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People Equation

  • newOne Simple Way for Leaders to Build Trust
    What’s the single most effective way for a leader to build trust with his or her employees? It’s to show that you genuinely care about your employees’ career well-being. And one of the simplest ways to do this is to maintain consistent, non-dis…
    - 2 days ago, 16 May 22, 10:35am -
  • 6 Phrases to Get a Derailed Conversation Back on Track
    My mother always said that the true test of marriage was if a couple could successfully hang wallpaper together. Mr. People Equation and I have that handled. No problem. But engaging in a task that requires me to follow Mr. People Equation’s direct…
    - 16 days ago, 2 May 22, 10:30am -
  • Communication Tips to Help Leaders Expand Their Reach
    Leadership communication tips are found in unique places, if you know where to look. Case in point: my friend Becky Robinson, who runs a digital PR and Marketing agency, published a book titled, Reach: Create the Biggest Possible Audience for Your Me…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Apr 22, 10:35am -

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

  • new3 Ways to Do What Matters Today
    Everyone wants to do what matters but we’re afraid to define it. After all, when you define what matters it’s unsurprising. Think love, relationships, satisfaction, health, and making a difference (mission). Suppose you… Continue reading →
    - 7 hours ago, 18 May 22, 11:45am -
  • new24 Ways to Challenge People Without being a Jerk-Hole
    Performance is about rigorous standards, high expectations, clear goals, and providing support. Challenge people and be tenderhearted. “The best leaders are toughminded on standards and tenderhearted with people.” Doug Conant 24 ways to… Contin…
    - 1 day ago, 17 May 22, 11:19am -
  • new5 Awesome Ways to Energize Your Day
    One of the five factors of well-being is energy to get things done. You die a slow death when you don’t energize your day. Vacation might help but those who neglect their energy… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 16 May 22, 12:44pm -

Ask a Manager

  • newcan I ask a company to speed up their hiring process?
    This post, can I ask a company to speed up their hiring process? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.A reader writes: I am interviewing with several companies, two of which I really like. Company A, I interviewed twice alread…
    - 1 hour ago, 18 May 22, 5:59pm -
  • newmy employee keeps falling asleep in meetings
    This post, my employee keeps falling asleep in meetings , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.A reader writes: I have noticed that one employee tends to doze off at our weekly departmental meeting. I don’t believe she has any…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 May 22, 4:29pm -
  • newour boss is demanding a gift with an accounting of names and how much each person contributed
    This post, our boss is demanding a gift with an accounting of names and how much each person contributed , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.A reader writes: Our boss informed us that she’s leaving for a new position at ano…
    - 4 hours ago, 18 May 22, 2:59pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newFrom the Independent Business Blogs: 5/18/22
    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...
    - 9 hours ago, 18 May 22, 10:03am -
  • newBook Review Short Take: The Crux
    There are, conservatively, 300 gazillion books published every year. No one has the time to list them, let alone read them or review them. That’s a problem because there’s a lot of value in many books you...
    - 2 days ago, 16 May 22, 10:03am -
  • Boss’s Tip of the Week: Lead with a concrete example when training
    When you’re training or coaching, it’s tempting to give people a general principle and follow it up with applications. Resist that temptation. We learn best when we get a concrete example first and then...
    - 3 days ago, 15 May 22, 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 -