Panama or bust…

BadConsultant hereby apologizes for momentary radio silence [11 million documents is a LOT to review for potential incriminating insights] While we do so, however, let’s take a spin down the LinkedIn updates feed and see what catches our interest… Oh, this BadConsultant doesn’t believe he can scroll much further [my eyes! my EYESSSSSS!!!!] How to […]

Wait… Who did what now?

Like our consulting brethren the world over, we generally  choose to keep our deep-held beliefs, opinions and judgements hidden far beneath a chameleon smile [you never know who will be paying your invoice next month] and so it will remain in this season of political idiocy. Thanks to our longitudinal multi-variate analysis though, we know that no-read Wednesday appears […]

Oh, how many ways shall I categorize thee?

OK. We’ll paraphrase because, well, going back and finding the original LinkedIn forum discussion would be just a little too much of a gaze into the abyss [and staring at the walls of solitary confinement hotel rooms is more than enough for us most of the time] but suffice to say, it was a very excited HR […]

HR, the masters of erase and rewind

Today an email arrived at BadConsultant Towers promising to answer the question: How does HR become a strategic partner to the business? Among other things, the email mentioned TALENT MANAGEMENT! SUCCESSION PLANNING! REWARD AND RECOGNITION! HR DATA AND ANALYTICS! [and yes, a “seat at the table”] Excuse me, 1998 called – it needs its business case back. […]

Give me a label, dammit!

Depending upon which purveyor of MBTI you choose, you’ll be led to believe it’s either: a preference inventory (i.e. you can be all of the types, yet prefer one predominantly) a psychological measure (i.e. you are one of the types) Further, you’ll either be told: MBTI should never be used for selection, as it is […]

Tuesday’s twice as bad

Ah, Tuesday. Day after dreaded day, day before slump day, day where the erosion of hope and good faith grows palpable. So, what better day to go browsing the LinkedIn discussion groups, where we find: Recommendations Personality/Profile Assessment for C-Level with the added kicker, that we could implement quickly and independently (without the need for […]

Island life ain’t all it’s reckoned to be…

Well, much as we enjoyed the never-ending cocktail hour on our private island, it’s time for this BadConsultant to revisit the mainland for a short while. [it was the LinkedIn discussion forums that did it, to be honest, but more of that in the next few days] BC‘s first question on stepping off the yacht? How’s the literature search […]