Execution > Strategy, But it's All About Talent
Execution trumps strategy all day long. Even a lame strategy well-executed is better than a killer strategy poorly executed. So what does it take to move from a good strategy to actual execution? i4cp's latest study, Executing Corporate Strategy: a...
Mobile Learning: Hit the Launch Button Already

Mobile Learning: Hit the Launch Button Already

The persistence of our love affair with smartphones and tablets makes one thing clear: It's time to give up that crazy hope some of us may have been...
LeBron James and the Rebound Employee Effect

LeBron James and the Rebound Employee Effect

Remember the old days, when an employee who left the organization was implied to be (or outright pronounced) persona non-grata? I once had a boss...
Three Key Takeaways from the i4cp 2015 Conference

Three Key Takeaways from the i4cp 2015 Conference

What happens when you bring together 260 HR professionals (67% of which have a job title that starts with Chief, EVP/SVP/VP, or Director) from 110...
How to Develop Global Skills of Local Leaders

How to Develop Global Skills of Local Leaders

My neighborhood is a global village. I have (rough estimate) neighbors originating from at least a dozen countries and representing two dozen...
The Definition of Insanity: The Corporate Version

The Definition of Insanity: The Corporate Version

False: Einstein said, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results," (this quote is of unknown...
Why Predictive is Not the Nirvana of HR Analytics

Why Predictive is Not the Nirvana of HR Analytics

Predictive analytics has long been considered the apex of HR analytics. Although speculating about the future is never a bad thing (it is, in a...
Forget Predictions. Here are 10 Actions You Must Do to Propel Productivity in 2015

Forget Predictions. Here are 10 Actions You Must Do to Propel Productivity in 2015

Perennial organizational challenges such as strategy execution, change management, alignment with customers, innovation, culture, and leadership...
What Your D&I Policy is Missing: Employing People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

What Your D&I Policy is Missing: Employing People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

What if the chance to be considered for a job--any job--was completely out of the question? Regardless of education, experience, skill, talent, work...
How High-Performance Organizations Avoid the Crash-and-Burn of Change

How High-Performance Organizations Avoid the Crash-and-Burn of Change

Dismal outcomes for change initiatives aren't new. They've been the way of the business world for years, affecting nearly three of every four...