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Wellness is “out!” Human Performance is “in!” by Suzanne Elshult/Your Executive Coach with HRNow

Today my group of HR executives revisited “wellness” in a fascinating discussion which started out by declaring “wellness” a tired and antiquated concept. Somebody said “it feels like a checkbox.” In keeping with our commitment to challenge conventional thinking and ride the crest of the wave of what is new and exciting in our meetings, […]

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Are We Missing the Boat on Teams? Suzanne Elshult/Your Executive Coach with HRNow

Last week a small group of HR executives  (about a dozen HR Executive Forum members) braved the snowy road conditions in Seattle and spent a chilly morning discussing teams. Our discussion catalysts (Sandra Gilliland, Google, and Ben Bratt, Team Effectiveness Project) shared some interesting stats to get the dialogue going such as: • 97% of teams […]

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Disruption: How comfortable are you with discomfort? by Suzanne Elshult/Your Executive Coach/HRNow

Disruption was the topic for discussion at my most recent peer executive coaching group. Michael Erisman, CHRO with DocuSign and a long term member, was a cohort in designing this session and we were both juiced up about the subject, which we approached both on a personal and organizational level with participants. We all agreed […]

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Performance Utopia, Guest post by Randy Rothschiller

Purpose of the performance review: to improve employee performance. In recent years, there’s been a continual and growing number of executives calling for death to the performance review.  In January the Human Resources Executive Form (HREF), a peer learning group facilitated by Suzanne Elshult, owner of HRNow, met to share experiences with transforming the performance review […]

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Stepping Into My Own Fear: My friend’s gruesome death changed my life forever, Suzanne Elshult, Executive Coach/HRNow

“Burned into my memory are the images of him, on that slick rock, grasping for something, anything, to hold on to, as he slid slowly but inevitably toward the edge. Worst of all is the memory of him looking back at me, desperate and helpless,  as he soundlessly disappeared. That moment is forever etched into my […]

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How executives can better manage their careers: Tired of seeing lousy leaders get the great jobs? By Suzanne Elshult, Executive Coach/HRNow

Over the past several weeks I have been engaging with about fifty executives on the topic of how they manage their careers. It’s been an eye-opening journey. The landscape is definitely changing and you are running the risk of being left in the dust unless you keep up. I will try to distill my key […]

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Finding Employee Engagement – Moving to Siberia? HR Execs Discuss by Suzanne Elshult, Executive Coach, HRNow

“Our most engaged workgroup is in a remote community in Siberia” said one of my clients at a recent HR executive peer group meeting. This comment made me realize how very relative the concept of engagement really is and the complexity of creating engagement for companies that operate globally. What is engaging in the US […]

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