This presentation contains the insights I’ve developed from a couple of years of looking at organizational demographics. The idea of Organizational Aikido is that organizations naturally want to evolve in a certain way. Leading them means understanding the natural tendencies and leaving them alone unless you want to work really hard. The key to maintaining […]
Here’s a presentation from late 1998 on Recruiting Strategy. This was in the early run up to the dot com bubble. It’s an interesting look at what the future looked like a back then. 1999 Recruiting Strategy View more documents from John Sumser.
Tungle For the past six months, I’ve been using Tungle to schedule and coordinate meetings. The logistics associated with trying to work out schedule details are a time sink. It’s hard, when you do things manually, to guarantee that everyone ends up on the same page. Tungle works well as either a plugin for Outlook […]
As I’ve navigated the first half of the Top 100 HR-Influencers, I’ve had to think hard about the role of SHRM in the industry. Long term readers will be aware of my historically somewhat negative views on the organization. The project helped me reshape my view. SHRM provides the glue that holds the discipline together. SHRM [...]
Onboarding programs are everywhere. You could be excused for thinking that this somewhat obvious idea has always been a part of the landscape. Employee onboarding, and more specifically, executive onboarding, is a relatively recent invention. I had a good laugh today in a conversation with an old friend. “Imagine”, I said, “that you got to your [...]
Evernote About 90 days ago, Mike Mayeux (at Novotus) suggested that I give Evernote a try. Imagine a filing cabinet into which you can fling tagged materials and then retrieve them when necessary. That’s Evernote. The information that I deal with comes in two basic varieties: material I’ve created and stuff I get from other […]
Sector entrepreneur Auren Hoffman publishes some of the most coherent stuff of any startup leader anywhere. This week, he takes a look at A-players. His suggestion is that if you want to attract them, you need to get rid of some of your rules. Where B and C players need to be told what to [...]
It’s really hard to have influence across the industry while holding down a job. The people with the broadest reach are consultants, vendor CEOs, academics, pundits, conference coordinators, leaders of professional associations, marketing folks, or people from well outside the mainstream of the industry. If you keep your nose to the grindstone and deliver real [...]