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Are Senge’s 5 Disciplines Still Relevant? Part 1 of 3

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

Part 1-Systems Thinking

In 1990 Peter Senge published a book called The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization. This book summed… Continue reading

Plays Well With Others

When you were in elementary school I bet you received a report card with a section that indicated how well you played with the other kids in your class.  Strangely enough, schools have been promoting collaboration in this way for decades, even though it has become a sort of… Continue reading

Should We Just Blow it Up?

Do you know that recruiting is one of the least efficient processes in an organization? Transaction costs (cost per hire) are large and there is almost no effort being made to connect that cost with delivering value (quality of hire). At conference after conference I hear the same old measures… Continue reading

Wrap Up of the Australasian Talent Conference

Australasian Talent Conference

Just back from our 5th Talent Management Conference in Sydney.  It was a great success with about 400 people sharing ideas, networking, and learning together.  These events remind me how far we have left to go to make the virtual world as rich as… Continue reading

Are Universities & Degrees Still Relevant?

http://www.byteeoh.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/College-Diploma.jpgFor more than 150 years the basic college degree- the Baccalaureate or Bachelor’s degree – has been the hallmark of an educated person. During the 19th and most of the 20thcenturies, attending university was largely the province of wealthy men – fewer than 20% of all high… Continue reading

The Language of Success: What the CEO Wants You to Know

There is a common language used by top-level managers in every company and these managers assume that every employee can speak that language.  It is a language centered on business concepts and understanding a handful of financial concepts.  Whenever those of us in talent acquisition or human resources… Continue reading

Why People Leave Organizations

Whether the economy is strong or weak, no matter the time of year, and no matter how much they are paid, many of our best employees decide to leave.  The question we all grapple with is why?

Why do people stay at a company or leave?  What motivates… Continue reading

Three Experts Talk about Corporate Learning and the Future

Corporate learning is going through profound changes as the need for fast, anytime learning grows.  The paternalistic models that have served for a hundred years are not able to provide flexible, fast learning. They are dependent on knowledge staying static for a long time, on constants, on predictability.… Continue reading

What Is a Next Generation Corporate University: From Control to Choice

“Our true “core competency” today is not manufacturing or services, but the global recruiting and nurturing of the world’s best people and the cultivation in them of an insatiable desire to learn, to stretch and to do things better every day.”      -Jack Welch, Former CEO of General… Continue reading

Empire Avenue Helps Teach Social Media Engagement

Empire Avenue was never intended to be a “serious game” in the sense that games designed purposely for learning are. Rather it was just put together by some young Canadian guys as a fun way to figure out what a personal brand might be worth.

What they ended up with… Continue reading

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