Human Resources

Stephen Heidari-Robinson on Surviving a Reorganization

How to stay calm and reassure your employees.

February 10, 2017 / Podcast # 17-06

Stephen Heidari-Robinson

Business reorganizations are a fact of life and they’re going to become more frequent than ever. Stephen Heidari-Robinson joins us with some tips from the book he wrote with co-author Suzanne Heywood, ReOrg: How to Get it Right, on how to deal with a “reorg,” the phases you should expect, and what questions you should be asking.

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Paul Falcone on Partnering with HR

Working with HR even before things go wrong.

June 10, 2016 / Podcast # 16-12

Paul Falcone

Human Resources works best when it works with you. Whether it’s sticking up for your rights while on the job or having a productive conversation when interviewing for the job, HR is there to be your ally, not your enemy. Paul Falcone is here to talk about ways to improve the interview process for both sides of the table and the ways HR can help you out when you’re on the job.

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Scott Keller on Sustaining Organizational Health

Evaluating Long Term Success

February 24, 2012 / Podcast # 12-04

Scott Keller

Scott Keller coauthor of Beyond Performance, discusses the extensive research he conducted in the field of organizational effectiveness. With performance and health managed with equal emphasis being the main takeaway, Scott elaborates on what he means by organizational health and how that directly links to an organization’s performance. Listen as Scott explains how to assess and revive your campanies health.
Scott Keller is a director in the Southern California office of McKinsey & Company, and leads its transformational change practice in the Americas. He has published several articles on change management and organizational behavior, as well as a book for colleagues and clients. He holds an MBA and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and has worked as a manufacturing manager with Procter & Gamble and a photovoltaic engineer for the U.S. Department of Energy. Outside McKinsey, Scott is a cofounder of Digital Divide Data, an award-winning social enterprise that utilizes a sustainable IT service model to benefit some of the world’s most disadvantaged people.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*The Project Performance Management Workshop: Time, Cost and Budget
*Strategy Execution: Getting It Done
*Create a Respectful Workplace: Improve Morale, Increase Productivity and Achieve Business Goals

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals, by Paul Falcone
*Transforming Performance Measurement, by Dean R. Spitzer, Ph.D.
*The Program Management Office Advantage, by Lia Tjahjana, Paul Dwyer, PMP

 

George Anders on Finding Exceptional Talent

Adopting New Tactics for Efficient Recruiting

January 27, 2012 / Podcast # 12-02

George Anders

What changes should your organization consider in order to get the most out of the recruitment process? New York Times bestselling author, George Anders, discusses this in his new book entitled, The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else. George emphasizes the importance of new technologies and social networking and how they play a critical role in finding all stars for your organization. In addition, George explains why testing and assessments are key elements of the recruiting process to build a strong team and corporate culture. Listen and learn as George shares how highly successful organizations such as GE, Facebook, and the U.S. Army identifying, recruit, and cultivate top performers.
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Dan Pink On the Modus Operandi of Motivation

Debunking the carrot and stick approach to motivating employees

April 22, 2011 / Podcast # 11-15

Dan Pink

Work + produce = reward. This is thought to be the algorithm that inspires efficiency across the workforce.

In this episode of Edgewise, best-selling author Dan Pink discusses his findings, based on over 40 years of research: that the stimulus for success isn’t just the almighty dollar, but the presence of autonomy, mastery, and purpose in an employees work life.

Dan shares tactics to tap into and harness one’s personal rhythm of productivity, to empower peak performance and to make lasting contributions to within an organization.
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John Putzier and Dave Baker on Making HR an Integral Part of the Company

How to be a source of inspiration to the entire company.

August 6, 2010 / Podcast # 10-32

John Putzier & Dave Baker

Gone are the days of HR only being good for the company picnic. John Putzier and Dave Baker, authors of the new book The Everything HR Kit, want Human Resources to start inspiring their employees starting on day one and then never stopping. Though HR often has to take a legal stance and say no sometimes, they can also act as a creative team and come up with innovative solutions themselves. Read more…

 

Phil Geier on the Creation of Advertising

How modern advertising was created and how it can sustain businesses today.

March 19, 2010 / Podcast # 10-12

Phil Geier

Before there was the hit TV show Mad Men, before Coca Cola was the real thing, before branding became a marketing buzzword, there was Phil “Deals” Geier. The story of how this visionary, who created the modern advertising holding company and brought The Interpublic Group from $500 million to $5.6 billion in revenues, is shared for the first time in SURVIVE TO THRIVE: Sustaining Yourself, Your Brand, and Your Business from Recession to Recovery. In addition to sound business wisdom, SURVIVE TO THRIVE reveals an insider’s take on the glamorous real world of 1960s and 70s advertising and features a veritable who’s who of mid-20th century luminaries. Read more…

 

Johnny Taylor on Getting Good Hires Now

Beat the talent rush early.

January 29, 2010 / Podcast # 10-05

Johnny Taylor

Even with the economy in a downturn, companies still need to invest in new talent. Johnny Taylor says that the race to find good talent is coming soon and smart employers are starting early. Read more…

 

David Ulrich on How HR Transforms the Future

Building Human Resources From the Outside In

December 24, 2009 / Podcast # 09-52

David Ulrich

David Ulrich is Co Founder of the RBL Group and Professor of Business at the University of Michigan’s Raw School of Business. He’s ranked number one as a management educator guru by Business Week, and Ulrich was selected by Fast Company as one of the ten most innovate and creative leaders. He has also been named HR Magazine’s most influential person in the HR field four out of the last five years, and was most recently listed number 31 on the Thinker’s 50 global ranking of business gurus. He’s written 20 books covering topics in HR and leadership, including The Leadership Code and HR Transformation. Read more…

 

William Schiemann on Reinventing Talent Management

Getting tactical with measuring and managing the human side of business.

October 2, 2009 / Podcast # 09-40

William Schiemann

Over the past 10 or so years talent management has become something of an HR hurrah term. The extent to which all the hubbub has led to tangible results is quite another issue. Dr. William Schiemann’s Reinventing Talent Management: How to Maximize Performance in the New Marketplace aims to put a tight process and discipline of measurement behind the annual report cliché that “Our people are our most important asset.” At the heart of Dr. Schiemann’s thesis is a provocative new talent management model he terms People Equity.

William Schiemann is Chief Executive Officer of Metrus Group. Dr. Schiemann and his colleagues have consulted extensively with many major corporations on the development and implementation of business strategies. He is coauthor of Bullseye! Hitting Your Strategic Targets Through High-Impact Measurement. He’s also written extensively for many publications including Across the Board, Journal of Business Strategy, Management Review and Quality Progress.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:

* Talent Management
* Employee Retention Strategies
* Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:

* The Manager’s Guide to Maximizing Employee Potential by William J. Rothwell
* The AMA Guide to Management Development by Daniel R. Tobin, Ph.D., Margaret Pettingell
* The Management 500 by Dan Coughlin