Kris Dunn Reviews “The Founder” (Starring Michael Keaton as McDonald’s Founder Ray Kroc)

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Brand Ambassadors, Culture, Driving Productivity, Good HR, Innovation, Kris Dunn

Last weekend I had a choice to make.  Go to La La Land with my wife and mother-in-law, or play the “man-up” card, save my father-in-law and go see “The Founder” starring Michael Keaton chronicling the story of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc. I chose the man-up route.  Keaton did not disappoint. First things first and the necessary disclosures – The Founder …

FOT Reviews the ADP Innovation Hype Video

Kris Dunn Innovation, Kris Dunn, Payroll

You know ADP right?  Payroll. Basic HR services. Been around since your grandma was running a sweet little personnel department at the 3-location department store in your hometown. ADP is like IBM.  The saying about IBM used to be that “no one ever got fired for choosing IBM“.  The same could be said for ADP. Safe. Secure. Risk-free in an …

How to Make Your Organization Better at Decisions

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Innovation, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Organizational Development

Why is it so easy to criticize the decisions of others but so difficult to make the tough calls ourselves? What is it that makes high-stakes decisions so difficult? I used to think it was because it was hard to decide the right solution. But as I’ve coached executives struggling with such decisions, I’ve noticed that often it’s fairly clear …

So You Want Innovation From the Peeps? The Way You Set Goals Will Have to Change.

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Good HR, Innovation, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Performance

Senior level course on performance and goal setting today, people. It’s not often that I hear people tell me they wish they could get more innovation from their direct reports.  It happens from time to time, but let’s face it – the world is moving pretty fast and for the most part, we’re all just trying to keep up.  Innovation …

Development Plans For HiPos: Complicated

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Innovation, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Succession Planning, T+D

Let’s face it, most of you have high potentials at your company. Whether they work for you directly or are part of your extended team, they’re there.  Also, you may or may not have a formal succession plan in place and even if you do, you may or may not have told them they’re a part of it. Translation: Thinking …

Innovation Requires Touch

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, Employment Branding and Culture, FOT Reads, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Innovation, John Whitaker

Fancy yourself a recruiting innovator? Probably so if you’re stopping by a site like FOT, where the lunatic fringe is in full bloom. So many evolutionary thinkers here and so many great ideas, it’s easy to start feeling like you can change the world. And you’re convinced you’ve got the opportunity to make things happen for your employer. You hear leadership …

Be Deliberately Innovative

John Whitaker Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, HR, Innovation, John Whitaker

Here’s a tip for you, prospective job-seeker… grab a scratch pad and start describing your talents in terms of “innovation.” Look at your list. Now ask yourself this question— “Am I innovative?” If you are one of the 50% of Americans who do consider innovation/creativity as a strength, you could be selling yourself short if that competency is not readily apparent in your …

Riding The HR Hype Train

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, HR, Innovation, Steve Boese, Talent Strategy

Our pals over at research and advisory company, Gartner, just released their famous technology “Hype Cycle,” a graphical representation of many modern technologies and how they stack up on a continuum that can best be described as, “You probably are just hearing about this” all the way through to “This is everywhere, and no longer all that interesting to talk about.” To …

Closing Is What Matters

John Whitaker Innovation, Uncategorized

Oh man, that was really painful to watch. One shot down, one hole to go, and Dustin Johnson pipes two perfect shots that only a select few humans can even dream of. Striding up the 18th fairway, “DJ” had the walk of a gun-slinger—all he was missing was a six-shooter and a black duster. Unfortunately, in professional golf, you don’t make your …

HR Needs to Play With Legos

Paul Hebert Change Management, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert

We’ve all read the blogs, the articles, and the tweets. The business world is changing faster and faster. As soon as you’re comfortable with one set of rules, the game changes and new rules apply. It’s not just markets, but it’s companies, too. Show of hands—who’s heard the term “pivot?” Probably a bunch of you. Now go look back in …