Archive | February, 2011

How to Captivate and Impress with Your LinkedIn Profile

Tweet Overheard on the subway one day: “Who needs a resume when you’ve got LinkedIn?” I have to disagree. You do still need a resume. And LinkedIn is not it. Yes, you can use your LinkedIn profile as an alternative place to store data regarding your education and employment history. But if LinkedIn is replacing […]

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Employee Engagement: Management Moxie Through Subtraction

What do you need to subtract to increase full employee engagement? Subtraction is one of the four basic arithmetic operations; it is the inverse of addition, meaning that if we start with any number and add any number and then subtract the same number we added, we return to the number we started with. Subtraction […]

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HR a Dumb Concept? Many Readers Agree!

Responses from readers to a recent HR Daily Advisor article that included HR as one of the five dumbest management concepts ever ranged from “right on” to “lost in a sea of intestinal compressed air.” To our surprise, many readers agreed with blogger Goeffrey James who came up with the five flawed management concepts. The original […]

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Posture at Work

The standing desk I’m using to write this right now I mentioned a year ago that I hurt my back. I was lucky enough to have health insurance (through my wife) and I received a lot of medical care. I went through various pain medications, physical therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractor treatments that still left me […]

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Can You Really Tell When Your Boss is Telling the Truth?

Bosses matter a lot because nearly all employees have them.  And most bosses also have bosses. There are at least 21 million bosses in the United States.  Bob Sutton points out that estimates run as high as 38 million bosses.  Far more often than not our success is tied to that relationship with our boss.  It’s […]

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Are You Ready for Your 3rd Act?

I’m delighted to welcome Bev Scott as my first guest blogger of 2011. Consultant, author, and coach, Bev has been one of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field of Organization Development. A few years ago, Bev (and her collaborator Patricia Cavanaugh) started a new business venture called The 3rd Act, focused on helping […]

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NLRB heading towards micro union, minority unions?

How many union contracts are too many? When the employees at a company are represented by a union, one of the first objectives management pursues is to seek a satisfactory collective bargaining agreement covering most of the employees.  This is important for a number of reason, not the least of which is efficiency.  Having a […]

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Managing Gen Y – Change Doesn’t Have To Be Bad

I listed a few reasons in my previous post that help explain why Gen Y has the work ethic and value system that they have.  Using this knowledge can help you get a better understanding of the things they are looking for when choosing an employer. This, in turn, will ultimately help your organization determine […]

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