Guest introduction: Co-author of the ROAR Book and ROAR Chat guest, Tim Mulligan, left the World-Famous San Diego Zoo in 2017 after 12 years as their CHRO. He now serves as the CHRO for Vulcan, a unique Seattle-based company founded by the late Paul Allen. Tim explains that Vulcan is a sort of incubator for great ideas and solutions that tackle the world’s toughest problems. Some of the issues Vulcan takes on are restoring ocean health and preserving wildlife. After introducing the first … [Read more...] about ROAR Chat featuring Tim Mulligan: How how to get your employees ROARING with purpose and passion.
I thought I was giving Houston Public Works a BIG gift by facilitating an Accelerated Growth Process to develop their strategic plan and reshape their future. But, the gift I received was far greater. I was “out gifted.” Houston Public Works is the largest Public Works agency in the U.S. Imagine managing 4000 employees in a 800+ square mile service area, producing 146 billion gallons of drinking water, maintaining 100,000 storm water inlets, and 16,000 lane … [Read more...] about How I was “out gifted” by my client: Lessons learned from transforming Houston Public Works
In a world where things are moving at a speed we've never seen before and faster than we've been taught to deal with, do HR leaders have the skills to lead the the dramatic change businesses will need to make in order to compete in a disruptive global economy? After a global HR conference I got to thinking maybe not. When I give a ROAR keynote presentation, I like to ask attendees to take a short Resilience at WorkTM survey to find out how resilient they are. The composite … [Read more...] about Are HR leaders equipped to deal with the dizzying transformation of the workplace?
As holiday cards and gifts land on my desk and mass emails clog my inbox, I've been wondering how meaningful are they really. A gift is always fun to receive, but soon forgotten. It's eaten, regifted or, worse yet, contributed to the next white elephant gift exchange. Pre-printed cards with a barely scribbled signature or "thank you" are nice for a brief moment -- before they're tossed in the trash. Generic holiday posts on social media are hardly compelling, and, of course, the … [Read more...] about It’s a wrap: How smart leaders close out the year with the most valuable gift of all
As Houston begins its recovery from the devastating effects of hurricane Harvey, I can't help but look for the leadership lessons in the experience. Not unlike a crisis situation or change initiative at work, the collective nervous system is shot, people are reactive, anxious, and, for people like me, who were minimally affected, perhaps even feel guilty. Let's not forget the weight gain from days of eating chocolate, potato chips and other comforting foods while trapped inside for … [Read more...] about Why It Takes A Hurricane To Uncover Your Potential: Lessons Learned From The Eye of Harvey
An exclusive interview with Warren Lee Holleman PhD, Professor of Behavioral Science and Director of the Faculty Health & Well-Being Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center You’re working hard, giving your all. You might even feel depleted or defeated. At times you wonder, is it all worth it? You ask yourself, “why am I making so many sacrifices to meet other’s needs?" "Is it worth the toll on my health and wellbeing to work this much?" Family and friends … [Read more...] about Your SuperPower