I’ve been focusing a lot on the high level speakers — the people doing the keynotes and general session speakers — at TLNT’s 2015 High Performance Workforce Summit being held May 6-7 in Atlanta.
There’s a good reason for that — because they are people well worth coming to hear.
Our keynote and general session speakers are pretty incredible – Jeri Buchholz, Chief Human Capital Officer at NASA; Stacey Valy Panayiotou, Vice President, Global Talent & Development, for Coca-Cola; Kevin Wilde, Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness and Chief Learning Officer, at General Mills; Dr. Valeria Stokes, Chief Human Resources Officer & Chief Diversity Officer, American Bar Association; and great HR thinkers like Dave Ulrich and Dr. John Sullivan. Read more…
The special qualities of remarkable leaders are complex and rare.
Leadership requires the courage to fashion a code of conduct governed by principled conviction, so reviewing the writings of Classical philosophers is a good place to begin our journey towards becoming more effective leaders.
Michael Soupios and Panos Mourdoukoutas did just that for their book, The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership, and discovered the ancient philosophies remain relevant today. Read more…
By Eric B. Meyer
A few years ago, I posed this question: Is a workplace “English-only” rule legal?
Yadda, yadda, yadda, sometimes.
That is, in this Compliance Manual, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission confirms that employers may adopt English-only rules under certain circumstances, insofar as it is adopted for non-discriminatory reasons (e.g., safety, business necessity) and not to discriminate on the basis of national origin. Read more…
Do you work in HR?
Do you want to be promoted and make more money? Do you like being in charge? Are you ready to help your company make some important decisions?
Well, sorry, your options are limited. Read more…
The most misunderstood phrase in corporate speak is “People are our greatest asset.”
Those five words do more damage than good.
That was the hook as I began my speech this week at the Great Place to Work list announcement in Dubai .
I have gotten so that when I hear that phrase, to me it is a signal that whoever said it is not really connected about those assets. If you have to say it, you probably do not believe it yourself. Read more…
Shortly after launching TLNT back in the summer of 2010, I wrote something that described Dave Ulrich as “an all-around HR Guru” and that he was “one of the greatest HR thinkers of our generation.”
Well, I was probably a little too modest in my description of him.
The Harvard Business Review describes Dave as “one of the world’s leading human capital/HR experts,” and he certainly is, but he’s also a Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan and best-selling author of books such as The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations; and, HR from the Outside In: Six Competencies for the Future of Human Resources.
Yes, Dave Ulrich is as close as you get to an HR legend — and he’s a big reason why you need to attend TLNT’s High Performance Workforce Summit May 6-7 in Atlanta. Read more…
Sometimes even when people agree, and like, and respect each other, they can still find it frustrating to communicate.
Both can be really smart, capable people, but they just don’t get each other — they drive each other crazy.
The issue is that we all have our own preferred style of thinking and communicating.
When we are lucky enough to get a match with our boss, life is easy. When we end up as opposites, the interactions can be highly stressful and annoying, leaving both parties scratching their heads about why this is so difficult. Read more…
This week, our postal carrier delivered a controversial piece of mail to the house.
The mail was addressed to a man whose name I didn’t recognize, but we’ve gotten mail that wasn’t ours before, so I didn’t find that to be terribly unsettling.
What set the alarm off in my head was the sender, which happened to be the Pennsylvania State Police. Read more…
Citing money can be the best excuse for leaving an employer, even if it is untrue.
One survey blamed voluntary turnover on income. But when an employment agency surveys financial types on why people leave their jobs, it should come as no surprise that they chose money as the principal motivation for quitting.
Of course! These are groups who obsess about money. Read more…
Job descriptions, those horribly written, barely comprehensible strings of roughly 500 words of stuff that only barely resembles reality if you squint hard, are the coin of the realm in the recruiting world.
And no matter how much we complain about them to each other, they remain as unchanging as a rerun.
Not only do they persist, but recruiters and talent acquisition professionals continue to rely on them at every stage of the recruiting process. Read more…