Category Archives: Management

The Rise of Employee Relationship Management (ERM)

What’s in a name? From the early days when HR was referred to as workforce management or personnel management, to the emergence of scientific management and labor unions, the practice of human resources has been constantly evolving. The name for … Continue reading

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What is the best way to create successful change? – EPISODE FOUR – Ask the Consultant

Live from the Innovation Studio comes EPISODE FOUR of a new ‘Ask the Consultant’ series of short form videos. EPISODE FOUR tackles a question I’m asked so frequently that I wrote a book to answer it: “What is the best … Continue reading

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How can I create continuous innovation in my organization? – EPISODE TWO – Ask the Consultant

Live from the Innovation Studio comes EPISODE TWO of a new ‘Ask the Consultant’ series of short form videos. EPISODE TWO tackles the second most commonly asked question of me: “How can I create continuous innovation in my organization?” Hint: … Continue reading

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Why Change is Hard

In 250 Words or Less When we think about change, often we look at it as being done to us, not something that we are part of. Initiating change is a scary, overwhelming process that we often avoid because we … Continue reading

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Remote Project Management – The Visual Project Charter™

The truth is that for most of us project managers, whether we want to admit it or not, the process of creating a project charter is one that we often dread. We sit there in front of a Microsoft Word … Continue reading

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Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2020

After a week of torrid voting and much passionate support, along with a lot of gut-wrenching consideration and jostling during the judging round, I am proud to announce your Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2020: Janet Sernack Janet Sernack is … Continue reading

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What is the Cost of a Failed Change Initiative or Innovation Project?

It seems like a simple question. One that you would expect to lead to some risk mitigation behavior, but it doesn’t. And when you consider that companies are spending an increasing amount of their budget on technology and working to … Continue reading

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Accelerate Your 2018 Commitments and Start the Year Strong

As 2018 picks up speed, perhaps you are a manager or leader with a project that you are responsible for finishing before the end of the first or second quarter. Why not get an MBA-qualified resource to help you complete … Continue reading

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Wrap Up Those 2017 Loose Ends and Finish the Year Strong

As 2017 comes to a close, perhaps you are a manager or leader with a project that you are responsible for finishing before the end of the year. Why not get an MBA-qualified resource to help you complete the work? … Continue reading

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Free Change Planning Toolkit™ Access for All*

According to multiple sources, including McKinsey, 70% of change efforts fail. The reason many change efforts fail is that they often lack a clear plan. So, what’s a company struggling to keep up with the accelerating pace of change to … Continue reading

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