If You Can’t “Identify” Talent, You’ll Never Be Able To “Manage” It

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“Talent”  & “Talent Management” These are the latest overused industry buzzwords…but what do they mean? I had a supervisor who claimed she was “managing talent” and insisted I take numerous courses on timekeeping, accounting, and finance even though it was obvious I had no aptitude whatsoever with numbers or money. The result? Thousands of dollars were spent in an attempt […]

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Tell Me You Want Me

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I’m not afraid to admit it…I like country music. (I’ll give you time to judge me before you read on…) The song “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes resonates with many on a personal level but in reality, it can be applied to our professional lives as well. Think of Employee Engagement and how feeling wanted is a strong motivator. Think of Employee […]

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My Kids Won’t Dust

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I was dusting the other day…I hate dusting…and all the while, I was thinking to myself, “I have two children…why aren’t THEY dusting?” I pondered that as I dusted off bookcases, dusted in between the rails on the chairs, tables and beds, and wiped down nearly all of the picture frames. As I was reflecting on […]

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Good or Great

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I was hooked on the Winter Olympics.  I love watching speed skating, hockey and snowboarding and I think those ski jumping fools are tremendous!  But I really, really love ice skating. I’m old school when it comes to ice skating; give me a traditional long program or pairs skating any day of the week.  Naturally, […]

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Turn ‘Em On (Part 2)

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Today’s post is from guest blogger Heather Kinzie. Heather has been a Human Resources professional for nearly 20 years.  She likes to make things better so she develops/presents training courses and facilitates team/process/strategy improvement events.  Her clients benefit from her expertise and her insight but moreover, they appreciate her pragmatic and often brutally honest thoughts, […]

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Turn ‘Em On (Part I)

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Today’s post is from guest blogger Heather Kinzie. Heather has been a Human Resources professional for nearly 20 years.  She likes to make things better so she develops/presents training courses and facilitates team/process/strategy improvement events.  Her clients benefit from her expertise and her insight but moreover, they appreciate her pragmatic and often brutally honest thoughts, […]

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