Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking with both customers and industry analysts. Two themes have emerged from those conversations. The first is the reminder that any analytics endeavor will be pointless unless there are knowledgeable ...Read more
Few industries illustrate the Big Data wars better than the media business. In TV programming, combatants like Netflix and Amazon challenge decades-old premium channels and other producers to gain watchers with original programming. Using their ...Read more
Paying high prices for a small taste of home is a regular challenge for people who take work abroad. And while many Americans may be tempted by the lure of high pay and the adventure of living overseas, it's wise to consider the cost of ...Read more
Bonuses are probably the most misused tool in the management toolbox. Done correctly, bonuses can drive a team to excel; done poorly, they can actually make employees discouraged and dissatisfied.Read more
A survey evaluating a team's performance can be a powerful tool for making that team more effective. And the first message that consultants and HR professionals often communicate on these surveys is: "To ensure that the team gets the ...Read more
In our work with leaders on overplayed strengths, people sometimes object to the idea that every strength can be taken too far. For instance, an academic journal editor once held up publication of a research article stating flatly that "it ...Read more
So the war for talent is on. Are you and your company ready? Do you know what world regions and industries are generating the greatest demand for talent? Is your company prepared to defend your talent from aggressive raids by competitors?Read more
Have you stopped for a moment to think about what the market will resemble when Baby Boomers leave the workforce? It’s set to happen in droves as many of these key industry leaders head toward retirement, or at least the next phase of their ...Read more
Pretty much every HR/workplace/talent blog or blogger has at one time or another taken a stab at defining or predicting the 'Workplace of the future' or tried to opine on 'The future of work.'Speculating on the future is ...Read more
Imagine today’s global talent landscape. In New York City, a marketing director shares a highly qualified candidate for a hard-to-fill management position with her counterpart in Singapore. An engineer designing a pipeline in an office in ...Read more
Mergers and acquistions, decentralization, and globalization are putting enormous pressure on HR to standardize systems and processes.1 The lack of a single global system of record for core HR data — such as name, payroll, benefits, ...Read more
Are you prepared to answer the questions, “What are the current skill sets of our employees?” or “What specific training do our employees need?” For those companies who are already having these discussions internally, it ...Read more
Being a successful leader means being good at what you do and possessing integrity. But more than anything, it's about your ability to build healthy relationships with others -- particularly those who work for you.
As an entrepreneur, ...
Virtual teams have become a fact of business life, so what does it take to make them work effectively? On June 10, 2013, I launched a discussion around this question on LinkedIn. The result was an outpouring of experience and advice for making ...Read more
The number of communications options are exploding. Knowing how and where to communicate your employment brand and job opportunities is no longer easy. Social media, mobile technologies, job boards, talent communities, groups and pages on social ...Read more
New Logo, Same EDSI - EDSI’s new logo is officially here! Thank you for being patient and tuning in throughout the summer to our “sneak previews.” We are excited to share our new logo with our great customers and ...Read more
Netflix Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord, author of Netflix's famous management and culture presentation, argued in a First Round Capital CEO Summit talk that many managers are too lenient and willing to give second chances to ...Read more
In mid 2012, the International Coach Federation (ICF) formed a Core Team of volunteers whose primary focus was to ensure that ICF, and its member coaches, would one day become ‘the preferred resource for the business community.’ In ...Read more
One way to move from high potential to high performance is with a leadership training program--one that’s uniquely suited to the entrepreneurial environment, and to your company in particular. Here’s how to make sure yours is a success.Read more
Are your Millennials prepared to be your company’s future leaders?
Every day more than 10,000 Baby Boomers reach the age of 65. This is going to keep happening every single day for the next 18 years. This startling statistic has chills ...