Best selling author, consultant, trainer, on performance management and appraisal systems, customer service (dealing with difficult clientele). Located in Ottawa Canada. Information about his newest book: Building Bridges Between Home And School: The Educator's / Teacher's Guide To Dealing With Emotional And Upset Parents, can be found here: http://parents-teachers.com/books/ See full bio
Warren is an expert in the field of personnel assessment, management development, and employee/customer surveys. He works with leaders in many different industries to deliver cost effective programs to hire and develop top talent. See full bio
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BlogNotions HR Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by human resources and employment thought leaders. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on topics like best practices for motivating employees, legal developments that affect how to do business, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.
How can you figure out the smarts of a colleague without having a consulting PhD? I shouldn’t be giving this away, but the basics are actually so simple that anyone willing to keep her eyes glued and ears open to another person can figure out that person’s basic work smarts. Quickly and easily. By [...]
Engage each day. Accept the invitation to engage at work every day. Engage daily with specific results that matter to you and the organization. Engage with the key performances that will achieve your results. Engage fully each day with progress while minimizing and managing setbacks. Engage [...]
In Saturday’s NYTImes, Charles Blow provided his readers with an exceptionally articulate statement on Disrespect, Race and Obama. Blow’s insights are accompanied by fascinating data from the 2012 election revealed by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a Harvard PhD student in behavioral economics. Reflecting on Blows insight and using the data from Stephens-Davidowitz, it strikes me that there [...]
Are all creative people a little bit crazy? Not necessarily, but there some connections. Fast Company’s Eric Jaffe lays out the studies in What Neuroscience Says about the Link Between Creativity and Madness. Some stuff for a good conversation or two as well as support for the explanation that Hollywood (and business) creative types are [...]
Human Resource Policies: Anti-Bullying Or Pro-Civil Workplace?
Human resources departments are usually the nexus point for creating policy, and are usually responsible for drafting workplace anti-bullying policies. As our awareness and sensitivity has increased, more companies have or will continue to create anti-bullying policies. But should they?
On one level, I think we’d all agree that as [...]
Roger Shank, perhaps the most astute guru in the field of artificial intelligence, argues that intelligence is the ability to tell the right story at the right time, and so provide an illuminating (business) case. In his path breaking book, Tell Me a Story, Shank argues that artificial intelligence must be based on how [...]
Are you going mobile with employee engagement. Smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices are very engaging for users and we would be negligent not to use them fully as we work to enhance and increase employee engagement. Here is a snippet from the Times News Network that I [...]
Silence, when supported by intelligent questioning, is easily one of the most useful interpersonal tools in the managerial repertoire. Silence inevitably beats talk for enhancing higher order thinking, including complex analysis, evaluation, creativity, problem solving and decision making. The problem is that managers are either ignorant of its use, or—more significantly—the magnitude of change required [...]
Bill Condon’s new movie thriller, The Fifth Estate, has been reviewed as a study of technology and ethics. The thriller about the rise of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange initially moves rather slowly, explaining the internet to its audience. But thirty minutes into the movie, the ethical questions surface with the NYTimes’ Bill Keller, the Guardian [...]