human resources

[read time: less than 1 minute] I received an email today from a CEO the other day asking me, "Do you have any good references / literature on 'how to make people care'? I'm having some employee challenges." I thought I would share my response with you: "Three ways: 1)...

One of the challenges to goal planning is understanding how your goals will affect the quality of your life. Many people (including me in the past) set goals that led to outcomes they don't want. By planning your goals around your core values you set...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrkrvAUbU9Y] Thank you to Mirjana Galovic for this! ...

[caption id="attachment_746" align="alignright" width="219" caption="Click to enlarge"][/caption] One of the mistakes I see consistently in organizations trying to create or manage change is thinking that through theoretical understanding somehow people will manage to change either a behaviour or a system. The challenge is that when we...

BIV Boardroom Strategy - Oct 6-12, 2009 [Total read time: 4 mins] In the last two decades, efforts to meet the challenge of reducing the complexity of strategic planning brought about two new approaches: The Balanced Scorecard by Kaplan and Norton in 1992 and Mastering the Rockefeller...

The most straightforward piece I've read on candor comes from Jack Welch's book, Winning. In Chapter Two, he refers to candor as, "the biggest dirty little secret in business," but more specifically as people not expressing themselves in a straightforward way and withholding their comments...

Over the past year I'm consistently asked to answer the question, "what is your overall leadership development philosophy?" I thought it would be helpful to put pen to paper and blog my answer. Our experience over the past 10 years working with thousands of senior...

Over the past ten years we've had the opportunity to work with well 1,000+ executives and CEOs, focused on helping them becoming better leaders, strategists, and visionaries. In that time I've seen the aftermath of many failed leadership development initiatives, that we've been called in...

My friend Lewisa Anciano has worked with her business partner, Jacqui Noftall, to create one of the coolest new tools for growing companies that have small HR departments but not the systems required to handle their growing business: kickstarthr.com.  Basically for a few hundred dollars...

Interactive Business Learning Experiences™ Interactive Business Learning Experiences™ can best be described as a process of making generalizations and conclusions about one’s own direct experiences, then applying the learning’s to the “real world.” It emphasizes directly experiencing what I am studying, building a personal commitment to...