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People Equation

  • Here’s What AI Means for Your Leadership
    Will artificial intelligence change the way you lead? Yes, and probably in ways that were unthinkable even a few years ago. There’s a lot being written right now about how AI will affect the white-collar workforce. Jobs once thought immune to autom…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 10:30am -
  • Want to Improve Your Leadership? Get Inside Your Head
    As leaders, you’re often told to that in order to stem overthinking, you need to “get out of your head.” And while it’s true that too much introspection causes either oversimplification or excessive rumination, a new leadership book suggests…
    - 40 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 10:30am -
  • 3 Communication Tips to Help You Be a Better Leader
    Do you have a colleague that irritates you with his “ahs,” “ums” or protracted silences? Leaders are taught that strong orators remove superfluous words and awkward silences from their presentations, so it makes sense that you might take a di…
    - 51 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 10:30am -

Performance I Create

  • SHRM, This Is Not “Business as Usual”
    As a Human Resources Professional I work in a complex system of employee requirements, business requirements and state and federal laws. Like many HR professionals I’m tasked with hiring the best talent we can afford, supporting an organization whe…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 12:45pm -
  • This is America: Emmett Till Lies, Smartphones & Cops
    “Talk about entangled and coming at you fast, every day is a race against circumstances in my uniform of choice, geography and travel.  The normal morning coffee and commute are usually without incident and serve as a time of meditation and radio…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Jul 18, 1:00pm -
  • Money Isn’t Everything But It’s Hard To Walk Away From It
      As a young adult I was told that you never bring up salary during an interview and that you let them bring it up first. I was also told that you shouldn’t let money determine your happiness. We have all heard that money doesn’t buy you happine…
    - 33 days ago, 16 Jul 18, 1:15pm -

The Chief People Officer

  • Great Places to Work in the State of Oklahoma
    If you are searching for a great place to work in the State of Oklahoma, be sure to first look at organizations who have obtained an official great workplace designation. Although these awards do not guarantee the workplace is perfect, it shows, howe…
    - 50 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 3:47pm -
  • Great Places to Work in the City of Tulsa
    If you’re an employee located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and searching for a career at a great organization, you should only consider a Certified Great Place to Work. These companies have earned this designation after completing a rigorous vetting proce…
    - 56 days ago, 22 Jun 18, 2:59pm -
  • Sometimes Experts Really Suck at Being Experts
    J.K. Rowling, writer of the best-selling Harry Potter book series, faced rejection from so-called experts. Twelve publishers rejected Rowling’s first Harry Potter manuscript. Twelve “experts” rejected who was to become the world’s first billi…
    - 73 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 12:47pm -

Leadership Freak

  • newHow to Navigate Collisions Between Leaders and Managers
    Leaders change things. Managers stabilize things. Stagnant organizations need leadership. Chaotic organizations need management. Tension: Tension between change agents and stabilizers is inevitable, dynamic, potentially dangerous, and often useful. A…
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 11:25am -
  • newShut Off Your Email and Turn On Your Webcam
    New Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of  “The Long-Distance Leader.”… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 18, 7:04pm -
  • newPermission to Be Engaged
    I had a conversation with an introverted manager who was offered a challenging leadership role. It made his knees buckle, but he took it. During our call, he complained about his inability to… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 11:41am -

Ask a Manager

  • newmy coworkers keep complaining about me
    A reader writes: I’m having a hard time fitting into the culture of my new office, and it’s starting to wear on me. I’m kind of unorthodox here for a number of reasons, including that I work later hours than everyone else (which was part of my…
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 4:30pm -
  • newopen thread – August 17-18, 2018
    It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance t…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • newcoworker trash-talks Millennials, is it better to send a perfect application or apply right away, and more
    It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. My coworker likes to trash-talk Millennials I’m having difficulties with age gaps in my office. I’m fairly new to this particular office (less than six months) but I’m a mid-30’s woman a…
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 4:03am -

Three Star Leadership

  • newWeekend Leadership Reading: 8/17/18
    Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular work days. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take...
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Aug 18, 6:00pm -
  • newThe Two Roads of Life
    “I shall be telling this with a sigh, somewhere ages and ages hence: two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost, “The Road Not...
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 18, 6:00pm -
  • newFrom the Independent Business Blogs: 8/15/18
    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, 15 Aug 18, 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…
    - 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 -