Corporate Culture

Spring Cleaning for Leadership – 21 Essays on Self, Culture and Teamwork

April 20, 2015

This time of year often brings out the cleaning fanatic in us, so Karin Hurt of the Let’s Grow Leaders blog asked for blog posts about “spring cleaning” for her April Frontline Leadership Festival. The outcome is a blog carnival with 21 essays for leaders who want to learn to “clean up” in three areas: […]

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Mimicking a Manager – Is There an App for That?

April 13, 2015

Apparently, there is and it can be found here on the HolacracyOne website. But before you get excited about imitating your boss via a snarky simulation you download on your phone or tablet, be warned: this “app” isn’t about mocking your boss, it’s about eliminating her job as a manager. Or, possibly giving her a […]

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Holacracy – Mushroom Comparisons Aside, It’s an Uphill Slog towards Acceptance

April 9, 2015

  When CEO Tony Hsieh sent out an all-company email informing his Zappos team that they were moving completely to the Holacracy organizational structure of self-management, the story was huge. Zappos has long been the darling of the media for its forward-thinking workplace policies, so it’s no surprise that the media (and yes, we bloggers too) […]

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Why Leaders Must Go Beyond Strategy to Grow Their Business

March 11, 2015

Research indicates that once a company grows beyond the entrepreneurial phase, new leadership traits are needed to continue along the growth curve. Most senior executives in mid-size organizations have a solid handle on strategy and how to go to market, but they often lack vital people skills to build their growing workforce. If you are […]

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Truths in HR, Employment and Training – HR Carnival

February 26, 2015

“Truth” is a funny word, because, c’mon – one person’s “truth” is another person’s delusion. That’s why I was intrigued when Dwane Lay of the Dovetail Software blog asked us to submit what we’ve learned to be true about the HR profession for this week’s Carnival of HR. I chose to focus on the training […]

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Are These 5 Signs of Trust Evident in Your Workplace?

February 26, 2015

Welcome to Trust-Building Thursday, a new series on The People Equation. Each month, we’ll explore trust in the workplace and offer practical tips for building trust with your boss, colleagues, peers and team members. You can see other installments of the series here. Do you work with people who trust you? Do they trust others? […]

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6 Truths about Training and Development

February 23, 2015

Helping people learn new things is super-fun. It isn’t always easy, but it’s always gratifying. For over two decades, I was a corporate trainer, conducting in-person learning programs and later, webinars, to a wide array of employees. I’ve facilitated programs in warehouses, stuffy conference rooms, outdoors, and with simultaneous translation to groups of non-English speakers. […]

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Employment Life Cycle and HR Social Trends – HR Answers

January 26, 2015

As a content expert for HR Answers, I’m always on the lookout for the latest trends in human resources and leadership development. This month, I did a summary of intriguing social sharing trends in the HR field, plus I wrote a few articles related to the employment life cycle. First up is 3 Trends in […]

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Emerging HR Trends for 2015 – News You Can Use

January 19, 2015

Are you looking for emerging trends for the upcoming year from HR industry experts? I was doing some research for my HR Answers page and found these great articles. For those of you in HR, be on the lookout for these issues that will affect the way you do business. And business leaders – you […]

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New Leadership Articles at HR Answers

January 5, 2015 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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