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People Equation

  • Winning Well Leadership Symposium
    If you’ve ever traveled for an extensive period of time, you know the stress of making sure your household continues to run smoothly while you are gone. Whether it’s arranging for care of your pets, ensuring your kiddos get to all of their events…
    - 10 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 10:30am -
  • The Career Development Gap – Why Employees Think There’s No Growth Opportunity
    When it comes to advancing their careers, employees aren’t feeling the love. That’s a key finding from a recent white paper produced by TINYPulse, a firm that specializes in gathering data on employee engagement and satisfaction. Only 26% of empl…
    - 28 days ago, 30 Mar 17, 10:30am -
  • Be Kind to the Person Right in Front of You – #RTOK
    Kindness is free, but sometimes we act as if it’s a rare treasure to hoard. Or, we think small actions won’t make a difference. We’re wrong on both counts. The act of kindness costs nothing but a few moments of time and it reaps huge dividends.…
    - 51 days ago, 6 Mar 17, 11:30am -

Performance I Create

  • newIf You Can’t Commit, Just Quit
    I have the pleasure of owning my own business. While this comes with a heckuva lot of headaches and anxiety, it does come with some inherent bonuses: I own what I do! I am committed! I am all in! I gave a presentation a few weeks ago in which I talk…
    - 11 hours ago, 26 Apr 17, 12:30pm -
  • newDave Ryan Presents: The HRTECH Checklist
    Tech HR, software, cloud computing, HRIS this is what I am committing to talking about here at PIC for a portion of this year.  So, in April. I was going to come out of the gate and look at one of the vendors out here in the HR Tech space.  However…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Apr 17, 12:30pm -
  • Your Lack of Motivation is Your Problem – Now Do Something About It
    I have always had an open-door policy. Except now, I work in an open office and have no door – or desk – so it’s now more of a “grab-a-chair-and-sit-here” policy. It works for me. People know where to find me or they send an IM asking where…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 12:30pm -

The Chief People Officer

  • new15 Signs of Depression at Work
    When someone commits suicide they are indescribably distraught and filled with pain. Suicide, a method of death nobody wants to talk about, becomes the victim’s tragic version of a pain reliever. Severe depression is the silent assassin of an emplo…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Apr 17, 2:00pm -
  • newCEO Compensation Soars, Employee Paychecks Remain Flat
    PayScale, a crowdsourcing compensation software firm utilizing real-time data for employees and employers, has released a report identifying the exponential growth of CEO pay since the 1970s. According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), CEO pay…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Apr 17, 8:33pm -
  • Dying a Slow Death on the Job
    Looking in the mirror one morning I could tell the life was draining out of my face. I was dying a slow death on the job. Most mornings I dealt with an upset stomach or nausea. My memory was fading. I was joining the corporate members of the living d…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 12:39pm -

Leadership Freak

Ask a Manager

  • newmy boss advertised my job without telling me
    A reader writes: I started working part-time in communications for a small nonprofit startup (25 employees) six months ago. My boss, who is a very smart, talented woman in her late 20’s, started the nonprofit with her boyfriend and a couple of frie…
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Apr 17, 5:59pm -
  • newhow many interviews are too many?
    A reader writes: I applied for a job that I thought I’d be a good fit for. I clicked with the external recruiter immediately, and he said he wanted to introduce me to on-site recruiter at the client. When I met the second guy, he said he would defi…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Apr 17, 4:30pm -
  • newmy intern told a horribly offensive joke at a meeting with other companies
    A reader writes: Every spring, the company I work for hires interns. This year I was assigned an intern to train and manage for the first time. Two days ago I had a project meeting at another site and my boss said I should bring my intern as it would…
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Apr 17, 2:59pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newFrom the Independent Business Blogs: 4/26/17
    Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any...
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Apr 17, 6:00pm -
  • newLeaders and Strategies in Real Life: 4/25/17
    Instead of studying leadership, why not spend some time studying leaders and strategies in the wild? You can learn a lot from leadership experts, but you always see the leader and what he or she does through the...
    - 1 day ago, 25 Apr 17, 6:00pm -
  • newHow Art Petty chooses what books to read
    Art Petty is an author, speaker, and management educator with a lot of real world experience. He writes the Management Excellence blog and is a member of our Intentional Reading Panel where you’ll find a full bio. I...
    - 2 days ago, 24 Apr 17, 6:48pm -

A Leading Perspective

  • Networking, Inspiration, and Education; Preparing for #SHRM17
    It’s springtime and for many of us, this means rebirth, growth and perhaps even “new life.”  All around us, we see the signs. Before we know it, life will literally be buzzing around us. As HR professionals, we see this transformation in our w…
    - 37 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 6:29pm -
  • Back Off; It’s Mine! (A tale of missed opportunity)
    “I hope you don’t often feel the breeze of an opportunity passing you by.” Carol Strider (aka Heather’s mom) I was traveling a while ago and overheard someone say, “you did not lose the opportunity; someone simply wanted it more.” I conte…
    - 24 Nov 16, 1:34am -
  • Does this country need more HR professionals?

    - 15 Jul 16, 11:50pm -
  • Purposeful HR
    I’m here at SHRM16 milling about with thousands of other Human Resource Professionals. I was on a walk last night, proudly wearing my SHRM16 Blogger tshirt, and stepped into a joint to get some water. An employee of the store, referring to my shir…
    - 20 Jun 16, 3:35pm -
  • Get Certified; Stay Certified!
    Years and years ago, I decided I wanted to get certified. This was no small deal; I had been raised in state government and NONE of my peers or supervisors were certified nor did any of them, as far as I could tell, see the value in it. I began the s…
    - 20 Jun 16, 12:20am -
  • Mindfully Including Howard Ross
    Years ago, I was a member of my local SHRM Chapter and was helping our current president recruit for new Board Members. On one particular year, the Diversity Chair position was vacant and so I offered to help recruit for that position. I had been i…
    - 17 Jun 16, 9:43pm -
  • Open Fire
    Tomorrow would have been my mother’s 74th birthday. Nearly every year, I post something to honor her, whether it be here on the blog or via another medium. I woke up today thinking of my dear mother. Lots of things crossed my sleepy mind such as h…
    - 13 Jun 16, 3:31am -
  • National in our Nation’s Capital
    SHRM16!! It’s right around the corner! Are you going? If so, have you thought about how you’re going to go about it? I know that seems odd but trust me on this one, if you’re going to a national conference of this size, you need to think about…
    - 13 Jun 16, 2:28am -
  • James McDonald; Raising the Bar for Legal Counsel
    SHRM16 is right around the corner and it’s high time you start thinking about what types of sessions you want to attend. Many of you are lucky enough to live and work in a location in which there is a strong and active local SHRM Chapter that offer…
    - 7 Jun 16, 4:47am -
  • What It Means To Be A Consultant
    Some say what you do defines you. Other say you define what you do. I am a consultant. This doesn’t mean I am a narcissist. This doesn’t mean I am smarter than you. This doesn’t mean I have all the answers. This doesn’t mean I can solve all o…
    - 14 Apr 16, 7:16pm -