Human resource management, sensemaking

The Future of HR – My presentation at Strategic Capability Network Toronto – June 26, 2013


I had the wonderful experience of traveling to Toronto to join an event organized by the Strategic Capability Network. The topic concerned the future of HR, and there was an extremely interesting group of participants to share my ideas with. I really enjoyed this chance, because it is so difficult to find contexts where HR professional can share their views openly. Here is my Prezi presentation for the event. I am also editing the video and will provide some snapshots of my speech.

Link to prezi

management, sensemaking

Leading counter to stereotype


Executive Folio

In my last post, I set up Daniel Isenberg’s stereotype of senior managers, published in 1984 in HBR.  It ran in contrast to most of what he discovered when he researched how they actually thought and acted.  The stereotype looked like this:  people governed by strategy and clearly formulated and foregrounded (in mind) as goals and objectives.  They are efficient in the pursuit in a way that reflects good planning.  I asked what you thought about this variance.  Was the minority who conformed to the stereotype the ones most likely to be effective?  Or the majority?  [Note: Isenberg doesn’t rigorously define “senior manager,” and I am of the view that the way you contribute should matter based on how you are positioned in an organization.  So I will focus on those who are responsible for line operations through others who report to them rather than directly, but not C-suite in…

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