Category Archives: Human Resources

Bad Innovation Systems Beat Good Innovators Every Time

W. Edwards Deming once famously stated: A bad system will beat a good person every time.  What was Deming trying to convey with this quote? It wasn’t an attempt to get people to give up trying because failure was certain. It was an attempt to get people to understand the importance of the system and ...

Bad Innovation Systems Beat Good Innovators Every Time

W. Edwards Deming once famously stated: A bad system will beat a good person every time.  What was Deming trying to convey with this quote? It wasn’t an attempt to get people to give up trying because failure was certain. It was an attempt to get people to understand the importance of the system and ...

The End of Talent Management

How can you attract, manage and retain talent in a modern organisation? Are the employers still the ones to decide, the ones in charge, the powerful puppeteers coordinating their talented staff top-­‐down? Or are the terms we are using already misleading us? All  those  questions  and  many  more  were  running  through  my  mind  when  my  ...

INNOVATION MASTERY: Putting The Players In Place: Human Resources (HR) [VIDEO]

  Book available here: http://amzn.to/29q9ZsK This episode: Human Resources You might not have accounted for this, but an enterprise-wide crowdsourced innovation program is a phenomenal motivating force for employees. As long as your HR dept is receptive (believe me, I have come across some who aren’t) then the HR department will be one of your…

Happiness as a Company Goal

Happiness, the highest goal in life? Can you think of a higher goal in life than happiness? That’s hard right? Looking back in time, many philosophers from all eras have thought this through from different angles. From Socrates and Epicurus to Siddhartha and Confucius, they all concluded that happiness is a state of consciousness and something you can influence with a certain life style.

Don’t Give Learned Helplessness a Chance

Learned_helplessness_organisationA paralyzing virus is lurking within many organizations, and it is solely responsible for countless failed transformations. It answers to the name “learned helplessness.” Learned helplessness is not a hip term from yet another best-selling management book; it is a concrete and scientifically proven phenomenon in the behavior of both people and animals. Continue reading

Hiring the Right Chief Innovation Officer

Hiring the Right Chief Innovation OfficerIt's innovate or die, and this new reality leaves all companies focused on Winning the War for Innovation. This quest to win the war for innovation has led many companies to begin hiring Chief Innovation Officers (CINO), or Innovation Managers, VP's of Innovation, or Innovation Directors. But many companies have done so in haste... Continue reading