SHRM 2018 and the Reinvention Of Human Resources

Toby vs Tony

Toby Flenderson is not a popular guy. A few years when I spoke at a previous SHRM event, Toby was one factor in a palpable sense of extreme frustration I felt from many of the people in my audience. The Office was still on the air and Toby (the HR character on the show) cast

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How “The Backscratchers” Are Reinventing The Agency Mode ...

Back when I worked in the agency world, I remember the angst every time an unreasonable demand came in from a client without a “proper” brief. Rather than try to change this sad reality of last minute requests (or complain about it behind the client’s back), “The Backscratchers” agency have created a model that embraces

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Google Studies 180 Teams And Shares 5 Traits The Best All Sh ...

After two years of studying 180 teams with the intent of finding why some achieve game changing success while others fail, Google recently shared some of their findings. The key, it turns out, comes down to five qualities: Dependability, Structure and Clarity, Meaning, Impact, and Psychological Safety. The last point is perhaps the most interesting,

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Why Chief Marketing Officers Don’t Last

The tenure of most Chief Marketing Officers is woefully short, but this fact is often dismissed as a symptom of changing leadership or sometimes ineffective results. New research points to the fact that CMOs often suffer from vaguely defined job responsibilities and confusion between whether more strategic thinking or focus on commercialization (or a hybrid)

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Why Jack Welch Might Be Overrated

While the business community loves to offer Jack Welch legendary status, this article shares that measuring his successor Jeff Immelt against that legacy may not be entirely fair. The analysis is a powerful reminder that success or failure can come from the circumstances that leader inherits as much as from what a leader does. It

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Why America Needs Feminists (And Sweden Doesn’t)

This week a short but powerful piece from former model Paulina Porizkova casts a powerful light on the role of women in different cultures and her own struggles with being a woman first in the Czech Republic, then in Sweden and finally in her adopted home of America. Touching on sexuality, power, and politics –

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How To Build Trust In An Era Of Desperate Truth Seeking Cons ...

It is hard to get away from the feeling that we are being manipulated all the time. This week there were plenty of new stories of divisive characters losing their audience, brands trying new ways to be more truthful, and talk show host John Oliver trying to define reality itself. The theme this week is the

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15 Non-Obvious Business Trends Shaping 2017 (Retail, Consume ...

Are you a member of the media? Visit our media kit to download a trend summary and more information about requesting an interview with Rohit >> This week I launched the seventh edition of my annual trend report featuring all of my research from throughout the year on trends. Many of you have already picked

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How To Avoid Getting Burned Out And The Most Important Thing ...

I hope you are having a week to be thankful for and spending it with family, whether you celebrate American Thanksgiving or not! My chosen stories this week range widely, from a potentially industry changing announcement from Airbnb to the rise of a new inclusive type of fashion that caters to people with physical disabilities.

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Yoga Backlash, IMAX Announces VR Centers & How To Get V ...

The past week featured no escape from the 24/7 US election commentary and it’s clearly going to get worse over the next several weeks, but the weekly ritual of curating stories for this email gave me a much-needed escape from all that hype, and yielded some great stories about a powerful new documentary about educating

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