David Forman

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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: May 12, 2016
For decades, economists have understood that the market valuation of a company is quite different from its official book value. Baruch Lev (2001) observed that for every $6 in market value only $1 is recorded on a formal balance sheet. More recently, McGuire and Brenner (2015) made the similar...
Post date: October 4, 2016
A “force multiplier” sounds magical and even other-worldly, but its roots are actually quite mundane. A “force multiplier” is a factor that can increase (thereby multiply) the effectiveness of a group or team and it is most often described in a military context. Significant battlefield examples are...
Post date: November 1, 2016
Bob Dylan was certainly right when he said “times they are a-changin’”— and of course they always will be. Management expert Gary Hamel made a similar observation: “What distinguishes our age from every other is not the world-flattening impact of communications, not the economic ascension of India...
Post date: June 15, 2017
It’s graduation season, a time to reflect on accomplishments, changes, and new beginnings. As a grandfather, I get the pleasure of reflecting on three different cycles of change—my own, my children’s and, my grandchildren’s. Of course, personal changes and transitions are an important part of work...
Post date: August 18, 2017
Why is it that when testing out a concept for a new restaurant, people are willing to spend more money if the restaurant is named Studio 97 rather than Studio 17? How is it that a tall person with a deep voice is perceived to be more capable than someone who is shorter with a higher voice? How come...
Post date: July 13, 2016
Whether you want to rid New York City of ghosts or a profession of one of its nagging stereotypes, you have to be disruptive. Proton-pack energy streams worked well for Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd to clear New York’s infestation in Ghostbusters, but demystifying a profession can be a bit more...
Post date: December 6, 2016
A key premise of Fearless HR: Driving Business Results is that a profession endeavoring to change must confront its past before embarking on its future. For the HR profession, you don’t have to look very far to see remnants of a somewhat checkered past. Despite numerous recent examples of HR...
Post date: April 10, 2017
A common frustration is that the HR function seems to be reactive and frequently left behind. But as HR becomes more closely aligned to the business and coheres around the common purpose of driving business results, there are opportunities to change this behavior. Two previous HRPS blogs have...
Post date: February 10, 2017
The cost of inaction is huge. There are two types of companies today: the quick and the dead. When business leaders hesitate, they become lost leaders—literally. HR has never been known as a forward-looking, fast-moving actor in organizations. This is partly because HR’s view of itself has been...