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Productive People Punch List

Kathy Rapp Corporate America, Driving Productivity, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kathy Rapp, Work Life Balance

We all know them.  The types who can exercise 2 hours a day, get their kids to school (dressed) and to every activity on time (with snacks) as well as shine during a pitch meeting.  Plus – always look like they’ve gotten 10 hours of sleep. WTF?  Don’t you just want to punch them? Especially in the unpredictable people business, …

pto

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?” …

march madness

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 …

limp bizkit lessons

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 …

confidence

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? …

passive aggressive

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 …

changing mind

The Unbelievable Freedom In Changing Your Mind

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR, Leadership

“I traded fame for love without a second thought It all became a silly a game some things cannot be bought; I got exactly what I asked for, wanted it so badly Running, rushing back for more, I suffered fools so gladly; And now I find …. I’ve changed my mind” -Madonna   I was watching a video that shared a Top …

5 Steps for Preventing Recruiter Burnout

Tim Sackett Engagement and Satisfaction, Tim Sackett, Uncategorized

My grandmother worked at a General Motors metal fabrication plant, raised five daughters, had the most wonderful dinner on the table each night, looked absolutely beautiful at all times, and never once complained of burnout! She might have had a nightly cocktail or two, but no burnout! But, that was back when kids walked to school, uphill, both ways. I …

Secret Recipe For Great Hiring: Make Leaders Finger Lickin’ Good, Y’all

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Jobvite, Leadership, Recruiting

“Just give him some wood and he’ll build you a cabinet.” —Beastie Boys, Finger Lickin’ Good. Talent Acquisition Specialists, time to look in the mirror for 2017. How do you make your recruiting efforts sky-rocket? Let your hiring managers run the show. Wait WHHHAAAT? Yeah, that scared me too. But it shouldn’t scare us because it is intuitive. Here are …

The Killer HR App – Your Face

Paul Hebert Conferences, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, employee experience, HR, Influence, Paul Hebert, Performance

Almost 20 years ago I read a book that made me want to see around corners and over the horizon. That book was called “Unleashing the Killer App.” Far from a perfect book – but for me at the time, with my background and exposure to technology – it was an eye-opening read. It really reinforced the need to constantly …