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We are Greater than Me: Building an Agile Organization

We are Greater than Me: Building an Agile Organization

Late last year I attended two major talent and leadership conferences in Stockholm. At these events I had the opportunity to meet with various HR leaders at Electrolux, Ericsson, Logica, BT, Maersk, Grundfos, Unicredit, Bertelsman, and others. What I learned is something important that we are building into a broad research framework I plan to ... Read more»

The Agile Model comes to Management, Learning, and Human Resources

The Agile Model comes to Management, Learning, and Human Resources

Over the last five years the business of software development has been totally transformed by the concepts of agile development.  So is the business of Management and Human Resources.

What is  the Agile model of software development? Instead of using the traditional “waterfall” approach to building software (which involves a step-by-step process of requirements ... Read more»

Google Studies Management and Uncovers…. the Fundamentals

Google Studies Management and Uncovers…. the Fundamentals

An article in the New York Times today describes Google’s Project Oxygen, a statistics driven research project to study what makes good managers.  Google’s People Analytics team apparently studied the attributes of high-performing teams and published the “Eight Habits of Highly Effective Google Managers.”  Apparently Google believes that its management style is very unique, so ... Read more»

Recruiting Collusion among Top Silicon Valley Companies

Recruiting Collusion among Top Silicon Valley Companies

Yesterday the US Department of Justice announced a proposed settlement against Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, and Pixar for colluding not to “cold-call” recruit employees from each other.

Consider the implications of this practice:   HR and business leaders at these these leading silicon valley companies sat together and agreed “if you don’t poach my people ... Read more»

The Woman-Powered Economy

The Woman-Powered Economy

There are many demographic changes taking place in the US workforce today.  Perhaps one of the most profound and personal is the rapid growth of women in the working population.  This month “The Shriver Report” is being released – a comprehensive look at the growing role of women in the world of work.   ... Read more»

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