Don’t end up camped on Mount Delusional when implementing strategy!

All executives, human resources leaders and organizational development consultants know that leading change and implementing new strategy is difficult. The empirical research tells us that 70% of company strategies fail. I, like many of you, have depended on change methodologies…

Have a Global Team? Here’s How to Make It Work!

Today’s companies, both large and small, can quickly find themselves needing a global workforce in order to succeed. The challenge of uniting and motivating workers separated by language, distance, culture, and time can be daunting. Uniting workers is key, however,…

Cortes and the elusive chase of work-life balance

Many employees chase the elusive pursuit of work-life balance, like the Spaniard Cortes combing the jungles of South America in the 16th century, looking for the city of gold, Eldorado. Work-life balance for full-time workers is elusive and nearly impossible…

Employee engagement remains anemic. Here are nine ways to fix it!

During the past weeks, we have seen headlines declaring continued anemic scores for employee engagement. Other headlines have predicted small base pay increases for 2016. TINYpulse, the B2B employee survey company published the results of their latest employee engagement survey…

This one practice will double your hiring success!

Research from 65 years ago shows that impressions made of a job candidate during the first four minutes of an interview play a dominant role in shaping an interviewer’s hiring decision. First impressions establish a bias, which colors all subsequent…

Onboarding: Accelerate productivity and increase employee engagement!

Many companies are ramping up their recruiting efforts to keep pace with the current economic boom. Having an effective onboarding program is critical to getting new hires up to speed and retaining them for years to come. How can companies…

7 Reasons Why it is a Great Time to be in Human Resources!

Human resources as an organizational function and its leaders are receiving heaps of criticism these days. I must say that some of it is justified! Pundits, academics and business executives alike have been criticizing HR for not being business savvy,…

Managers, will your team achieve their year-end goals?

Companies don’t generate value -  people do.  Your role as a manager is critical for aligning, motivating, and empowering your team to succeed.  It’s half way through the calendar year. How is your team doing? How is each individual team…