Category Archives: Learning and Development

Shiny Objects, Blue Oceans, & Rap…Oh My!

Innovation innovation innovation. Our world drips with innovation. Some of it is BIG innovation – Siri, SpaceX Dragon, Brain-Controlled Robotics, Spanx for Men. But while we hear less about it, most of it is LITTLE innovation. Incremental advancement. In fact, what makes many organizations (and the people behind them) so damn successful is their relentless…

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Young, Impressionable, and Bad Communicators

In my not so humble opinion, there is really only one skill in the world of work that trumps all others: communication. Strong communicators almost always get the edge. Not only is it central to everything we do in the workplace, but we tend to gravitate toward people who we like to listen to and…

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Guest Post: The Case for Meditative HR

I lived in Belgium for two years when I was young(er) and single. It was without out a doubt one of the most influencial experiences of my career…certainly of my life. So I will always have a special place in my soul for that little power house…NATO, EU Headquarters, cosmopolitan to quaint, and 450+ beers….

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Guest Post: Top Down, Bottom Up

For two and a half years now, I’ve been ranting and raving about needing to balance the Human Resources dialog and debate (echo chamber) that rages through the social-media-sphere with a voice that is more pragmatic – a voice that is based in the real practice of HR in a corporate or industrial environment (Trench…

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Pass the Podium

Why is it that every organization in the world that puts on continuing education programs for HR professionals feel like we’d all benefit from having Non-HR Executives tell us how to be more successful? I got an invitation in the mail today from The Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC) for a Leadership Series…

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