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 …

The CYA Report E63: The Moneyball Leadership Retreat [PODCAST]

Kris Dunn Cara Lucas, Kris Dunn, Podcast

Welcome to The CYA Report, brought to you by Workforce.com and Fistful of Talent. On today’s show we have Kellee Webb, Vice President of Human Resources at Cenikor Foundation, on The Moneyball Leadership Retreat. Kellee joins me on the podcast and we have a great conversation breaking down a killer idea she recently executed on: The Moneyball Leadership Retreat… What’s the Moneyball …

Next Practices

Tim Sackett Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Tim Sackett

Don’t try stealing Next Practices as your new book title—someone already got it on Amazon.  I’m sick of “best practices;” I’m ready for “next practices.” What are next practices? Next practices are those things that people are doing that are truly innovative.  Take a look at Zappos (a little part of me dies each time I have to say that, …

HR Vocabulary Lesson #3 – Consistency

Paul Hebert Good HR, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, The HR Profession

If you follow my recent postings over on my company blog, you may have seen a couple of posts on HR vocabulary (ambiguity and emergent). I am trying to better communicate the vagaries of the HR struggle through the use of single words hoping to better cement these ideas with HR people. The first two words were ambiguity and emergent. …

The Missing Ingredient with Failure: Leader Acceptance

Guest: David Van Rooy Audacious Ideas, Culture, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Leadership, Learning and Development

The idea that failure is a good thing has become a vogue topic of late. The hope that you can always “fail forward” or find growth from failure is both appealing and comforting. There are enough articles on this topic that it would be easy to jump to the false conclusion that failure is always good, so long as you …

Dear HR Pro: Please Don’t Kill Innovation. Thank You.

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Good HR, Organizational Development

Thought that title would get your attention! Believe it or not, this isn’t going to be an HR-bashing post. The lifeblood of an organization is going to lie in its ability to continually innovate and adapt to a rapidly changing environment, and I happen to think HR plays a key rule in making this happen. Innovation requires smart, motivated people, …

Why Existing Leaders Don't Innovate

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Employee Coaching, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Training and Development

I recently saw an interesting indie film that was first released in 2011. The film received positive reviews from critics, including Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times, who gave the film 3 ½ stars out of four, and ultimately grossed about $2 milli on worldwide. Not a big hit. The film is called Another Earth. It is pitched as a …

For Business Innovation, Less Executives – More 7-Year Olds…

Paul Hebert Business Development, Change, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Good HR, Influence, Innovation, Paul Hebert

Hey HR – want to get more innovation out of your employees?  Want to amp up the creativity index in your staff.  Look no further than a 7-year old. The Brainstorming Session I’ve been a part of many brainstorming sessions.  Some good.  Some bad.  I always like how they start with “There are no bad ideas.” Unfortunately, yeah, there are. …

Who Knew There Was A Future HR Manager in Lord of the Flies?

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Relations, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert

‘And you shut up! Who are you, anyway? Sitting there – telling people what to do. You can’t hunt, you can’t sing – ’ ‘I’m chief. I was chosen.’ ‘Why should choosing make any difference? Just giving orders that don’t make any sense – ’ ‘Piggy’s got the conch.’ ‘That’s right – favour Piggy as you always do – ’ …