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Mark Herbert
Mark Herbert
Mark is a Principal in the management consulting firm, New Paradigms LLC. His background includes over thirty years of combined C level executive and management consulting experience in high technology, financial services, custom publishing, and not for profits among other industries.
 
Jun. 18, 2012 4:31 pm
June is always an interesting time for me. It is both the month I celebrate my birthday, but perhaps more importantly the month we celebrate Father’s Day. It gives me a chance to look back and reflect not only on the past year or years, but also ahead to what I still feel I have left undone. I have reached the point in my life and my career where what I leave behind me is more important than...  Read More
Jul. 22, 2011 4:31 pm
We have all seen it happen. Wear a tie tomorrow you are the new manager. A recent survey by a Philadelphia based consulting group indicated that 40% of new managers fail in their first 18 months by getting fired, bowing out of the position, or receiving a bad review. The same survey cited a survey of 825 human resource managers as identifying the number one issue for new managers is failing to...  Read More
Jul. 8, 2011 3:45 pm
9.2%. That is the latest number on “official” unemployment announced today accompanied by the usual 100 point market plunge. I also saw some where earlier this week that CEO’s and C level executives expect to see their compensation go up this year in double digits…, the only employee group expected to see any meaningful compensation increase in the next 12 months. Is it just me or is there...  Read More
Mar. 21, 2011 8:36 pm
The Power of Synergy We have all heard the definition of synergy- the capacity is greater than the sum of its parts, but it seems like for some reason we are still uncomfortable embracing that concept. After over 30 years as a human resources manager, executive and consultant I still marvel at how difficult it is for us to grasp that win-win solutions are inherently better than win-lose. I...  Read More
Jan. 25, 2011 10:21 am
I enjoy Seth Godin’s blog. I read it pretty much daily. There are people who feel he is a little “new agey” and like Malcolm Gladwell and others he can be more of a commentator than giving explicit direction. I think that is exactly his style and his point. His latest blog, which I have attached here for you, http://bit.ly/dL8wMO , is a great example. Seth compares and contrasts three of the...  Read More
Jan. 24, 2011 9:58 am
Compasses and Lighthouses I enjoy Seth Godin’s blog. I read it pretty much daily. There are people who feel he is a little “new agey” and like Malcolm Gladwell and others he can be more of a commentator than giving explicit direction. I think that is exactly his style and his point. His latest blog, which I have attached here for you, http://bit.ly/dL8wMO, is a great example. Seth compares and...  Read More
Jan. 5, 2011 11:27 am
Employees for Life! What inspired me to write this were two different pieces from people I respect in the business, Laurie Ruettimann at The Cynical Girl, www.thecynicalgirl.com ; and Margaret Heffernan at BNET, http://www.bnet.com/ . Laurie’s always enlightening and entertaining post talked about what is wrong with the recruitment process, and props to her for stopping at less than a page...  Read More
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