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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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A why is needed to THRIVE

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The theme of the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference is THRIVE. If you’re here and didn’t notice the ten foot tall letters on the stage, then please exit stage left and re-enter the room! Hank Jackson, the CEO of SHRM, echoed … Continue reading

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Everyone’s favorite topic – performance evaluations!

It is often asked who dislikes evaluations more, the employees receiving them or the managers that have to give them? Well, in some cases, it doesn’t matter because the entire process is flawed from beginning to end. This is especially … Continue reading

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Are you just visiting?

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So often we take life and the events that we label “ours” for granted. There are moments each day that should be seized and cherished yet we get caught in the busyness that erupts and do not grasp the gifts … Continue reading

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Finding the pieces

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Right now we have several puzzles going in our house. While the reason we have them going is not important, they have prompted some great discussions and lessons to my children. These are lessons that many adults in positions of … Continue reading

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