How to succeed with succession planning

One of the most high-risk decision organizations make with talent is selecting new leaders, from the first line to the CEO. It is a discussion many executives have had with me. Just as often, they make the same mistake beginning…

Empowering resilience on this Thanksgiving

This is a year to forget. In 2020, we have witnessed more Americans die from the pandemic than many of our wars combined, more unemployment than the Great Depression, social and racial unrest with severely divided politics that we have…

Three steps to improve employee resiliency during COVID19 based on new science

The biggest news from last week’s virtual HR Tech Conference was not about tech. It was about research from Marcus Buckingham on how companies can boost the resiliency of their workforces. Resilience is independent of employee engagement, according to Buckingham,…

How to cultivate innovation in the workforce

What does it really mean to be innovative as a workforce? Victor Assad sheds light on how organizations can foster innovation and the maximizing technologies that can help them do so. The empirical evidence shows that companies seldom become innovative…

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…

Top six factors of highly innovative companies in the digital era!

Highly innovative companies treat innovation as a strategic imperative. These companies involve their external partners, nurture transparent, inclusive, and collaborative cultures, and align their operations to quickly adjust and commercialize innovation. These findings are based on InnovationOne's  research of over…

Why some companies innovate during crises and others don’t

Today's hottest conversation among many executives is on the best strategies to nimbly pivot among our multiple crises. When they decide upon winning strategies, the question then becomes how do we implement strategies successfully. Our research at InnovationOne has found…

7 steps to renewing your commitment to diversity.

Over five years of writing blogs, I have noticed that posts on diversity and inclusion are often the least read. Today, are you ready to reflect on the nation’s crisis with civil rights and social unrest and the failure of…

7 Steps to Seize Upon a Crisis and Innovative Successfully

Executives have often confided to me that employees’ jobs are difficult enough without having to think of new products and services or better ways of doing their jobs. Besides, they cannot afford to have people lose their focus on this…

4 strategies that will transform your office into an industry leader—post-COVID19

Many business leaders told me they planned to reopen their offices in May. Then in mid-May, after their state’s restrictions were lifted, they told me that they had delayed until June. Now, the date they have in mind is July.…