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Why Innovation Requires Rules

Paul Hebert Change, Change Management, Employee Engagement, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Innovation, Paul Hebert

When you hear the word innovation most people think, new, groundbreaking, disruptive, interesting, free-form. The word doesn’t evoke images of strict processes and rules. Yet my experience working with most companies is that rules are required for creating innovative ideas and processes. Let me set up this discussion with a story. About 10 years ago, we took in one of …

Sympathy For The Devil

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Culture, Employee Relations, Good HR, John Whitaker

Besides the distinction of being a kick-ass jam, the Rolling Stones classic tune “Sympathy for the Devil” offers an interesting discussion on the duplicity of human nature. We’re a funny bunch of monkeys, my fellow HR professionals… as “good” as we may strive to be, we still are not above using whatever means necessary to achieve the ultimate goal. Lie, …

Running Wild: 3 Reasons I Keep Hitting The Pavement

Kathy Rapp Engagement and Satisfaction, HR & Sports, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning and Development, Sports, wellness

I hate running.  Honestly.  When it gets down to it, running hurts.  I have plantar fasciitis, a bad hip and my knees are going to flip me off any day now. Yet, it fuels me in a way that is beautifully addictive. I started running when I was in middle school as a result of my dad quitting smoking.  He …

Clowns, Who Needs ‘Em?

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, John Whitaker, Uncategorized

It seems appropriate, given the disturbing “armed clown” craze, that my Halloween post be dedicated to others of the same ilk. If you haven’t referenced this particular storyline, here’s a quick summation: random guys with spare time & permission from their mother adorn creepy clown masks, grab a weapon of choice, and just lurk around the city. So if you …

Get Out Of The Cave

Dan Carusi Change, Culture, Dan Carusi, Organizational Development

It’s Friday night at the Carusi house, so that can only mean one thing – family movie night!  My kids decided to pick the movie, The Croods. Clearly, I failed at my attempts to talk them into another inspirational movie. Our last movie, Invincible, the story of Vince Papale, was too much for them to handle – especially since I …