HR Transformation: Pitfalls & Missteps

Human Resources’ shift to best-of-breed Cloud Computing and AI Technologies will only accelerate throughout the rest of this decade. Some companies choose mature Cloud-based HRIS and Payroll applications from their existing legacy ERP platforms, while most focus on best-of-breed HRIS platforms. This is mainly attributable to the following reasons: Increased efficiency via self-service and mobility Improved domestic and global compliance Fully integrated payroll and HRIS Increased worker productivity Insightful analytics and Artificial Intelligence Improved employee retention Maturing Cloud software providers such as Workday, UKG, and Namely and legacy players such as ADP, Ceridian, SAP, and Oracle are now aggressively competing in this space. These new offerings provide companies …

Clash of the Titans (Part 4) – Evolution of American Leadership

Abraham Lincoln vs. General George Meade Episode 4 A Leadership Analysis Abraham Lincoln was a next-generation change agent – a 20th century leader who was well ahead of his time. Based on our research and analysis of Abraham Lincoln, he scored an exceptional 4.68 out of a possible 5.00 on our leadership assessment. Abraham Lincoln was self-aware of his moral convictions and was determined to limit the spread of slavery. He was situationally aware of the divisional strife in the country when he took office. For example, he wore a woman’s disguise for precautionary reasons, having received multiple death threats before his journey to Washington for his inauguration. Lincoln fully anticipated a future without the immoral …

Clash of the Titans (Part 3) – Evolution of American Leadership

Abraham Lincoln vs. General George Meade Episode 3 It’s a Question of Evolution As a leader, President Lincoln was uniquely suited to his times. Lincoln was a Change Agent, a powerful and impatient decision maker with operational range, who inspired, motivated, and coerced bold action, which history demanded of a leader at that time. He had a responsibility to lead a rapidly expanding nation toward an uncertain future and a new frontier, on the global stage. As a Change Agent, Lincoln was completely in line with the kind of leader that a nation in transition needed and wanted. He was in essence, an instrument of social evolution. Lincoln, …

Clash of the Titans (Part 2) – Evolution of American Leadership

Abraham Lincoln vs. General George Meade  Episode 2  A New Leader for An Expanding Nation The Civil War was the first ideological war in America, where we went to battle over values and ideas, and not territory. This was America’s first modern war, and Lincoln was the perfect leader for this first engagement in modern warfare. Lincoln understood how to prosecute a purposeful, ideological and expansive war at scale. This required a leader who could inspire the nation to such a degree that they could overlook and overcome the devastating hardship of a bitter and protracted civil contest. For the first time in American history, the country was …

Clash of the Titans (Part 1) – Evolution of America Leadership

Abraham Lincoln vs. General George Meade Episode 1 – A West Point War It was a hot and steamy 4th of July in the rolling hills of South-Central Pennsylvania. Indeed, it was one of the hottest days of the year. With torrential downpours continuing to fall, the ground was saturated with rain and blood. The body count tallies streamed into each of the commanding generals’ posts, shattering all prior records for daily death tolls. That summer day in 1863, the casualties tallied over 51,000, which included 46,000 men and over 5,000 horses and mules. General George Meade, in command of the Union Army for only three days, sat with …

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