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Why I’d Work With Google’s Laszlo Bock (one day)

Laszlo Bock is the Senior Vice-President of People Operations at Google. He rose to such a role at the age of 33 in 2006. My math background puts him at an age that is slightly younger than me, so I’m a wee bit jealous. I’ve never met Laszlo. But I’d like to. And one day, maybe I can even work with him. Here’s why: 1) He’s a long-term thinker Anyone who is worried about the health of his or her organization in terms of life-work balance is a long-term thinker in my books. … [Read More...]

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Whose Job Is Leadership, Anyway?

How does the current state of leadership affect employee engagement? What is the effect of both good and bad leadership as it pertains to organizational health and engagement? From a leadership perspective, who actually is responsible for employee engagement? Who is responsible for the act of leadership? According to Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, 63 per cent of CEOs and other members of the top team reckon it’s the top leaders in the company who are “chiefly responsible … [Read More...]

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A Window Into The Org

Through the introduction of Web 2.0 tools and applications in the organization, we arguably have seen both a positive uptake by employees, and correlated increases of collaboration. What I find interesting, however, is that we continue to launch new tools and applications (think Moore's law here) without necessarily giving thought towards a common, unified and/or federated interface for the end user. Imagine if you will, in the learning space specifically, that every time a new eLearning … [Read More...]

Steve Jobs – My Favourite Beatle

The Fab Four; Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg were a band like no other. As someone born in 1971, they are my generation's Fab Four. Steve, the raw but brilliant and creative ring leader was Lennon. Bill, the melodic but safe visionary was McCartney. George matched his namesake with ingenuity & worldly thinking. Steven, like Ringo, kept the pulse on new discoveries bolstered by impeccable timing. The death of Steve Jobs, like that of John Lennon, … [Read More...]