The Myth of Control !!

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Organizations fascinate me.  I have been fortunate to have worked in different types of industries over my career ranging from professional services to manufacturing to restaurants.  Each of them has had a unique culture and an varying impact on how I practice HR.  One thing that has been in common though isn’t a positive attribute, […]

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Managing My Stress

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I’m a busy guy. My current job seems to be moving at a faster and faster pace. The demands to perform at a high level only seem to increase as time races along.  Suddenly deadlines that seemed far off are staring me in the face; multitasking (defined as frantic-tasking in my world) is the norm; […]

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I Create Performance…What’s Your Caption?

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For the past two years, we have shared our knowledge and experience about improving performance and productivity through human performance improvement, training/learning and development, process improvement, instructional design, human resources, communication, social media, leadership, or productivity. 2013 is our year to help you really blow the thought, perspective, and action of performance, up! And now we […]

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Line Dancing To Success

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The Wobble, a popular line dance much like the Electric Slide, was the focus of a recent conversation that I was having with a few of my fellow PICers. And like the dance itself, the talk got me thinking about learning and leadership. I’ve been in many a Wobble. And a successful Wobble can decide […]

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Integrity and Performance

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Integrity is something I hold people to the highest degree; without integrity, there is no trust and it can cause people to routinely question someone’s motives, performance, etc. I recently came across an infographic outlining information on resume lying. You know, inflations of the truth on resumes ranging from salaries, employment dates, job duties, you name it. […]

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The Performanator

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It’s as if they arrived here on earth from a time far ahead in the future. They look like us, yet their impact is somehow very different than the majority of the employees who we work with each day. At times they are quite charming and appear to have a solid network of peers. But, […]

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Recognizing Great Work: Good for Business, Good For Your Bottom Line

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Today’s post is from guest blogger Amanda Andrade. Amanda Andrade, SPHR, CCP, GRP  is the Chief People Officer for Veterans United Home Loans – Fortune magazine’s 21st best medium workplace and one the fastest growing companies in the United States according to INC magazine. Amanda has led human resource organizations in both public and private sectors, serving employees in […]

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