Canine or Feline? What You Can Tell About a Potential Employee

Another great article from my fav Cesar Millan inspired today’s blog.  He points out there are many things that factor into a person’s decision to get a dog.  People will look for certain traits associated with a particular breed or want a certain size of canine.  Some people may spend a lot of money with… [read more]

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Biology of the Pack Leader

This is a reprint of a post I wrote in 2009.  I’m presently working with a client on a development program for its manufacturing team leads and it struck me once again just how critical EQ and social connectedness are to leadership excellence and effectiveness.  Just using those mirror neurons… You know, as the HR Whisperer, I’m really… [read more]

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Florida Style HR – State Conferencing At Its Best!

IT’S A RECORD BREAKER. Let me say that again: IT’S A RECORD BREAKER! I don’t know about you, but I’m getting ready to join over 1,700 people at the 2011 HR Florida State Conference & Expo in Orlando, which starts Monday, August 29th. If you want to join the fun, head over to www.hrflorida.org to… [read more]

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Leadership Commandments…Personal or Otherwise

I received this gem of a poem from one of my clients.  We’ve been working together on an intervention to help his department and collective organization get employees more engaged.  Tough thing to do, given folks don’t get recognition or even raises, really and job satisfaction is very high.  Just the fact that he sent this to… [read more]

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Bachelors – And No, Not The Reality Show

Why are Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees required for jobs?  That was the question I was asked the other night by one of the students in my graduate class on human resources management.  At first blush I thought it had to do with cognitive ability (and I was right), but when I don’t know something to be empirically… [read more]

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