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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5 Ways to Tear Down Department Silos and Unify Your Organization

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org.   Silos and turf wars can cost your organization precious time and money. But the effects can be compounded even more when departments are at odds with one another and lack the proper tools to adapt to a fast-paced, ever-changing workplace. Output then gets …

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From the archive: The importance of having the right supervisor

I have been receiving emails from workers who have read my blogs asking me what they can do about a horrible supervisor. That prompted this repeat of a post from 2016/ As a long time HR practitioner I have learned that most companies get in trouble not for what HR does or for what employees …

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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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How to Make Your Company Attractive to Skilled Workers

Certain first world countries, including the United States, Germany and Australia, have a deficit of skilled workers. Each of these nations has special immigration processes to attract the best workers globally. When a company is competing for these human resource assets, it needs to create a smart corporate culture to attract and retain these skilled …

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Future Friday: The impending leadership cliff

Demographics don’t lie. A well-known fact is that baby-boomers will be gone. Some may hang around longer than others, but the inevitable fact is that they will be gone and with that many leadership positions will go vacant. This leadership cliff is a major threat to the success of many an organization. Leadership talent is …

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The Value of a Mentor

  I was reading an article on keys to success in life. The author suggested several such has having a mastermind group, keeping a journal, a pocket notebook, discipline and having a mentor. In the comments section one person pointed out the value of a mentor, a statement that made me think. Accountability Mentors can …

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