Executing strategy

The CEO and the new BMW

Posted by Eric S. Pelletier

You’ve made it. You’re finally at the helm of this company or this Business Unit. Your new appointment crowns many years of hard work, and a bit of luck. You’ve read HBR articles in detail and a swarm of your … Continue reading

Skate where the puck is going to be: Coming to terms with the top three issues facing Life Sciences today

Posted by Ian Wilcox

As human resources and operations leaders from around the world gather in Boston for the annual Hanson Wade Life Sciences Leadership Forum, I see three pressing issues that will pose major challenges to the industry over the coming years. The … Continue reading

What Work Was, What Work Will Be, and Why HR Must Innovate

Posted by Ian Wilcox

The July-August issue of the Harvard Business Review has a provocative cover: “It’s Time to Blow Up HR and Build Something New.” So when I opened the magazine, I expected a cannonade of bombast and hyperbole. Despite the cover’s sensational … Continue reading

Would your mission statement pass the acid test?

Posted by Eric S. Pelletier

When people are aligned, organizations prosper. “Alignment” is the first dimension of the Human Performance Equation, Hay Group’s new measure for identifying how well a workforce is performing. People at the world’s best companies are aligned – and it’s often … Continue reading

Time to slay the skills shortage chimera?

Posted by Mark Thompson

I had a rare opportunity recently to get away from a desk and screen and go on a site visit to a high technology company to see how things are done in the real world. Amongst the plant and equipment … Continue reading

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