Employee Engagement – not just a buzzword

“Employee Engagement” is one of those ‘buzzwords’ that you hear thrown about quite a bit…but this is a buzzword that should be carefully thought about by every organization. A recent survey, reported on by Management Issues, has some very interesting results pertaining to Employee Engagement. The article, titled “Getting to the Heart of the Disengagement … Read more Employee Engagement – not just a buzzword

Networking is more than technology

The last few years has seen the rise of Internet based social networking. Web sites like Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn and others have done a lot for networking but it seems like a lot of people think that networking stops as soon as you ‘connect’ with someone. Charles Green at the Trust Matters Blog had a … Read more Networking is more than technology

Resource Diversity & Immobility Simplified

I wanted to take some time to simplify my discussion of Resource Diversity and Resource Immobility from my post titled “Competitive Advantage and the Resource Based View of the Firm.” If you’ll recall, Resource Diversity: pertains to whether a firm owns a resource or capability that is also owned by numerous other competing firms, then … Read more Resource Diversity & Immobility Simplified

Competitive Advantage and the Resource Based View of the Firm

As a follow up to my previous post titled Competitive Advantage – The Human Capital Approach, I wanted to take a second to talk a little bit about the Resource Based View of the firm that I mentioned in the previous post. ┬áBefore I continue, if you are interested in this topic, definitely take a … Read more Competitive Advantage and the Resource Based View of the Firm

Competitive Advantage – The Human Capital approach

I was asked recently to describe how an organization can use its human capital to create competitive advantage. I fell into the trap of using Porter’s descriptions and other schemes of describing what it is and how to achieve it and while I was talking I saw eyes glazing over and people losing interest very … Read more Competitive Advantage – The Human Capital approach

Musings on Passion, Life & Organizations

Its amazing to see what passion can do to a person….and an organization. My wife Tracie and a business partner (Marcy) officially launched their photography business recently (and I couldn’t be prouder of them). The business, named Jordan Brown Photography (you can view their website @ http://jordanbrownphotography.com), and the pictures that they’ve taken have already … Read more Musings on Passion, Life & Organizations