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People Equation

  • Monkey See Monkey Do: New Leaders Emulate Their Bosses
    What determines if a newly promoted leader will be successful? Of course, there are many factors. One consistent element I’ve observed in my leadership development role is this: new leaders often emulate their bosses. And this may be a good thing,…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Oct 21, 10:35am -
  • Good Comes First Book Review
    Spoiler alert: I’m a big fan of Chris Edmonds’ thought leadership. Having reviewed his book The Culture Engine and interviewed him, I’m always up for reading his insights. Now he’s back with his latest book, Good Comes First: How Today’s Le…
    - 20 days ago, 29 Sep 21, 10:30am -
  • Leaders as Role Models – What the Research Tells Us
    When Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner wrote their now-classic book “The Leadership Challenge”,  a foundational piece of their research focused on leaders as role models. In the authors’ article Model the Way, they write, “Exemplary leaders know t…
    - 21 days ago, 28 Sep 21, 10:30am -

The Chief People Officer

  • Great Place to Work Award Programs
    The Great Place to Work Institute and Fortune Magazine started the best workplace award movement in the late 1990s. Fast forward to today, there are increasing numbers of award programs. Below is a centralized list: Great Place to Work Award Programs…
    - 25 Jun 19, 10:52am -
  • Saying Goodbye Leads to Saying Hello
    I miss my dog. Holly, a fluffy white Bichon Frise, was my faithful companion for over 15 years. She followed me throughout the house, not too far behind. When I sat down, she jumped on my lap. When I went outside, she followed me. When I went to the…
    - 30 May 19, 5:28pm -
  • Ageism and Best Places to Work
    “Hear the one about the unemployed middle-aged guy who tripped and fell into the new economy?” Dan Lyons, Author of Disrupted   It sucks being a middle-aged worker. Of all organizations in the U.S., award-winning best places to work should not d…
    - 4 Apr 19, 5:14pm -

Leadership Freak

    NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Jane Finette to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of her new book, Unlocked: How Empowered Women Empower Women.… Continue reading →
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Oct 21, 11:10am -
  • newI Get By With a Little Help From My Friends
    Individualism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto. Acting independently might feel good, but leaders act with the interest of others in mind. Individualism is a short-term… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 21, 10:41am -
  • 3 Beliefs that Feel Right but Cause Harm
    #1. Reaching goals provides fulfillment. You’re exhausted because you believe the myth of reaching goals. The only thing achievement provides is the opportunity to look for the next goal. The process is endless… Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 15 Oct 21, 10:31am -

Ask a Manager

  • newhow do I talk to my anti-vaccine coworker?
    This post, how do I talk to my anti-vaccine coworker? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.A reader writes: I would love some advice on working with people who do not want to get a COVID vaccine. It seems so obvious to me that…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Oct 21, 5:59pm -
  • newmy boss sucks and there’s nothing I can do
    This post, my boss sucks and there’s nothing I can do , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.A reader writes: I work at a large company in marketing. I relocated for this job, but we’ve been remote during my entire year and…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Oct 21, 4:29pm -
  • newmy employee wasn’t respectful enough after the company messed up her paycheck
    This post, my employee wasn’t respectful enough after the company messed up her paycheck , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.A reader writes: I’m not comfortable with one of my new staff members and how overconfident she…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Oct 21, 2:59pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newBook recommendations for business leaders: 10/18/21
    Leaders are readers. Reading helps you discover ideas to try and expand your mental models. In this post I point you to reviews of recent business books. You’ll find pointers to reviews of The Self-Aware Leader: Play...
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 21, 10:02am -
  • newBoss’s Tip of the Week: What you do is your example
    You’ve been advised to “lead by example,” but you often don’t hear that you have no choice. What you say and what you do are the example you set. The question to ask yourself is: “Do I want...
    - 2 days ago, 17 Oct 21, 3:00pm -
  • Leadership and Legacy
    I recently made a trip to Colorado to see my children and grandchildren and meet my great grandson for the first time. The first night I was there, we went to my daughter’s home for dinner. After we finished...
    - 5 days ago, 14 Oct 21, 10:03am -
  • 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…
    - 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 -