LEADERSHIP BIRTH RATE: Some Leaders Are Just More Fertile Than Others

Kris Dunn Career Paths, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development

A few months ago, I wrote about an alternative measurement of quality of leadership called Leadership Gravity.  I’ve got another one for you, but this one is about kicking the kids out of the nest rather than attracting them. Good leaders attract people to them like moths to the light you left on overnight on your back porch.  The great ones also …

VIDEO: Tips on Attracting, On-boarding and Training Seasonal Workers

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, Learning, Learning and Development, The HR Profession, Worldwide FOT

Shout out to all my seasonal workers/hiring managers of seasonal workers in this month’s L&D hangout! This one goes out to you. In this episode of our L&D Hangout series, Kris Dunn and Mary Faulkner share some tips and real-world stories on how to target, onboard and train—you guessed it—seasonal workers. Good stuff here, so go ahead and play the video above to learn more! …

LEADERSHIP GRAVITY – How to Measure Who Gives a Crap About Employee Development In Your Company

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development

There are a lot of urban myths in Corporate America related to performance, employees and leadership.  Maybe urban myths are the wrong term—you could go with “cliches,” as well.  But the point remains: Misdirection is everywhere related to what an effective manager of people looks like.  Consider the following urban myths/cliches: — You’ve got to be tough on performance to get …

Think Like A Marketer: The LD Edition

Chelsea Rowe Business Development, Chelsea Rowe, Driving Productivity, Learning, Learning and Development

Let’s face it. So much of what we do in the HR/talent management space is marketing. Holland Dombeck McCue has drawn the parallels between recruiting and marketing like an artist, and if you’ve missed it… well that’s just a shame because “recruit like a marketer” is damn good advice. “Think like a marketer” is also damn good advice for L&D pros. …

Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?

Dan Carusi Dan Carusi, Learning and Development

If you are not familiar with the show, “Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout”, it matches up middle-age men going through a mid-life crisis against Eagle Scouts in a series of challenges based on merit badge competencies.  These are not your typical Boy Scouts but rather some kick-@$$ boys that could probably stand toe-to-toe with Bear Grylls.  They have …