As noted in last month’s newsletter, among our clients, the “better question folks” enjoy disproportionate success. A key to career success often involves taking a step back and assessing things from a different perspective than many of your colleagues.
The first of the eight questions we proposed last month was the following: “If I were offered the opportunity, would I invest any of my personal assets in my organization?” If your answer to this question ranged somewhere between “Not so sure” and “You’ve got to be kidding me,” here’s a set of questions for your consideration:
1. What is it about your organization that makes it a poor choice for investors?
2. What would it take to turn this situation around?
3. What role can your department (or function, location, etc.) play in improving the attractiveness of your company to investors?
4. What does this suggest about the measures and analysis you should be providing to your CEO, Board of Directors, and investors, that would help move your organization in the right direction?
And consider this bonus question: Given your answers to all 12 proposed questions, what role can you play in improving the attractiveness of your company to investors? Consider possible options for how you might take that path in the days and weeks ahead. (And if your answer is “none” then you are either working in a hopeless situation, or you have become complacent. In either case, a change of scenery may be in order.)
This week, I’m taking part in a discussion on “HR Raging Debates,” sponsored by Halogen Software.
We begin with a discussion on “Talent Shortages – Really?” and go from there.
Please check out the discussion – and use the commenting feature to add your own voice to the debate!
Dr. Laurie Bassi, the CEO of McBassi and chair of the SHRM HR metrics standards committee, will speak at the i4cp 2013 Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, March 18 – 21, 2013.
Laurie will speak on “HR Standards: Updates, Controversies, and Next Steps.”
Two significant HR standards-setting initiatives are underway – one under the auspices of SHRM and the second by the Center for Talent Reporting. Laurie led the most controversial among these efforts – an attempt to create Guidelines for Reporting on HC Metrics to Investors – and will discuss both these broad-based initiatives, as well as why the Investor Metrics standard has been withdrawn and what this means going forward.
We know from the research behind Good Company that being a Good Seller pays off. Companies that systematically do the right thing as sellers achieve greater financial success. That’s because the good opinion of your company’s key constituencies – especially customers and prospect – matters a great deal to enterprise value.
But what if your company isn’t yet performing as well as you’d like in this area? How can you affect how customers and prospects feel about your company?
In this brief, focused webinar, McBassi CEO Laurie Bassi, teams up with strategic marketer Bob Sherlock to review how to assess where you are and build greater Brand Preference for your company:
- A simple framework for assessing your current degree of brand strength, and for building on that foundation
- How to get customers and prospects to recognize the Worthiness your company already exhibits
- Moves you can make to better stand out in your marketplace
Date and time: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 11:00 am to 12:00 noon EST.
Space is limited – register today!
I’m delighted to report that earlier today, McBassi and KnowledgeAdvisors announced our partnership: full details available here.
Exciting news: we’ve just received word that Choice Magazine, the official publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, has selected Good Company as one of the winners of its Outstanding Academic Title award.
The world’s leading companies already understand: to produce sustainably great results, they have to be a good company.
In this dynamic webinar you will explore and learn:
- How the best companies beat the competition by being good employers, sellers and stewards
- Just how good is your company, really?
- How your company can “change for good” – and stay that way
For your convenience, the webinar is being offered at two different times:
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 3:00 to 4:00 pm EST
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 11:00 am to 12:00 noon EST
Space is limited – click here to register today!
A new McBassi article from the September 2012 issue of Talent Management is now available.
Click to find out how HR leaders are using survey data to drive business results!