Question Your Unquestionable Truths

On February 27, 2020, in Dr. Todd Dewett, Editorial Advisory Board, Leadership, Organizational Effectiveness, by Dr. Todd Dewett
You can’t achieve excellence or stay ahead of the competition without occasionally reexamining your organization’s foundational beliefs and practices. Dr. Todd Dewett shares three examples of fundamentally flawed – yet common – organizational practices.
 

Could we have made the first trip to the moon in 2020?

On February 10, 2020, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Tech, HRExaminer, Leadership, Michael R. Kannisto, Ph.D., by Michael Kannisto, Ph.D.
“The question is, could we do it all today starting from scratch? Assuming the technical solutions are all in place, why might a trip to the moon not be possible today?” It’s more than an interesting question from Michael R. Kannisto, P.h.D.
 

Employer Brand: Member of the Tribe

“An employer brand is nothing without culture. And culture is the delivery of the promise. That’s where the tribe comes in. When asked what culture is, I use the word tribe. A functioning tribe has rules to join, rules to leave, and rules that keep the tribe running smoothly.” - Susan Strayer LaMotte
 

3 Lessons for Building a Better Life and Helping Your People Do the Same

“We have been solely focused on improving the experience that people have at work…But, we have overlooked something really important. As humans, we need help living better lives and having better relationships.” - Jason Lauritsen
 

Consider These Three Things Before You Engage In A Difficult Conversation

“At work, at home, and in life, people fall short of our expectations and do things that irritate and disappoint us. The behaviors and actions of others can trigger feelings of anger, irritation, and anxiety.” - Jamie Resker
 

The Problem with Corporate Values

Corporate values are not always what they seem. Insincere proclamations and ignored platitudes in values statements can become a powerful negative influence when they are practiced and defended with conviction. Dr. Todd Dewett explains.
 

Rethinking the Golden Rule

On November 25, 2019, in Dr. Todd Dewett, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Leadership, by Dr. Todd Dewett
“Let’s begin with a new and improved rule. For leaders, the rule is to treat others kindly with appropriate fairness.” - Dr. Todd Dewett
 

3 Ways to Retain Employees and Stop the Bleeding

Great news! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 3.6 million people quit their jobs in July 2019 in the U.S. “Wait. Turnover is bad for me. Why is this good news?” “Great question,” writes Maren Hogan.
 

When Best Practices Don’t Work

If you want to do what other people were doing last year, spend a lot of time navel-gazing, and define success according to conventional standards.
 

Ducking Risk and Shifting Blame in Hiring

“Hiring is the single riskiest responsibility for most managers. Like the Kobayashi Maru, hiring appears to be a no-win scenario – the perfect storm of problematic job responsibilities.” - Bob Corlett