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TalentCulture | February 28, 2015

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HR Isn’t The Needy, The Nerdy Or The Girlie

February 9, 2015 |

Cool spring morning. Grade-school recess. A group of boys and girls gather on a damp field. Captains are called out. The usual suspects. The strongest players. Each picks his own number two. The second-strongest players. The ones they’ve done battle … Read More

Our Storied Lives: One Little Melodic Career Tale at a Time

February 2, 2015 |

“Begin the day with a friendly voice A companion unobtrusive Plays that song that’s so elusive And the magic music makes your morning mood.”

—Neil Peart (Rush, “Spirit of Radio”)

The Viennese composer from London had vanished. For the nearly … Read More

Care About Employees, But Be Careful

January 30, 2015 | 1

I have conducted a number of management training programs in which I have asked managers what they think employees expect of them. Among the most common answers: respect, recognition, consistency, fairness and open communication.

All of these are necessary. But … Read More

#TChat Preview: Should HR Be Split Into Two Branches?

January 30, 2015 |

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). The #TChat radio portion runs the first 30 minutes from 7-7:30 pm ET, followed by the #TChat Twitter chat from 7:30-8 pm … Read More

Reputation Management — Building Your Brand!

January 23, 2015 | 1

People are often surprised by what they hear that has been said behind their backs….! I emphasize as part of my Reputation Management theme, the better one manages his or her reputation, the less likely such surprises will occur.

So … Read More

In Management, Stupidity Is An Advantage

January 21, 2015 | 2

We live in a world laced with smartism, i.e., a universal presumption that being smart is better than being stupid. But in the modern work world, at least in management, it is better to be stupid than smart.

Realizing that … Read More

10 Ways To Escape From The Crowd

January 21, 2015 |

One of the more serious problems in society today is spacial separation; we are way too close to one another.

We find ourselves almost in the living room of our neighbor. Students sit shoulder-to-shoulder in classrooms and lecture halls. Sidewalks … Read More

Lead With Love And You’ll Love The Results

January 20, 2015 |

Valentine’s Day is in less than a month. I know, right? But love is already in the air. The problem is: it’s *still* not in the air, or culture, or anywhere else at too many companies.

That’s really too bad, … Read More

This Workplace Merry-Go-Round Never Slows

January 20, 2015 |

“Midway hawkers calling ‘Try your luck with me’ Merry-go-round wheezing The same old melody…”

—Neil Peart (Lakeside Park)

We became carnies for a day – midway hawkers calling out from our very own front yard. The main reason was to … Read More

Effectively Communicating Change To A Disgruntled Workforce

January 19, 2015 |

How do you communicate change to disgruntled employees and win their support and co-operation? In this fast-paced age of information and technological growth, change is inevitable — whether we wish it or not. So, how do you get your unwilling … Read More