Monthly Archives: April 2011

Talent Management Public Policy Issue: Should we make regular use of temporary foreign workers?

A recent article in the Vancouver Sun (20 April, 2011, “Are there too many foreign workers?”, by David Green, page A11) argues that Canada should be more reluctant to make use of temporary foreign workers (TFW) to meet talent shortages … Continue reading

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Decision Dilemmas: How can we learn if we continue to judge?

In my work in helping clients deal with their decision dilemmas and interesting issue is one where range of choices includes ones that have significant adverse negative views about them. An article in 20 April, 2011 Vancouver Sun titled: “It’s … Continue reading

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Talent Management: Destroy Your Capacity to Develop Through Change

Organizations have to make tough choices. Financial issues will dominate – resulting in the myriad of cost cutting measures (including technology change) we see in organizations we have observed for many years. A consequence though: is depending upon what is … Continue reading

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Decision Insanity: An additional variation on the old “Adage”

The old adage is of course: “Expecting different results by doing more of what you have being doing!” Today I am going to explore a new (to me at least) appreciation of this adage in the realm of regulation. This … Continue reading

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Decision Dilemmas: The Power of Metaphors

This post is inspired by a 19 April, 2011 national Post article titled: “Metaphorically speaking, again and again” by David Brooks. Brooks explores how using metaphors in our speech, writing and thinking is not only pervasive but can have postive … Continue reading

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Developing the capacity to survive Black Swan Events

In this post I will describe how Nassim Taleb’s 10 Principles for a Black Swan-robust Society is influencing my understanding and appreciation for dealing with uncertainty and risk (U&R) with areas of talent management (TM) and general decision making. For … Continue reading

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Talent Management: Another Visit to the Aging Workforce Challenge

This post is inspired by a July 2006 Conference Board Executive Action Article titled ” Too few People, too little time”. This article, even though dated still “churns” some heartwarming chestnuts in those of us doing talent management (TM). The … Continue reading

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