Archive | May, 2013

Mentoring That Lasts

Several years ago, my graduate school mentor was talking to me about family trees and the conversation moved to academic ones.  We talked about some people in the field and who their mentors were and how these branches formed different thought areas.  I’m sure the exercise can be done in any area of study (it’s […]

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Is There An Ideal Role For Human Resources?

From The Corporate File – The Role Of Human Resources Departments Human resource departments. Best to control? Or guide? Or advise? How to best contribute to the welfare of the company and employees? Find out. Some human resources (HR) departments (sometimes called personnel or a current new name) really add value to a company. Some […]

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The Top 10 Communication Hurdles (???)

Career Track, the huge, personal development organization, recently sent me an advertisement for one of their seminars with the above title. Their (survey) research revealed these are the “toughest communication situations.” Since these “10 hurdles” have only one fundamental use—to sell the firm’s services–and since Career Track has made big bucks for years based on […]

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Friday Factoid #31: Don’t Just Manage Employee Engagement, Engage Managers

Employee engagement: The strength of one and the power of many 80% of employees dissatisfied with their direct managers were disengaged.   http://www.dalecarnegie.com/employee-engagement/engaged-employees-infographic/ Commentary Managers have a significant influence on engagement. When we improve the engagement of managers not only do we benefit by having more engaged managers we also improve the engagement of their […]

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