are Revolutionizing Management, which describes a mission-driven and employee-focused approach to strategy and competitiveness.
Peter was named one of the 25 most influential people in the field of human capital by Vault.com and one of the top 100 people in the field of recruiting by Recruiter.com. Additionally, he was elected to the National Academy of Human Resources, and—in 2004—named editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives. He currently serves on commissions for The Business Roundtable, the World Economic Forum, and the U.S. Department of Labor.
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