Author Archive | Warren Bobrow

Opening the Communication Floodgates

Regardless of whatever leadership theory (or theories) you subscribe to, no one questions that effective leaders have good two-way communications skills.  They have to have the ability to both get their ideas across and be able to create an environment where others can share theirs. There are probably as many approaches to communication as there […]

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What Does Local Government Value in HR?

As of this writing it is a bad time to write about government productivity given the current shutdown in Washington.  But, in many places local government is one of the largest employers and their HR policies (and how they are managed) have a big impact. In Los Angeles, where I live, we have new mayor, […]

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Are You Hiring Leaders From Your Past?

I am always interested in reading about leadership and selection issues from a different perspective. As in any field, HR can become an echo chamber of the same ideas without generating much new thought. With that in mind, I was fascinated by this article about interviewing and cultural fit. Don’t be scared off because it’s from […]

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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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If You Want to Lead, Please Raise Your Hand

I was at an event for healthcare executives last week and one of the panel discussions was on which leadership skills are needed for the future in the industry.  Afterwards, I spoke to some on the panel and a few other attendees and asked them, “How do you identify future leaders?”  The answers were varied, […]

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