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  • Is HR Magic, Science, or Art? John Boudreau's Latest CFO.com Post

    The principles and processes of finance are not sufficient to guide decisions about compensation, benefits and employee rewards. Yet there is something about the tangibility, logic and strategic focus of finance that many leaders would like to see incorporated into...

  • Ed Lawler talks about salary secrecy with The New York Times

    Next time you're lunching with your colleagues, try this: Ask everyone their salary. You might end up dining alone in the future. Discussing money, as it is often said, is the last taboo. But that taboo, especially against revealing what...

  • 4th book in CEO's Organizing for Sustainable Healthcare Series is available!

    Reconfiguring the Eco-System for Sustainable Healthcare Volume 4 extends the examination of 'Organizing for Sustainable Healthcare' (Volume 2 of the same series, 2012). It presents case studies and theoretical analyses that illustrate practical approaches to, and further the theoretical understanding...

  • It's Time to Retool HR, Not Split It

    John Boudreau's latest blog post for Harvard Business Review Let's be clear. Ram Charan's recommendation is wrong. CEOs and organization leaders who read only his column (or worse, only the title) and split HR as he suggests, will make a...

  • Participate in the 2014 ERG Survey

    We are conducting research on how ERGs and affinity groups are moving from ERGs to Business Resource Groups (BRG). We are exploring how members contribute to the business at the individual level, within the ERG itself, and throughout the larger...

  • Energy of Business Leaders Rises, But Productivity Declines

    The energy of business leadership -- their ability to do work--is on the rise. While this might sound like good news, the fact that too many business leaders are working above or below their optimum energy level actually translates to...

  • Jennifer Deal's Research Featured on NBC

    NBC Nightly News cited Jennifer Deal's (CEO Affiliated Research Scientist) work with the Center for Creative Leadership on the use of smartphones to stay connected to work 24/7. Click here for the NBC post Read about Jennifer's research here...

  • Listen to John Boudreau on Money for Lunch, Tuesday, May 27 10:15am (PT)

    Bert Martinez will interview John about his book with Wayne Cascio, Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management on the Money for Lunch podcast. Listen live here Playback after air time here...

  • Alec Levenson at TMA's Workforce Planning Conference

    Alec will be delivering a Keynote and participating in a panel at TMA's 2014 Workforce Planning Conference June 2-4, 2014 in Las Vegas. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Tying together Human Capital Analytics and Workforce Planning To Truly Impact Organizational Strategy In order...

  • CEO's first eBook: Assessing Organization Agility

    CEO has just produced its first e-book, Assessing Organization Agility: Creating Diagnostic Profiles to Guide Transformation (Christopher G. Worley, Thomas D. Williams, and Edward E. Lawler III). It is focused on our decade long Organization Agility Research Program and provides...

  • John Boudreau to Speak at Pepperdine University's Talent Management Symposium

    On April 25, 2014 Dr. John W. Boudreau will provide a lunchtime keynote address on lessons from the "Future of HR" research conducted at the Center for Effective Organizations, USC Marshall School of Business. For more details, see here....

  • Welcome to our newest Human Capital and Effective Organizations (HCEO) Certificate Program Participants!

    DAN GOLDSTONE has spent most of his career in the wine and beverage industry. Dan held a variety of roles during his tenure with E & J Gallo, where he began building expertise in HR, talent acquisition, training, and organization...

  • 2014 CEO Sponsor Only Events

    2014 Sponsors' Benefit Program: Preparing Leaders for the Future of HR Friday, May 9, 2014 Burbank, CA Hosted by The Walt Disney Company CEO Sponsor Benefit Event: Each year, CEO holds a special "sponsor only" event where each sponsor organization...

  • What is the future of HR?

    This is the latest article coming out of John Boudreau's and Ian Ziskin's research on the future of the function. Is the HR profession moving fast enough to capture the opportunities in emerging trends? Much of the work addressing this...

  • 2014 Susan G. Cohen Award Application Deadline Extended

    Deadline extended to March 31! Applications are now available for the Susan G. Cohen Doctoral Research Award in Organization Design, Effectiveness, and Change, jointly given by CEO and the Organization Development and Change (ODC) division of the Academy of...

  • Sponsors Meeting - May 14-15, 2014

    The Center's 35th Anniversary Sponsors Meeting will be May 14-15, 2014 in Los Angeles. The theme of the meeting is Work and Organizations: What Does the Future Hold? Click here for general meeting topics, schedule, and registration information....

  • CEO Director, Ed Lawler, comments on business mortality

    CEO Director, Ed Lawler, comments on business mortality http://t.co/mRNuBz0O82— CEO (@CEOusc) February 13, 2014...

  • 2014 HRPS Global Conference

    CEO Sponsor Companies click here for the 10% discount code The 2014 HRPS Global Conference, RESET: New Realities for the New Economy, will focus on the implications for executives and their organizations in the midst of a restructured global...

  • Listen to John Boudreau On NPR's AirTalk

    CEO's John Boudreau was interviewed by Larry Mantle on KPCC 89.3 radio (NPR) Monday, January 27 at 12:40pm on AirTalk. Some companies are using online games to select candidates for jobs. These gaming applications claim to be able to...

  • Ed Lawler's Article in CRF's Inaugural Edition of Progress

    Owning Organisational Effectiveness What should the role of HR be in a corporation? The answer is obvious. It should take responsibility for providing input, advice, direction, and execution with respect to organisation effectiveness. Increasingly, what makes organisations effective is how...

  • 2014 CEO Webinar Schedule

    Join us for one or more of our upcoming 2014 webinars!

  • 2014 Seminars

    Targeted Analytics February 4-6, 2014 Los Angeles Corporate Stewardship February 20, 2014 Los Angeles Strategic Organization Design Workshop March 4-7, 2014 Minneapolis Becoming an Organizational Playmaker: Influence Skills for HR Leaders March 25-27, 2014 Los Angeles Sponsors' Benefit Program...

  • John Boudreau Interviewed by ASTD

    CEO's John Boudreau was interviewed for ASTD's T+D magazine. He talks about what drew him to the field of management, and his concentration in human resources, his Global Talent 2021 project, what led him to be such a strong advocate...

  • Interview with Alec Levenson Regarding Research with Frito-Lay on Award-Winning Program

    Alec Levenson (CEO) led the research team that worked with Frito-Lay, recent recipient of the 2013 Human Resource Management Impact Award from the Society for Human Resource Management and the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology. Frito-Lay partnered with Marshall's...

  • Short Introduction to Strategic HR Management - The Conference Board Webcast

    On December 3, 2013 John Boudreau and Wayne Cascio discussed their book, Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management, which offers a concise treatment of the key elements of strategic HRM using an innovative risk-management approach. This book emphasizes the...

  • Book Discussion with The Conference Board: Short Introduction to Strategic HR Management December 03, 2013

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013 10:00am (PT)/1:00pm (ET) Click here to register. Join John Boudreau and Wayne Cascio as they discuss their book, Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management, which offers a concise treatment of the key elements of strategic...

  • Webinar: HR Analytics - Turning Survey Data into Action, 12/04/13, Recording/Slides

    Click here for a PDF of the December 04 webinar slides  with Alec Levenson It is easier than ever to access and analyze HR and employee data. Low cost survey technology, enterprise-wide HRIS systems, and a consulting industry eager...

  • Welcome to our newest Human Capital and Effective Organizations (HCEO) Certificate Program Participants!

    KIM LENGLE is a seasoned HR leader with experience in both HR generalist and specialist roles. Having spent almost all of her career in HR, she has honed her skills in organizational design, performance management, talent management, change management, training...

  • Current Trends in Organization Design

    In a collaboration between The CEO and the Corporate Research Forum in London, Sue Mohrman and Gillian Pillans examined the major organization design challenges being experienced by global corporations. The study involved interviews and reviews of archival data from 14...

  • Congratulations to CEO's Ed Lawler and John Boudreau for making HR Magazine's Top Ten Most Influential International Thinkers!

    CEO is proud to have two thought leaders make the top ten of the list of "HR Most Influential International Thinkers 2013" with Ed Lawler at number 8 and John Boudreau at number 10....

  • Video Interview with Gerry Ledford and WorldatWork

    Watch the full video here Gerald E. Ledford, Jr., Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California, dispels three popular myths in total rewards related to productivity, pay and extrinsic rewards. These myths are often represented as...

  • Video Interview with John Boudreau and Bright & Company

    Watch the full interview here Recently, Marcel Knotter, partner at Bright & Company | HR Strategy, did an interview with HR expert John Boudreau, Professor and Research Director at the Center of Effective Organizations, University of Southern California. The main...

  • HRPS Strategic Talent Management Forum 2013

    Join HRPS Wednesday, September 18, 8am-5pm in Toronto for an engaging, hands-on day of discovery. Participants will gain: Creative strategies to identify, deploy and develop the right leaders for the future Best practices to challenge and retain top talent...

  • The New Leadership Pulse Survey is Live!

    This summer's Leadership Pulse focuses on new learning about the type of people who can help drive growth and innovation within your company. It also provides any manager or organization with an opportunity to obtain new benchmarking for their teams...

  • Lacey Leone McLaughlin speaks about workplace mentoring in The Wall Street Journal

    Working with a mentor can be invaluable for a young professional. A mentor can help a novice employee learn about and adapt to a company's culture. He or she also can help a protégé get ahead by offering advice and...

  • Alec Levenson speaks about millennials and work-life balance in Bloomberg Businessweek

    Alec Levenson, a research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at the USC Marshall School of Business, says millennials suffering from work-life imbalance have a tendency to disengage at work, or quit, unlike earlier generations, who were more likely...

  • John Boudreau Keynote at 2014 i4cp: CEO Sponsor Discount

    CEO's John Boudreau will be keynote at 2014 i4cp, along with Elliott Masie and Marshall Goldsmith. The organization's annual member conference is being held at the beautiful Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ, March 10 - 13, 2014. Often considered...

  • The Promise of Big Data for HR

    Alec Levenson's latest working paper is now available here. "Big data" is all the rage these days. Companies have been making large advances in understanding their customers and markets as we gather more and more information on how people shop,...

  • Alec Levenson speaks about the gap between university education and employability in The New York Times

    A special report by The Chronicle of Higher Education and American Public Media's Marketplace published in March found that about half of 704 employers who participated in the study said they had trouble finding recent college graduates qualified to fill...

  • A Cure for Poor Human Capital Decisions? -John Boudreau's Latest CFO Post

    John Boudreau's latest contribution to his CFO column has just posted. There is a large amount of scientifically supported research about workplace behavior, but few managers are aware of it. That's a problem, because knowing the research could allow leaders...

  • Gerry Ledford presenting on Performance Management for i4cp

    Gerry Ledford will be presenting at i4cp's Performance Management Virtual Working Session on Thursday, June 20. Click here for details. Performance management in high-performance companies is driven by a strategic purpose: to engage all of the organization's talent in gathering...

  • 2013 Susan G. Cohen Doctoral Research Award

    The 2013 winner of the Susan G. Cohen Doctoral Research Award in Organization Design, Effectiveness, and Change is: Pekka Vahtera, University of Leeds Knowledge Flows in Global Virtual Teams: A Network Perspective. Congratulations to Pekka! The Susan G. Cohen Research...

  • The Agility Factor

    Published in Strategy-Business Magazine Thomas Williams, Christopher G. Worley, and Edward E. Lawler III A few large companies in every industry show consistently superior profitability relative to their peers, and they all have one thing in common: a highly developed...

  • The Physics of Talent

    CEO's John Boudreau's latest post in Talent Management addresses They Physics of Talent. How do HR practices affect organizational performance? Decades of research has explored this question, and a simple framework can help leaders understand the results. Being more evidence-based...

  • Negative Effects of Extrinsic Rewards on Intrinsic Motivation: More Smoke Than Fire

    CEO's Gerry Ledford recently published an article in World at Work Journal, "Negative Effects of Extrinsic Rewards on Intrinsic Motivation: More Smoke Than Fire." A recurring theme in the popular management literature is that extrinsic rewards diminish intrinsic motivation, and...

  • Welcome to our newest Human Capital and Effective Organizations (HCEO) Certificate Program Participants!

    TERRI RYAN is Manager, Human Resources, for the Dreyer's Ice Cream division of Nestlé USA. In this role, she serves as HR business partner to the division's corporate functions which include marketing, category management, shopper marketing, pricing, legal, and HR....

  • Special Webcast: Book Discussion - Effective Human Resource Management

    Click here to view the March 11, 2013 Book Discussion webcast, featuring authors Edward E. Lawler III and John W. Boudreau as they discuss their new book, Effective Human Resource Management: A Global Analysis. The web cast is free...

  • Welcome CEO's newest sponsor companies!

    We would like to extend a warm welcome to McKesson and Charles Schwab & Co., the newest sponsor companies of the Center for Effective Organizations. "McKesson is in business for better health. As America's oldest and largest healthcare services company,...

  • CEO's Director Edward Lawler to speak at Oklahoma State on March 7

    Edward E. Lawler III, a professor in the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, will present "Management Reset" to the Oklahoma State University business community. Details here The presentation will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March...

  • Future of HR: Unique research opportunity with CEO Research Scientists

    This is a great opportunity to have a group of your HR colleagues join John Boudreau and Ian Ziskin in an effort to better understand the future of the HR profession and its role in key emerging trends. The initiative...

  • Alec Levenson will be the keynote and Master Class Instructor at IQPC's Corporate Learning Summit, April 24

    2:00 PM Using Big Data & Predictive Analytics to Improve Training Productivity Improve analytical decision making, use analysis to lead change and make the right choices when deep analytics are not possible. This master class will cover the performance model...

  • Alec Levenson will be the keynote at IQPC HR Metrics Summit, February 28

    "Maximizing the Insights from HR Metrics" Orlando, FL February 28, 2013 9:00AM Getting the deepest insight from HR metrics means asking the right questions. Starting analysis with the data at hand too often leads to dead ends and inconclusive results...

  • Alec Levenson will be presenting at the March HR.com virtual conference on Compensation

    Join Alec Levenson, Senior Research Scientist for the Center for Effective Organizations (CEO), for a webinar on March 20, 2013 from noon to 1:00pm Eastern Time when he will talk about Using HR Analytics for Modeling and Making Sense of...

  • Welcome to our newest Human Capital and Effective Organizations (HCEO) Certificate Program Participants!

    KIM HATAMIYA was recently named as Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Kim has worked at Sony since 2003, most recently as Executive Vice President, Marketing, for the television division. In her new role on the People...

  • Stubborn Traditionalism in HRM: Causes and Consequences

    John Boudreau and Edward E. Lawler III
    January, 2013

  • 2013 HRPS Global Conference

    Denver Marriott City Center April 14-17, 2013. Learn more and register here. The HRPS Global Conference features three days of presentations focused on renewing individual and organizational vitality and preparing for the future of work with topics such as...

  • i4cp 2013 Annual Conference: Challenge Everything

    Fairmont Scottsdale Princess March 18 - 21, 2013. Often considered one of the best human capital events of the year, the conference, which is closed to vendors and consultants, offers unrivaled networking and learning opportunities - and a chance to...

  • Ed Lawler weighs in on "Open Management"

    CEO Director Ed Lawler is quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, "Psst...This Is What Your Co-Worker Is Paid: Welcome to the 'Open' Company, Where Every Detail About Salary, Financials and Performance Is Open for Viewing by All" The article...

  • Welcome to CEO's newest Executive Education Advisory Board Member

    David Oliver VP, Talent Management and Development Frito-Lay North America David and his team are responsible for a wide range of development and capability efforts, including Talent Management (Executive Development, Succession Planning), Sales and Supply Chain Field Capability, Diversity...

  • Sustainability: What Should Boards Do?

    Edward E. Lawler III and Susan A. Mohrman
    January 2013

  • Effectiveness of Management Approaches

    Edward E. Lawler III and John W. Boudreau
    January 2013

  • Maximizing the Insights from HR Metrics

    CEO Senior Research Scientist, Alec Levenson, will be speaking at the 9th HR Metrics Summit, February 26 - March 1, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Getting the deepest insight from HR metrics means asking the right questions. Starting analysis with the...

  • Workforce Planning Across the Great Divide

    John Boudreau and Ian Ziskin recently published a chapter in Positioned by Dan L. Ward and Rob Tripp with Bill Maki, copyright 2013 by AMACOM, division of American Management Association, New York, NY. www.amacombooks.org. Boudreau and Ziskin discuss Strategic Workforce...

  • Company of the Year: Gap

    Gap is the first "Company of the Year" for Yahoo! Finance. 2012 has been a very good, and memorable, year for the San Francisco-based clothing shop. According to The Exchange's Chris Nichols, Gap's revenue is on track to grow sequentially...

  • Lawler on What Makes Effective Organizations

    Ed Lawler was recently interviewed as a part of the Marshall Faculty Research series on what makes effective organizations. He spoke on what gives organizations a right to exist in our society as well as addressing issues of sustainability. See...

  • CEO Book Approved for SHRM Strategic Credit

    CEO's "Transformative HR: How Great Companies Use Evidence-Based Change for Sustainable Advantage" is listed as, "Approved for Strategic Credit" by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). This book is part of the SHRMStore Book Club which offers HR Certification...

  • Webinar: Leveraging the Secrets of Memory Champions to Craft Memorable Messages, 2/7/13, Audio/Slides

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the February 7 webinar  with Jay Conger (Senior Research Scientist, CEO) How many meetings have you attended where you literally forgot most of what you had just heard by the...

  • Positioned: Strategic Workforce Planning that Gets the Right Person in the Right Job

    CEO's John Boudreau and Ian Ziskin are contributing authors for American Management Association's latest book, Positioned: Strategic Workforce Planning that Gets the Right Person in the Right Job. This book addresses the future of strategic staffing, virtual workplaces, disruptive technologies,...

  • Why Manufacturers Can't Find the Workforce They Need

    CEO Senior Research Scientist, Gerry Ledford was quoted in an article on Workforce.com in August 2012. The article talks about the issues that manufacturing companies have with finding workers that have the skills that factories need. Two reasons the article...

  • 2013 CEO Webinar Schedule

    Join us for one or more of our upcoming 2013 webinars!

  • Webinar: So you want to be agile? Find a balance between "fat" and "muscle," 01/10, Audio/Slides

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the January 10 webinar  with Chris Worley and Sue Mohrman (Senior Research Scientists, CEO) In a world that is changing faster and faster, organizations want the benefits of flexibility. They...

  • Employee Surveys: Four Do's and Don'ts

    CEO Senior Research Scientist Alec Levenson's latest article, Employee Surveys: Four Do's and Don'ts addresses what companies are doing right and wrong with surveys. The bad news: many common practices today are not best practices, and may be leading you...

  • HR Strategy: John Boudreau - October 11, 2012 (Bright & Company - Naarden, North Holland)

    On October 11, 2012, CEO Professor and Research Director John Boudreau led a discussion at the first Bright & Company HR Executive event in Naarden, North Holland. Read the full report. Summary The first Bright & Company HR Executive Event...

  • The HR and Sustainability Nexus: An Untapped Asset?

    CEO Professor and Research Director John Boudreau was featured in December on CFO.com with his article The HR and Sustainability Nexus: An Untapped Asset?. He talks about sustainability and human resources combining to contribute to high organizational performance. Read the...

  • Webinar: HR and Sustainability, 11/27, Audio/Slides

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the November 27 webinar  In this webinar Ed Lawler, Sue Mohrman, and Chris Worley took a first look at data from a new study on sustainable organizations. A just-completed CEO...

  • Video: Boudreau Speaks at Talent Management Executive Leadership Event

    Watch a video of CEO Research Director and Professor John Boudreau's talk at the Executive Leadership Series event held by USC's Talent Management Department on September 26, 2012. John spoke about strategic human capital and evidence-based change that can...

  • Webinar: Using HR Analytics for Modeling and Making Sense of Compensation, 12/12, Audio/Slides

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the December 12 webinar  In order to make decisions that are more analytically driven, HR professionals need to know how to build models of organizational and individual behavior. In this...

  • ROIT (Return on Investment in Talent) Congress in Belgium

    Approximately one hundred business leaders and academics took part in the recent ROIT Conference, which was organized by the Belgian HR services provider Acerta. The congress was held in Brussels on October 11. It focused on HR's image and...

  • Boudreau on the Value of a Good Boss

    CEO Research Director and Professor John Boudreau writes in his latest column at CFO.com about the value of a good boss. A recent study from the US National Bureau of Economic Research shows that bosses are pivotal, and that great...

  • Lawler on HR Having a Seat at the Table

    CEO Director Ed Lawler spoke recently to Karl Moore at the Globe and Mail about the need for HR to have a seat at the table. The video of Ed's talk is available, as is a transcript. ...

  • 2013 Seminars

    Targeted Analytics January 15-17, 2013 Los Angeles Strategic Organization Design Workshop February 5-8, 2013 Los Angeles Becoming an Organizational Playmaker: Influence Skills for HR Leaders March 26-28, 2013 Los Angeles Advanced Topics in Organization Design Workshop June 11-14, 2013...

  • The Strategic Role of HR in the U.S. and China

    John Boudreau and Edward E. Lawler III
    October, 2012

  • Boards and Sustainability

    Ed Lawler and Chris Worley had their piece "Why Boards Need to Change" featured in the Fall 2012 MITSloan Management Review online. They draw a connection between creating companies that achieve the triple bottom line of financial, social and ecological...

  • 2013 Susan G. Cohen Award Application Available

      Applications are now available for the Susan G. Cohen Doctoral Research Award in Organization Design, Effectiveness, and Change, jointly given by CEO and the Organization Development and Change (ODC) division of the Academy of Management. The award is offered...

  • How to Energize Employees

    CEO Research Professor Theresa Welbourne was featured in the October Inc. magazine with her article How to Energize Your Employees. She talks about why random moments, and avoiding routine, can really help energize a team. Read the entire article here. ...

  • Millenials and the Job Market

    Alec Levenson, CEO Senior Research Scientist, along with CEO Affiliated Researcher Jennifer Deal (of the Center for Creative Leadership), were both interviewed by Marketplace on the experiences of millennials struggling to enter the workplace. Levenson gave some tips for...

  • Lawler Again in Top 10 of Most Influential International Thinkers

    Ed Lawler, CEO's Director, was once again named to HR Magazine's "Top 20 HR Most Influential International Thinkers 2012" list. Ed, listed at #6 this year, was noted for his "track record in 'distinguished practitioner-friendly research,' always rooted in practitioner...

  • The Market or Corporate Boards? Who's to Blame for Executive Compensation?

     Read Director Ed Lawler's blog post in Forbes online about the role corporate boards play in the escalating pay of top executives. Lawler notes that CEOs and other executives' compensation are so big that they can impact the profitability of...

  • How Energized are You by Your Work?

     Take a (free) short Leadership Pulse survey and receive your own benchmarking report to find out! The Leadership Pulse survey is conducted by CEO Research Professor Theresa Welbourne....

  • Advanced HR - Which Way is the Wind Blowing?

    In John Boudreau's latest column in Talent Management Online, he writes that the way in which organizations operate often produces powerful "headwinds and tailwinds" that affect HR and how it operates and is perceived. When HR execs describe their company...

  • Webinar: Rethinking Employee Engagement, 10/9 - Audio/Slides

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the October 9 webinar    Gerry Ledford, CEO Senior Research Scientist, took a critical look at the large volume of writing about employee engagement during the past 20 years in...

  • 2012 CEO Webinar Schedule

    Join us for one or more of our upcoming 2012 webinars!

  • Investing in Down Time and Emotional Health

    In John Boudreau's latest article for CFO online, he argues that CFOs would do well to invest in more planned employee slack time as a real way of optimizing talent performance. Boudreau, who along with co-author Wayne Cascio wrote about...

  • Welbourne Receives Distinguished HR Executive Award

    At the recent Academy of Management Conference in Boston, CEO Research Professor Theresa Welbourne was presented with the Human Resources Division's Distinguished Human Resources Executive Award. Theresa is the first woman and first entrepreneur to win this prestigious award. Congratulations!...

  • Wide-Ranging Lawler Interview

    CEO Director Ed Lawler recently sat down with blogger Abhijit Bhaduri, who interviewed him on a wide range of topics, including the evolution of HR, work motivation, engagement, HR and the board, and the idea of competency-based organizations. You can...

  • The Real Key to Employee Engagement?

    Dov Seidman writes about data obtained from a survey CEO did in conjunction with LRN and the Boston Research Group in 2011 in "(Almost) Everything We Think About Employee Engagement is Wrong" on Forbes.com. Seidman writes that "When trust, values...

  • Welcome Back Gerry Ledford!

    We welcome Senior Research Scientist Gerry Ledford back to CEO. Previously Gerry had been a CEO researcher from 1982-1998, after which he spent 14 years as a consultant. Gerry's areas of interest include compensation and total rewards, employee engagement...

  • Webinar: Evolution of a Decision Science for HR Management, 9/10, Audio/Slides

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the September 10 webinar   In this webinar, John Boudreau described emerging findings from the data in his new book with Edward Lawler, Effective Human Resource Management: A Global Analysis. He...

  • Boudreau on Creating a Conscious Organization

    In John Boudreau's latest column for TM (Talent Management) online, he writes about brain science and consciousness levels and how knowledge in these areas can be applied to organizations as a whole to create a more conscious organization. Read the...

  • Labor Surpluses Now in Emerging Markets - Implications for Human Capital Planning

    A recent article in CFO.com highlighted the growing surplus of labor in countries including India, China, and Brazil, far surpassing the growth rate in developed countries. This is just one of the findings reported in the Towers Watson/CEO/Oxford Economics Global...

  • Collected Blog Columns about HR, Pivotal Talent, and Strategic Partnership

    John Boudreau
    August, 2012

  • HR's Rising Stars

    The winners of Human Resource Executive's seventh annual HR's Rising Stars contest were recently announced. The five winners were selected because they "exemplify the types of human resource leaders who will one day be heading up their own HR organizations."...

  • Webinar, August 15: Insights and Learning from Data Coaches, Audio/Slides

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the August 15 webinar  Theresa Welbourne along with Omari Maulana and Lacey Leone McLaughlin, discussed what data coaching is, what it can do, and how it has evolved. Data coaching...

  • 2012 Susan G. Cohen Doctoral Research Award

    The 2012 winner of the Susan G. Cohen Doctoral Research Award in Organization Design, Effectiveness, and Change is Faaiza Rashid of Harvard University for the dissertation, Authorized Peer Pressure: Effective Real-time Accountability in Cross-disciplinary Teams. Congratulations to Faaiza! The Susan...

  • Boudreau to be Keynote Speaker at Netherlands Special Event

    CEO Research Director and Professor John Boudreau will be the featured speaker on October 11, 2012 in Naarden, Netherlands, at a special event hosted by Bright & Company for invited HR executives on "Making an Impact with HR." ...

  • Sustainability Update: Second International Conference on Sustainable Healthcare Convened

    Along with the Politecnico di Milano and Chalmers University's Centre for Healthcare Improvement, CEO convened the second international research conference on Designing Sustainable Healthcare in May 2012. The conference brought together academics and practitioners from healthcare systems that are...

  • Company Stock and Company Loyalty

    Research from Theresa Welbourne Read a working paper on this study. A recent study conducted by Theresa Welbourne (CEO Research Professor) took a look at employee stock purchase plans at a high-tech start-up company. Start-ups, especially in the high-technology sector,...

  • Global Talent 2021

    Research from John Boudreau, Towers Watson, and Oxford Economics Get the Executive Summary here. Global Talent 2021 is a collaboration between CEO, Towers Watson, individual companies, and Oxford Economics, which surveyed over 350 HR professionals worldwide and in various industries....

  • How Can Performance Appraisals be More Effective?

    Research from Ed Lawler, George Benson, and Michael McDermott Performance appraisals are one of the most frequently criticized talent management practices, with criticisms ranging from their being an enormous waste of time to their having a destructive impact on the...

  • Cohen Award Winner Published in June ASQ Journal

    Ethan Bernstein, the 2010 recipient of the Susan G. Cohen Award, had his research published in the June 2012 issue of Administrative Science Quarterly. His piece, entitled, The Transparency Paradox: A Role for Privacy in Organizational Learning and Operational Control,...

  • Webinar, July 17: Exploring the Interface of Organization Design & Work System Design - Creating Sustainably Effective Organizations, Slides/Audio

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the July 17 webinar  Participants in our organization design seminars often ask questions about how organization design fits with approaches such as lean design, six sigma, and the creation of...

  • Webinar: ERGs as Sources of Innovation, July 16 - Audio/Slides

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the July 16 webinar    Theresa Welbourne and Ian Ziskin discussed new learnings from the first Employee Resource Group (ERG) Summit and the research conducted for that program. The data...

  • 2012 Seminars

      High-Leverage Leadership Development: Aligning Design Through Stellar Execution January 25-27, 2012 Los Angeles Employee Resource Network Leadership Summit February, 8-9, 2012 Los Angeles Targeted Analytics February 22-24, 2012 two days total: starts at 1 pm on 2/22 and...

  • Hedging Human Capital Risk

    John Boudreau's June 25 column in CFO online focuses on the differences between how an organization approaches financial risk and how it looks at human capital risk. Whereas there will probably be a diversified portfolio of investments to minimize risk...

  • 2012 HCEO Graduates

    We are very pleased to announce our HCEO graduates for 2012. HCEO (Human Capital and Effective Organizations) is one of the certificate programs that CEO offers. It provides an innovative and rigorous curriculum that prepares high-potential professionals to take...

  • Predictive Analytics and Talent Management

    In John Boudreau's latest column for Talent Management online, he writes about the not inconsequential power that habits have. Looking at the science of predictive analytics as well as neuroscience, he notes that "for talent managers, creating learning and change...

  • Webinar: Performance Management, June 26, Audio/Slides

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  • Webinar - Effective Human Resource Management: A Global Analysis, 5/22 Audio/Slides

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  • Boudreau to Address HRPS St. Louis, May 16, 2012

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  • CEO a Knowledge Partner with Human Capital Exchange

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  • Webinar: Maximizing the Return on Your Survey and Measurement Work, 1/11 - Audio/Slides

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  • Webinar: Stepping onto the Stage: Preparing Executives as Faculty for Your Executive Education Initiatives, 12/6 Audio/Slides

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the December 6 webinar   Jay Conger (CEO) and Rosie Mackenzie (ConocoPhillips) discussed "Stepping onto the Stage: Preparing Executives as Faculty for Your Executive Education Initiatives." They talked about how they...

  • Employees Polled on What They Want in Their Next Position

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  • Talent Forward Features Boudreau

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  • Webinar: Current Issues and Emerging Practices in Performance Management,11/30 Audio/Slides

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  • Boudreau Speech at HR Technology Conference

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  • The Five Principles Behind "Transformative HR"

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  • Management Reset Discussed in FT.com

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  • News Corp.'s Shareholders Vote Against Murdoch's Children; Lawler Quoted

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  • Jeff Shuman Named HR Executive of the Year by HRE

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  • Lawler in the Blogosphere

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  • Segmentation and Transformative HR

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  • Take Part in the Most Effective Leadership Practices Competition

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  • Generation Gaps at Work

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  • In the "Financial Times"

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  • Webinar: Network Designs For Sustainable Effectiveness, 9/26 Audio/Slides

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the September 26 webinar.   What Does it Really Take to Get Beyond the Constraints of Hierarchy and Segmentation? "We all need effective networked organizations--but we fight upstream in a world...

  • Most Effective Leadership Practices Competition

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  • "Time to Get it Right" - Unions and the Auto Industry

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  • Boudreau on Unemployment

    John Boudreau was a guest speaker on CRI's Today program, where the discussion was on the U.S.'s continuing high unemployment rates. John, Qian Liwei, and Phillip Dine were the guests on this program. Listen to the program here....

  • Evidence-Based Change Helps Companies Achieve Greater Success

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  • Lawler, Boudreau Named to Top 20 HR List

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  • Webinar: Business Partnership with Impact, 9-8, Audio/Slides

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  • In the Media

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  • Webinar: Promise and Peril of HR Data, 8/23, Audio/Slides

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the August 23 webinar.    CEO Research Professor Theresa Welbourne and Kerrian Bard Fournier, Vice President, Head of Human Capital & Analytics, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., discussed how to...

  • Welbourne Named as Director of Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship

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  • Forget Manufacturing?

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  • John Boudreau to Deliver Opening Keynote at Human Resource Executive Conference

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  • 2011 CEO Webinar Schedule

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  • Transformative HR: How Great Companies Use Evidence-Based Change for Sustainable Advantage

    John W. Boudreau and Ravin Jesuthasan with Towers Watson
    (Jossey-Bass, October 2011)

  • More Demand, but Businesses Slow to Hire Additional Workforce

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  • Organizing for Sustainability

    Susan Albers Mohman & A.B. (Rami) Shani, Editors
    (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011)

  • "Do Finance Practices Hinder Optimal Hiring?"

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  • Webinar: Executing Multidimensional Organizations, 7/22 - Audio/Slides

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  • Society Demands More Sustainable Products--But Consumers May Be Unwilling to Cooperate

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  • Worley and Lawler Chapter Wins Editor's Award -- Free Download

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  • "Executive Compensation's New Normal: A Missed Opportunity"

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  • Keep Up with Theresa Welbourne's Column at TLNT Site

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  • How Sustainable is Cisco?

    Chris Worley blogs about Cisco, Flip videocameras, and sustainability. Read his entire post here....

  • 2011 Cohen Award Winner

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  • May 2011 Leadership Pulse Now Open - Your Input Requested

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  • Reward Strategies, Sustainability - and Soccer

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  • Who's on Corporate Boards?

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  • How Does Your Employer Rate for Sustainability?

    Lawler and Worley list six ways a company can be organized to best incorporate sustainability into its DNA. Read the whole post here.    ...

  • View Recording of "Efficiency, Effectiveness and Impact - Achieving Excellence in HR Management" Webinar

    CEO's John Boudreau and Ed Lawler held a webinar on "Efficiency, Effectiveness and Impact - Achieving Excellence in HR Management" for the Conference Board of Canada on May 10, as a preliminary event for the Board's upcoming HR Service Delivery...

  • Shared Work Space a Growing Phenomenon

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  • View Mercer Webcast with Jay Conger, 4/21

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  • View Recording of AMA Webcast with Worley and Lawler, 4/20

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  • HR Emerging from the Recession

    John Boudreau and Ed Lawler are both quoted in an article (April 27, 2011) on the Human Resource Executive website about the market for HR jobs, which has been growing. They noted in the article that HR's status has been...

  • Levenson on Capital Public Radio

    CEO Senior Research Scientist Alec Levenson was interviewed on Capital Public Radio about a drop in the California unemployment rate. He noted the drop, but said that the trend shows far too slow progress. Listen here....

  • The Problem with Iconic Leaders

    Ed Lawler wrote about the problem with iconic leaders at the Forbes.com website. Read it here....

  • High Potential Event Held in Concert with Microsoft

    CEO and Microsoft recently partnered on an event for high potentials within Microsoft and CEO's other sponsor organizations. Each sponsor organization was invited to send high potential HR employees for an event featuring Ian Ziskin, Lacey Leone McLaughlin, and...

  • "People, Profits and Sustainability"

     Anne Bergman of USC's Marshall School reported on CEO's fourth sustainability conference, held in February 2011 at Mattel's Leadership Development Center. Read the complete article here....

  • CEO's Fourth Sustainability Conference

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  • CEO Researchers Speaking at SIOP Conference in April

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  • Lawler and Worley for the Egalitarian Workplace

    Chris Worley and Ed Lawler are featured in Business Week's "Debate Room" writing in favor of the egalitarian workplace. Noting that traditional hierarchies in many organizations have become a thing of the past, they also press for the death of...

  • Singapore Boards and HR Expertise

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  • Mergers & Acquisitions -- and Talent Managers

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  • Webinar with Ian Ziskin: 3/21 - Audio/Slides

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  • WillBe: 13 Reasons WillBe's are Luckier than WannaBe's

    Ian Ziskin (2011)

  • Management Reset: Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness

    Edward E. Lawler III and Christopher G. Worley, with David Creelman (Jossey-Bass, 2011)

  • Useful Research: Advancing Theory and Practice

    Susan Albers Mohrman, Edward E. Lawler III, and Associates
    (Berrett-Koehler, 2011)

  • Move Past Quarterly Earnings to Real Sustainability

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  • "Get rid of job descriptions."

    Read CEO Director Ed Lawler and Senior Research Scientist Chris Worley's list of reasons why job descriptions hinder organizations and what they suggest companies do instead. Getting rid of job descriptions "fits a management approach that highlights agility by...

  • Hiring the Overqualified

    CEO Director Ed Lawler was interviewed for a piece on "Hiring and Managing the Overqualified" in Talent Management magazine. Because of the economy and the state of the job market, many overqualified people seem to applying for jobs below their...

  • Lawler Post in HuffPo

    CEO Director Ed Lawler's latest post in the Huffington Post is up. He writes about the lack of triple bottom line accountability in typical corporate annual reports. Read his whole post here.  ...

  • Leaders as Unrecognized Victims of the Recession

    Read CEO Research Professor Theresa Welbourne's latest article based on Leadership Pulse data notes that leaders and managers "are reporting lost productivity and lower than ideal energy levels at work." Studying the data, Welbourne makes some suggestions for focusing on...

  • Diversity in Work and Management Teams a Competitive Advantage

    The Sacramento Bee ran a viewpoint piece, Diversity is Imperative to Keep California Businesses Competitive on February 27, 2011, about the necessity for diversity in the workplace, especially focusing on women in California businesses. CEO Research Professor Theresa Welbourne's research...

  • John Boudreau Elected as SIOP Fellow

    CEO Research Director and Professor John Boudreau has been elected a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). SIOP is Division 14 of the American Psychological Assocation and Organizational Affiliate of athe Association for Psychological Science (APS)....

  • Boudreau, Lawler, Jamrog in SHRM's HR Magazine

    CEO's John Boudreau and Ed Lawler, along with Jay Jamrog, write in the February 2011 issue of HR Magazine about Shining Light on the HR Profession. In the article, they consider what the recession may have done to the status...

  • Webinar: Anatomy of a High Potential, 2/22 - Audio/Slides

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the February 22 webinar    In this webinar on February 22, Jay Conger discussed recent research on the characteristics of high potentials. Rising stars who make the grade are remarkably...

  • Employee Resource Network - Learning Congress

    Join the faculty from the Center for Effective Organizations and a select group of your peers in leading the continued transformation of employee resource networks (ERNs) at our upcoming Employee Resource Network Learning Congress, which will take place in the...

  • Webinar: Beyond Change Management, Feb. 7 - Audio/Slides

    Beyond Change Management - From Traditional Phase Models to More Robust Models of Transformation Amidst Chaos  Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the February 7 webinar    Chris Worley and Sue Mohrman highlighted the characteristics of more...

  • Annual Reviews and Sustainability?

    Ed Lawler in the Huffington Post on February 3, 2011: Do your annual reviews include a sustainability component? Why not?  ...

  • Information About the February 2011 Sustainability Conference

    This conference is by invitation only. Agenda Important Information for Attendees Introduction and Background on the Conference Registration Form   Organizing for Sustainability Cross-Functional and Multi-Organizational Approaches to Accelerate Progress Toward Sustainable Corporations, Economies and Societies A working conference to...

  • Using Targeted Analytics to Improve Talent Decisions

    Download a working paper from CEO Senior Research Scientist Alec Levenson on Using Targeted Analytics to Improve Talent Decisions. Analytics and metrics offer great potential to improve the quality of decision making on HR and human capital issues in organizations....

  • Mohrman is Keynote at Society of Consulting Psychology Conference

    The Mid-Winter Conference, held by the Society of Consulting Psychology, will feature CEO Senior Research Scientist Sue Mohrman as a keynote speaker on Saturday, January 29. Sue is speaking on how consultants generate and use organizational knowledge. She writes, "Knowledge...

  • Huffington Post: Lawler on Eco-Stadiums and Sustainable Effectiveness

      Catch Ed Lawler's column at the Huffington Post, "Philadelphia Eagles Go Green - But One-Off Initiates Are Not the Final Answer."  ...

  • Webinar: Targeted and Predictive Human Capital Analytics, Jan. 20 - Audio/Slides

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the January 20 webinar    Alec Levenson spoke on January 20 about the fact that maximizing the contribution people make to the bottom line is a critical issue for organizations,...

  • Charismatic Leadership and Post-Steve Jobs Apple

    CEO Senior Research Scientist Jay Conger was quoted in a Bloomberg commentary about Apple's CEO Steve Jobs as he stepped down for a second medical leave of absence on January 17. Jay has written extensively about charismatic leadership, including the...

  • Positive Peer Pressure

    Theresa Welbourne, CEO Research Professor, writes in her column on the TLNT website about Creating a Culture of Accountability: It's All About Positive Peer PRessure. She says that "Leaders can provide clearly established goals to executives, managers and employees, but...

  • Boudreau Interviewed in CFO Magazine

    CEO Research Director and Professor John Boudreau is featured in CFO Magazine's article People are Different - but Shouldn't Be. John talks about the importance of HR metrics. He also discusses talent development and employee turnover. Read the full article...

  • ITT Becomes 3 Companies - Lawler Comments

    CEO Director Ed Lawler was interviewed for American Public Radio's Marketplace program on the story that ITT was splitting into three separate companies. Read and listen to the report here. As the report notes, being "big is not necessarily better,"...

  • December 9 Webinar: HR Function of the Future - Audio/Slides

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the December 9 webinar  John Boudreau spoke on the HR Function of the Future: How Strategic Partnership with Impact Reshapes the HR Profession on December 9.The tools to enable HR...

  • 2 Lawler Articles Listed Among Most Read at Organizational Dynamics

    CEO Director Ed Lawler has two articles in the list of the Top 25 Hottest Articles from the Organizational Dynamics journal: Reward Practices and Performance Management System Effectiveness Make Human Capital a Source of Competitive Advantage The list is a...

  • Fast HR - "You can go fast and not be stupid."

    Workforce Management online has an article on Fast HR with quotes from Bill Cushard, who was a guest speaker on CEO's recent webinar on Fast HRM & Leadership, CEO Research Professor Theresa Welbourne, and Tom Leitko of American Express, a...

  • Worley Teaching Summer 2011 at the Cape Cod Institute

    CEO Senior Research Scientist Chris Worley will be teaching on "The Third Management Reset, Sustainable Effectiveness, and the Future of OD" at the Cape Cod Institute in summer 2011. The Cape Cod Institute is a series of courses for mental...

  • Sustainability: NYT Blog Talking About Andrew Hoffman

    Read the October 27, 2010 New York Times Green blog post about Andrew Hoffman and his paper on how society will "begin to accept the reality of global warming and do something about it." He believes "there has been too...

  • Fast HR is a Competitive Advantage

    CEO Research Professor Theresa Welbourne writes about speeding up HR - and its ability to be a competitive advantage - in a guest post at the TLNT website. Read the article here. ...

  • HR Upheaval at Tribune Co. - Lawler Interviewed for Article

    The recent restructuring of the Tribune Co. was the subject of a story by Workforce Management, "Top HR Leaders Among Those Purged by Tribune Co" (November 3, 2010). CEO Director Ed Lawler was interviewed for the piece, which wondered about...

  • Engaged in What?

    Is engagement a myth? What should employees be engaged in? Download the PDF slide deck from Theresa Welbourne's talk about this topic, along with a diagnostic tool. Engaged in What? Diagnostic for Engaged in What ...

  • Oct. 27 Webinar: Data Coaching - Audio/Slides

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio for the October 27 webinar Theresa Welbourne, CEO Research Professor, and Denise Avink of Northrop Grumman, spoke on October 27 on Data Coaching: A Cure for HR Data Analysis Paralysis?. They discussed...

  • Special Issue on Organizing for Sustainability

    The special issue of Organizational Dynamics (Volume 39, Issue 4) is dedicated to frameworks and rich examples of organizational sustainability transitions. The special issue is edited by Sue Mohrman and Chris Worley, who are co-faculty directors of CEO's program...

  • Organizational and Talent Strategies for Emerging Markets: Interview with Mary Eckenrod of Research In Motion

    Emerging markets are becoming a central part of multinational organizations' strategies and success. At the CEO sponsors' meeting in May 2010, the theme of organizational and talent strategies for large emerging markets was addressed by CEO researcher Alec Levenson, Subhasis...

  • Ian Ziskin Assumes Role as CEO's Executive in Residence

    CEO is very happy to welcome Ian Ziskin as he assumes his new role as our Executive in Residence and advisor. At USC, Ian will be responsible for consulting with corporate sponsors, faculty, students, and alumni to execute the...

  • Oct. 19 Webinar: Fast HRM & Leadership Confidence - Audio/Slides

      Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio for the October 19 webinar Theresa Welbourne, Research Professor and Bill Cushard, Chief Learning Officer, Knowland Group spoke on October 19 about Fast HRM and the results of the Summer 2010 Leadership...

  • Talking about the 3-Minute 360

    CEO is now offering a new research-derived product. It is called the role-based, 3-Minute 360 (TM) because the rater can finish the on-line feedback in just 3 minutes. It may be fast, but it is robust, research driven, and part...

  • From e-HRM to Fast HRM

    Theresa Welbourne, CEO Research Professor, writes about the shift from e-HRM to Fast HRM in Workforce Solutions Review Online. Read the entire piece here.  ...

  • Levenson in La Opinion Article

    CEO Research Scientist Alec Levenson was quoted in La Opinion in an article about labor unions during the current economic downturn. Read the entire article here....

  • Podcast: Aligning Strategic HR Metrics to Overall Business Goals

    Listen to CEO's Alec Levenson in his guest spot on Human Resources IQ's podcast as he talks about maximizing HR metrics ROI. The podcast is here....

  • Internships Leading to Jobs

    Alec Levenson, CEO Research Scientist, was interviewed for a story in USC's Daily Trojan newspaper on a recent study that showed internships becoming an increasingly significant route to securing a job post-graduation. Read the entire article here....

  • List of All 2011 Seminars

    Upcoming 2011 CEO seminars and workshops

  • Aligning Strategic Metrics to Business Goals

    Alec Levenson was the keynote speaker at the IQPC HR Metrics Summit in Chicago on September 14, 2010. He spoke on the topic of "Aligning Strategic Metrics to the Overall Business Goals." Click for his presentation slides....

  • Ed Lawler Listed in UK Magazine's Most Influential International Thinkers

    CEO Director Ed Lawler has been named to the list of the UK-based HR Magazine's Top 18 HR Most Influential Thinkers-International for 2010....

  • Podcast on Metrics & Talent with John Boudreau

    Listen to an interview with CEO Research Director and Professor John Boudreau on the Human Resources IQ's HR Today podcast. He talks about how the HR profession has involved and how metrics have become more and more integral to the...

  • Boudreau in August Workforce Management

    CEO Professor and Research Director John Boudreau was quoted in an article in the August, 2010 Workforce Management magazine. The article, "Making the Call for Themselves," by Ed Frauenheim, talks about American Express' efforts to overhaul its customer service call...

  • Lawler on Reemployed in L.A. Times

    CEO Director Ed Lawler was interviewed for a recent L.A. Times article, "The Reemployed: Overqualified and Underpaid," on people who have been rehired after layoffs. The article discussed a survey by the Pew Research Center (pdf of the survey report...

  • IPOs and HRM

    CEO Research Professor Theresa Welbourne writes in the September 2010 issue of Workforce Management magazine about how, and why, HR management factors predict firm performance. Welbourne writes, "Firms that value employees, share the wealth and are willing to take the...

  • Singapore Human Capital Summit 2010

    John Boudreau will be speaking on and facilitating two panels at the upcoming Singapore Human Capital Summit 2010, held September 29-30, 2010. He will be speaking on "Leveraging on the World's Talents" and "Perspectives of Leaders - People Strategies...

  • Welbourne: Leadership Confidence is Down, Especially in HR

    CEO Research Professor Theresa Welbourne writes in TLNT about the findings from her latest Leadership Pulse survey that "confidence in all internal aspects of leadership confidence [has] declined." She goes on to note that "confidence scores from HR are particularly...

  • Boudreau to Speak at Energy Forum in September

    CEO Research Director and Professor John Boudreau will give the keynote address at the Energy-Moving Forward 2010 forum on September 14, 2010, hosted by the Global Energy Management Program at the University of Colorado Denver Business School. John will speak...

  • Using Research, Data, and Positive Examples to Develop Human Capital Strategies that Make a Difference

    This article continues a conversation between Sue Mohrman and Mike Fenlon, a national Human Capital Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The first part of this interview appeared earlier online and in our last newsletter.  Sue: We at CEO have been...

  • Blog Post on How the Dreamliner Retools Talent Management

    John Boudreau writes in the HBR blog, The Conversation, about the roll out of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and how its creation may be a good lesson for the future of HR and talent strategy. Read the post here....

  • Lawler Comments on Whitman Run for Governor

    In a MarketWatch article about Meg Whitman's run for governor of California, CEO Director Ed Lawler was quoted on whether experience as a CEO would translate into knowing how to deal with the huge California bureaucracy. Read the entire article...

  • CEO Receives Grant to Expand HR Research Benchmark Study will now Include Sampling of International Companies

    Edward Lawler, Distinguished Professor of Business and CEO Director, and John Boudreau, Professor of Management and Organization, and Research Director for the CEO, received funding for "The Future of HR: Longitudinal Study and 2010 Survey" by the Society for Human...

  • Levenson Discusses Long-Term Unemployment on Fox News

    Alec Levenson appeared on a Fox News report on people dealing with long-term unemployment. The segment discussed "discouraged workers," people who have been out of work for longer than 99 weeks and are thus unable to qualify for more unemployment,...

  • Conference Focused on Health Care Restructuring and Sustainability

    Cornell University's ILR School convened the international healthcare conference, "A Time for Change: Restructuring America's Health Care Delivery System" on May 11-12, 2010, which brought together a host of people from health care systems, labor, academia, and government to discuss...

  • July '10 Leadership Pulse Survey Results

    Theresa Welbourne, CEO Research Professor, released the latest results from her ongoing Leadership Pulse surveys. With this latest survey, Welbourne received responses from 677 executives. Theresa is finding that internal organizational confidence is "declining due to strategy not being executed,...

  • Speed Up Departments to Better Meet Customers' Needs

    CEO Research Professor Theresa Welbourne writes in the July 2010 Chief Learning Officer Magazine about the "Fast Agenda for CLOs." She describes the development of the extreme programming method in software development, which caused a profound change in the way...

  • Join Alec Levenson in Chicago for the September HR Metrics Summit

    Alec Levenson will be giving the opening keynote address at IQPC's HR Metrics Summit on September 14. He'll be speaking on "Aligning Strategic Metrics to the Overall Business Goals." The Summit runs from September 13-15. More information, including the...

  • Employee Training for Future Growth

    Alec Levenson was interviewed for an article appearing in Smart Business, "Corporate Training Positions Your Company for Future Growth," that argues for further employee training even in a downturn. Training often includes the subject areas of leadership, operations excellence, management...

  • Welbourne on Winning the New War for IT Talent

    Writing in the CIO Update, CEO Research Professor Theresa Welbourne describes the "neglected warriors" of the recession, who may currently be at risk of being recruited away from their current companies. Drawing on her Leadership Pulse survey data, she notes...

  • Conger on Executive Development Issues

    Trina Soske and Jay Conger had a very interesting blog post in the Harvard Business Review Blog, "Imagining the Future of Leadership," where they describe the problems facing executive development programs. Read their post here. Soske and Conger describe...

  • Lawler on "Why You Should Embrace Change"

    Ed Lawler was interviewed for the Globe and Mail (July 6) on organizational adaptability, and why change, and the ability to change well, is a necessity. He says, "Clearly, organizational change is not something that has been very well managed...

  • Time for a Promotion?

    CEO Director Ed Lawler was interviewed for a recent (July 4) Wall Street Journal piece, Negotiating for More, on the current economic climate in the workplace. The article says that while salary increases may not be possible at present, it...

  • "How to Keep from Being Poached in the Upcoming War for Talent"

    Theresa Welbourne writes about "the neglected warriors of the recession" in How to Keep from Being Poached in the Upcoming War for Talent on the TLNT website. "The upcoming war for talent is different because the people pipeline has changed....

  • Measuring Talent Management Practices

    John Boudreau was interviewed in the Human Resource Executive Online article, "Metric Failure," which discussed the importance of measuring talent management practices. Boudreau mentioned that current metrics being collected might not be enough, or the right ones to "determine the...

  • Volunteer Programs See Increasing Applications During Recession

    Programs such as AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps have seen a great increase in the number of applicants since the onset of the recession, writes Sara Jerome in the article, "In Recession, Volunteers Reenlist" in National Journal Magazine. Alec Levenson...

  • Webinar on June 21 with John Boudreau on Retooling HR: Audio/Slides

     Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio from the June 21 seminar   John Boudreau spoke on June 21 for a sponsor-only audience and discussed his newly published book, Retooling HR: Using Proven Business Tools to Make Better Decisions About...

  • Report Out on the Annual Sponsors' Meeting

    Report on CEO's 2010 Sponsors' Meeting - The proceedings of the meeting...

  • Interview with Mike Fenlon of PricewaterhouseCoopers

    As change in the business world seems to speed up day by day, the HR function must be firmly grounded in the organization's business strategy. Mike Fenlon, a national Human Capital Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), was interviewed recently by...

  • Boudreau Keynote Presentation at HRPS Global Conference

    CEO Research Director and Professor John Boudreau was one of the keynote speakers at the 2010 HRPS Global Conference, held in San Diego at the end of April. His talk, with Sandy Ogg, Chief HR Officer of Unilever, discussed...

  • Part 2 of the IMT Interview with Theresa Welbourne

    Part Two of the interview with Theresa Welbourne discusses employee engagement and talent retention. Read Part 2 here. Part 1, which concerns management, leadership and HR lessons learned from the recession, is also available....

  • Making Sense of the Millennial Generation: What Organizations Need to Know

    by Alec Levenson This article is based on a recently published paper - Millennials and the world of work: An economist's perspective - in the Journal of Business and Psychology. The Millennial Generation - people born in the 1980s and...

  • Management, Leadership and HR Lessons Learned from the Recession

    CEO Research Professor Theresa Welbourne was interviewed by IMT (Industry Market Trends) for their Expert's Corner today (May 25, 2010). Part 1 of her interview discusses "management, leadership and HR lessons learned from the recession." Read Part 1 of Welbourne's...

  • The Battle for Talent, Post Recession

    From the report: Our research suggests that an overall generic war for talent likely will not be the rallying cry post recession. Instead, a new battle will be waged for a select group of people whom we call the neglected...

  • CEO Annual Review 2010

    Download CEO's Annual Review here....

  • The Employees You're Most Likely to Lose

    Research from CEO's Theresa Welbourne and the Leadership Pulse gives some clues as to which employees a firm is most likely to lose as the job market loosens. Read the full story here....

  • 2010 HCEO Graduates

    We are very pleased to announce our HCEO graduates for 2010. HCEO (Human Capital and Effective Organizations) is one of the certificate programs that CEO offers. It provides an innovative and rigorous curriculum that prepares high-potential professionals to take...

  • 2010 Cohen Award Winner

    Ethan Bernstein of Harvard University is the 2010 recipient of the Susan G. Cohen Award and receives $2,500. His dissertation title is "Innovation Boundaries: Deconstructing Autonomy." Congratulations to Ethan!...

  • 2009 HCEO Graduates

    We are very pleased to announce our HCEO graduates for 2009. HCEO (Human Capital and Effective Organizations) is one of the certificate programs that CEO offers. It provides an innovative and rigorous curriculum that prepares high-potential professionals to take...

  • The Platinum Leadership Pulse Offers More

    Theresa Welbourne of CEO, with eePulse, is now offering a special platinum-level membership in the Leadership Team Pulse. Download information about the Platinum Leadership Pulse, which can help you Keeping your team ahead of the competition Helping your team members...

  • Freelancing Story in L.A. Times

    Alana Semuels, writing in the L.A. Times, noted that although unemployment rates in the U.S. are starting to go down, many of the jobs people are taking are freelance or independent contract jobs, without benefits, in her article, "Freelancing Beats...

  • Download "How to Win in Today's Economy"

    Read How to Win in Today's Economy, the new report from Theresa Welbourne based on the latest research results from the Leadership Pulse survey. "How do you win in today's economy in the middle of a recession? That's the topic...

  • Webinar on April 19 with John Boudreau: Audio/Slides

    Can HR Evolve Faster? What's in Its Way? - and How to Remove It   Webinar Slides PDF Click here for audio for the April 19 webinar John discussed his view on the evolution of the HR profession, drawing on...

  • 2010 Public Webinars

    Please note that all webinars are scheduled to take place from 9 - 10 am Pacific Time (Los Angeles) unless otherwise noted. Audio files and PDFs of the slide decks will be posted here after the webinar has occurred....

  • April 9 Webinar with Jay Galbraith: Audio/Slides

    Designing the Enterprise Organization  Webinar Slides PDF Download this recent article from Jay on the topic Click here for audio from the April 9 seminar   Jay Galbraith spoke on April 9 about Designing the Enterprise Organization. Jay writes, "The...

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Temporary and Contingent Employees

    After the economy hits bottom during the middle of a recession, temporary employment typically is the first to recover. Companies make ample use of temps as a buffer when revenues initially increase, while they wait for evidence that the...

  • Getting What You Pay For: The Productivity Impacts of Incentive Pay Optimization

    Alec Levenson will present on this topic, along with co-authors Cindy Zoghi, Michael Gibbs, and George Benson, at the 9th IZA/SOLE Transatlantic Meeting of Labor Economists in Buch/Ammersee, Germany, on May 27, 2010....

  • L. A. Times Article on City Government Layoffs - Seniority Based

    The L.A. Times ran a front-page article today (March 12, 2010), "L.A. City Hall Fears Ripple Effect of Layoffs," on the process of laying off 4,000 civil service employees working for L.A. city government. As the article notes, seniority is...

  • Latest Findings from the Leadership Pulse

    Energy held steady, but high-profile talent are still not "in the zone." The good news is that personal energy at work (a key predictor of productivity) held steady. The bad news is that personal energy at work is less...

  • Organization Effectiveness in Emerging Markets

    As part of CEO's action research agenda on organization effectiveness in emerging markets, Alec Levenson will be making two trips to China. In March he travels to Nanjing, China, to work with Chinese companies making the transition from traditional...

  • Chris Worley to Speak on "Building Change Capabilities"

    Chris Worley is one of the featured speakers at the Prosci Global Conference on Best Practices in Change Management taking place April 25-28 in Las Vegas. The 2010 focus for the conference is "Trends, Tools & Methodologies." Chris' talk...

  • Workshop on E-HRM Features Welbourne

    Theresa Welbourne is the keynote speaker at the 3rd European Academic Workshop on Electronic Human Resource Management. The workshop will be held on May 20-21, 2010 in Bamberg, Germany and will focus on "Evidence-Based E-HRM - On the Way...

  • What do Corporate Directors Think About Executive Pay?

    Ed Lawler's article in the latest edition of workspan magazine talks about the findings from a recent CEO survey on this topic. He writes that while board members may agree that in some cases executives are paid too much,...

  • Lawler and Conger - Top 100 Thought Leaders

    Jay Conger (top) and Ed Lawler were both named to Leadership Excellence Magazine's 2010 list of the 100 top thought leaders (February 2010 issue). The magazine focuses on the areas of leadership development, managerial effectiveness, and organizational productivity....

  • HCEO News

    LinkedIn Group Current members and graduates of the HCEO Certificate program now have their own group on LinkedIn. The private group will allow the HCEO community to better share experiences, ask for feedback, and get to know each other. HCEO-Only...

  • Data Coaching Workshop: Working Agenda

    The working agenda for CEO's Data Coaching workshop is now available. More information about the workshop is available....

  • Webinar: Data Coaching - Audio/Slides

    Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne held a webinar on January 27, 2010 entitled "Data Coaching is What's New." She discussed data coaching as a must-have skill for HR, OD, and communications professionals as well as consultants and executive coaches. She...

  • List of All 2010 Seminars

    2010 CEO seminars and workshops

  • Photos from Our Seminars

    Take a look at our Flickr albums for a glimpse at some of our seminars and workshops from last year!...

  • Jay Conger to Speak at TEDxManhattan Beach

    Jay Conger will be one of the featured speakers at the inaugural TEDxManhattanBeach conference on February 27, 2010, which has the theme Building Stronger Communities. TEDx events are independently organized offshoots of the annual TED conferences, which bring some...

  • The Right Way to Create Jobs in L.A.?

    L.A. Weekly reported (January 20, 2010) on a proposed deal by L.A. city government to create a small number of additional jobs in Los Angeles (between 30 and 74 jobs) - by essentially luring them away from South Gate, a...

  • Useful Research - 30 Years Later

    Doing Research that is Useful for Theory and Practice has been CEO's focus for the 30 years it has been in existence. Our founding and ongoing belief is that academic research should in fact be useful to practitioners in addressing...

  • When Do High-Level Managers Believe They Can Influence the Stock Price?

    John Boudreau co-wrote this article, which will appear in the January/February 2010 issue of Human Resource Management. The article argues that "stock price expectancy," or individuals' perceptions of influence over their firm's stock price, depends upon a variety of...

  • John Boudreau Speaking at HRPS Annual Conference

      The Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS) is a strong network of more than 3,000 HR thought leaders and executives representing the world's most prominent businesses. HRPS is a long-standing partner of the Center for Effective Organizations. We encourage...

  • Flexible Resource Capabilities and Organization Agility

    Sue Mohrman and I were recently in Europe talking about organization design with executives from a well-known consumer products company. Our meetings ended on a Friday, and so a few months earlier I had invited my daughter, Sarah, to fly over and enjoy a long weekend in Geneva with her dear old dad as one of her Christmas presents.

  • Learning about Employee Engagement through In-Depth Study of Employees Going through Change

    In a new series of studies we are examining the dynamics of employee engagement as employees go through change. The findings so far challenge some of our traditional thinking about change management. Key "aha" moments: Employees reporting high levels...

  • Free CEO Working Papers

    Most CEO working papers (2008 and older) are now free to download. See what's available here....

  • A Misplaced Drive for Employee Engagement?

    Ed Frauenheim at Workforce Management writes a cautionary and thought-provoking article on what he sees as a misplaced drive for employee engagement. He warns that current measures are not "invigorat[ing] dispirited workplace cultures." Both Ed Lawler and Theresa Welbourne are...

  • Retaining Star Performers in Trying Times

    Jay Conger is quoted extensively in Retaining Star Performers in Trying Times. The HBR blog post, by Amy Gallo, lists several tools and to-dos to keep your best talent, even in a downturn....

  • Lawler Interview/Video: New World Needs New Management Model

    CEO Director Ed Lawler was interviewed for the Globe and Mail. He talked about his belief that there is a need for a new approach to managing complex organizations. Click for the article and video....

  • Keeping Employees Motivated During Tough Times

    CEO research professor Theresa Welbourne talks about how to keep employees motivated in an interview on StartupNation. Read the interview here....

  • Barrie Stott Talks About CEO

    Barrie Stott of IBB Global talks about CEO and its programs. Barrie is a graduate of CEO's Human Capital and Effective Organizations Certificate program....

  • Organization Design Executive Education Programs

    2009 marks the 11th year of CEO's bi-annual Organization Design Workshop (we've had 827 attendees representing over 370 companies) and the 9th cycle of our Certificate in Organization Design program (121 attendees have come to our Advanced Topics Workshop, representing...

  • June 2010: First Conference of the International Network of Business and Management Journals

    Upcoming conference: The First Conference of the International Network of Business and Management Journals will be held in Valencia, Spain from June 1-4, 2010. The theme will be "Creativity and Innovation in an International Context." Editors-in-chief of several journals, including...

  • Spotlight on Jeff Shuman, Harris Corporation

    Jeff Shuman It's no secret that the field of human resources has changed tremendously during the past decade. While traditional activities - recruiting, benefits and payroll - are still important functions, today's HR team must hold its own within the...

  • Raging Debates in HR

    Read 10 experts' takes on some timely HR and talent management issues at Halogen Software's Raging Debates in HR site. See their opinions on banning social media at work, annual reviews, forced ranking, and more! CEO's own Ed Lawler is...

  • March 2010 Symposium on Optimizing the Performance of People

    John Boudreau will present a keynote address on "Beyond HR - A Business Approach to Building Human Capital" at the upcoming 8th annual Symposium on Optimizing the Performance of People, presented by KnowledgeAdvisors. Find out more and register for the...

  • What is Fast HR?

    Fast HR is a growing body of work that spells out ways HR can change to meet the needs of today's fast-growth and high change organizations. No longer is change management enough. Traditional change management implies it will finished at...

  • Focal Jobs Report

    Have you seen the recent report from the IBM Institute for Business Value on focal jobs, pivotal roles in the future of HR, and talent strategy? We were pleased to note that the work of John Boudreau and Pete Ramstad...

  • Organization Strategy and Effectiveness in Large Emerging Markets

    In September Alec Levenson traveled to China to kick off a new CEO research agenda on organization strategy and effectiveness in large emerging markets. Countries such as China, India, Indonesia and Brazil offer unique challenges and opportunities to both...

  • Ecological Sustainability to Catalyze High Performance

    In October, 2008, CEO hosted a conference on "organizing for sustainability" that was attended by the Cleveland Clinic, including leaders from Huron Hospital, one of the hospitals in the Cleveland Clinic system. Huron is notable because of the severe...

  • CEO's Talent Management and Leadership Development Seminars

    "I left thinking about ways we can enrich our talent processes with more up, down and across." -- Sarah Hunt, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans CEO's Talent Management and Leadership Development seminars, held consecutively in September, featured the Calder Quartet, Steve...

  • When do High-Level Managers Believe They Can Influence the Stock Price?

    Upcoming article to appear in the Human Resources Management Journal in 2010 by Benjamin Dunford (Purdue), Wendy Boswell (Texas A&M), and John Boudreau (CEO, USC): When do High-Level Managers Believe They Can Influence the Stock Price? Antecedents of Stock Price...

  • Engaged in What? Why Employee Engagement is Not Enough

    Theresa Welbourne writes that traditional approaches to engagement are not enough and may even backfire. Rather, she suggests that figuring out "what employees are engaged in doing at work is more important than if they are or are not...

  • Boards of Directors Think CEO Perks Need Cutting

    Findings from a Center for Effective Organizations survey shows that most people on corporate boards believe that CEO pay packages need trimming, especially perks like corporate jet rides and severence pay. The findings come from an annual survey conducted by...

  • CEO in Top 5 of Leadership Development Programs

    Leadership Excellence magazine named CEO the #5 educational organization that offers leadership development programs in their October 2009 issue....

  • Join Ed Lawler, Chris Worley and Theresa Welbourne in Bellevue, Washington

    Built for Agility: Leading in Uncertain Times Thursday, November 12, 2009 8:00 AM In the face of increasing market and economic uncertainties, the need for strategic and organizational agility seems obvious. But when it comes to organization change, the goal...

  • Recession Permanently Changing Workplace and Work Force

    AP reported on the permanent changes being made to the workplace because of the recession. From an acceleration of offshoring jobs, more cautious consumer spending, Alec Levenson, a research scientist of CEO, was interviewed for the piece and noted that...

  • CEO's Executive Education Advisory Board

    CEO is excited to introduce our new Executive Education Advisory Board. This dynamic group will help guide CEO's executive education programming and content. They bring considerable expertise and energy to our efforts and we look forward to working with them....

  • Welbourne Interview on SmallBizAmerica Radio

    Tune in to an interview with Theresa Welbourne on SmallBiz America radio as she discusses her research on leadership, HR, and change management and how it applies to the world of work....

  • Hiring is a More Protracted Process

    The New York Times reported on the increasing trend towards putting job applicants through several job interviews and asking them to work on a temporary basis before being offered a position. CEO research scientist Alec Levenson was quoted in the...

  • Webinar: Retooling Talent Management to Be More Businesslike - Audio/Video

    CEO Research Director and Professor John Boudreau held a webinar on September 29 discussing how to retool talent management so that it can be more businesslike. There are valuable data and frameworks for talent management today, but they tend to...

  • Driving High Performance with Home Working

    Dr. Theresa Welbourne and her colleagues from Telefonica O2 Europe recently completed a study on the impact of home working on employee performance. Working with Amanda Jones, a doctoral student from King's College London and Danielle Lee, Head of Employee...

  • Sustainable Cleveland - the Experience of Place

    Northeast Ohio, a geographical area of some 16 counties based in and around Cleveland and adjacent to Lake Erie, is making a name for itself as a seedbed of sustainability practices and a model for other communities wishing to...

  • 2009 Cohen Award Winner

    Jill Waymier Paine, of Teachers College, Columbia University, is the 2009 recipient of the Susan G. Cohen Award and receives $2,500. Her dissertation title is "Follower Engagement and Commitment to Change: Examining the Role of Regulatory Fit." Congratulations to Jill!...

  • HRPS's Fall Executive Forum

     Learn more and register for the Human Resource Planning Society's Fall Executive Forum, held October 25-27 in Chicago. At the Forum, some of the world's best talent development executives and thought leaders will share the approaches, challenges and best practices...

  • Workbook/Slides Available: Keys to Success During a Recession

    The slides and workbook for Dr. Theresa Welbourne's August online learning event based on the latest findings from the Leadership Pulse are now available. Slides Workbook The Leadership Pulse is the first and only real-time benchmarking and leadership tool....

  • Jay Galbraith at Business Week: Pro-Matrix

    To Matrix or not to matrix? That is the question posed by BusinessWeek.com and answered by two leading organizational design experts. In this week's "Debate Room" feature, CEO-affiliated research scientist Dr. Jay Galbraith and Dr. Guido Quelle discuss their arguments...

  • Boudreau, Levenson, Benson Presentation at Wharton School

    CEO's John Boudreau and Alec Levenson, and affiliated research scientist George Benson (University of Texas at Arlington) presented Strategic Management of Human Capital: A Case Study of Task Differentiation at the :2nd People and Organizations Conference: Understanding Human Capital as...

  • Company and Individuals Recognized at Annual Meeting

    In celebrating CEO's 30 years, we wanted to highlight and thank groups and people with whom we've worked especially closely. At our 30th Anniversary annual meeting and celebration, we presented one company award and three individual awards. The company...

  • Ed Lawler in the News

    Ed Lawler opines, Let's Get CEO Pay Right This Time in the latest Conference Board Review. What's the right way to fix executive compensation? See Lawler's article on this topic in the May/June 2009 Chief Executive magazine. Ed Lawler was...

  • Some Highlights of CEO's 30 Years

    Check out some highlights of CEO's first 30 years! These clips were first shown at CEO's 30th Anniversary Dinner. (Note: there is no audio for these clips.)

  • John Boudreau Award for Human Capital Management Established

    AHRI, the Australian Human Resources Institute, has established this organizational award to recognize outstanding people initiatives/strategies. Specifically, the John Boudreau Award for Human Capital Management is designed to recognize outstanding people management initiatives and strategies demonstrating improved decision systems for...

  • Alec Levenson Featured in HR Magazine

    CEO Research Scientist Alec Levenson's article "Count on Productivity Gains," written with Tracy Faber, Vice President of HR for PepsiCo Customer Teams, appears in the current HR Magazine (June 2009). SHRM members can read the article online....

  • 3-Minute 360

    Learn about our new 3-minute 360. More information here...

  • Ways to Get Involved with CEO's Ongoing Research

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  • Webinar with Jay Galbraith: Designing Matrix Organizations That Actually Work - Slides/Audio

    Renowned OD thinker Jay Galbraith held a webinar on June 17 at 9 am Pacific Time about designing matrix organizations that actually work. Jay's latest book is all about this subject.   Click here for 6/17 audio Slides PDF (this...

  • Hope and Humility - Leadership Pulse June Report

     "Hope is part of the theme for this leadership pulse because for the first time since 2003, the overall leadership confidence index is showing a statistically significant increase, most of the individual questions that make up the index are on...

  • Lawler and Boudreau Talk About Google

    Ed Lawler weighed in on Google's use of an algorithm to figure out which of its employees was most likely to quit in the May 19, 2009 Wall Street Journal. John Boudreau was also interviewed about the subject and appeared...

  • New Book Available: Achieving Excellence in HR Management

    Ed Lawler and John Boudreau's new book, Achieving Excellence in HR Management, is now available. Click here to learn more......

  • Sustainability Summer Conference in Cleveland, August 2009

    Organizing for Sustainable Impact: Creating Synergy and Acceleration to Implement a Sustainable Future Held August 7, 2009  Click for the Report Out on the Conference  The August get-together of our sustainability network was co-sponsored and hosted by the Nance College...

  • Extreme Strategizing Article in Leader to Leader Journal

    Theresa Welbourne's article on Extreme Strategizing appears in the Spring 2009 edition of Leader to Leader Journal....

  • Report Out on the October, 2008 Sustainability Conference

    Click to read the report on the October 2008 Sustainability Conference...

  • CEO Informational Folio

    The 2009 information folio and guide to CEO is now available....

  • Photos from Our Workshop in Chicago!

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  • Participate in Agility Research

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  • April 23 Leadership Pulse Webinar Slides/Audio

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  • CEO at HRPS Annual Conference, April 27-29

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  • Business Leadership Confidence Finally on the Rise

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  • Lawler Paper a Top Ten Download

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  • Lawler's List: 5 Books on How to Increase Workplace Productivity

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  • Removing Execs During a Time of Crisis

    Director Ed Lawler comments on the firing of GM's erstwhile CEO in a March 31 BusinessWeek article....

  • Leadership Confidence is on the Rise

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  • Get Involved: Employee Engagement After Layoffs

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  • Levenson Featured on Radio re: Unemployment Figures

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  • Leadership Pulse Research Results

    Check out the Leadership Pulse research results from the summer 2008 Pulse Dialogue. Report available here....

  • Director Lawler Receives Katzell Award

    Ed Lawler has been named the 2009 recipient of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology's Katzell Award, which is awarded to a SIOP member who has shown the importance of work done by industrial/organizational psychology for addressing social issues....

  • IHRIM Honors John Boudreau

    IHRIM, the International Association for Human Resources Information Management, has selected Professor and CEO Research Director John Boudreau to receive its 2009 Chairman's Award. The IHRIM Chairman's Award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the...

  • CNN's iReport Features Ed Lawler

    CEO Director Ed Lawler talks to David Kronmiller.

  • Free Webinars by Theresa Welbourne on the Leadership Pulse

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  • Doing Useful Research - a Conference

    Doing Research that is Useful for Theory and Practice has been CEO's focus for the 30 years it has been in existence. Our founding and ongoing belief is that academic research should in fact be useful to practitioners in addressing...

  • Webinar and White Paper: Developing Capabilities During the Downturn

    Chris Worley and Sue Mohrman discuss organizational design approaches that contribute to capability development during challenging and uncertain times. Download their new white paper "Organization Design Levers for Dealing with Rough Times: A Capabilities Development Approach to Surviving and Thriving."...

  • Lawler Article Featured in BusinessWeek Online

    CEO Director Ed Lawler's article on "Fixing Executive Compensation Excesses" is BusinessWeek's online Viewpoint article for February 5, 2009....

  • Extreme Strategizing

    Extreme strategizing is a new method for strategy making in organizations experiencing high change, developed by Dr. Theresa Welbourne. Download CEO's new brochure on this innovative method....

  • Lawler Interviewed in L.A. Times on Bank's Vegas Junket

    CEO Director Ed Lawler was quoted in the February 4, 2009 story in the Los Angeles Times about Wells Fargo and its cancelled trip to Las Vegas for top mortgage salespeople....

  • Reuters Quotes Levenson

    CEO Research Scientist Alec Levenson was quoted in a February 1 Reuters story, "Hard Times give US Goverment Jobs Greater Allure," which was picked up by numerous news outlets, including Yahoo! News, Yahoo! India News, XE.com, MSNBC Wire Services, Sott.net...

  • List of All 2009 Seminars

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  • Levenson Quoted on Circuit City Closing

    CEO Research Scientist Alec Levenson was interviewed for the L.A. Times' story, "Circuit City to close remaining 567 stores in U.S," which was published on January 17, 2009. Click to link to the story on the L.A. Times site....

  • DOE Research

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  • Employee Engagement

    Employee engagement is one of the hottest topics in management. Read Theresa Welbourne's article Employee Engagement: Beyond the Fad and into the Executive Suite here. Theresa offers actions that leaders can take to ensure that the people in charge of...

  • Join the Leadership Pulse Study

    Learn about the Leadership Pulse, which is the first and only real-time leadership benchmarking and learning project. You can also join the new Leadership Team Pulse, which allows any team of 100 managers / senior professionals to join and receive...

  • Boudreau Featured on "Bill Kutik Radio Show" Podcast

    Listen on January 7 at 12 noon Eastern time to John Boudreau on the Bill Kutik Radio Show internet podcast. You can also listen to a recording of the show by going to the same URL at any time. John...

  • Welbourne on Reorienting HRM in Tough Times

    CEO Research Professor Theresa Welbourne has an article in the current IHRIMlink. Read a PDF of her "In My Opinion" column....

  • Lawler as Guest Columnist in Wall Street Journal

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  • Good Riddance to the Imperial CEO

    Ed Lawler's viewpoint on the Imperial CEO, from Business Week Magazine online

  • Is HR a Strategic Partner?

    The Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) at the University of Southern California has completed its fifth study of the human resources (HR) function in large corporations.

  • 5 Top Thought Leaders Affiliated with CEO

    Leadership Excellence Magazine named to its Excellence 100 Top Thought Leaders list 5 people affiliated with CEO: Warren Bennis, James O'Toole, Jay Conger, Morgan McCall, Jr., and Ed Lawler. Ed was also named as one of the top Practitioners in...

  • CEO in NAHR Class of 2008

    CEO was named the NAHR Honored Organization of 2008 in recognition of 30 years of contributions to the HR field.

  • Talent is a 2008 Best Biz Book

    Ed Lawler's Talent is named one of the best business books of 2008 according to Strategy + Business magazine. (You'll need to register - which is free - to read the article.)...

  • John Boudreau Guest Blogger on Evidence-Based Management Site

    Most organizations today are awash in evidence about talent, yet lack the logic to use those numbers for vital strategic decisions. Lots of data with little logic is why Pete Ramstad and I proposed that we need a decision science for talent, in our book, "Beyond HR."

  • Stop Keeping Pay Secret

    Pay secrecy hurts both organizations as a whole and employees as individuals

  • Rewarding Employees When You Are Out Of Cash

    In the report Cash May Not Be King, you can find some unexpected good news to help with your dilemma.

  • Managers Lament: Have Strategy, Need Direction

    Is it possible that our current models for making strategy are broken? Read the article and join in a discussion

  • CEO Named as Top Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Excellence magazine named CEO as the number 5 Leadership Development program in the Education/Universities/Schools of Management and Business category for 2008-9....

  • Talent: Making People Your Competitive Advantage

    A new book by Edward E. Lawler III

  • Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives

    A new book by Wayne F. Cascio and John W. Boudreau

  • Conference on Economic, Social, and Environmental Sustainability

    A Working Conference
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  • 2008 Cohen Award Winners

    Grand Prize Winner: Kaumudi Misra, of Michigan State University, is the recipient of the 2008 grand prize for the Susan G. Cohen Award and receives $2,500. Her dissertation title is "The Effects of High Involvement Human Resource Practices on Global...

  • Interview: John Boudreau talks to HR Horizons

    Boudreau discusses identifying pivotal talent and more in the interview....

  • Boudreau writing as guest columnist at Evidence-Based Management

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  • Video Interview: Boudreau Discusses Beyond Talent

    John Boudreau discussing his book, Beyond Talent June 21, 2007...

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