Yes, leaders do influence culture

I came across a very interesting historical story, one that I have never read before. It dealt with the influence on culture that a foreign soldier had on the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. His influence helped George Washington turn around a failing effort to become the premier example of freedom in the world. …

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HR is Sales: A Lesson from Dan Pink SHRM13

  I will admit up front that I like Daniel Pink’s work. I don’t always agree with him, as you can read here in his discussion on changes in motivation. However, I agree with him in the premise that he based his speech on at SHRM13. HR is sales and we need to understand this …

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Evening Report Day 1 from SHRM Atlanta

My first day of the 23rd SHRM Atlanta conference ended with three great sessions. William Tincup taught us how to get user adoption of software applications. Before launched into his presentation however, he opened the floor to questions about software issues. He helped several people understand their situations better. Successful adoption relies on understanding your …

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Priming: A Sneaky or Useful HR Tool?

I am sure some of you are thinking what the heck is “priming”? Are we talking gasoline engines here? The answer to that question is NO. Priming is a well-known tool in the marketing world. I want your opinion on whether or not it is a sneaky or a useful tool in HR. I am …

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