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McKinsey is a quality company that does some great research in the way of human capital and talent management. You may remember they were the first to point to a War for Talent in 2001. Their most recent global survey focuses on Developing Organizational Capabilities and the role that training plays in this. There are… Read more »

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So let me be upfront…I am a big fan of the companies I am about to write about this week. I think IBM and Cisco are world leaders in their respective industry sectors and we have much to learn from them, and if applied correctly within the context of your operational environment and culture can… Read more »

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This week there were new signs that the economy is moving in the right direction. Great news for individuals, companies and the nation. Those signs included a rise in the short-term interest rate by the Fed, durable good orders showed an increase over the last reporting period and consumer prices continue to be flat. These… Read more »

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There are a number of things happening that seem disconnected, but when you dig a little deeper have impact on our profession and the role and responsibility we should play in any economic upswing. The first is the article from Newsweek titled “Lay Off the Layoffs.” Written by Jeffrey Pfeffer, he contends that the normal… Read more »

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This past week, SuccessFactors, a business execution software company, acquired Inform, a leader in HR, Talent Analytics, and Workforce Planning. In the same week, Accenture released a report (http://bit.ly/cfZmWZ) based upon a survey of senior managers at blue chip organizations that stated: “Weak analytics capabilities – ranging from siloed data, outdated technology and lack of… Read more »

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I got to participate in a virtual meeting this week with two people from a leading executive recruiting firm. They shared their perspective on what firms were looking for in relation to Chief Learning Officer positions. While there were a number of interesting insights and perspectives about CLOs based upon their recruiting experience. The one… Read more »

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In the book “Organization of the Future 2” (Edited by well known leadership developers Frances Hesselbein and Marshall Goldsmith), a chapter authored by Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood discusses whether organizations are about structure or capabilities. The authors claim that companies like GE, Disney, Google, and Apple are known for their capabilities and not their… Read more »

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Organizations are under constant pressure to succeed in a global business environment that is fraught with uncertainty, complexity and dynamic change. Companies that are successful in this environment are able to do so because of developing strategic human capital capabilities that create agility and adaptability in the workforce. In IBM’s 2008 survey of senior HR… Read more »

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2010 is here! A new year with new opportunities for the development of strategic human capital capabilities that enable business success. For Human Capital Development (HCD) consultants to be successful in 2010, it will require a different approach than what presented itself during the current economic crisis that started in 2008. During the economic crisis,… Read more »