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People Equation

  • Leadership and Being a Role Model – 20 Ideas

    - 3 days ago, 27 Jul 21, 10:30am -
  • How To Accept an Apology at Work
    Has anyone ever said anything to you at work that was really hurtful or snarky? It’s an experience we can all relate to. Sometimes it’s an intentional slight or power-play. But here’s the thing. More often, it’s an unplanned quip and your col…
    - 10 days ago, 20 Jul 21, 10:30am -
  • What’s Your Leadership Trust Building POV?
    When I was sixteen, my family moved across the state. It was the first time we’d ever moved; it was a leap of faith on my parents’ part that we would all adjust to our new surroundings. Luckily, I made friends fairly quickly and established a typ…
    - 17 days ago, 13 Jul 21, 10:30am -

Performance I Create

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

  • newWhat’s More Important to Success than Leadership Skills
    You’re a colossal screw-up if you believe success hinges on skills. It doesn’t matter how skilled you are at delegating, for example, if you’re a dishonest jerk-hole. Hitler was an exceptional communicator. Skills… Continue reading →
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Jul 21, 10:31am -
  • new7 Ways to Be a Happy Leader Today
    Life at an amusement park gets boring. A party every night turns to monotony. The pursuit of frivolous happiness inevitably evolves from delight to boredom to burden. A busy life is not necessarily… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jul 21, 10:31am -
  • newThe Quick Path from Negative to Positive Emotion for Leaders and Teams
    Our granddaughter and her friends feel sad and stressed these days. Who could blame them? She’s sixteen. Dahlia happily told us about her new job while we ate lunch. She waits tables at… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jul 21, 10:31am -

Ask a Manager

  • newcompany didn’t even read my application, forced to take a promotion you don’t want, and more
    This post, company didn’t even read my application, forced to take a promotion you don’t want, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Company said they didn’…
    - 11 hours ago, 30 Jul 21, 4:03am -
  • newcan I refuse to do a self-assessment?
    This post, can I refuse to do a self-assessment? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.A reader writes: I work at a university where the staff is more or less divided into Professional or Technical/Clerical. I’m a long-time t…
    - 21 hours ago, 29 Jul 21, 5:59pm -
  • newupdates: the anonymous complaint, the biopsy, and more
    This post, updates: the anonymous complaint, the biopsy, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.Here are three updates from past letter-writers. 1. I made an anonymous complaint about a coworker and she’s blaming some…
    - 22 hours ago, 29 Jul 21, 4:29pm -

Three Star Leadership

  • new3 Ways to Get in Trouble
    If you’ve ever tried to go through a day without making a mistake, you know it’s impossible. Ben Franklin found that out when he embarked on his “bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection.” As...
    - 24 hours ago, 29 Jul 21, 3:00pm -
  • newFrom the Independent Business Blogs: 7/28/21
    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...
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jul 21, 3:00pm -
  • Book recommendations for business leaders: 7/26/21
    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 CEO Test: Master the...
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jul 21, 3:00pm -
  • 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 -