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Radical Mutuality

The first time I read the term “radical mutuality” I became giddy. I was reading a piece my boss shared with our team, A Nation of Weavers, written by David Brooks of the New York Times when that term entered … Continue reading

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Reflection – My 1st professional mentor

The answer to my first question in my reflection series which was: Who is someone who greatly influenced you in your early career? As I think back to my first “real job” after college, it takes me back to Cincinnati … Continue reading

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As part of the new series on RollerCoasterHR, I hope to explore some reflection questions over time and share these questions and my own answers. The question is posting today with my response coming tomorrow. The first of these questions: … Continue reading

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A new series with new questions

Over the next few months on RollerCoasterHR, I am going to write a series based on questions that others may want to explore as well. For me, they will serve to help me further define my personal brand and magnify … Continue reading

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Get Better, not Bitter

One of the best aspects of presenting to groups is getting questions. This is especially true when the audience is mostly composed of students who are not afraid to inquire deeper on a point made during the presentation. One recent … Continue reading

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Culture, leadership, and potential

When leading others, it is important to remember that people are greatly influenced by the context within which they live and/or work.  Stepping forward to lead requires us to positively influence the culture of the organization so that it enables … Continue reading

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Three years and it’s done

After a three year journey taking 10 weeks at a time, I have completed my MBA!  I remember when I decided to seriously consider whether I should take the plunge there was still hesitation on whether I should do it … Continue reading

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GPA – Hot or not?

In the past few weeks, I have read a couple of posts talking about GPA and its usefulness in the hiring process.  Like many things in HR, there are a variety of opinions and viewpoints on this.  (My friend and a … Continue reading

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Unconnected Knowledge

I have been writing this blog for less than a year but I have been a reader of blogs for much longer.  My faithful Google Reader brings me much joy as I read the blogs of great HR folks throughout … Continue reading

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Who should teach in the workplace?

A recent statistic I saw from Leadership IQ started me thinking.  It stated that 67 percent of employees surveyed learned more about their responsibilities from their co-workers than from their managers.  Now the article goes on to talk about why having high performers … Continue reading

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