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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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It has been said, "If you give, you shall receive". This
saying is often used to refer to giving of your time, your effort,
your money or other material things before you can reasonably
expect to receive any of these things from others. All of these
things can be very valuable, but one of the most powerful things to
share, and also one of the easiest, is thoughts and ideas.
When we consider shari...
Twenty-four hours - that's all we get. No amount of wishing,
complaining or creative time management will ever change that. Each
day contains only so many hours; each week has just so many days.
The amount of work we must try to squeeze into those hours can be
mind-boggling, not to mention the family responsibilities,
household maintenance, social commitments and life in general.
We sometimes comf...
95% of the problems we have with time management are really not
about managing time, but about managing our
attitude, according to Daryl Davis, author
ofHow to Become a Power Agent in Real
Estate.It has been my experience through coaching and
facilitating courses on the topic of managing time that this is
I often talk in my seminars about the fact that we all
have 24 h...