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Human Capital M-Prize: Leadership Challenge

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We’re thrilled to introduce you to the winners of the HCI Human Capital M-Prize on Leadership.




The Human Capital Institute (HCI) and the Management Information eXchange (MIX) are excited to announce the HCI Human Capital M-Prize -- The world's first award for innovation in human capital and strategic talent management.

What's your bold idea or radical fix for transforming human capital systems and leadership practices? You don't have to be a guru, CEO, or even a manager to have a good idea for changing the way our organizations manage their human capital. You just have to be frustrated by the status quo and willing to ask "What if"? 

Unleashing Human Capabilities

Human Capital Management is successful when it encourages people to contribute their own passion and energy to the organization. Passion is an incredibly powerful multiplier of human accomplishment, particularly when like-minded individuals converge around a worthy cause. Yet research shows that most employees are emotionally disengaged. They are unfulfilled, so they underperform, and the organization suffers. 

What if they were not only re-engaged, but passionately interested, and eager to contribute more? How do we transfer our passion to the people we lead? And how do we convert that passion to productivity?

Propose a Solution

The MIX and HCI are looking for the boldest thinking, most powerfully-developed vision, and the most cleverly-designed experiments for unleashing passion in our organizations. What is your bold new idea or radical solution to the lack of engagement and passion in our workforce? What game-changing story or hack can transform employees everywhere into more engaged, motivated and productive contributors?

moises-norena's picture
Whirlpool Corporation recently added the “bow” to the rock-solid and deeply embedded Double Diamond process which focuses on discovery and development of new opportunities in the front end.
By Moisés Noreña on August 7, 2011
jonathan-becher's picture
Understanding a company’s culture is a key component that leaders may ignore. When I took on a new role, an updated strategy was cited as top priority. What the team needed was a culture boost.
By Jonathan Becher on November 1, 2011
luc-galoppin's picture
This is the story of BIZZARTS, a concept that was born out of the conviction that art can make an important contribution to the business world, both economically and creatively.
By Luc Galoppin on July 18, 2011
tony-nelson's picture
The Foundation for Technical Education in Iraq wanted a world-class development model for its College CEO's  (Deans).
By Tony Nelson on October 18, 2011
pieter-du-plooy's picture
The last 50 years economies have evolved from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy which brings us to the latest economy which is known as the creative economy.
By Pieter du Plooy on October 1, 2011
anna-stillwell's picture
In turbulent times like a recession or a post-merger integration, the issue of low trust can escalate from a chronic condition to a major flare-up.
By Anna Stillwell on June 9, 2010
jane-perdue_1's picture
Leadership practices have something in common with aging rock bands that continue to headline in obscure little venues: both have passed their prime yet fail to recognize it.
By Jane Perdue on October 31, 2011
david-marquet_1's picture
Our current leadership paradigm divides people into two groups: leaders and followers.
By David Marquet on December 9, 2011
robert-roufail's picture
Narconia is an online community that seeks to connect creative individuals with other skilled people and resources. Through us, a creator of a project can reward passionate contributors w
By Robert Roufail on September 3, 2011
stephen-remedios's picture
There's a crisis in management, and that's because everyone is fighting fires with the same old methods. It is like being on a treadmill that you can't get off.
By Stephen Remedios on November 1, 2011
lorne-mitchell's picture
The management religion of PROCESS re-engineering has led to the rationale of splitting “front office” from "back office" functions  with the outsourcing and off-shoring of "non core" functions.Y
By Lorne Mitchell on September 23, 2011