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Post date: February 22, 2017
Have you ever sensed that, when it comes to getting humans to work together effectively, many “innovative” HR solutions do nothing but imperfectly reinvent the wheel?   If so, you’re in good company. Garry Ridge is president and CEO of WD-40 Company. My passion is workplace culture building, and I...
Post date: January 23, 2018
“If you wanted to stack quarters to the ceiling of this room, how many would it take?” “If a penguin wearing a sombrero walked in here right now, what would you say?” These quirky, off-the-wall questions are one way for interviewers to gain insight into how people react to the unexpected and how...
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Post date: January 13, 2017
How are the aspirations of HR leaders shaped by their view of the ultimate value HR can bring to an organization? If HR’s role is to be a partner, have a seat at the proverbial table, advise on potential risk, and support the business, then HR professionals need to have in-depth knowledge in the...
Post date: September 12, 2017
As agile methods spread from IT departments throughout mainstream companies, HR departments will need to reinvent themselves. Agile companies favor the soft skills of collaboration, curiosity, and humility over hard skill sets, so HR will have to change the way it hires, trains, assesses, and...
Post date: April 6, 2015
A few weeks ago, I was sitting on hard bleachers in a basketball arena listening to my favorite podcast while my nephew practiced basketball with his elite team. All seemed to be going well until the team moved into position to sprint the lines. It's a familiar sight to anyone who has played...
Post date: October 8, 2015
When was the last time you remember bringing your absolute "A game" to your work, decisions and relationships? It's likely that your memories are either too distant or too infrequent to feel satisfying. Given the rapidly changing environments within which we live and work, "overwhelmed" and "...
Post date: October 19, 2016
Successful boards are diverse, including a group of dissimilar executives handpicked to support the organization’s strategic goals. Also, they have strong governance. They work within well-defined practices and rules that control the organization, which empowers them to pursue the organization’s...
Post date: May 11, 2017
Having just returned from London, the ubiquitous “mind the gap” message in the Underground is hard to forget. It is everywhere there, and the more I heard it, the more it seemed to pertain to many parts of our lives, not just disembarking from a train. There appear to be more gaps than ever these...
Post date: June 7, 2017
L’Oreal’s legendary marketing slogan “Because I'm Worth It” seems not only timeless in the beauty industry, but also when it comes to CEO compensation. In 2013, Larry Merlo, CEO of CVS Health, earned around 434 times the salary of the median CVS employee. In 2015, U.S. CEOs earned up to 335 times...
Post date: July 7, 2017
High-stress situations in the workplace can be high-wire acts for employees and managers. Whether adapting to a new leadership team and philosophy, or handling the consequences of a corporate merger or consolidation, change can trigger an unsettling sense of uncertainty and anxiety.   Effective...