After endless articles about Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, I wanted to give some perspective. In this podcast I discuss what’s really going on here, and how Elon Musk’s activities are a good lesson for all of us. Yes, business leaders have a responsibility to society, but their #1 mission is to “get good things ... Read more»
I just finished a series of meetings with CEOs and top HR leaders and it’s a puzzling time. Companies are growing and seeing tremendous demand, yet they’re finding it harder than ever to attract, hire, and retain people.
One of these companies is a highly respected company: Glassdoor ratings over 4.8, winner of every “best ... Read more»
Talk about surprises. We may have found the issue that brings people together in this country. Ukraine and Russia.
It’s not easy to watch the Russian Federation indiscriminately bomb cities and families, and CEOs are taking notice. As of March 10, more than 300 global corporations have chosen to discontinue business operations in Russia, and ... Read more»
Despite all its downsides, this pandemic has been somewhat miraculous for business. We can work productively from home, we can buy food and entertainment from our phones, nearly everything can be delivered quickly, and our consumer experiences are safe, fast, and digital.
In fact, just about every company, every product, and every service has been ... Read more»
In this podcast, I detail our new research, The Change Agility Playbook, which looks back at what companies have learned over the last two years. Change Agility is a new management manifesto, and it’s replacing “change management” in our arsenal of tools and approaches. How have Ford, Lego, McDonald’s, Rabobank, Sanofi, and Moderna changed so ... Read more»
Recruiting is one of the most difficult challenges in business today, and in this podcast, I talk about what we’ve learned. As you’ll hear in my discussion, the human-centered approach to recruiting is more important than ever, and the role of the recruiter is more important than ever. I also discuss the continued growth of ... Read more»
What is the number one thing we’ve learned from the Pandemic? In this podcast I sit down and talk about the number one thing we’ve learned from the Pandemic: The Unquenchable Power Of The Human Spirit.
In this podcast I explain why Human Resources has become one of the most important jobs in business, ... Read more»
I just finished reading the Congressional Final Committee Report of the Boeing 737 MAX and it’s quite a story (I marked it up for you to read.) It contains many lessons in leadership, so let me offer some thoughts.
First, for many decades Boeing has been an engineering icon. When I graduated from ... Read more»
Last week there was a lot of press about the Business Roundtable’s new manifesto, proclaiming that business’s role is to help all of society, not just shareholders. While it reads well, it’s no different from the book Conscious Capitalism, Liberating The Heroic Spirit of Business, written in 2013.
But that aside, this is ... Read more»
We just finished a significant research study on the Alternative Workforce, and it was a real eye-opener. Not only do almost 40% of Americans now have part-time or contingent jobs, but almost 2/3 of young people also have side-hustles, doing work on the side. This means the “alternative workforce” isn’t really ... Read more»
We just completed a detailed analysis of Glassdoor data among more than 6,000 companies and 2.2 million employees and I wanted to share a few important findings. If you consider “Would you recommend your company as a place to work?” as a NetPromoter question from all these employees, by far the biggest work factor related ... Read more»
Over the last ten years we have studied many elements of Human Resources and corporate training with a goal of identifying which practices, processes, structures, and systems drive the greatest business impact.
This week we published our TalentTrends® research for the first half of 2010 (report available to research members). In this research we ask more than 200 top HR and business leaders to tell us about their business outlook, hiring forecast, talent and leadership readiness, spending, and priorities.
What we see is a stark ... Read more»
For those of us who have been in the software industry for a while, Oracle’s acquisition of Sun represents a bigmilestone in the evolution of the the computing industry. Why did the IBM-Sun merger fail? Why was Oracle willing to pay so much more for the company than IBM?
While there are many business ... Read more»