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… Continue reading Focus 2040 – A Future of HR

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… Continue reading Call Yourself to Action

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

Blog Action Day

Over 7000 individuals are blogging about climate change today. Climate Change, Social Action and an Interfaith Community are working together to make us a little greener. Gotta tell the world about this ANNUAL PEACE MEAL - This Year’s Theme: “How Green Can You Be?” Find out what the seven faiths that make up MOSAIC have… Continue reading Blog Action Day

Introducing new technology standards is Not About introducing new technology standards!

"Dear Chief Technology Officer(s), It has come to my attention that, in our wonderful company,  you want to introduce some new standards.  I hear they may include things like a PMO ( Project Management Office), risk management, a SDLC ( services or systems delivery life cycle process), business analysis processes and quality audits. How nice.… Continue reading Introducing new technology standards is Not About introducing new technology standards!

WANT A JOB? – JUST HAND-OVER THE CASH!—NOT!!!!!

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… Continue reading WANT A JOB? – JUST HAND-OVER THE CASH!—NOT!!!!!

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 ( http://www.scnetwork.ca ) in Toronto. John has eloquently provided a deep and relevant context, models and language in… Continue reading Future of HR

Maybe I can save the world too!

Ultimately, whatever we plan, it all comes down to execution. Over the past 40+ years books and articles have been written about the criticality of embedding  Organizational Change management in all that we do.  They screamed  It's the PEOPLE, stupid!! got it? It's all there. Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, Gerald Wienberg or Peter Bloch,  Kotter… Continue reading Maybe I can save the world too!