One easy step to solving your cross-functional problems

Being in HR can potentially be an isolating experience, if you let it. As a result of this isolation problems of communication can develop resulting in work not getting done, goals not being achieved or solutions not being developed. Management guru Tom Peters offers a simple solution to this. He says DO LUNCH. In his …

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Five Tips for Self-Improvement on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is seen by many as a time for renewal, a time for establishing new goals, a time for laying the groundwork for new habits. Here are some suggestions for how you might make yourself a bit smarter in the New Year that starts tomorrow. Ways to get smarter Thomas Oppong, the founder …

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Empathy as a key trait of HR Professionals: Part 2

  Last week I published Part 1 of this post on empathy. If you did not read it you can find it here. It is based on the work of Roman Krznaric but I have given it a human resource twist. Krznaric published Six Habits of Highly Empathetic People. The first three habits were taking …

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Empathy as a key trait of HR Professionals: Part 1

  Yesterday I asked the question “Do you have to be a psychopath to be in HR?” If you read that post you know that HR was not in the top 10 professions that exhibit psychopathic traits, I am sure much to the relief of many readers. Today I wanted to follow up with a …

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