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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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This week, a little spot quiz for you:
Imagine, a senior manager stops by during your team meeting.
Could you, if asked, introduce each individual in the room
providing the following information?
How long they have been with the company
Role on the team
Special strengths they bring to the team
Current project and why it is important
If you don't have all of this informa...
If you're expecting a performance review soon, understand that
there's no place to hide nowadays. Over the years, the corporate
performance review has been seen as the ticket to our annual raise
or quarterly bonus. Perhaps so much that it's become almost
automatic in our thinking. This will be a big mistake in the 2009
recession and continued economic downturn.
This obsolete way of t...
Things are looking up, but some employees may be looking out --
outside of your organization -- and they're likely to be your
According to recent research by the Corporate Leadership
One in four intend to leave their employer within the
One in five believes their personal aspirations differ from
their employer's plan.
Four out of 10 have little confidence in their coworkers ...