After The Turnaround: The Next Tack @BestBuy // Building the #NewBlue $BBY


  I stand up and enthusiastically applaud Top Management Team’s (“TMT’s”) that have a propensity to outperform.  And TMT’s with “Staying Power”, a/k/a the capability to consistently outperform over long periods of time, have a special place in my heart.  They have that “Je ne sais quoi”, a rare quality that cannot be easily described or named. Here are some examples of what TMT’s with Staying Power do different.  They: Create new categories of products and services for customers Generate demand amidst extremely challenging economic forces Return value for shareholders, in the form of Total Returns Offer learning, development, and career … Continue reading After The Turnaround: The Next Tack @BestBuy // Building the #NewBlue $BBY

#AlignedValue Avoid The Most Common Mistake People Make In Calculating ROI


Your company is ready to make a big purchase — a fleet of cars, a piece of manufacturing equipment, or a new computer system. But before anyone writes a check, you need to calculate the return on investment (ROI) by comparing the expected benefits with the costs. Analyzing ROI isn’t always as simple as it sounds and there’s one mistake that many managers make: confusing cash and profit. This is an important distinction because if you mistake profit for cash in your ROI calculations, you’re likely to show a far better return that you can expect in reality. So keep … Continue reading #AlignedValue Avoid The Most Common Mistake People Make In Calculating ROI

#AlignedValue: How to put #HumanCapital squarely on the #CEO’s Agenda // Is it time to blow up #HR? @adiman


In the July/August edition of Harvard Business Review, Adi Ignatius and the HBR editorial team challenged HR leaders to “blow up” HR and build something new. That’s a bold assertion.  And it’s raising the eyebrows of even the most progressive HR thought leaders.  HBR’s Rethinking Human Resources SPOTLIGHT prompts forward-looking CEOs, CFOs, and CHROs to ask: Is our workforce consistently realizing its economic potential? Have we fully accounted for the importance of people in our strategy? Is HR playing a lead role on our executive leadership team? Are our HR programs achieving higher levels of corporate performance? Opportunities borne from Overlooked Problems … Continue reading #AlignedValue: How to put #HumanCapital squarely on the #CEO’s Agenda // Is it time to blow up #HR? @adiman