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People Equation

  • 5 Tips for Building Your Superhero Power at Work
    When we were kids, all it took was donning a beach towel cape and running through the neighborhood to make us feel strong and competent. A simple garment addition and voila! We were superheroes.  Then, we grew up and went to work. At your place of…
    - 23 days ago, 29 Aug 22, 10:30am -
  • Developing Your (Office) Political Savvy – Positively
    When you hear the phrase “office politics,” what comes to mind? Do you imagine: Favoritism Back-stabbing “Makes me want to run and hide” Cronyism Self-interest It’s not a pretty list, is it?  Whenever I talk with people about “office pol…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Aug 22, 10:35am -
  • Leading a Meeting? Up Your Game by Knowing This Key Point
    Meetings at your company aren’t going away. If anything, that much-maligned beast is growing in prominence, thanks to the remnants of the surge of video meetings created by the pandemic. Meeting attendance ranges from a weekly average of 15% when s…
    - 37 days ago, 15 Aug 22, 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

  • new7 Powers of Life Purpose
    Living without purpose is easy; just run around doing stuff as fast as you can. Life purpose is living in service to something bigger than yourself. It’s not self-neglect because purpose provides a gallant… Continue reading →
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Sep 22, 10:31am -
  • newCrisis: 5 Ways to Fuel Progress When the Lights Go Out
    Never trivialize crisis with frivolous optimism. Smart people roll their eyes at Pollyanna leaders. Acknowledge bad and work toward good. The danger of crisis is magnetism. Crisis captures your attention, dominates perspectives, and… Continue readi…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Sep 22, 10:31am -
  • newLeaders Love the Most
    Leaders love the most. Haters ruin the most. “All that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world.” E.B. White Get out of leadership if you… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 22, 10:31am -

Ask a Manager

  • newhow should I deal with an anxious and needy coworker?
    This post, how should I deal with an anxious and needy coworker? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.A reader writes: I have a coworker in her late 20’s, Patricia, who has been a part of my team for about five months now. I…
    - 42 mins ago, 21 Sep 22, 2:59pm -
  • newboss makes us discuss all our mistakes in a group, elf work on a resume, and more
    This post, boss makes us discuss all our mistakes in a group, elf work on a resume, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My boss makes us discuss all our mistake…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Sep 22, 4:03am -
  • newAsk a Manager speed round
    This post, Ask a Manager speed round , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.It’s part 2 of this year’s Ask a Manager speed round! (Part 1 was last month.) Until 4 pm ET today, I’ll be answering questions live (using some…
    - 22 hours ago, 20 Sep 22, 5:59pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newFrom the Independent Business Blogs: 9/21/22
    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...
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Sep 22, 10:03am -
  • newReading Recommendation Short Take: Thriving on Overload
    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, 19 Sep 22, 10:03am -
  • Boss’s Tip of the Week: The No Adjectives Rule
    When it’s time to talk to a team member about performance or behavior, you’ll get better results if you do it without the adjectives. Your job is to describe the performance or behavior and their results so...
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 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 -