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Welcome HRLF Members

Welcome, and thank you for participating in the Human Resources Leadership Forum (HRLF) AI session

On this page, I'll include links to the things we discussed in the workshop -- plus a few more resources.
Link to HRLF 

The feelings that you said AI conjures up.
These are the weighted responses from our warm-up session. 

The AI Activation Index

We're offering a 50% discount to the first three HRLF member companies who implement the AI Activation Index this summer. 


The AI Activation Index helps you assess where your organization is with AI today and prioritize the steps required to get to where you want to go.  We quantify your current situation across five dimensions of AI activation:

  1. Strategy

  2. Usage and Literacy

  3. Governance and Ethics

  4. Technical Readiness

  5. Culture and Talent Readiness

We also use an AI tool to have your employees submit, rate, and prioritize the AI strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats they see, providing you a qualitative SWOT snapshot to complement the quantitative assessment scores. 

These components provide a framework to define data-driven activation steps that can include trainings, internal champion development, masterminds, expert consultation, policy updates, and communication plans. They also provide a consistent benchmark to track the organization's activation progress over time.


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Governance & Usage Policies

Developing an AI Policy and Usage Guidance can be complicated.  There's a delicate balance of being protective and secure with being open to experimenation and encouraging AI adoption.   The good news is that several of the forward-thinking law firms have provided templates to help you get started.  Some of the ones I suggest are:

► VISCHER: One of my favorite sources on AI Usage Policies comes from the Swiss Law Firm, VISCHER. They maintain a fantastic library of detailed yet accessible information.  They share a fantastic One-Page AI Direction and 11 Principles for Using AI

► Fisher Phillips has also shared a sample policy, "Acceptable Use of Generative AI Tools" 

HubSpot offers a "AI Usage Policy for Startups [+Template]".

Prompting 101.  The Essentials

When creating a prompt on any of the main models, you'll get the best results by including the following.  Don't worry it does not have to be this formulaic.  The most important thing is to iterate and continue to refine.  

  • ROLE: What role would you like it to play.  For example, "Respond as a seasoned CHRO with expertise in BioTech growth companies" or "Respond as if you're an editor for the BBC"

  • GOAL: Clearly outline the objective, such as: generating text, answering questions, or any other task.  For example, "provide me with a set of situational interview questions that will help me test the cultural fit for a direct report"

  • CONTEXT: Providing the right context enables the AI to grasp the nuances of the topic, thereby increasing the relevance and accuracy of its responses.  Examples:  attach briefing papers, reports, someone's full LinkedIn profile, or a description of your role and your tone.  The more context the better your result will be.

  • FORMAT: Specifying the desired format -- bullet points,  full sentences, paragraphs, script, survey questions.  Example, tell if it you want a blurb for a web site, a survey complete with potential answers, or a movie script. 

  • TONE & STYLE: Setting the tone and style.  Do you want it to be professional, casual, academic or something else.  You can also point to a known writers like David Attenburough, Seth Godin, or Hunter S Thompson.  You can also point to the tone of a known publication like the Harvard Business Review.

  • LENGTH: Defining the desired length.  For example, do you want a headline, a LinkedIn post, two pages, 500 words, or an entire chapter.

  • TEMPERATURE: Adjusting the "temperature” relates to how factual and grounded the response is to the original request.    For example, you may want it to stay very close to the facts or, for a creative project or ideation, you may want it to be "more Creative" or "blue sky" or to "think out-of-the-box"

After you get a desired response, ask it to:

  • REFLECT. Ask your favorite foundation model: "What did I forget?" or "How can I improve the clarity?" or "what objections might [insert person or role] have with what I wrote?"

  • REFINE Believe it or not, you can improve your results by saying things like, "Please go back and reread the entire document" or "I know you can do better, please try again."

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