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So I am a huge believer in Strategic Human Capital Management (HCM). Taking a strategic approach allows for you and your team to play a more proactive and impactful role in positioning the organization for success. Yet I am the first to admit that in today’s world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA)…the ability… Read more »

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Three weeks ago I was asked to lead the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Global Leadership Academy. I consider it an honor and validation for my efforts in the last three years to get this opportunity to shape the future leadership capability of DIA, the Defense Intelligence Enterprise and the Intelligence Community. But I also know… Read more »

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A January HBR blog post by Roger Martin titled “Why Good Spreadsheets Make Bad Strategies” makes the case that organizations have gone too far to the quantitative side in an overwhelming need to make sense of an environment that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) at the expense of the qualitative nature of organizations…. Read more »

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So can we enable better informed talent decisions? That is the question… George Anders in his Harvard Business Review blog this week, titled “Today’s Biggest Talent-Management Challenges,” shared his perspective after attending a Conference Board conference focused on talent management. During his attendance he came away with some relevant insights we have to consider… 1…. Read more »

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In John Sviokla’s Harvard Business Review blog about the horrible Virgin America’s flight on March 13, he discusses the power of real-time brand management. This was driven by one passenger, David Martin, the CEO of Kontain.com creating a perfect storm around the incident. During the four hours the plane was on the tarmac in Newburgh,… Read more »

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IBM released their 2010 Global CFO Study last week. Another quality product that points to some interesting things that CHCOs, CHROs, CTOs, and CLOs should know and understand in working across organizations specific to Financial Capital and Human Capital. My perspective is this…we need to understand explicitly what is happening in the broader organizational enterprise… Read more »

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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 »