Storytelling as a leadership and HR competency

I am reading the book Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin. It is a biographical comparison of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson. She feels that these four men had many traits in common that made them leaders during trying times. One of the commonalities that she saw as being …

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Future Friday: Nine Critical Skills for the Future of HR, once more

In doing some reading about the workforce of the future I was reminded of this post I wrote in 2014. I think it is still very relevant.  In 2011 Thomas Frey wrote an article about Eight Critical Skills for the Future. He applied these to the world in general. It was an interesting article and …

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Wednesday wisdom from Tom Peters

I am a big fan of Tom Peters and I have to admit I am dismayed when I mention his name and people don’t know who he is. In my opinion, he is as influential as a management guru as is Peter Drucker, but then again there is another name many people no longer recognize. …

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Emotional Intelligence in future generations

In a recent class, we covered the subject of emotional intelligence as an HR competency. It has become an oft talked about subject in HR. Emotional Intelligence has been around a long time. People who had it were good at “reading people.” But we went through a long period in HR when we were told …

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Ten Disruptions Ahead: HR Technology For 2018- A guest post

Today’s guest post is written by Ashley Lipman HR is a business sector that is constantly growing and maturing. There are new innovations and disruptions taking place each year, and 2018 is no different. With that in mind, this article is going to look at ten disruptions that will take place in 2018. A Ton …

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Future Friday Replay: Is empathy a key skill of the future?

I am out of the office today on a brief vacation. I wanted to replay this post because empathy is so needed in today’s world. I am reading the book Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft. He covers quite a bit in the book, ending with a discussion of artificial intelligence, which …

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Company Board Meeting: 5 areas HR pros should focus on! A Guest Post

This is the third guest post by Fredrick Cameron. There is no doubt that the HR department plays a major role in the development and growth of a company. In fact, the HR department might be the only one that deals with virtually all aspects of a business. HR professionals are at times involved in …

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Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

Today’s guest post is about leadership, from a younger perspective than mine, but the thoughts are almost universal. Being a leader within a workplace is about more than having an enviable title and corner office. There are opportunities that the leaders identify and use to get to where they are. There are years of dedication, …

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The Value of a Devil’s Advocate in HR: From the Archive

Someone sent me an email reminding me how much they liked this post. I thought I would republish it, as I think this is an important concept for HR.  In the Roman Catholic Church, from the year 1000 until 1978, fewer than 450 people were canonized as saints. In 1978, Pope John Paul II removed …

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