Nature or Nurture: Training the Leader of the Pack

Once again I must thank my mentor, Cesar Millan, for the inspiration for this week’s blog.  He said that “when humans bring a dog into their lives, they are most often looking for a companion; what they may not realize is that they are getting a teacher as well.”  This is true in a business sense,… [read more]

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It’s Not Nice to Fool with Mother Nature

Living in Florida has really gotten me accustomed to thunderstorms. I was driving in the car with my husband the other day and we were looking at these gorgeous fluffy clouds that were stacking up on top of each other. My husband, the wonderful scientist that he is, put on his meteorologist’s cap and educated me… [read more]

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Cash for Clunkers

I was reading about the fed’s Car Allowance Rebate System and started wondering about its applicability to human capital in organizations. The “cash for clunkers” program in a nutshell: it’s a $1 billion program that provides a voucher of up to $4,500 to help offset the cost of a new fuel-efficient car purchase or lease. … [read more]

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Social Intelligence and the Biology of the Pack Leader

You know, as the HR Whisperer, I’m really enamored with the whole idea of creating top performing organizations through positive behavior change. One of my favorite mentors, Cesar Millan, says, “A dog that doesn’t trust its human to be a good pack leader becomes unbalanced and often exhibits unwanted or antisocial behaviors.” It struck me… [read more]

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Playing the Gen Training Game

Great training tips for multigenerational learners…

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