HR – Find Your Oops

Paul Hebert Good HR, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Seat at the Table, The HR Profession, Trench HR

Oops.  Something you don’t want to hear from your surgeon when under local anesthetic.  Something most of us never want to have to say at a staff meeting. Oops. It means something went wrong and it was probably your fault.  Never, never fun to say oops. Oops Deux Fois I had an oops moment once (yeah… just once.) I was …

10 Lessons From Moneyball That Have Nothing to Do with Data

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Relations, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Pop Culture

The HR and management world had a datagasm when the movie Moneyball hit the theaters in 2011.  Although the book (which is much, much better IMHO) had been out for 8 years it took the writing of Aaron Sorkin and the looks of Brad Pitt to really crank up HR folks and the business blogosphere to 11.  Heck – I …

Maybe Annual Performance Reviews Are Really Better?

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, Metrics, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance

Bear with me… this is kinda a long post but IMHO it can have big impact on how you make decisions on performance. There is a lot of chatter on the interwebs about the death of traditional performance reviews.  Many HR pros and consultants saying we’ve outgrown the process and are suggesting that using social media thinking, real-time data, even …

HR Should Run Volunteer Organizations

Paul Hebert Employee Coaching, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Influence, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance

I read a quote a long time ago – I think it was from Peter Drucker – that said something along the lines of: “If you want to really understand management, manage volunteers.” I find that concept more and more relevant to what today’s managers must do in order to drive performance within their organizations.  While the economy may be …

HR Needs To Be The Department of Errors and Corrections…

Paul Hebert Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Performance, Science

To be successful HR needs to move from the department of enforcement to the department of corrections.  I’m cereal folks, super cereal. HR needs to become the department that allows mistakes and then helps correct them rather than the department that creates rules and regulations to ensure no one makes mistakes in the first place.  I know some of you …

A Night at the Improv with HR…

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Change, Driving Productivity, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Performance

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that for once, things will be staying the same for a while? I think about business in prior decades – the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Most business folks could get up every day and know that things will be pretty much like they were yesterday (not counting the War years, of course.) Most …

Employee Holiday Gifts – Yeah – You Should…

Paul Hebert Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Total Rewards

It’s that time of year again and we are staring down multiple barrels of holiday fun. Thanksgiving is soon upon us and Christmas, Hanukah, Bodhi Day, Festivus, Kwanza, Boxing Day, Feast of Winter Veil and a few other lesser known celebrations are following closely. It is that time of year when we reflect on the past and plan for the …