Carol Anderson

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CAROL is the founder and Principal of Anderson Performance Partners, LLC, a business consultancy focused on bringing together organizational leaders to unite all aspects of the business – CEO, CFO, HR – to build, implement and evaluate a workforce alignment strategy. With over 35 years of executive leadership, she brings a unique lens and proven methodologies to help CEOs demand performance from HR and to develop the capability of HR to deliver business results by aligning the workforce to the strategy. She is the author of Leading an HR Transformation, published by the Society for Human Resource Management in 2018, which provides a practical RoadMap for human resource professionals to lead the process of aligning the workforce to the business strategy, and deliver results, and writes regularly for several business publications.
As I looked back over a decade of writing, I realized that many of the lessons I write about come from everyday life, and in reality are quite simple. Most of my writing is an attempt to get back...
I recently wrote an article about sucking the air out of your team.  It was a fairly pointed article suggesting that leaders who do not facilitate the engagement of their teams risk actually disengaging them.  This can occur when...
I started reading “An Everyone Culture” recently and came across a personal story that blew me away.  The book follows three true learning organizations and then analyzes the commonalities to propose a method that any organization can use to...
According to leading business research firm McKinsey, organizations spend $14 billion annually on leadership development. In this 2014 article titled “Why Leadership Development Programs Fail,” they go on to provide four reasons why such programs don’t work, including lack...
For two decades I designed compensation and performance management systems for large and medium companies. I always had this nagging thought that after two or three years the system had run its course. Those who wanted to do so...
It’s coming, whether we like it or not. Look at the topics and exhibitors at any HR conference. It’s coming. Artificial intelligence has the potential to relieve overburdened HR team from decisions that can be made more easily and...
Writer’s note: I have already seen numerous wonderful leadership lessons from the first four games, and I suspect that will continue.  This article will probably become a running commentary on what I learned during the season. Stay tuned. My husband...
I saw a cartoon recently that hit home. It was a picture of birds sitting on a telephone pole that had several layers. The birds at the top were nice and clean. The further down the layers, the birds...
Sometimes saying that you are disappointed is a very powerful statement. Several years ago, I watched a hospital President speak with employees who messed up. It could have been a med error, tardiness for a shift, or poor treatment of...
Do you toot your own horn? Maybe you should. We’re taught early in life to not brag or boast about ourselves. And in general, that is excellent advice. Tootin’ our own horn – telling folks about our accomplishments – is...
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