Will Your Organization’s Story Be One Of Survival or of Prosperity?

Snapshots of the Honorable 57 – A Mini-Paper Companies currently remain in the Fortune 500 for under 15 years.  Fifty years ago the average life expectancy on this elite list was about 75 years. The Fortune 500 are recognized as the biggest and the best, and it makes sense that they are our models of success. We have looked to…

This Is The Dawning Of The Age of H.R.

Never before have business conditions been so ripe for H.R. to make its difference.  Not only are companies struggling for profitable growth with some downsizing and some adding people, but now the recipe for business success requires H.R.’s secret ingredients! We all learned about the Stone Age and the Industrial Age, and we could probably…

The Human Resources Employee Relations Function: A “Hygiene” Activity or a Strategic Value-Adder?

Employee Relations is one of the most important Human Resources activities in the company, because it is through the problem-solving and coaching, often in very difficult situations, that work relationships and trust can be built or broken.  Decisions and actions are made that demonstrate the organization’s real values and its philosophy about people.  Employee Relations…

What if 4 Employees in 10 Were Intrapreneurs?

There’s an excellent article in Forbes on-line:  “Beyond Employee Engagement–Why One Intrapreneur Is Worth A Hundred “Engaged” Employees”, by Larry Myler. Read it by clicking here:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrymyler/2013/09/13/beyond-employee-engagement-why-one-intrapreneur-is-worth-a-hundred-engaged-employees/ As Myler’s article states, an intrapreneur has reached a higher tier of engagement and “…this higher tier is … where people are not only willing but also able…