Tag: Jim Collins

Smell the Roses: Focus on Your Career’s Journey, Not the Destination

For each of us, our career is a journey. It can take us many places. We may change locations, employers, or even professions. And each experience we have along the way provides us with knowledge we can use at some point in the future—what to do differently or what not to do. Every experience gives […]


Human Resources–STILL Not a Strategic Partner?

Meanwhile, at the same conference, consultant Hunter Lott says he often hears, “HR, the people that keep me from doing what I want to do.” Where Is HR Really? Mundy, Vice President, Human Resources and Communications for the Climate Solutions sector of Ingersoll Rand, asserts that one of the problems is that HR managers lack […]

You Want a Seat at the Table? You ARE the Table!

Collins, who offered his remarks at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition in Atlanta, says that one theme runs through every study his team has done—the biggest question is “who should be on the bus.” The 20-Mile March Every leader needs a 20-mile march, says Collins. His reference is to polar explorers Amundsen and Scott […]

Human Resources–STILL Not a Strategic Partner?

A recent Harvard Business Review Blog article by J. Craig Mundy suggests that HR still hasn’t achieved its place “at the strategic table”; yet, in a recent speech at the SHRM Convention in Atlanta, Jim “Good to Great” Collins said, “HR, you ARE the table.” Meanwhile, at the same conference, consultant Hunter Lott says he […]

Luck Is the Result of Effort

Roy Williams, men’s head basketball coach at the University of North Carolina, recently won his 600th game, becoming only the 33rd coach in NCAA Division I history to win that many games. When asked about the milestone Williams replied, “Six hundred wins means I’ve been very lucky. It’s a lot of great players and great […]

Hot List: BusinessWeek’s Best Seller List

BusinessWeek magazine ranks the 15 best selling hardcover and paperback business books based on a survey of over 1,000 booksellers that carry a broad selection of books on economics, management, sales and marketing, small business, investing, finance, and career. This is the BusinessWeek bestseller list for November 2009. 1. SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and […]

HOT LIST: Bestselling Business Books on Amazon.com

Amazon.com updates its list of bestselling business books hourly. Here is a snapshot of what books were hot this morning — Monday, July 28. 1. When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change by Mohamed El-Erian. A timely alert to the fundamental changes taking place in today’s global economic and financial […]

Travel Requirements: Do We Have to Reimburse Pre-Hire Travel and Training?

We’ve got some questions about reimbursement for pre-hire travel expenses. For example, do we have to reimburse expenses for:   Coming in for an interview from out of town? Going to a facility for a psychological test? Going for a drug test? Going for a physical? Coming in for training or briefings before coming on […]