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Why Human Capital must fuel Digital Transformation

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With every innovation spurt comes a fresh call for Human Capital Management to stand up and secure its place at the strategic table. The emerging concept around Digital Transformation is no different

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Data Based Decision Making and Experiments

Almost everyone is on the data bandwagon these days. Even those who might still be skeptical about the whole “big data” thing will likely admit that using data in decision making is critical, and we all have stories of organizations, leaders, and managers making bad decisions by relying only on anecdotal evidence, ego-based analysis, or my favorite: […] http://dlvr.it/6Wp1yM

Authority and Accountability

This is a guest post by Thad Lurie, Chief Operating Officer at EDUCAUSE. au·thor·i·ty:  the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes; jurisdiction; the right to control, command, or determine. ac·count·a·ble: subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable. Questions around authority and accountability in organizations can be heavily entangled with both cultural challenges and process questions, and are not easily addressable. These factors often lead to complacency around confronting the issues, which in turn can allow them to […] http://dlvr.it/6SQVtS

Finding the Best Managers

Conventional wisdom says we find those “A Team” players coming out of the top colleges and universities, with the best grades and test scores. Maybe not in every job, mind you, but certainly many, and definitely at a technology company like Google, right? Wrong. One thing I love about Google is the strategic and cultural […] http://dlvr.it/6Rw7nK

Choosing People Over Profit

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Building a Twitter we can be proud of | Twitter Blogs

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At Twitter, we have a goal to reach every person on the planet. We believe that goal is more attainable with a team that understands and represents different cultures and backgrounds.”


Maddie Grant's insight:

Sharing this data is great. The data itself not so much.


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Implementing 20% Time

By now, I assume you’ve heard of Google’s fabled 20% time. They’ve changed it recently, but the original idea was simple: give every engineer at Google 20% of their time to work on something THEY thougth would be both interesting and ultimately profitable to Google. The focus was on building a container for experimentation. These […] http://dlvr.it/6Q8Nrx

This App Will Tell You Whether You’re A Good Cultural Fit At Any Company

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With 2 million anonymous data points in its company culture database, a few quizzes can let you know the kind of place you should be working for…

Maddie Grant's insight:

This is kind of awesome.


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Leadership Lessons From A War Zone

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U.S. Air Force Brigadier General John Michel knows about leadership in challenging environments.

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Better Culture Could Have Prevented Viral Comcast Call

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A Comcast service call making the rounds this week sounded really familiar to millions of Americans. But some companies have figured out how to make the universally unpleasant experience a lot better.

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