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Thoughts on Education in the 21st Century Organization

Old ways die hard.  Corporations hang on to the actions that made them successful decades in the past, and seem powerless to change and adapt to changing environments and needs.

Corporate education is often the last to change. Brick and mortar still dominate. Teacher led classes are… Continue reading

Global Leadership Summit

Held for the past couple of days at Northeastern University in Boston with a cadere of leadership development professionals, academics, consultants, and thought leaders.

Pictures from Piha New Zealand

 
A small diversion. I’ve been spending a few days in one of my favorite places – New Zealand. This is a country full of beautiful hiking trails, deserted beaches, and spectacular views. And not far from the largest city, Auckland, lie black sand beaches and bush country… Continue reading

“The Medium is the Massage” in 2011

The year is 1967 and an academic named Marshall McLuhan writes a book.  It’s a book called “The Medium is the Massage,” with only a few pages, pictures, white space and not very many words.

It would revolutionize how we think about media.

The title: “The Medium is the… Continue reading

5 Trends that will Shape our Future

At our Future of Talent Retreat this past weekend, I laid out the five trends I see as dominating the next decade or more.  In an age of mechanization, such as the 20th century, we glorified all things mechanical and we developed hierarchal… Continue reading

Talent Pools vs. Communities: What’s the Difference?

We toss the word community around a lot in recruiting, but most of us do not have a very clear definition of what makes it different from a database or a talent pool.

A talent pool typically is a group of people who have been screened at least a little.… Continue reading

What is a TRU Conference?

SLIDESHOW FROM A RECENT TRU LONDON

Most conference follow a traditional pattern: Keynote talks, general sessions, panels, and break out sessions. There is almost always a vendor section where you can get demonstrations of software products, meet key users and try out the products for yourself.

Nothing wrong with this.… Continue reading

The “New” Recruiter

Over the past twenty years or so, corporations worldwide have focused on a variety of initiatives. The bulk of these were aimed at improving efficiency, increasing profit, and ensuring quality.  They have ranged from business process re-engineering to Six-Sigma quality and have been responsible for the productivity gains world… Continue reading

Are Senge’s Five Disciplines Still Relevant? Part 3

THIS IS THE THIRD OF SEVERAL POSTS THAT WILL EXPLORE THE FIVE DISCIPLINES AND SEE IF THEY REMAIN RELEVANT IN TODAY’S BUSINESS CLIMATE

Part 3- Mental Models & Personal Mastery

Mental Models

We all come to work with assumptions that are so embedded in our behaviors and thinking… Continue reading

Are Senge’s Five Disciplines Still Relevant? – Part 2

THIS IS THE SECOND OF SEVERAL POSTS THAT WILL EXPLORE THE FIVE DISCIPLINES AND SEE IF THEY REMAIN RELEVANT IN TODAY’S BUSINESS CLIMATE

Part 2- Shared Vision & Team Learning

Shared Vision
Apple’s vision is centered on its strengths in design and in creating simple user interfaces. … Continue reading

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