Finally My Place at The Table: OOPS Someone Took My Chair

For all you aspiring Vice Presidents of Human Resources I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is that CEOs are recognizing the importance of HR. The bad news is that they are tapping non-HR executives to fill those roles. According to an article in the June 23rd issue of The …

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Charisma and Success In HR: Is There a Connection?

I read in a Brian Tracy newsletter the following “There is a close association between personal charisma and success in life. Probably 85 percent of your success and happiness will come from your relationships and interactions with others. The more positively others respond to you, the easier it will be for you to get the …

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Stepping Up To Get a Seat: Reaching for the Brass Ring

Libby Sartain, one of the most respected leaders in HR, is retiring. As the past head of HR for both Southwest Airlines and Yahoo her interviews are filled with some very good advice to aspiring HR professionals. One such interview was published by WorkForce magazine in an article entitled Seats at the Table, but Who’s …

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Cornucopia of HR Topics: The Carnival of HR

The Carnival of HR is a collection of recent posts in a wide range of HR related blogs. It is an excellent resource and a quick way to find a current read on current subjects. Check it out at the Career Encouragement Blog of Peggy Andrews. The subjects this go-around include Why HR Stinks, Talent …

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Carnival of HR for April 16th

This week’s collection of the best of HR related blogs is published at Compensation Force. Take a look an read some great articles… we are talking leadership, worklife balance, business acumen, a world without HR, brain exercise and much, much more. No better place to sample some of the best HR reading you can do …

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The Carnival of HR: All The Best Blogs In One Place

Rowan Manahan, creater of Fortify Your Oasis, is hosting the Carnival of HR. This is a collection of articles from all the best HR blogs. If you are looking for an informative read, and a short cut to a large collection of great blogs then click HERE. Coaching, bullying, leadership, compensation, benefits, discrimination, value of …

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Leadership Notes from a "Good to Great" Company

I had the opportunity to hear John G. Rice, Vice Chairman of GE, speak on leadership. GE is one of the companies Jim Collins wrote about in “Good to Great”. In fact Rice’s introducer said it is the only remaining company written about that continues to excel. Rice talked about GE in general, his schedule …

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Book Review: The Nature of Leadership: Reptiles, Mammals, and the Challenge of Becoming a Great Leader, by B. Joseph White, Reviewed by Mike Haberman

Having a professional background in dealing with people in a wide variety of leadership positions and an early educational background in studying animal behavior I looked forward to reading a book subtitled Reptiles, Mammals and the Challenge of Becoming a Great Leader. The premise of the book is that there are two sides of leadership, …

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