When I think of Human Resources, I think of a strong Leadership and according to Merriam Webster dictionary a leader is a first or principal performer of a group. Human Resources managers are leaders within their organization; they organize people and resources in addition to being a backbone of an organization. HRM's are leaders in motivational environments and they are the front line leaders. There are many trends, skills and developments which need to be mastered prior to becoming an effective leader.
For example, from web site http://www.motivation-tools.com/workplace/leadership_trends.htm I learned that there are leadership trends which can influence a well being of a company.
Company's distinctive personality is a trend which creates the future of the company; it structures the personality and makes an organization unique. Another trend which I found to be very valuable is the self motivating work force where employees are responsible for their own tasks and where management believes and trusts in their employees; that is where the motivation of management comes in, leaders must have coaching skills and set attainable goals for their employees.
Southwest Airlines seems to be a popular example, it was founded in 1971 as a low cost regional air carrier, they use decision making which involves workers and management, and Leadership meetings are always taped and presented to employees. Southwest has a laid back environment and low prices, it has been profitable since 1972 and now many of the employees are millionaires. The Airlines is still growing and it is proud of its leadership and employee/manager relationships. This example was used in our last months meeting as well as in this web site http://www.motivation-tools.com/workplace/leadership_trends.htm, I learned a lot from this example, to me this example is a simple way to organize a profitable company with satisfied employees. My organization...