Telling High Potential Employees That They’re High Potential

RJ Morris Coaching, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Outmatch, RJ Morris

One of the cool things about writing at FOT is that I get to meet tons of folks from around the country. I often get questions from those awesome HR pros…tells me that all of us are trying to figure out this talent game and make a difference. The question below that came up a few weeks ago is one …

The One Recruitment Marketing Strategy Almost No One is Using

Tim Sackett Leadership, Recruitment Marketing, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

Gallup tells us nearly 50% of people will leave a job at some point in their career to get away from a bad manager. Bad managers turnover more talent than any other issue in your organization! If it wasn’t for bad managers, HR and TA would actually be an easy job! We also know that working for a great manager …

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I Was Fed Up With United Airlines’ Culture Even Before They Started Dragging People Off Planes

John Hollon Culture, Current Affairs, John Hollon, Leadership

Believe me when I tell you this: I soured on the customer service practices of United Airlines long before they decided that dragging people off planes would enhance the flying experience. You’ve probably seen the video by now. You know the one — where the customer on the last flight of the night from Chicago to Louisville refuses to give up …

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Are You Earning Your HR Badges?

Paul Hebert HR, Leadership, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Training and Development

A friend of mine, and a true friend of HR, recently posted on Facebook that he received a mentorship badge. That friend was Steve Browne (AKA – @sbrowneHR – the tie-dyed hippie HR man). Actually, it was his FIFTH mentorship badge. The badges Steve is referring to are given to mentors by newly minted Eagle Scouts to recognize those that …

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True Sign of a Great Leader > How Well They Protect PTO

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Leadership, Vacation

To me there is one way to know if a leader is worth their salt.  It is something I don’t recall seeing in leadership books, white papers, or in training sessions.  To me the simplest way to see if a leader is doing their job is to ask team members one question: “Did you use all your PTO last year?” …

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MARCH MADNESS TALENT LESSONS: Slapping Players is Just Part of My Leadership Charm!

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Recruitment Marketing

I’m starting this post with an animated GIF below.  Email subscribers need to click through to see it.  Do that now if you need to, because this post is based off the visual, and it’s worth it. Watch the GIF as it loops over and over. It’s from 2014 in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, with Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie turning …

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Lessons in Leadership from Limp Bizkit

Kris Dunn Culture, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Recruiting

It’s all about the he says she says bulls**t I think you better quit Lettin’ sh*t slip Or you’ll be leaving with a fat lip -Fred Durst I’m Generation X.  If there was ever any doubt about that, this post should put that doubt to rest. A couple of years ago I was rolling through airports in Baton Rouge and Philadelphia …

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Confidence Gets You a Leadership Gig, but Humility Lets You Keep It

RJ Morris Coaching, Culture, Leadership, RJ Morris

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately working on leadership evaluation and selection.  Specifically, we spent a bunch of time talking about how to make better talent decisions. In addition to looking at times we got it right, we also analyzed a lot of failures—what made Tom unable to perform at the level expected, and why did Sally self-destruct? …

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The One Thing It Takes to Be a Real Manager

John Hollon Employee Relations, John Hollon, Leadership

Although it pains me to say it, I’m somewhat of an expert on passive-aggressive behavior. The good people at Wikipedia describe passive-aggressive behavior as follows: The indirect expression of hostility, such as through procrastination, stubbornness, sullen behavior, or deliberate or repeated failure to accomplish requested tasks for which one is (often explicitly) responsible. That’s a good definition, but Urban Dictionary gets …