Leadership Matters

It doesn’t matter what you do, or where you go, there is no doubt that leadership matters. Big company, small company, local government, national government, even religion isn’t immune to bad leadership. #BREXIT for me, is a case in point. Leadership on both sides has been severely lacking, irrespective of which side you are on. For the Conservative Government, starting with David Cameron, followed by Teresa May, and now bottom feeding with Boris Johnson, there has been someone in the job, but there hasn’t been a leader. As Johnson is finding out, being a leader is very different from wanting … Continue reading Leadership Matters

Fear of Automation

ZDNet has a good summary of a few recent reports on automation, a subject I’ve covered here more than once. The more interesting survey report is from a Harris Poll for ZipRecruiter, an online employment marketplace. ZipRecruiter’s nationwide data shows 60% of job seekers believe fears around robots taking away jobs are overhyped while 2 in 5 employed job seekers (41%) believe their current job will be automated within their lifetime. This is more than likely because workers asked, don’t see the big picture. They don’t get involved with decisions and discussions about how to cut cost and risk from … Continue reading Fear of Automation

Forced distribution – no more?

Michael Dell at the first all Executive meeting of the new “private” Dell company announced the end of the bell curve in the annual rating process. Yep… seriously. He and the HR team called it “forced distribution”, but thats what they meant… I don’t have anything to add since I’ve not seen any details of the replacement. See my recent blog for at least my view on why the concept might have been good, at least Jack Welsh thought it was, but the implementation at both tech behemoths I’ve worked at was broken, as well as many other companies I’ve … Continue reading Forced distribution – no more?