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Post date: April 21, 2020
It’s a challenging time. Political divisiveness is rife. Economic gaps get wider. And now, the world is on edge over the health and economic impact of a new virus. It’s clear to me that employers must become the trusted entity in peoples’ lives, in addition to the source of earnings, career and job...
Post date: April 23, 2019
It’s no secret that HR has a difficult but important role in delivering the CEO’s business strategy when it comes to technology disruption. According to KPMG’s 2018 Global CEO Outlook Study, 86 percent of CEOs say they are actively disrupting their sector, and some companies are contemplating large...
Post date: October 17, 2018
The Fall 2018 issue of People + Strategy focuses on living better to lead better. This blog post intended to further the conversation on what it means to change the way we work, live, and engage with our workplace lives. We’ve been taught since childhood to “lead by example”, but does this maxim...
Post date: February 22, 2017
Have you ever sensed that, when it comes to getting humans to work together effectively, many “innovative” HR solutions do nothing but imperfectly reinvent the wheel?   If so, you’re in good company. Garry Ridge is president and CEO of WD-40 Company. My passion is workplace culture building, and I...
Post date: February 5, 2019
In business, there can be a dizzying (and, at times, annoying) amount of jargon and business speak floating around the latest, hottest trends. Last year it was all about CX, or the customer experience. Everyone was focused on ramping up CX—what else can we do to surprise and delight our customers?...
Post date: December 3, 2019
When most managers are asked how often their employees suggest creative, empathetic and customer-focused solutions, the answer is often “not nearly enough.” Many of today’s business leaders genuinely believe they foster an open environment that encourages employees to speak up; yet, they are...
Post date: June 25, 2019
Knowing how well you are performing at work is often difficult. To accurately assess your own performance, you typically need information from others, information which is not often voluntarily provided. Because of this, academics and practitioners advise employees and managers to seek feedback...
Post date: July 7, 2016
This is the first of a four-part series looking at the dynamics of today’s workforce and how demographic shifts are impacting the workplace. In this article, we explore the challenges a graying workforce presents to employers, and how companies can proactively develop plans to accommodate this...
Post date: April 14, 2020
Mark Johnson understands that leaders need to bring bold visions to life as they guide their companies. As co-founder of Innosight with Clay Christensen, Johnson has focused on connecting innovation and strategy. In his new book Lead From the Future: How to Turn Visionary Thinking into Breakthrough...
Post date: May 17, 2017
Take a moment to consider one of the world’s great platitudes: It’s lonely at the top. While tired, in today’s business climate it’s a concept that still holds some truth. Executives at the highest spheres of influence can live in a bit of a bubble. Prevailing wisdom is that these executives, many...