Human Resource Management and The Great Unlearning

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By Ben Baran, Ph.D., Agility Analytics Practice Leader Exciting changes in the world of human resources (HR) abound. As noted by Stephen Barley (University of California Santa Barbara), Beth Bechky, and Frances Milliken (both of New York University) in their recent article in Academy of Management Discoveries, “Few people would deny that the nature of […]

Is Your VUCA External or Internal?

Tom O'Shea |

Whew!  The past seven months has been a pretty chaotic time in Washington and across the globe with almost more dramatic episodes of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) than we can count.  I am pretty sure that the Hollywood screenplay writers and reality TV show producers have more material than they can use for […]

Cowards Need Not Apply

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By Ben Baran, Ph.D., Agility Analytics Practice Leader Much ink hath been spilt on the inspirational nature of leadership. Although such thoughts have merit, I have long wondered if we overemphasize the inspirational aspects of being a leader to the detriment of underemphasizing the perspirational aspects of being a leader. That is, we like to […]

What’s Your Unfair Advantage?

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By Ben Baran, Ph.D., Agility Analytics Practice Leader In one of the early episodes of the StartUp Podcast—which features Alex Blumberg, formerly of This American Life and NPR’s Planet Money—he meets Chris Sacca, a renowned former venture capitalist and entrepreneur. Blumberg painfully bumbles through an attempt at pitching his business idea to Sacca. Believe me, […]

Do You Have Your VUCA Night Goggles?

Tom O'Shea |

Have you ever looked through a pair of night goggles when it is pitch black dark? It really is quite amazing what you can see.  Things appear that are otherwise completely invisible to your unaided eyes.  These are invaluable tools for use by military forces as well as wild game hunters.  Night vision goggles work […]

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