Giving is good for your soul and your business at SHRM13

  TOMS shoes seemed to be recognized by many of the attendees of #SHRM13. I had heard some of the story in passing, but was not really familiar with the brand. After hearing Blake Mycoskie’s story I am much more attuned. His story is inspiring and his message is giving is good for your soul …

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A Message of Optimism at #SHRM13

  SHRM13 started with a keynote speaker that I have to admit I have never heard of. After learning more about him I am ashamed that I have not paid more attention to him. Fareed Zakaria is a journalist, editor and host of a CNN program and he delivered a message of optimism at SHRM13. …

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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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A Lesson in Quickly Establishing a Culture

As you might expect when you have a number of HR speakers talking to audiences of HR professionals the topic of “culture” might be a common topic. SHRM13 was no exception. There were several lessons on but I want to talk about one lesson in particular about how to quickly establish a culture. Tying innovation …

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#SHRM13 – One Heck of a Conference

  I have just returned from spending most of the week in Chicago attending the 65th annual conference for the Society for Human Resources Management. It was one heck of a conference. Technology problems I had hoped to have several blog posts per day. Unfortunately I had a glitch in getting to my blog site. …

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How to go from Influencer to decision-maker: Why I am planning on visiting the vendors at SHRM 2013

  The SHRM national convention will be held in Chicago this month on June 16th through the 19th.  I am attending as an official blogger which makes me “Press”. I feel a bit funny with that title but I did it last year in Atlanta as well. It was fun, I learned a lot, especially …

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