Edmond Mellina

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Post date: March 24, 2015
A couple of weeks ago, I came across a new article by global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company presenting the results from their 2014 Capability Building Survey. They garnered responses from about 1,500 executives around the globe. It was their second survey on the topic, four years...
Post date: September 17, 2015
 A discussion with one of the authors of upcoming book Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment got me to realize two things: We are at the front-end of a major transformation; and organizations will increasingly operate like the movie business. Are we ready for that?   + + + + +   Some...
Post date: November 12, 2015
Although design thinking traces its roots to the late sixties, the discipline entered the business world a mere decade ago. According to Tim Brown and Roger Martin, two respected thought leaders in the field, the time has come for design thinking to go to the next level.     My take on it: It is...
Post date: March 17, 2016
The critical role that direct managers play during change—both upstream and downstream—cannot be overemphasized. They represent the real keystone of organizational change. However, managers have no time, nor need, for the kind of tools favored by internal change consultants and project teams. What...
Post date: October 15, 2015
I am ambivalent toward neuroscience.   On the one hand, I have a general interest in brain research and I am fascinated when the findings relate directly to organizational change, leadership or learning (my professional passions). On the other hand, I am wary of what I see as overuse and maybe...
Post date: May 26, 2015
In the Winter 2015 Perspectives column of the People + Strategy journal, Robert Hogan talks about the prevalence of bad managers. He refers to "12 published estimates of the frequency of management failure [resulting in managers being actually fired], which range from 30 to 67 percent, with an...
Post date: July 10, 2015
 Research data from NACD, Korn Ferry, and CEB are painting a shocking picture about the effectiveness of current succession management practices. How bad is it? Why? What should be done about it? And maybe most importantly, who should take the lead in driving the necessary change? + + + + +   Not...
Post date: January 12, 2016
A discussion with an intrapreneur got the author to think about the pros and cons of embedding innovation teams in tech hubs or similar innovation districts. ------ Eric (not his real name) is an intrapreneur at a large Canadian company operating in the service sector. Innovation is high on the...
Post date: April 19, 2016
Stories about companies losing their market dominance often concentrate on the technology-disruption angle (e.g. how Apple’s iPhone destroyed Nokia’s mobile business). The same is true when new players shake entire sectors (e.g. how Uber’s app is causing havoc to the taxi industry). However, the...
Post date: February 9, 2016
Two recent discussions prompted this blog post: the first one with a media executive, the second with a university professor. It is about reaching the Millennials and their older colleagues in the digital world. Who Has a Creative Director for Internal Communications? Last week, I attended an...