Opinion Archives

Microsoft’s New Tool That Tells the Boss Everything

If you thought secretly tracking company morale through Slack was scary, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. Microsoft held its Build event this week in Seattle. It’s similar to big events you’ve seen from the likes of Apple, Facebook and Google where the…

To CEOs and CHROs: This Is What You Need to do If Talent Really Is a Priority

Dear CEO and CHRO, After years of reading those McKinsey and Gartner ‘what are the CEO’s priorities’ survey results, I felt I needed to send you this note. Chances are, you may have also read and possibly participated in those surveys…

The New Rules For Business Success In the Digital Age

Note: This is part one of a two part series on what’s required of successful leadership in the digital age. Part two posts tomorrow. Leadership of progressive organizations is becoming increasingly difficult as technology, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), increasingly…

When Everyone is ‘Above Average’ No One Is

Note: This is the last of three articles dealing with managing performance and compensation in the post-ratings organization. Monday’s article discussed the broad issues raised when ratings are eliminated. Tuesday’s article presented the case for ratings. ———— Perhaps you have…

You Are Rating Employees Even When You Say You’re Not

Note: This is the second of three articles dealing with managing performance and compensation in the post-ratings organization. Monday’s article discussed the broad issues raised when ratings are eliminated. Wednesday, the final article discusses ratings distribution. ———— Often, when bonuses…