It is 2019 and Resolutions are not just for people

At this time of year people are making resolutions right and left. January is the month of self-improvement. Most of you will have made some or say that it is a waste of time. That is fine, but what about your business? Get rid of it! Peter Drucker, in four of his books, stresses the …

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Who is responsible for your career?

I was reading an article that appeared in an online newspaper called Vox. The article, I spoke to hundreds of American men who still can’t find work, written by Andrew L. Yarrow, took the tack that many men are unemployed because of “society.” As I read the article example after example talked about men who …

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From the Archive: Do you have what it takes to be a Hall of Fame member?

I am away today, visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame, to see the induction of Braves’ great Chipper Jones. So I thought I would replay this post from four years ago after my first trip to visit the HoF. Being in the Baseball Hall of Fame is a pretty rare honor. In its history, there …

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Lessons from the genius of Leonardo da Vinci

Fair warning. This post has nothing to do with HR. It is all about personal improvement. I  just finished reading Walter Isaacson’s biography, Leonardo Da Vinci. This is a well-written book about a fascinating man. I knew he was a master and was considered a genius both in his time and especially in the present …

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Future Friday: The key to learning is unlearning – A Revisit

In one of my classes, the other day the students and I were discussing the final. I said that they need to remember that they were not being tested on their version of HR, but rather on SHRM’s version. That made me think of this post. So here again is a post about the wisdom …

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Three great reads for Thursday to educate and inform

I am presenting to you today three great blog posts from the reading that I have done. I hope you found them as educational and as informative as I did. Number 1 This post comes from Matt Monge of The Mojo Company. I met Matt at an HR conference where we were both presenters. I …

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The number of hours worked and the gig economy?

This blog post is a Monday Musing. I was reading a post about the gig economy and how more and more people are employed by it. From that I thought about writing a post on the fact that I feel we have always had a gig economy, but as I investigated more I got into …

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Great advice on leadership: A review of Don’t Just Manage Lead!

I have to be honest, when I started reading this book I expected a book of leadership platitudes and truisms written by yet another CEO trying to make his name as an author. I am happy to say that was NOT what I found. Arthur E. Coombs III has produced a book that is generously …

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