Edmond Mellina

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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: June 22, 2015
 In professional sports, top athletes watch video-recordings of their own games or performances. But in the corporate world, leaders are always on the go—rarely taking the time to stop and reflect.They are wasting huge opportunities to learn.   The Strategic Capability Network, the Canadian...
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: 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: June 14, 2016
Google’s quest to crack the team excellence code brings the author back to his childhood—when his parents insisted on two simple rules for discussions around the dinner table. It turns out these rules are the keys to team success. Share the Talk-Time and Be Sensitive When I was a kid, my parents...
Post date: December 11, 2015
According to CEB, CHROs should rethink their role and place change-capability building high on the agenda for 2016. In this blog post, the author highlights CEB's reasoning, points to a new McKinsey article that addresses the design side of the challenge, and provides further guidance on creating...
Post date: July 21, 2016
The author reflects on new research reports on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the workplace. His prediction: AI will make internal politics nastier within management ranks. Research by The Brookfield Institute Artificial intelligence is a hot topic these days. Not surprisingly, news...
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: 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: 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...