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People Equation

  • 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.…
    - 22 days ago, 6 Mar 17, 11:30am -
  • 10 Years of #HR Posts – Happy Anniversary @CarnivalofHR
    The Carnival of HR is 10 years old today! I starting contributing to the Carnival in 2009. That’s led to connections with countless of really smart minds in the recruiting, talent development and general HR arena. Robin Schooling, a VP of HR is the…
    - 34 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 12:51pm -
  • Improve Your Decision Making By Doing These Three Things
    Strappy heels or comfy flats? Ivy League or state college? At first glance, one choice is relatively simple, the other more fraught with complex decision-making. Look more closely, and you’ll see that sometimes even the “easy” choices are diffi…
    - 36 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 11:30am -

Performance I Create

  • new“Hidden Fences” Are Real!
    Now that awards season is over, you’re likely familiar with the titles of and possibly the actors who stared in the nominated and winning films.  “Hidden Figures” , a film based on the true story of three African American Mathematicians who wo…
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 12:30pm -
  • The Benefits of Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated
    Editorial Note: Today we have a guest contributor, Stephanie Hammerwold or the HR Hammer website. She is passionate about helping people get a 2nd chance in life. This is so important in human resources right, we need more of this.  You can read Ste…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 1:10pm -
  • PIC Presents: Dave the HR “TECH” CZAR
    The field of Human Resources these days is managed by software/web based service providers/cloud based software. I am sure there are folks out there who are still using server based system, but most of the innovation and leading edge development is t…
    - 7 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 12:30pm -

The Chief People Officer

  • 2017 List of Great Place to Work Lists
    If you are looking for the definitive list of great place to work lists, this blog post is for you. The People Group’s 2017 List of Great Place to Work Lists has compiled all relevant great workplace award and certification programs. If you are lo…
    - 34 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 5:37pm -
  • 5 Steps to Eliminate Bossholes
    Bossholes are a big problem. An even bigger problem is that CEO’s find the truth hard to believe when one of their lieutenants is accused of bossholing. When employee relations issues negatively impact morale, quality and productivity, some leaders…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 3:55pm -
  • Hiring Fast-Paced Candidates Only
    “You must be able to work in a fast-paced environment,” says the job advertisement. It’s rather amusing when job postings require candidates who work in a hurry. What does that even mean? What does the human resource staffer or hiring manager…
    - 69 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 5:28pm -

Leadership Freak

  • new12 Sentences that Prevent Reverse Delegation
    Reverse delegation happens when delegated tasks end up back in your bucket. Reverse delegation stalls the trajectory of your career, the growth of your team, and the success of your organization. Why reverse… Continue reading →
    - 13 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 11:40am -
  • newI Told Him to Get His Head Out of His A**
    I was embarrassed when Corey reminded me of some advice I gave him six years ago. My advice was, “I think you should get your head out of your a**.” He said it… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 26 Mar 17, 8:25pm -
  • newSolution Saturday: I’ve been Promoted
    Dear Dan, I am a new supervisor. I would appreciate any information from a new supervisor’s point of view. One challenge is trying to continue to be a top performer/go-to person in a… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 25 Mar 17, 12:50pm -

Ask a Manager

  • newI was rejected for a job because of my romantic history
    A reader writes: I work in a fairly insular field in a small geographic region, where people in the trade tend to know each other from the workplace and socially. Normally this is a dynamic that facilitates freer sharing of information and resources,…
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 5:59pm -
  • newhow to be happier at work
    How happy you are with your job can have a significant impact on the amount of happiness in your life overall. And yet for some people, work is a major source of unhappiness and dissatisfaction. If that’s true for you, it might be because you’re…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 4:30pm -
  • newmy employee is refusing to travel because her husband said she can’t
    A reader writes: I’m a manager who has an employee who recently (late last year) accepted a promotion that involves travel. It would be a maximum of one overnight monthly, but more typically one overnight per quarter. She accepted the position know…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 2:59pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • newPutting the Progress Principle to Work
    If you are responsible for the performance of a group, if you go to work every day and face the twin challenges of accomplishing the mission and caring for your people, then you need to read The Progress Principle:...
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 6:00pm -
  • newLeadership Reading to Start Your Week: 3/27/17
    Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I’m pointing you to articles about leadership...
    - 1 day ago, 26 Mar 17, 6:00pm -
  • Boss’s Tip of the Week: Go for small wins
    You’ve heard advice to “go for the gold” and it’s a great idea, but you’re most likely to get there if you take lots of small steps. When you set goals or lay out expectations for your team...
    - 3 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 6:00pm -

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…
    - 7 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 -