Anarchy In The J.O.B

Dawn Burke Culture, Dawn Hrdlica, Generations, Good HR, HR, Influence, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Seat at the Table, The HR Profession, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles 0 Comments

Anarchist: A person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power. Guess what? Anarchists are alive and well in your company. And HR is SICK OF IT. Every time we try to do something good, we get criticism. Why? Because we have the “appearance” of some sort of control – no other reason. It’s like I work for …

Good Leaders Give Bad News, Bad Leaders Avoid It at All Costs.

John Hollon HR, Leadership, Offboarding, Pop Culture, Talent Management, Workforce Management Articles

I’m always amazed at how so many leaders can get so far in management without learning one of the basic tenants of management. It’s this: Good leaders have to give bad news. Patty Azzarello learned this back when she became the youngest general manager in Hewlett Packard (HP) at the age of 33, and she reminded me of this basic …

Facts of (Work) Life: “Manager Pass-Through”

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Workforce Management Articles

I wrote about the manager pass-through in 2011.  It’s an important fact of life in every organization, so I’m writing about it again today. Here’s the trick: Imagine you could film every manager in your organization trying to defend a strategy, action, change, etc. taken by the company to their team.  Would they own it or point to a higher power …

WEBINAR: The Difference Between Performance and Potential: A 9-Box Primer for Smart HR Pros

Kris Dunn HR, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Performance, Webinar, Workforce Management Articles

If you’re like everyone else in the free world, March brings a little bit of a grind.  The hope and promise of the new year has settled into a familiar routine, and you need something fresh to keep you interested at work as a high-end HR pro, right? Of course you do – that’s why Fistful of Talent is back …

New Requirement for HR Managers… Be Over 40

Kelly Dingee Employee Relations, Generations, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles

What?!? Oh yeah, I’m serious!  I want HR Managers to be over 40. But I have a method to that madness as millenials start to curse me out.  It’s the experience factor… both of life and work. I look at HR, and I see an industry encumbered by policies, rules and regulations.  Get your Bachelor’s, your Master’s and a PHR. …

Why the Tony Robbins “You Can Be Great” Employee Goal-Setting Approach is BS

Kris Dunn Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, FOT Reads, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Kris Dunn, Labor, Leadership, Performance, T+D, Talent Strategy, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles

FOT Note: This Rant is brought to you by the good folks at Halogen Software, who like us enough to be an annual sponsor at FOT for all content in our performance management track (and don’t expect that we run any of this by them ahead of time). They’re also up for having fun to the extent that they’re sponsoring a …

The Real Reason That Training Didn’t Stick: YOU

Chelsea Rowe Chelsea Rowe, Talent Management Power Rankings, Training and Development, Work Life Balance, Workforce Management Articles

You spend a few days going through some training. Maybe it’s excellent training—compelling and engaging, with high fidelity exercises that reinforce your new found skill set. You vow to use these skills… boy/girl scouts honor. Fast forward 90 days and you’re right back where you started. Ahh… the age-old transfer of training dilemma.  Old habits die hard, right? Our default …

You Never Truly Leave Your Favorite Job

Tim Sackett The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Workforce Management Articles

I wasn’t a huge fan of high school.  I didn’t hate it—I just always felt my time was not the four years of high school, or at least I hoped it wasn’t! As you can imagine, being 5’7″, with above average intelligence and red hair isn’t normally the recipe for high popularity in an American high school environment.  I wasn’t great …

HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Laurie Ruettimann Always Be Closing, Business Development, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, Influence, Laurie Ruettimann, Organizational Development, Performance, Seat at the Table, Talent Management Power Rankings, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Workforce Management Articles

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows you have potential. It’s his direct reports—the lazy ones, the cynical ones, the ones who have been bypassed for the role of CEO—who are your biggest enemies. They don’t like you. They …