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What do you call a reward program designed by committee? A Chimera!

I read Michael Crichton’s book “Next” a few years back. The book focuses on gene therapy and the use – or more accurately –the misuse of genetic material.   Early on in the book the concept of a Chimera was brought up.  A… Continue Reading →

Never Cross the Social and Market Norms Streams

One of my favorite books on influence is “Predictably Irrational” by Dan Ariely. It’s a mash up of “Freakonmics” and “Influence: Science and Practice” and “Fooled by Randomness.” I reference the book regularly and have my e-notes in a special file… Continue Reading →

One Question to Ask if You Want to Increase Performance

Incentive programs reward people for hitting specific goals.  Typically, you announce the requirements and as your audience performs and hit the specified hurdles, they earn awards – points, credits, what have you. The points earned can be redeemed for merchandise,… Continue Reading →

Incentive Award Choices – Focus on “We” Awards

What I thought about this weekend is that most companies would love to have all their employees (or their distribution channel and customers for that matter) focused on the best interests of the company.  However, that is a difficult task. … Continue Reading →

Why Employee Engagement Needs to Be Re-Thought (Warning: It’s a Rant)

I love being engaged on my job. I don’t think I’ve ever been more engaged. Mostly because I directly see (and hear) the value I’m adding to the company. I’ve had other employees say they are happy I’m at the… Continue Reading →

Chronicles of Hebert – #SHRM18 – The End of Days

“Final day of SHRM18. Every attendee looks like a tire with less than a 32nd of an inch of tread left on it. Many in the same clothes as yesterday. Pack light and the fashionistas be damned. You can see… Continue Reading →

Chronicles of Hebert – #SHRM18 Day 3 – Dawn’s Early Light

“Early to rise. Not to bed. The motto of 15,000 HR professionals. I saw the streets of Wacker, Wabash, Rush, littered with the detritus of HR parties, SHRM badges and vendor business cards. Business cards. Interesting they still have a… Continue Reading →

Chronicles of Hebert – #SHRM18 Afternoon Musings June 18, 2018

Chronicles of Hebert – Day 2 Mid-Morning “It’s obvious that the SHRM attendee fondness for ethyl alcohol is only matched by their addiction to caffeine. Every legal stimulate dealer in the area presents a minimum 20-minute wait for service. And… Continue Reading →

Chronicles of Hebert – Day 2 #SHRM18 – VERY Early Morning

Our experts in document forensics have been able to put together additional entries from the journal. It has been a difficult process, so we’ll be releasing them to you in small chunks as they are released to us. It is… Continue Reading →

Chronicles of Hebert – The #SHRM18 Notes

“It was confusing. Crowded. Alien, yet familiar. I know I was here to document and observe but the indigenous HR people made it impossible to remain detached. I was a friend to all but yet had never been introduced to… Continue Reading →

3 Takeaways Outside #SHRM18 with Bob Kelleher

Last week I posted a podcast with Jim Kight of Focus 3 who will be presenting at SHRM 2018 in June about his 5-Driver System. If you haven’t listened in, it is worth your 17 minutes. Tim does a wonderful… Continue Reading →

#SHRM18 Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kight!

“The celebrated Mr. K Performs his feat on Saturday at Bishopsgate The Hendersons will dance and sing As Mr. Kite flies through the ring don’t be late Messrs. K. and H. assure the public Their production will be second to… Continue Reading →

Channel Loyalty – Is It Possible Today?

The short answer is yes. But this would rank right up there as one of my top 10 boring-est blog posts if that was the only answer I gave. If you rely on independent channels to distribute and sell your… Continue Reading →

Employee Engagement Isn’t an Employee Engagement Problem

I know I said a few weeks back I wouldn’t post again about employee engagement. Technically I said I wouldn’t post on the importance of employee engagement and this is a post about how to actually increase engagement which is… Continue Reading →

Motivation in Today’s World – Or is it Yesterdays?

Read to the end – surprise awaits! Maximize Overlapping Desires… I realize the changes in the employment picture are challenging. Mostly because today employees (or channel partners and consumers for that matter) look at the world differently. They don’t follow… Continue Reading →

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