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Mike Natalizio

Recent Posts by Mike Natalizio:

Our First Draft Pick: HNI Illinois

MIKE NATALIZIO
CEO of HNI 

The 2005 NFL Draft found Aaron Rodgers landing in Green Bay as the 24th overall pick.  It’s unlikely that you will even recognize the 23 players chosen ahead of the Discount Double Check King. 

Selecting your teammates is never an easy task -- and sometimes you just have to go with your gut.

An Open Letter to Our Future Gamechangers

Dear Future HNI Employees,

In spite of the fact that the economy is still recovering, I know that your skills are in high demand. You A-player, gamechanger types have no shortage of options at your disposal...so why should you join our team?

Topics: Leadership / Strategy HR / Employee Benefits

leading in[tension]ally

MIKE NATALIZIO
CEO at HNI

Tension is an unavoidable part of change. If you have a direction, you know where you want to be, and you’re poised to execute - anxiety will almost inevitably ensue.

Topics: Leadership / Strategy

WE ARE ALL DUMB [at first].

MIKE NATALIZIO
CEO at HNI

Topics: Leadership / Strategy

The Myth of Motivation

MIKE NATALIZIO
CEO of HNI

I love this quote: “Motivation is a lot like showering. It’s useful, but it doesn’t last, so you need to repeat it often.”  

When Playing it Safe is Risky Business

MIKE NATALIZIO
President & CEO, HNI

The game today is determining how you can CHANGE THE GAME.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing

The Top 10 Return to Work Myths

JODI MATHY
Senior Claims Consultant at HNI

There are a lot of myths surrounding the process for returning employees to work after an accident or injury.  The most common are:

Topics: Construction Transportation Safety / Compliance Manufacturing

Busting Corporate Strategy Out of the Boardroom

MIKE NATALIZIO
CEO of HNI

We like to work with organizations that are gamechangers — the kind that want to grow and that are willing to make changes and tough choices to achieve the future they envision.

Topics: Construction Transportation Leadership / Strategy Manufacturing

A Risk Manager’s Perspective on Ebola

MIKE NATALIZIO
HNI CEO

Have you seen CNN lately? Coverage of the Ebola outbreak is getting crazy. Every day, there’s a new article with a new angle on this disease.

Topics: Construction Transportation Leadership / Strategy Manufacturing

Wicked Problems are Beautiful

MIKE NATALIZIO
HNI CEO

If you’ve been hanging around here lately, you know that one of our hot buttons is the topic of wicked problems. Wicked business problems are different from any old type of problem — we define them as the kind of problems you can’t just write a check to make go away.

Topics: Construction Transportation Leadership / Strategy Manufacturing