Can Technology Influence Humanity in the Workplace?
If it isn’t obvious by now, the inherent changes in the marketplace has created a domino effect in business. While the economy has wreaked havoc on the perception of stability in the workplace, companies are also realizing that employee loyalty has also significantly declined. There is a survivalist mentality in the realization that careers within […]
A Letter to the Next Generation: A Fundamental Life Changing Suggestion
ARCOMPANY shares excellent advice and explores other topics concerning cross generational attitudes. Their “Think Tanks” allow everyone to share opinions in an open and non-threatening way. They provide fantastic overall discussion and I have personally learned a lot from all of them. I want to thank you all and especially Hessie and her team for […]
A Letter to the Next Generation: Life is the Ultimate Apprenticeship
As a professional coach, my job is to ask my clients questions rather than give advice. Coaching is based on the belief that every person is creative, whole and resourceful. I’m a GenXer and I know that’s all true. So what I offer is some of the wisdom I’ve learned that may be helpful. You […]
Surviving The Gig Economy: When Your Talent Pool Refuses To Stay Put
If the last decade has taught us something, it’s that we will live in a world that continues to disrupt. It is impacting how people behave, how they consume information and how business should operate, as a result. The economy that, in years’ past, has been the fortress of stability, is now as predictable as […]
A Letter to the Next Generation: The Future is Fundamentally Human
Bob LeDrew has gone from garage bands to Garageband, and from typewriters to tablets. He’s embraced technological change, and he lives to write. But he’s also pretty sure that the future is fundamentally human. This is his poignant letter to Millennials… and GenZ. Dear youngsters: I’m writing this in the fall of 2015, and even […]
The Cynic’s Viewpoint: Is it Possible to Construct an Organization of Caring?
In the last two weeks I’ve become engaged conversation with colleagues who have experienced recent layoffs. Each situation was different. (Note: the names and situations have been modified) In the first situation, Ben had been a successful banker for an established global financial services company for over 20 years. He had progressed through the ranks, and overtime […]
Boomer Think Tank: We Boomers Are Still Relevant!
Sherree Worrell wrote a powerful post entitled, “Are We Boomers Still Relevant?” We followed that post with a discussion that delves deeper into the subject matter. We invited Boomers to discuss their views on media’s communication of typical stereotypes, their overlooked contributions, their influential buying power and the recessional impacts in their lives. Here are some current stats about […]
The Psychology of the Web Searcher
“Real search is about providing valuable information when it’s really needed to those who are actually looking for it.” ― David Amerland Analytics are fundamental when it comes to allowing marketers to see where their website visitors come from, as well as what search terms brought them there. And don’t fall into the trap of […]
A Letter to the Next Generation (or Two): Six Lessons That Will Change Your Life
When I was young(er), there existed a mechanism for what I’m about to tell you. Had you been born any time prior to that which you were, it’s likely that like me, you would have experienced it first-hand. It was called mentorship. You of course have heard of this mechanism, and perhaps think that you’ve […]
Big, Bad Data: How Talent Analytics Will Make It Work In HR
Here’s a mind-blowing fact to spark up the late-summer doldrums: research from IBM IBM -1.35% shows that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. I find this fascinating. Which means that companies have access to an unprecedented amount of information: insights, intelligence, trends, future-casting. In […]