There is no city that does St. Patrick's Day like Chicago. They've been officially dyeing the river green since the early 1960's. The process was apparently discovered by accident.
Allie Temkin, Training and Talent Manager for Common Threads, talks about her transition into HR and how to better engage and retain employees at a national non-profit organization. Her implementation of the "Golden Broccoli Award" as a way to recognize employees throughout the year is awesome. It has helped increase engagement and momentum.
Employees can get excited and engaged - and ultimately increase innovation - if they have a role in designing their own learning, It's important that the experience meets their interests, allows them to share their stories and includes vendor partners who can make the process sustainable, say Eric Doctors and Victor Saad. Both hosted DisruptHR … Continue reading DisruptHR Chicago Webinar: Your organization should consider letting employees create how they learn
One of my favorite MSLOC assignments that will continue to be a great coaching tool? The Reflected Best Self. Participants collect specific examples from people they've known personally and professionally, at different points in their lives, about when they were at their best. This isn't meant to be an ego boost. It's meant to identify … Continue reading Employee coaching: Why I love the Reflected Best Self exercise
In a recent class that focused on strategy, I was a member of "Team Nickelodeon," which worked on a Harvard Business Review case called Taran Swan at Nickelodeon Latin America. Here's HBR's description of the case: "Eighteen months after launching Nickelodeon Latin America, general manager Taran Swan must leave the company's Miami headquarters for her … Continue reading Organizational strategy: Mintzberg meets Nickelodeon
I recently recorded my first DisruptHR Chicago podcast and the topic was near and dear to my heart. LaTonya Wilkins was our guest and she talked about diversity and inclusion challenges facing companies and her perspective was awesome. Learning curve moment for me: This was my first time using the Zoom videoconferencing tool to record and … Continue reading DisruptHR Chicago podcast: LaTonya Wilkins on organizational diversity and inclusion
This is innovation at its best. A home built with a 3-D printer to benefit the developing world. It costs $4,000 and takes 12-24 hours. More information here.