Edmond Mellina

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Post date: October 15, 2015
I am ambivalent toward neuroscience.   On the one hand, I have a general interest in brain research and I am fascinated when the findings relate directly to organizational change, leadership or learning (my professional passions). On the other hand, I am wary of what I see as overuse and maybe...
Post date: June 14, 2016
Google’s quest to crack the team excellence code brings the author back to his childhood—when his parents insisted on two simple rules for discussions around the dinner table. It turns out these rules are the keys to team success. Share the Talk-Time and Be Sensitive When I was a kid, my parents...
Post date: March 24, 2015
A couple of weeks ago, I came across a new article by global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company presenting the results from their 2014 Capability Building Survey. They garnered responses from about 1,500 executives around the globe. It was their second survey on the topic, four years...
Post date: March 17, 2016
The critical role that direct managers play during change—both upstream and downstream—cannot be overemphasized. They represent the real keystone of organizational change. However, managers have no time, nor need, for the kind of tools favored by internal change consultants and project teams. What...
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: June 22, 2015
 In professional sports, top athletes watch video-recordings of their own games or performances. But in the corporate world, leaders are always on the go—rarely taking the time to stop and reflect.They are wasting huge opportunities to learn.   The Strategic Capability Network, the Canadian...
Post date: April 19, 2016
Stories about companies losing their market dominance often concentrate on the technology-disruption angle (e.g. how Apple’s iPhone destroyed Nokia’s mobile business). The same is true when new players shake entire sectors (e.g. how Uber’s app is causing havoc to the taxi industry). However, the...
Post date: April 28, 2015
Bernard Fontana is a rare case: On his way to becoming CEO of Swiss-based global cement maker Holcim, Ltd., he had a stint as CHRO. For three years he was executive vice-president of HR for the Flat Carbon division of ArcelorMittal, the world's leading integrated steel and mining company (he also...
Post date: February 9, 2016
Two recent discussions prompted this blog post: the first one with a media executive, the second with a university professor. It is about reaching the Millennials and their older colleagues in the digital world. Who Has a Creative Director for Internal Communications? Last week, I attended an...
Post date: July 21, 2016
The author reflects on new research reports on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the workplace. His prediction: AI will make internal politics nastier within management ranks. Research by The Brookfield Institute Artificial intelligence is a hot topic these days. Not surprisingly, news...