Why innovation is the least risky strategy

With the pandemic and significant decline in revenues, executives know that they must innovate to survive these unprecedented times. But how? Many executives, however, have chosen to play it safe and secure,  hunker down, and hoard cash. The problem with…

ReINVENTHR webcast: 3 robust strategies to crush today’s crises

In this Orange County ReINVENTHR webcast, I present 3 robust strategies to crush today's crises. I remind HR leaders that HR has the empirical research, predictive models, and digital technology to crush it!   The full REINVENT HR webinar, "HR…

6 Steps to instill a discovery culture and thrive through adversity.

More than 50 percent of small US businesses and 90 percent of high tech start ups fail. But not all failures are equal. Some are catastrophic, while others smaller. More vitally, the catastrophic failures are often proceeded by smaller ones.…

Ten insights on improving innovation from the decade of innovation

After the decade of innovation, the pursuit of successful innovation execution is still not easy. As reported by McKinsey (2018), 84 percent of executives feel innovation is critical for growth, yet only six percent are satisfied with their innovation efforts.…

Suffering from a lax work culture? The answer is in the numbers.

A business executive complained to me about the lax work culture shown by his employees. “Everyone leaves the office by 4:30,” he said. “Where is their commitment to our mission? Where is their commitment to our customers and to get…

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Leading Cultural Change

Many executives believe that organizational culture is too squishy to be managed reasonably. So, when implementing new business models, strategies, or mergers and acquisitions, executives spend a lot of time on marketing analytics, financial analysis, mission, organization structure, key messages…