Category Archives: Change

Words With Friends – Words With Emotion

Incentives and rewards influence behavior. Recognition influences behavior. Simply paying attention influences behavior (ask Elton Mayo and Fritz Roethlisberger after their studies at the Hawthorne plant in the 1920s). What you say influences behavior. HOW you say things also has a profound effect. Rational vs. Emotional If you’ve read the book Switch you’re aware that […]
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Where should you focus your HR Efforts in the future?

We all want to predict the future. I want to know which company will be the next AOL, or the next Apple. I want to know where to tell my kids to put their money so they can take care of me in in my old age in the same lifestyle they have grown accustomed […]
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Moving Day – Will you read along with my next chapter?

I was going to post this yesterday but then I remembered it was Memorial Day and there is only one thing that needs to be said on Memorial Day. Thanks There is no need to clutter up the web with my bit of smallness when we’re taking the time to deeply thank those who paid […]
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HR Professionals – You Wouldn’t Like Them When They’re Angry

Seems HR gets more than their fair share of abuse. From HBR running their ongoing series on why HR sucks or how HR needs to change to why everyone hates HR. What exactly did HR do to Harvard Business Review? Please apologize so we can get some good press going for HR. HR is the […]
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Employee Engagement is a Lot Like Parenting – #NextChat Jan 13th At 3:00 pm ET

  During conversations over Christmas break with my 22 year-old and my 24 year-old children they were surprised to learn that all this parenting stuff they had to suffer through growing up (and continue to for at least a little while longer) … their mom and I were making up as we went along. Like […]
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Holding on to the past is ALWAYS a bad idea…

Short post motivated by a comment made in the debate last night. Not here to argue politics but I will argue that new perspectives and new ideas are needed across the board – in business and in government. Just makes sense. We can’t run our businesses like we did in the 19th century any more […]
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