Advice on hiring from The Onion’s CEO

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Do you know what The Onion is? If not, it’s a satirical newspaper and website that is hysterical…you should read it. I’ve been a big fan of The Onion for years…but I didn’t know it was a 160-employee company…that’s huge for what I thought was just a funny website/newspaper. I ran […]

Links for April 25 2010

Silence is a Leadership Trait by Samuel Bacharach Quote: Between the words, between the actions, between the political strategies, leaders must create silence. Silence that allows for ideas to be absorbed. Silence that allows for emotions to settle. Silence that allows for bonding and healing. Silence that allows people to sit unthreatened and unchallenged. How […]

Can you do it all? – The New CIO Series

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The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. I just read a ‘call for papers’ from Cutter IT Journal with the title “The Great Recession Fallout: Will CIOs Be Elevated or Exterminated?”  It doesn’t look like they’ve posted […]

The Dangers of Hidden Talent – New CIO Series

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The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. Do you know the full capabilities of your team? Sure…you know what their resume’s said.  You think you know their backgrounds and their experience…but do you really know your team? […]

Links for July 19 2009

Get Ready As Corporate Sites and Social Networks Start To Connect by Jeremiah Owyang on Web Strategy Why Authenticity is More Important Than Ever by Aaron Strout on Citizen Marketer 2.1 Is Free The Future Of Enterprise Software? Yes And No. by Aaron Levie on TechCrunch Trust and Integrity Build Careers by Scot Herrick on […]

A milestone – 3 years old (not 4 like I thought!)

Update – My original post was titled “A milestone – 4 years old”. Apparently I can’t count   I started the blog in 2006 so it’s my blog’s THIRD birthday! I started this blog on July 14, 2006 with a blog post titled “The Strategic Use of Human Resources“. My first post was an excerpt […]

Links for July 12 2009

Social change takes more than social media by Ivan Booth on the Rootwork Blog (via Beth Kanter’s Blog) KISS: The Difference Between Strategy and Tactics – and Why It Matters by B.L. Ochman’s blog on B.L. Ochman’s WhatsNextBlog Whom to Pay is More Important than How Much or How by Claudio Fernández-Aráoz on HarvardBusiness.org The […]

Keeping your IT staff Engaged and Happy – The New CIO Series

The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. Today’s CIO is having a tough time. They’re being asked to do more with less.  Budgets are being slashed.  Projects are being canceled.  Tough times indeed. What can the CIO […]

Humanity and Business

Can an organization be built on individuality with a focus on bringing humanity back to business? I think so. The modern day corporation was developed to build ‘stuff’.  To build ‘stuff’, organization was needed.  To keep the organization flowing, management was needed.  Management created processes, procedures, flowcharts, operational efficiencies, human resources, etc etc etc. Many […]

Guest Post: The Cost of Employee Disengagement

This is a guest post from Michael Sebastian, PhD.   Find out more information about Michael here. Anger, fear, depression and fatigue. These are the feelings of many employees today. And those emotions don’t get checked in at the door. A bad economy has many employees feeling stressed out and apathetic about their jobs, resulting in […]