P & G – Rescue or Destroy?

P & G – Rescue or Destroy?

Environmental tragedies in all parts of the world seem to be escalating. The news is filled with heroic rescue efforts and many groups of people have come together to make these rescues possible. Some of the more famous rescues include the 33 miners trapped in Chili,...
And You Thought Your Company Had a Great Recruiting Process

And You Thought Your Company Had a Great Recruiting Process

Recruiting top talent for your company probably has never been more challenging. As difficult as finding the right talent is, the ability to get a reasonable Return On Investment for all the hard work is even more challenging. The cost of on-boarding new hires is...
HR’s Role in Business Turnarounds

HR’s Role in Business Turnarounds

Many business leaders today are challenged to turn around their businesses due to massive changes in the marketplace. Turnarounds seldom are accomplished by a brilliant individual acting alone; they require the teaming of different resources and efficient, supportive...
Five Ways to Kill an Innovative Culture

Five Ways to Kill an Innovative Culture

Dave Hanna HPO Global Alliance   “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things, because the innovator has for enemies all those who...
Chasing Shadows & Long Term Consequences

Chasing Shadows & Long Term Consequences

Aesop once told a tale of a dog that found a wonderful piece of meat. He picked it up in his jaws and started to carry it back to his den. On the way back to the den, the dog walked on a log over a stream. This dog saw his shadow in the stream and, thinking it was...
Beating the Bush Causes Continuous Renewal

Beating the Bush Causes Continuous Renewal

Years ago I had a neighbor who had an apple tree that he loved. That apple tree had produced wonderful fruit for him for years. Then one year it didn’t even flower. He was very concerned. He spent a fortune on soil amenders, and hours checking his tree for any traces...
What Kind of Mentoring Really Works? and Can You Prove It?

What Kind of Mentoring Really Works? and Can You Prove It?

  “The management of the organization coaches organizational members to achieve better results in a High Performing Organization.” This is a nice statement, but what does that really look like? Most of the literature on the subject of mentoring or coaching is written by HR people for the HR community. One would thus surmise that […]
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Horses or Zebras and Organization Strategy?

Horses or Zebras and Organization Strategy?

There is a saying in the medical community, “When you hear hoof beats, assume horses, not zebras.” This is a great phrase to help doctors when diagnosing a patient. It means that when looking at the symptoms that a patient has, think of the more common explanations...
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