From the archive- Future Friday: 6 Signs you are an HR Futurist

I am on vacation this week so I am dipping into the archives and reposting some popular posts. This one hit a note with readers and was heavily retweeted. Do you recognize yourself here at all? It was originally posted on September 6, 2013. I borrowed the inspiration for this post from a post by …

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Future Friday: 6 Signs you are an HR Futurist

  I borrowed the inspiration for this post from a post by Amanda Froelich, from True Activist. Her post was 6 Signs You’re a Futurist. Her points did not quite mesh with being an HR futurist, but they inspired me to come up with a similar type of list. So here are the 6 signs …

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Mental Models: Key to Success or Pathway to Failure?

For a recent lesson for a PHR preparation class I broke out my 1990 version of Peter Senge’s The Fifth Discipline and reread some of the information on his model of the learning organization. If you have ever studied for the PHR/SPHR you know that the components of his learning organization are systems thinking, personal …

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Managing Virtual Teams

I attended the “unconference” of HREvolution 2011 that was held in Atlanta this past weekend. I attended a very interactive discussion on managing virtual teams (aka telecommuting) that was conducted by Eric Winegardner of Monster.Com. He and his team are “road warriors” so he spoke about his personal experience in managing his team. The message …

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Blowing Up the Box of HR

I was reading a blog post by Kevin Elkenberry entitled Six Ways to Think Outside the Box. It was a good post. What I liked about it was the fact that he said he really dislikes the phrase “think outside the box.” He said that even that, much over used phrase, constricts your thinking. He …

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The HREvolution: An Interview with Trisha McFarlane- Part II

Find it HERE Yesterday I published most of my interview with Trish McFarlane, who writes the blog HR Ringleader. We talked about HREvolution, a two day “unconference” being held in Chicago. Here is the remainder of that interview. I will close it with my own comments. MH: Are there any official Tweeters and bloggers that …

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The HREvolution: An Interview with Trisha McFarlane- Part I

On May 7th and 8th a group of Human Resources and Recruiting “thought leaders” will meet in Chicago to discuss the future of the profession of Human Resources. This will not be an academic conference with names like Ulrich in attendance. This meeting is billed at an “Un-conference” and includes names like McFarlane, Eubanks and …

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Revolution: Breaking Down the Wall of Old HR?

This past weekend an event occurred that probably most HR people did not know about. It was the HRevolution conference that was held in Louisville. I was unhappy I did not have a chance to attend. I wish I had. Some of the best of today’s “young” HR thought leaders were there. These are people …

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