My wife and I have three lazy dogs.
Given the choice, I know Ozzy, Olivia and Toby would like to be out chasing the deer, elk, and fox that run free in the mountains surrounding our house, but we can’t trust that they’ll come back so we don’t give them that freedom. As a result, they’ve mastered the art of continual relaxation.
Before dogs were domesticated 150 years ago (and subsequently are now typically pampered and spoiled by their owners) they were used for pulling carts, herding sheep, and chasing predators away from livestock.
It’s not known for sure where the phrase “work like a dog” originated, but it’s safe to assume it was a tribute to our canine friends by those who were in awe of their work ethic. Read more…
There is a discussion on LinkedIn titled As a Leader, do you hear less of the truth from your team?
As I am writing this, there are 105 responses. I have been seeing this on my weekly feed for some time, and each time I see it, it bothers me. Perhaps it’s time to explore why.
Fundamentally I am bothered by a sense that truth is growing more and more elusive. Read more…
This story isn’t new, but the lessons to be learned, sadly, still plague us.
Benjamin Moore, one of the companies in Berkshire Hathaway’s stable, made headlines for something that could have very easily been avoided.
Berkshire Hathaway officials came to Benjamin Moore’s headquarters, gave the CEO Denis Abrams his walking papers, and escorted him from the building. It was newsworthy enough that it was reported in the New York Post and other media Read more…
“Mr. Ron, we would like your insights on this issue.”
This happened throughout the conference until it got a point that I just wanted to be left alone to listen. “Let me just take it all in,” was my thought.
Last week, I was a keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Human Resources Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. My topic: HR at the Crossroads of Business & Leadership.
One of the main pieces of advice I have for any expat is to get involved right away in your industry. The learning experiences that I have gotten from attending these conference are incalculable. Attend as many conference as possible and learn, learn and learn some more. Read more…
By Danielle Urban
Many U.S.-based employers perform pre-employment, post-accident, or random drug testing, and with some exceptions, are generally permitted wide latitude in deciding when to conduct such tests.
The U.S. attitude toward drug testing does not necessarily translate to other countries, however, where there may be different attitudes toward employee privacy, in particular. U.S.-based employers can run into trouble when attempting to impose those same testing requirements on a foreign division or subsidiary. Read more…
This is a real-talk forum. I’m not about to list leadership competencies or some empirical data I happened upon in my latest internet search on where Chief Human Resource Officers and leaders in general go wrong.
As a CHRO, you are the figurehead and face of Human Resources. The success and failure of HR’s programs and initiatives rest on your shoulders.
The obvious strategy ( assuming you still need to assert the value of HR in the organization) is to align at the top and do whatever they ask of you- even if it undermines the very essence of what HR contributes to the organization. It takes a vision, business savvy, strategy, and the ability to advocate and raise the important issues/discussions about employing people. Read more…
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Don’t kid yourself – you hate analytics.
It wouldn’t be politically correct to say that you hate analytics, so you won’t. That’s why I’m here.
You hate analytics because using them in your organization increases accountability. For example: Read more…
Are you working in an HR department that sucks? You know if you are, it’s all right, you can admit it, because it’s the first step in changing it.
I bet I talk to more than a hundred HR Pros a year that all seem to begin the conversation with, “Our HR department sucks!” or “My company doesn’t get it when it comes to HR” or “Our HR department is terrible.”
These are not the outliers They’re the norm. Read more…
Whether you label it professional development, personal growth, self-actualization, or transcendence, many of us fiercely pursue “development” in order to improve our job options, get ahead in life, and achieve our own definition of success.
We assume focusing on developing ourselves is something we must do in order to become more accomplished and build a successful career.
And we would be so wrong. Read more…