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Comfortable being Uncomfortable

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A theme that was highlighted during this year’s SHRM Volunteer Leader Summitwas “being comfortable being uncomfortable.” Three different speakers I heard (including two of the keynote presentations) used the phrase and emphasized the concept. It’s a phrase being used more … Continue reading

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Everyday or Extraordinary?

Is it possible that the things we experience as everyday occurrences are actually extraordinary? Summer evenings in my home had many of the same things that anyone would experience. Kids chasing fireflies, the music of ice cream trucks, and lots … Continue reading

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1st days

Here in Michigan, Labor Day truly signals the end of summer as school starts on the Tuesday after for the vast majority of students in the state. It’s fun watching my children prepare for the year ahead in very different … Continue reading

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What I am looking forward to at #SHRM16

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As another SHRM Annual conference looms in my immediate future, I find myself looking forward to several things during this time in Washington DC.  On the keynote side of the house, Amy Cuddy (author of Presence) is the one I … Continue reading

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It’s a classic

When this question was originally posted, I figured it would be an easy one for me to answer. However, as forced reflection is apt to make us do, I found myself considering and reconsidering the answer. Music is an essential … Continue reading

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Week 4 reflection question

This week’s question is relatively straightforward and a bit personal in nature. Is there a song, piece of music, or sound that you rely on for inspiration? My #HRMusicShare friends should have some great answers for this one!  

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It’s all a system

The dilemma that faces me from my own question… What class (in high school, college, or grad school) influences you now in a way that you did not anticipate at the time you originally took the class? There have been … Continue reading

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Reflections – The question for Week 3

This week’s reflection question again looks to the past to establish a link to the present. What class (in high school, college, or grad school) influences you now in a way that you did not anticipate at the time you … Continue reading

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My own Week 2 reflection – the Biology of HR

This week’s question for reflection was: When you were a child, what did you want to do and did it have any impact on what you ultimately became? Starting early on, like many boys I had the fascination with being … 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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