Managing people is tough. It takes certain personal attributes and lots of practice to become a good boss. Unless you are fortunate to work for a company with quality Human Resources capabilities, or have an experienced mentor, you are on your own when it comes to obtaining assistance and information on people management skills. Bossdepot aims to be a site for helping any boss improve these skills (as “Home” Depot is for home improvement).
I am the vice president of Human Resources for Stiles, a commercial real estate services company in Fort Lauderdale. One of our key strategies is to develop our managers and future leaders. My expertise is based on the body of HR knowledge from the Society for Human Resource Management, best HR practices from Fortune 1000 companies, reputable management & business coaches, and an extensive network of colleagues.
While considering venues to share my HR and business management knowledge, I was introduced to WordPress by my writer-daughter Kate who has a popular blog, themorningfresh.com. Creating bossdepot.com was a fun project for us.
When asked by business owners and managers about employee challenges, I usually provide a, “Here’s what is REALLY important about this”, and then email a web link or two that are relevant. That is the basis for most of the information on this website; I’ve researched and found some of the best sources for information and tools.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are 17.5 million people in the U.S. who can be classified as “bosses”. You are probably one of them, and don’t have a ready source for quick answers on people related issues. Or you want to develop your management skills but don’t have the resources.
That’s why and how bossdepot.com was created. Try it out and please let me know what you think. Write comments that can help your fellow bosses. The ability to easily share knowledge and experiences is a benefit of our era’s socio-technological renaissance.
George Boué, your HR Advisor