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Post date: July 7, 2016
This is the first of a four-part series looking at the dynamics of today’s workforce and how demographic shifts are impacting the workplace. In this article, we explore the challenges a graying workforce presents to employers, and how companies can proactively develop plans to accommodate this...
Post date: September 14, 2016
How good is the quality of your work culture? Do senior leaders understand culture? Even more important, do they understand the condition of your current culture and senior leaders’ responsibility in refining that culture? At most organizations, executives don’t pay much attention to culture. Their...
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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 12, 2016
In Daniel Pink’s notable TED talk, “The Puzzle of Motivation,” he drew attention to our inability to bring more rigorous thinking, data, and evidence to decision-making in business. We can address that problem by learning how to apply scientific insights to help solve everyday business problems,...
Post date: February 2, 2017
Higher stakeholder expectations and increasingly complex risks are demanding different skill sets from professionals. For internal audit, that means evolving beyond traditional financial, operational, and general IT skill sets. It means expanding the function’s competencies based on a more...
Post date: August 25, 2016
The business process of performance management often seems like an isolated room within the “human capital” house (see figure below). The walls around the room appear opaque, with little visibility or clarity provided to a workforce that wants to understand what informs the performance management...
Post date: May 24, 2017
Here’s the sad truth: The demand for HR reporting is insatiable. Accurate HR reporting is vastly harder than managers think it is. Most HR reports add little or no value. Let me underline that last point of “little or no value.” A manager at one of my workshops shared a story: An employee doing HR...
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: June 28, 2016
Recently I’ve been in the path of a lot of changes. Since change doesn’t happen in a vacuum, there’s been this domino effect where one change that I didn’t spearhead inadvertently triggers the need for a second change that I do need to spearhead, and so on and so forth.  Fortunately, my immediate...
Post date: February 8, 2017
In one of his last keynote speeches before his retirement, John Chambers, Cisco’s CEO of 20 years, predicted that more than one-third of businesses today will be dead in 10 years. “The only ones that will survive will turn their companies into digital, techie versions of themselves, and many will...