RBL Insights Blog
07.03.18   by Dave Ulrich
Don’t Just Manage Time…Harvest It: Rethinking Time for Leadership and HR Development
Time is both the same and different for everyone. While everyone has exactly the same number of seconds, minutes, and hours in a day, week, month, or year, each person defines and uses time differently.
06.27.18   by Mark Nyman
Collaboration Conundrum: Survey Results & Analysis
Over the past weeks we’ve shared some insights on how to better manage the collaboration conundrum. Here are the survey results. 
06.19.18   by Dave Ulrich
Living Up To Our Potential: How to Make Progress in HR
No question that in today’s changing business landscape, HR has the potential to respond to value-creating opportunities around talent, leadership, and organization, and to become pivotal for business success and employee well-being. But HR doesn’t always realize this potential.
06.05.18   by Dave Ulrich
Purpose, Values, Brand, and Culture: Gobbledygook or Great Insights?

My father was a mid-level government manager. I recall that when he would return from well-intended off-sites designed to shape the future, he would often be cynical about the erudite discussion that had little real impact. Gobbledygook, he would suggest.

05.23.18   by Dave Ulrich
Agility: The New Response to Dynamic Change
Agility combines being able to change, learn continually, and act quickly and with flexibility for both organizations and individuals. In a world of unrelenting change, agility matters at four levels.
05.08.18   by Mark Nyman
Collaboration Conundrum, Part 2
As illustrated in Part 1 of this article series, the conundrum with collaborations is the more we push for collaboration, the more we see wasted time and slower decision-making. Over time we have learned principles and lessons that help manage the conundrum and allow collaboration to be  effective. We begin by making a few decisions, guided by simple principles, which help determine the optimal approach to use.
04.30.18   by Jessica Johnson
Coaching — Can I get a Witness?
As coaches, we need to be present for our clients. Whether we are meeting in-person, connecting on video chat, or talking on the phone—setting ourselves up so we can be authentically present for them is one of the greatest gifts we can give as a coach.
04.24.18   by Dave Ulrich
HR Need Not Be Your Friend to Be Effective
Some have lately demeaned HR because they are “not your friend.” Let me offer three tips or advice about HR’s true role and how their expertise delivers real value.
04.23.18   by Erin Burns
Can Leaders Be Too Innovative?
In recent articles, I have discussed seven personality traits that differentiate executive leaders from other leaders and shared insights on the first three: Objectivity in the Workplace, Having a Positive Outlook, and Being Engaged. This article focuses on the fourth trait, being innovative.
04.16.18   by Michael Phillips
Don’t Think Strategy, Think Strategic Process
A few years ago, Dave Ulrich and I published an article in Leadership Excellence entitled “The Vowels of Strategy.”  This piece has become the basis for many discussions and training sessions about how to involve the entire workforce in the strategic process, a subject I address frequently with clients. Since the publication of this article and following new insights from client engagements, I’ve updated elements of this framework.