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. …

HR Should Only Give 10% to Changing Culture…

Paul Hebert Change, Culture, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Social Media, Social Network Analysis

Why didn’t someone tell you that you only need to give it 10% to be successful? I am.  Sorta. The Company Culture It’s not too unlikely that if you’re an HR pro you’ve been in meetings where the company culture is being discussed – or complained about more likely.  The fact is, whenever someone brings up corporate culture, all heads …

Don’t Be an HR Stealth Ninja…

Paul Hebert Change, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, Trench HR

Is that redundant?  Ninjas and stealth are pretty similar no? Ninjas are known for their ability to strike and get out without being seen.  Same with stealth planes, trains and automobiles. The idea behind Ninjas and Stealth tech is they can get the job done without leaving any traces.  No one knows they were there and after they do their …

DEAD MAN DEFERRAL: MySpace and the Parable Of Not Investing In New Stuff…

Kris Dunn Change, Kris Dunn

I know – your company totally rocks. Best Place to Work Award.  Check. Cool website.  Check. Trendy new hires.  Check. Great line of business (this should have been first on the list, but hey – we’re recruiters).  Check. Technology that’s scalable (this should have come before the branding as well).  uhhh…. You realize that if you don’t constantly tweak and …

Range and Change Anxiety: Electric Cars Are More Like Your Company Than You Think….

Steve Boese Change, Innovation, Steve Boese

Earlier in the week here on FOT, Tim Sackett wrote about change and the tendency of people and organizations to resist change, particularly when they sense that making significant changes to a given practice or process requires a more fundamental shift in thinking and perhaps presents a threat to a status quo that they have invested in heavily. Tim argues, …

The New Normal…

Tim Sackett Change, Tim Sackett

If you ever sit back for a minute and think about how something became “normal”, you would slowly realize that which is normal, was at some point – not normal. This concept actually happens all the time. Just think, 10 years ago it was completely normal for a candidate to wait around 2-3 weeks after an interview, waiting to see …

You Assume Success, But Assume I’m Thinking Failure: Working Infertile Ground During Times of Change.

Dawn Burke Change, Communication, Dawn Hrdlica, Influence, Negotiation

FOT Nation:  Well, it’s looking like I may not be able to have kids.  I’m 39 and without going into a lot of detail, it may not medically be in the cards.  Now please know, I’m still fighting the good fight and don’t feel sunk.  There is still a lot to be done—so please no pity emails/responses/posts.  And please, I …

Giving Advice is like a Punch in the Face if it is Not Asked For

Dawn Burke Change, Culture, Dawn Hrdlica, Employee Relations, Good HR

95% of my job revolves around talent management.  Since the term talent management is overused, my definition of talent management includes: Ensuring Talent is available Ensuring Talent is given rewarding career opportunities Ensuring Talent is in the right place at the right time In order to achieve those three things, I spend a lot of time sharing my opinions, including …