Training Innovation

I’ve been thinking a lot about whether you can teach people how to be innovators.  As North America and EMEA slowly loses production and manufacturing work to countries like India

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— You must have a manager training program — You must have education on employee engagement — Metric on first year employee turnover, how much of hires were an employee

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I’ve been watching “Top Chef Masters” on Bravo TV.  It takes some very well known chefs in the U.S. culinary scene and pits them against each other in a set

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So the organization or parts of it are dismissing too many people.  You think to yourself, “why is my recruiting so bad that I get crap people?”  I suppose that

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I would have to think that resignation rates are pretty low right now.  When companies are laying off employees and security and new jobs are hard to come by, employees

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HBS had a question posted asking how well millennials would manage. The core of the discussion follows: In short, they are high maintenance, high risk, and often high output employees…

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There’s much speculation and conversation these days about Gen Y (or the millennial generation). Who understands them, how do they work, what makes them tick, and how do managers manage

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We’ve all seen it.  A CEO leaves the organization and takes half of the senior management with him/her to their next gig.  Then the new CEO comes in and brings

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You’ll never hear me contesting the idea that Asian talent markets are ripe to be the major force in the world economy.  After all, when you have half the world’s

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Much conversation has been made about Generation Y Milennials and their desire and ability to enter the workforce with a bang.  We’ve been trying to figure out how to channel

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We keep talking about Gen Y Milennials.  They are after all the next unknown generation of workers, and they are “different.”  However, we can’t ignore the Gen X’ers either.  As

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Sometimes the best solution to morale problems is just to fire all of the unhappy people. ((Despair.com)) As mean as it sounds, it may be true. We all know the

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Last week Jason Corsello noted that Kronos was being acquired by a private equity firm.  I honestly didn’t take too much notice of it, but echoed his thoughts wondering why

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The other day I was visiting a client site and was struck by how recent financial difficulties experienced by the client had impacted the workforce. As part of my job,

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Reading Harvard Business Review’s “How to Keep A Players Productive” ((Berglas, Steven. Setpember 2006. “How to Keep A Players Productive.” Harvard Business Review, September 2006.)) I was intrigued by their

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A few months ago I wrote about sabbaticals and wanted to swing back around and clarify my position – especially since I may have been proven wrong about a couple

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I’ll quietly admit that I don’t know enough about absence management and leaves administration.  About all I know is that FMLA, state permutations around FMLA and absence policies are somewhat

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I (and many others) keep talking about the major reductions in senior level talent coming our way.  Retirees will make up an increasing percentage of our population in the coming

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What is the manager’s Job? It is to direct the resources and efforts of the business toward opportunities for economically significant results. This sounds trite – and it is. But

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Prior posts in this series Talent Part 1 – The Rules of Talent Talent Part 2 – HCI on Talent and Engagement Talent Part 2 – Talent Part 3 –

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