What’s Wrong with America’s Job Engine?

What’s Wrong with America’s Job Engine?

What’s Wrong with America’s Job Engine? – by David Wessel

Wednesday July 27, 2011

 

And… CEOs in Their Own Words: Don’t Plan on Hiring – Willa Plank

 

In reading, both articles the winners are the temporary firms hiring folks for ‘just-in-time’ needs and those with college degrees. Yet that doesn’t explain the entire trend of what to do with the ‘Change’ in the demographics of our workers. Employers are also saying they can’t find the needed skill here in the U.S. In the past, several years since this financial debacle meltdown began people have returned to Universities, Community Colleges and updated their skills. What is it that the American worker is missing for skills?

If I were a betting person, which I …

CEO Pay in 2010 Jumped 11% May 9, 2011 WSJ

CEO Pay in 2010 Jumped 11% May 9, 2011 WSJ http://professional.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703992704576307332105245012.html By JOANN S. LUBLIN You may be saying to yourself, why now would this blog be posted, after all, we are in the last week of July 2011 and this is old news! I only think it is relevant as we see the news headlines of the lawmakers in Washington DC unable to make decisions and the CEOs waiting it out. All of this indecision is affecting the ‘little-people’.

The only thing that these folks are elected and paid to do is work in the best interest of their constituency, the people of the U.S. Yet their actions are roiling not only the stock market including the losses in the past week yet also the companies mentioned in this …

Leadership Development and Gender Bias – Does it exist in our Leadership Training in 2011?

Leadership Development and Gender Bias – Does it exist in our Leadership Training in 2011?

As we enter the new world of change as the workplace grows more diverse what can we do as Talent Management agents to help lead less gender bias in all types of training? Are there barriers and biases for women leadership on governing boards within organizations?

My guess without having done a lot of research and development is yes. When you couple the multi-generational workforce, with the current leadership who primarily are in the Traditionalist and top and middle Baby-boomer tiers that typically make up these governing boards, then a real look at how to change mind-sets may help with the needed change required in gender biased leadership roles for women.

• Traditionalists, …

Women Bullies – Yes Women Bullies Exist in our Society from girls to women…

… and our Society allows this behavior beginning in Kindergarten to the C-Suite.

In the March/April 2011 issue of Diversity Executive Magazine, Author Natalie Morera writes an article entitled, Research Finds Most Workplace Bullying Victims Are Women.

Research conducted by the Workplace Bullying Institute has found that 35 percent of U.S. workers report being bullied at work, and an additional 15 percent have witnessed it. Further, 68 percent of bullying is same-gender harassment; 58 percent of bullying targets are women; and 80 percent of the time, female bullies target other women. The woman in this article finally quit her job due to the bullying at her workplace. (2010-2011 results from Zogby Research Studies)

“Of those bullied, 58 percent are women, and 80 percent of them are …

What are the key systems implications that will affect a successful outcome in professionalizing an organization such as Cisco Systems?

What are the key systems implications that will affect a successful outcome in professionalizing an organization such as Cisco Systems?

Japanese proverb:

Vision without Action is just a daydream and consequently, Vision without Action is just a nightmare.

In a video I watched in (2009) of Jack Stahl, formerly President of Coca-Cola Company, he was asked to share his experience in Coca-Cola during one of its great growth periods. Stahl describes the challenges in changing strategy, especially in taking an organization to a higher level of achievement.

In review of the current dilemma at Cisco, see the articles listed below in resources from April 4, 2011, Read John Chambers’ Memo to Cisco Staff , April 6, 2011 Chambers Vows ‘Fix’ as Cisco Stumbles and April 7, 2011 Cisco Investors Need …

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