Right People, Right Seats

As I talked about in a previous post, the leadership team took some time away to talk about our business. At that meeting, our consultant (the awesome John Fulwider) gifted each of us a copy of How to Be a Great Boss by Gino Wickman. The book is a really deep dive into one chapter …

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#DisruptHRBrookings: the day after train of thoughts

DisruptHR Brookings was last night. I spent most of the night telling people I was: overwhelmed, proud, humbled, blown away. We had 102 people check in. That did not include the 11 speakers and 6 committee members. The room was set up for 100. People were standing in the cocktail area watching the talks. Not …

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Do the Right Thing

HR can be a thankless job. Unless you are in recruitment. The majority of my HR career was spent in recruitment: from baggage handlers & CSRs for the airlines to hospital CEOs and now skilled & unskilled trade workers, I've recruited pretty much all levels of employees. I loved making that offer call and most …

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Small Acts of Kindness

I have been slowly working my way through Beth Moore's "Whispers of Hope" a 10 week devotional prayer book. I started in January, which is slightly more than 10 weeks ago ... Anyhoo, earlier this week, her devotional was on Kindness. And this line stuck with me: Just because we can't do something great doesn't …

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The Kids Will Be Okay

For the last, well, for a long time, we've been having the "generations" conversation. Traditionalists vs. Boomers vs. Gen X vs. Millennials (formerly Gen Y) vs. whatever is coming next. 95% of the conversations seem to focus on the differences between the generations and why. These generations do have some things in common: bigger world …

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