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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: 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...
Post date: May 15, 2017
I don’t know who first balked at calling HR “soft.” It may have been HR executives who were tired of working their fingers to the bone to build productive cultures, only to have their efforts trivialized. Or it may have been savvy consultants, who realized if they could position their “people”...
Post date: May 7, 2019
Clay Shirky said it best, “Abundance breaks more things than scarcity.”  By now, it’s well-known that startups with new business models have used an abundance mindset to dislodge long-established incumbents. For example, Uber is doing it to the taxi industry; Airbnb to lodging; PivotDesk to office-...
Post date: May 11, 2017
Having just returned from London, the ubiquitous “mind the gap” message in the Underground is hard to forget. It is everywhere there, and the more I heard it, the more it seemed to pertain to many parts of our lives, not just disembarking from a train. There appear to be more gaps than ever these...
Post date: March 29, 2017
Generation Z—the iGeneration—is up, and like previous generations before them, they're bringing their own worldview into focus. In Part I, we learned who this cohort is. In Part 2 of our interview, Gen Xer David Stillman and his son, Gen Zer Jonah, describe what to expect from these digital natives...
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: 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: 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: 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...