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Archive for 'HR'

Before you start, stop! – change readiness

Before you start, stop! Those first few steps of change If culture eats strategy then speed and hubris in organizational change, kills culture. Ignoring culture, its characteristics and responses, will doom the project to repeat past transgressions. This is a fundamental history lesson. But this is only the first lesson of readiness. The term organizational […]

SocialHRCamp Toronto Sessions (August 23, 2012)- looks great!

get involved in this exciting session! SocialHRCamp Toronto Sessions (August 23, 2012) #camp #SocialHRCamp #unconference #SocialHR #social hr #human resources #Toronto #HR #Social Media #social Curated by SocialHRCamp via: If I get votes I will talk about: Organizational Competitiveness and Change – 0.1 or 4.0 ? A dynamic dialogue about creating , executing and […]

Don’t forget to change your underwear

Some people in organizations feel forgotten, taken for granted, sat upon, kept in the dark. overworked , overused, not refreshed! Well the metaphor can work! and now that I have your attention! Note to Project & Program Managers and their Sponsors: When Starting a project – Include Organizational Change Management (OCM) strategies, methods, processes, techniques. […]

Focus 2040 – A Future of HR

The Strategic Capability Network once again is worked with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University in Hamilton to run the national student competition called Focus 2040. The competition invited students from the business faculties across Canada to predict what the world of work will be like in the year 2040. One of the […]

Call Yourself to Action

A number of  individuals have called complaining about the lack of a job pipeline, high competitiveness in the marketplace, a lack of direction, no call backs! My career coach clients know this and I want to communicate these few thoughts to all you readers.   Your role and mission,  is to repeat these thoughts ( or […]

The age of civility has lost its way -a manifesto?

Where are you Ann Landers??? Please help. Our use of technology has moved us apart physically and emotionally. At the same time our use has increased the volume of data that can be  and is created/shared while lowering its intended quality.  The phrase “don’t call us , we’ll call you”, once used to manage the […]


For those of you who are hiring or want to hire a firm to find YOU a job ( guaranteed?)   STOP . I have read too many sad articles reporting on the fate of the unemployed paying out thousands of dollars to firms “promising” to find them jobs.  And, of course, the promise never comes […]

Future of HR

I had the opportunity this morning of listening to John Boudreau, co-author ( with Peter M. Ramstad) of the book Beyond HR, The New Science of Human Capital. The presentation was sponsored by the Strategic Capability Network ( ) in Toronto. John has eloquently provided a deep and relevant context, models and language in […]

Leadership is not an island

Leadership is hard sometimes. We take a new role and find that we respond to the new dynamics in new unplanned ways . From the outside we do well assessing the business situation ( like a case at school) and creating a number of pragmatic paper opinions based on good sound logic including ourselves. But […]