Leadership

My Must-Attend Conference of 2017 #workhuman

January 19, 2017

This time each year, many people peruse their industry’s conference offerings to decide which ones to attend. If you’re in the human resources, talent management, organizational development or leadership functions in your company, I suggest the WorkHuman 2017 conference. Now in its third year, the conference—sponsored by technology solutions provider Globoforce—seeks to help companies build […]

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Author Q & A with Bill Treasurer

December 14, 2016

Next month, one of my favorite leadership authors, Bill Treasurer, releases a new book, A Leadership Kick in the Ass: How to Learn from Rough Landings, Blunders, and Missteps .  Read my book review here. As part of the book launch, I was lucky enough conduct an email interview with Bill. Here are excerpts from […]

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Leaders Who Get a Swift Kick in the Butt Are Better for It

December 12, 2016

Leadership, as a topic, can be perplexing. As a leader, you are expected to be bold and calculated, passionate and reasonable, rational and emotional, driven and patient  . . .and yes, confident and humble. Faced with all of these often conflicting factors it’s enough to make you scratch your head and wonder, Where on earth […]

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Can Companies Truly Offer the Work Flexibility that Employees Crave?

September 28, 2015

I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s Emerging Workforce® Study (EWS).  All opinions are mine. When I was a kid, the cartoon The Jetson’s featured flying cars. Decades later, we still aren’t flying around like George Jetson. All that time […]

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52 Messages for Becoming a Disciplined Leader

June 15, 2015

As a leader, are you committed to “relentless self-control and positive work habits?” In the book The Disciplined Leader, author John Manning makes the case for discipline, writing that effective leaders employ “consistent application of certain mindsets and actions that are vital for [their] success.” Yet, as Manning found when he began conducting research for […]

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Articles on Assessing Employee Performance – Tips and Trends

March 2, 2015

Who loves getting their job performance graded? Just about nobody. But I was one of those dorky people who actually didn’t mind receiving or giving a performance review. Why is that? I love feedback and want to do my job better, and I liked helping my team members do the same. The idea of a […]

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Being Neighborly Builds Trust – #Sprinkles by @ChipRBell

February 10, 2015

Service that delights, surprises, and amazes—it’s what we crave as customers. And, we are all customers.  We’re service providers, too. Whether it’s as an office professional, an entrepreneur, a restaurant manager, a volunteer, a manager, a parent—there is always the opportunity to serve. But “service with a smile” isn’t a given; companies invest millions each […]

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New Leadership Articles at HR Answers

January 5, 2015

Answers.com has added a “leadership” category to my HR Answers page. As you might imagine, this is exciting news because it’s a topic that’s near and dear to my heart. So for December, I jumped right in and wrote two leadership articles. The first is 7 Ways to Engage and Motivate Your Team which outlines […]

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Human Resources Today – Resources for the People Side of Business

December 16, 2014

A new site just launched called Human Resources Today.  Human Resources Today curates content from many sources on the web regarding the people side of HR: employee engagement, leadership, corporate culture, employee retention and workplace communication. Independent blogs like Sharlyn Lauby’s HR Bartender, Steve Roesler’s All Things Workplace and Robin Schooling’s HR Schoolhouse are featured, along with […]

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3 Important Elements of the Employment Life Cycle #EWS2014

November 24, 2014

I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s 2014 Emerging Workforce Study.  All opinions are mine. My first in this blog series, Employee Engagement and Company Mission: What’s the Connection?, covered the first three elements of the employment life cycle: attraction, recruitment […]

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