Ideas are Worthless

Tim Sackett Recruitment Marketing, Smashfly, Tim Sackett 0 Comments

If we, talent acquisition pros and leaders, are now to become ‘marketers’, or at least that is what we are led to believe by most experts in the TA field, creativity then becomes a very valuable skill. Doesn’t it? I mean let’s face it, the most skilled part of marketing has to be coming up with the creative ideas that …

Diversity–Are We There Yet?

William Wiggins Business Development, Candidate Pool, Change Management, Culture, Current Affairs, Diversity, Employee Communications, Employee Development, Employment Branding and Culture, Employment Law, Hiring Bias, HR, Uncategorized

An auditor arrived for an ambush audit. He asked to speak with the individual who oversees HR–the receptionist called me. Minutes later I entered the conference room where I had her seat him. I extended my hand and said, “Hi I’m William Wiggins, I’m in charge of HR here, what can I do for you today?” He looked at my …

Implementation Rules – Thought Leadership Drools.

Paul Hebert Good HR, HR, Innovation, Old School, Paul Hebert

I read recently that 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years alone. Notice it doesn’t say “knowledge.” Just data. I can’t help but think when that much… let’s call it “stuff” to not offend delicate ears… is generated that quickly, we are guaranteed to miss a few important ideas. And I think that’s okay. …

Creatively Critical and Critically Creative—A Different Way of Thinking

Kylie Quetell Career Advice, Change, Communication, Innovation, Kylie Quetell, Talent Management, Uncategorized

I recently had a wonderful conversation with a colleague who was asked to create a training program for our organization that would teach and foster “Critical Thinking”. The request makes perfect sense. We want to nurture the minds of our workforce so they are able to think critically. Or do we? Do we need more Critical Thinkers? Or, do we …

It’s Your Fault They Raised Their Hand

Kylie Quetell Diversity, Innovation, Kylie Quetell, Leadership

You’re sitting in a meeting full of intelligent people (or, at least, people who think they are intelligent). Creative juices are flowing, the conversation is rocking, opinions are being shared, and discussion gets heated. Everyone is taking turns talking, sometimes speaking over each other or cutting people off, but damn – things are getting done. The flow is happening. This …

That’s What The Money Is For

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, HR & Marketing, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Labor, Training and Development

With your best people, there’s always a rub that emerges. Who owns the idea? Let me rephrase: You can have the best people that are just really good at making the trains run on time, and there’s tons of value in that. But the ones that have the most value are always the ones that are true idea generators. Companies, …

When You’ve Got Nothing…

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Driving Productivity, HR, Innovation, Steve Boese

Anyone who has a job that requires some level of original thinking, creativity, or simply just coming up with incremental improvements to existing products or processes occasionally hits a dry spell, where new ideas see impossible to conjure. Sometimes it’s called “writer’s block” or even (let’s hope temporary) burnout, but no matter what the term, the effect is the same—a …

The Value of Stealing Other People’s Work—And Building On It…

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Culture, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn

Want a great job in any industry?  The smart people are stealing ideas and pitching them as their own.  They’re actually doing one other thing, but I’ll talk about that in a second.  This idea wasn’t created in my head—it was spurred by yesterday’s FOT post by WJT (William Tincup).  Here’s the close of William’s post that focuses on the …