Future Friday: Looking at your employees through a digital lens

According to a paper by Gartner businesses need to now look at their world though a digital lens. This means that businesses need to look at people and things in a different way to maximize and better understand the opportunities that are available. I think this can be applied to employees as well. The Internet …

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Future Friday: What will be the “Firsts” in HR ?

  My favorite futurist, Thomas Frey, wrote a very interesting article about a year and a half ago. It was titled 56 Future Accomplishments: Waiting for Someone to go First. It was a fascinating piece on some of the “firsts” that have occurred, such as: 1st People to Fly 1st Nude Actress in a Movie …

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Influential books: A Personal List

I do alot of reading. I used to read books a great deal, still do, but less so with the Internet available. I am typing this from my home office, where I have decent size library,( but it does not look like Alan Weiss’ library.) As I sit here looking at my books and wondering …

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Six Supertrends: What Does the Future Hold?

Are you really strategic? What to do some “think-tank” type of thinking? Well here is your chance. Edward Cornish, in his book Futuring: The Exploration of the Future talks about Six Supertrends. I find this kind of reading facsinating and certainly deserving of some thought for the future of HR. So lets take a look. These …

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