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“What we call this group is a succession plan for Virginia
(Bruce) Whitehurst said. “For any industry, success lies
in energizing the next generation.”
Sometimes during our daily reading, we come across statements
that give us pause. Those type of statements normally cause me to
stop and lookout with a distant gaze, all in the realization that
they nailed it with...
Want to be a true HR leader within your business? Learn to
influence others. When you think about it, there are few decisions
that HR makes with ultimate authority. A significant portion of
what we accomplish comes through the influence, coaching, and
guidance of our peers, executives, and staff.
I’d even go so far as saying that the majority of what we
are proud of as HR leaders comes from ...
I've always loved the fairy tale, "The Emperor's New Clothes."
It's such a wonderful metaphor for situations in life in which one
person sees things one way and another person doesn't see it at
all. Take the example of organizational change. What one person can
visualize, another can't. And that's where resistance comes in.
"Resistance" is a word we use to describe what a person is doing
if they d...
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Organizational structure, much like a human skeletal structure,
determines what shape an organization will take. We don't spend
much time thinking about our skeletal structure until something
breaks, and so it goes with organizations.
How an organization is structured basically means how the
reporting relationships and work teams are organized. It reveals a
great deal about the culture, function a...
What questions can employers legally ask? When
dealing with background checks, are there limits to how far back
they can go? Are they just looking for felonies or
misdemeanors too? I hate answering these questions. I
am in the process of getting an assault charge cleared from 12
years ago that was a false charge to begin with.
This is a great question that a lot o...
With some clarity I remember hearing my Mother say, "That's why
they call it work!" The comment usually was in response to a
complaint about a seemingly difficult or distasteful task. Work,
then, became synonymous with anything but play. Always difficult,
and something to be suffered.
While I've since discovered that "fun work" or "engaging work" is
not an oxymoron, many workers have not. The res...
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Dear Sue: I've been invited to attend an
after-work social function at the home of my company's CEO. The
email invitation came from him, but it said that he and his wife
would be hosting the event. From what I gather, people from the out
of town offices will be attending as well as executives from the
office I work in. The CEO wants everyone to get to know each other
better. Spouses are not invite...
Over at the Intuit Small Business
blog, Gil Zeimer has some terrific how-to advice for motivating
employees through ownership in the business. According to
Gil, such ownership helps to attract and retain valued employees,
helps keep salaries in check, provides workers with a stronger
feeling of camaraderie, generally boosts employee performance as
workers focus on long-term goals, and may ev...
The experienced professional, 51 years of age, gets a brand new
boss... who happens to be a 26-year old "rising star." Is this
scenario in the new hit movie, In Good Company, an unlikely story?
Or a growing phenomenon? Answer: There is a growing incidence of
employees reporting to younger supervisors/managers which dovetails
with the much larger shift away from traditional sources of
authority in ...