The Bus Factor - Talent and Succession Planning to Build Your Leadership Pipeline

Posted by IMEC on Oct 8, 2019 10:19:09 AM

This is an original article written by Gina McClowry.

When I was leading Organizational Development strategies at my former company, we used to call it the “getting hit by a bus” scenario. Then someone decided that was too morbid so it was rephrased to the “winning the lottery” scenario. In either case, we used the scenario to help the C suite and other senior leaders to think through who would replace their most critical employees if they no longer worked at the company. If your best and brightest employee won the lottery one evening and didn’t show up for work the next day, how would operations continue with minimal disruption to employees, customers, and stakeholders?

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Healing a Company After a Toxic Leader Leaves

Posted by IMEC on Aug 19, 2019 3:29:03 PM

This is an original article written by Gina McClowry.

Every leader leaves behind a legacy. Toxic leaders who abuse their leadership role can continue to harm a company even after they are gone. I’ve seen the long term effects of toxic leadership in some of the organizations I’ve consulted with. In each company, it took concerted effort and practical steps to rid the culture of the leader’s poison.

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Tough Conversations: Can They Also Be Compelling?

Posted by IMEC on Jul 29, 2019 7:57:00 AM

This is an original article from the American College of Healthcare Executives.

"Holding a tough conversation is not a task for the timid. There is an art to doing it well...seek to complete, not compete." Lynne S. Cunningham, MPA, FACHE and Coach with the Studer Group.

Think back to a time when someone shared something so compelling, you were engaged, attentive and present. You wanted to listen. Now think of an equally difficult conversation. Chances are, it was an entirely different experience altogether. But did it have to be? Can tough conversations, especially in the workplace, also be compelling?

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Work Analysis for Organizational Success

Posted by Simone Erskine on Mar 12, 2019 9:21:00 AM

 Guest post, written by Ron Jacobs, Human Resources Professor and Consultant.

This one-day workshop provides a practical introduction to job analysis and the skills to conduct the well-known technique called DACUM (Developing a Curriculum). DACUM has a long history of proven success in gathering information about what people do on their jobs, including the following:

  • Identifying employee selection criteria
  • Identifying current and future job requirements
  • Designing training programs
  • Supporting quality and safety programs
  • Developing work instruction documents
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Six HR Topics That Businesses Should Keep Top of Mind for 2019

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jan 30, 2019 1:08:32 PM

This is an original article written by Jacqueline Breslin of TriNet.

The landscape for small and medium size businesses is constantly evolving. Every year brings new HR requirements for business owners to navigate. Below are HR topics and trends that are likely to be top priorities for businesses in 2019, as well as some tips to help employers prepare for the year ahead.

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