Culture

Culture, Global HR, Webinars

TLNT Webinar – Think Globally, Onboard Locally: Tips for Designing a Global New Hire Experience Program

Don’t miss out on next weeks TLNT webinar!  With the growth market conundrum hypothesizing that we are the cusp of a fundamental shift of economic power from the developed world to emerging markets, and with executives unable to manage global talent now is a better time than ever to start paying attention.

With only 30 percent of executives surveyed able to manage talent globally and an even lower 28 percent actively investing in expanding global management, everyone has a little bit of room to learn some tips and tricks. Please join host Nicole Dessain in this Docusign webinar as she shares the following:

  • Understand impact of macroeconomic developments on global talent strategy;
  • Learn about key elements of a “core” onboarding experience that allows for local customization;
  • Receive tips and resources to get you started with designing a global onboarding program.

Missing out on an chance like this to broaden your global management skills at such a critical time as this will not be good for future business practice and/or sustainability. Don’t miss out and register today!

Date/Time: July 30, 2014 at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific

Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/wcbg6s4ws65k&eom

Sponsor:  Docusign

Culture, HR Insights

Why Today’s Businesses Must Become “Enlightened Organizations”

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Call it a combination of ohhhhm and aha!

Those simple, powerful sounds sum up what my colleagues and I think is crucial for organizations when it comes to talent these days.

That is, companies need to be “Enlightened Organizations” in order to be great workplaces and to be successful.

We mean “Enlightened” in both the Eastern and Western senses of the term. Eastern in the sense of principles of wisdom, kindness and harmony. Western in the sense of the Age of Enlightenment, and its concepts of scientific inquiry, progress and analysis. Read more…

Culture, Leadership

Evolving Your Workplace Culture: History Shows It Takes a Bold Vision

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CEO’s continue to publicly proclaim their efforts to manage significant and meaningful culture change.

Some miss the mark and show their lack of understanding this critical topic. Others, like Satya Nadella of Microsoft, share a much clearer vision and appear like they truly “get it.”

What separates the visionary and capable culture champions from the vast majority of leaders that don’t understand the culture fundamentals? Read more…

Culture, HR Management, Webinars

TLNT Webinar: Effective Employee Engagement Involving Rewards Programs

With a majority of companies struggling to engage or connect with their workforce, now is the perfect time to familiarize yourself with some various ideas involving “Rewards Programs” for employees. Please join host Gwen Seeboth in this highly educational and eye-opening webinar sponsored by Michael C Fina.

The following and more will be covered:

  • Exactly how employee “Reward Programs” are designed to engage your workforce
  • How the program in turn generates better morale AND better referrals
  • How effective leadership is required to really be the driving force behind a recognition program

Better to sign up and get registered for this event now as it shaping up to be a big hit, and how great would it be to receive a little recognition for helping to incorporate a “recognition program”.

Date/Time of Webinar:  Aug, 13, 2014; 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific

Registration Link:  https://cc.readytalk.com/r/ryziaydhkb35&eom

Sponsor: Michael C Fina

Culture

The Cultural Tipping Point: The 4 Reasons Change Initiatives Fail

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My fascination with culture began more than 40 years ago when another young industrial engineer named Jim Delaney and I started a process improvement consulting firm not long after graduating from UCLA.

I quickly discovered that it was easier to decide on change than to get people to change.

I observed that companies, like people, had personalities, and while some were healthy, most were like dysfunctional families. They had trust issues, turf issues and resistance to change. Read more…

Culture, Leadership

Innovation: 3 Ways to Help Your Company Become the Next Big Thing

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Innovation  – finding a better way of doing something or creating something new — that’s how Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and countless others became such well-known brands.

Rather than just “do what the Roman’s did,” they created something that no one else had, or at least delivered products and services in a way that their competitors had not done.

Innovation doesn’t just happen. Innovation requires key areas of your business running like a well-oiled machine. Read more…

Culture, Leadership

What’s in the Way of Executives Engaging Their Human Capital?

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The Conference Board CEO Challenge 2014 found that CEOs, presidents, and chairmen from more than 1,000 companies worldwide named “human capital” — developing, engaging, managing, and retaining talent — as their leading challenge.

So, what should these companies be doing to optimize their employees?

To engage employees organizations must create a culture that encourages them to thrive and allows them to realize their full potential.

This starts with leaders bringing the corporate vision to life and aligning environment, communication and emotional drivers to the company’s strategic vision and brand. Doing so means adjusting how the company interacts, trains, coaches, motivates, and incentivizes employees. Read more…

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Driving Workplace Culture: Is Yours All About “Me” or “We?”

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Years ago, NASA ran a series of experiments on the best way to make decisions.

They used a series of survival scenarios, and asked individuals in a large group to solve the challenge and rate themselves. Then they asked small groups to solve the problems and rate their performance.

About 98 percent of the time, the groups received better scores than the individuals. Read more…

Culture, Leadership

Leaders Get More Out of People When They Don’t Wear the Crown

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“She said to me… you might be president of PepsiCo, you might be on the Board of Directors, but when you enter this house you’re the wife, you’re the daughter, you’re the daughter-in-law, you’re the mother… so leave that damn crown in the garage.’

You have to admire the older generation. They will always speak their mind. When I read this, I thought of my parents and how their plain-spoken ability to cut through all the BS and hit the bullseye with their message.

The above statement was from Indra Nooyi’s mother in reaction to her daughter’s election to the Pepsi Board of Directors. The 58-year old Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo and mother of two daughters delivered some surprisingly frank and candid insights on work-life balance in an interview with David Bradley, owner of the Atlantic Media Company, at the Aspen Ideas Festival this week. Read more…

Culture

Lessons From the VA Scandal, or How to Avoid a Culture of Coverups

VA Hospital

New information about the inadequacies of leadership at the U.S. Veterans Affairs medical centers continues to be revealed daily.

The headlines are astounding, like this one from CNN.com: Bad VA care may have killed more than 1,000 veterans, senator’s report says.

In summary, for years the wait times reported by many VA medical centers in the department’s management system for measuring effectiveness were simply false. As a result, veterans have not been served well and most everyone is outraged. Read more…