Three great reads for Thursday to educate and inform

I am presenting to you today three great blog posts from the reading that I have done. I hope you found them as educational and as informative as I did. Number 1 This post comes from Matt Monge of The Mojo Company. I met Matt at an HR conference where we were both presenters. I …

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A Book Review of Predatory Thinking: A Podcast

The third podcast of Three Men and a Book focused on a book by Dave Trott, a copywriter based in the U.K. The book was Predatory Thinking, A Masterclass in Out-thinking the Competition. This was an interesting book, probably not one I would normally read. It is good, however, to read out of your normal …

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A Podcast Book Review of Pink’s To Sell is Human

  Most of us do not really consider ourselves in the field of sales and are generally happy for it. Dan Pink, who keynoted at the SHRM 2013 conference (see my notes here) told us differently. His research found that 8 out of every 9 people in the U.S. do some sort of sales in …

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Empowering employees to make decisions: A review of The Decision Maker.

Do you allow your employees to make decisions? Without repercussions for mistakes made in that decision? Well you should, at least that is the contention of Dennis Bakke in his book The Decision Maker. I read the book and found it to be an interesting story of how a company is turned around when the …

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The Importance of Sharing in HR

Well spring as sprung north of the equator. (Though the weather is not cooperating.) This means it is Carnival time! HR Carnival that is. Dwane Lay is hosting at the Dovetail Software site. The theme was the importance of sharing. Every contributor was asked not only to share one of their posts but also the …

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Lack of awareness can reduce employee morale

How many times have you been walking and bump into someone you were not even aware was there? Or like my friend Todd, have someone walk into him? I had just that happen to me the other day at a networking event I was attending. I was standing there drinking a glass of wine when …

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Learn to Use the tools you have: Some advice for LinkedIn

  I think it is important to read outside of the field of HR. I make that statement for those of you that have not read me before, the rest of you are saying to yourself “So what else is new?” One of my favorite people to read is Todd Schnick. Todd is a marketing …

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5 Great Pieces of HR Advice

I have some great advice for you today on Human Resources. It is not my advice however, it is the advice of bloggers I greatly respect. You can learn alot by reading these five posts, so pay attention. There will be a test later. First up is attorney blogger Jon Hyman. As an HR consultant …

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