Edmond Mellina

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: April 28, 2015
Bernard Fontana is a rare case: On his way to becoming CEO of Swiss-based global cement maker Holcim, Ltd., he had a stint as CHRO. For three years he was executive vice-president of HR for the Flat Carbon division of ArcelorMittal, the world's leading integrated steel and mining company (he also...
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: 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...