Manager, Director or VP of HR: Generalists Rule the World…

Kris Dunn HR, Kris Dunn, Organizational Development, Working With Recruiters

I’m an HR Generalist by trade, and I’ve always been proud of that fact.  A good generalist can do it all, with style, grace and a street-smart attitude that’s almost impossible to replace. Of course, some people have periodically said that the generalist role is dead or in the process of dying, with Jack Kevorkian in the next room.  I’ve always …

Certified for Life – Good Enough for Managers but Not Doctors

Paul Hebert Leadership, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance

This might be old news to some of you, but Doctors used to be certified for life.  Doctors could get their rather substantial education, take their boards and be certified to treat just about anything.  But sometime in the 1990’s, that changed.  Doctors must now retest every 6 to 10 years. I don’t know about you but I didn’t know …

Recognizing Failure vs. Acts of Learning

Paul Hebert Employee Relations, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance

There are sentences you read sometimes that just push you back in your chair.  You know what I’m talking about.  You see just the right combination of words that convey a thought so profound you not only marvel at the intelligence behind it but the beauty of the simplicity.  Words that, even though scant in number, ignite a firestorm of …

Whatever Happened to Good Ol’ Competition?

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Sports

As the “HR/OD Guy” for my organization, I’m frequently asked by team leaders how to improve collaboration.  Collaboration within teams, collaboration across teams, collaboration externally, and musical collaborations (okay… I made that last one up).  And as a trained OD guy, I used to love this question.  Time for a team collaboration offsite!  But I realized something after another MBTI …