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Up in the Cloud: Trends to Watch

By the end of 2015, 82 percent of organizations had adapted a cloud strategy, up from 74 percent in 2014. Cloud computing adoption is expected to hit $250 billion by 2017, but where is this segment of the IT industry...

BUDGET SEASON: How Your Finance Team Treats Turnover REALLY Matters!!!

Welcome to the early days of budget season, American HR Leaders!! Snuggled up to the friendly Finance and Accounting pros in your organization lately? Great... Here's a little snigglet to make sure you have enough cash to fund all the...

Sheryl Sandberg Now Thinks It’s Okay to Cry at Work

After Sheryl Sandberg tragically lost her husband, she realized that she might not have been right about everything in Lean In. For instance, she acknowledges that the book assumes a supportive spouse, and now that she doesn’t have one, she can see that that makes a difference. However, she is also now saying that crying in […]

What Pitfalls Should Virtual Executives Beware Of?

Thinking they can get away with sloppy thinking, writing, responding, dress, planning, integrity, disposition, etc. — because no one sees. Wrong. Everything that goes on behind a monitor can be sensed, felt, surmised by the other person. Show More Summary

How Inspiring Identity Fuels Team Performance

Vision represents the cultural element of inspiring identity. As the following story illustrates, inspiring identity is a crucial factor in team performance and can help organizations overcome tremendous obstacles. Inspiring Identity...Show More Summary

To Avoid Micromanagement, Minimize Unnecessary Rules and Excessive Controls

Unnecessary rules and excessive controls devalue people by making them feel that they are not trusted or respected. A leader who micromanages his people will not engage or energize them. Micromanaged employees are more likely to feel...Show More Summary

How to Cage the Monkey Mind

This episode is a little different. I visited the Googleplex — the Mountain View-based headquarters of Google — and had a public chat. I was interviewed and made sure that we covered some ground that has not been discussed before. There were questions such as: What has been the most important Stoic teaching that I’ve […]

Dealing with Irrational People

How do you deal with irrational people in your life? Do they frustrate you? Do you feel a strong need to make such people see reason? Have you been successful with this approach? Of course we all have some rational and irrational aspects,...Show More Summary

Make Your Brand MORE Than It Is Today

One of my biggest takeaways from this year’s Great Place to Work Conference was the idea that organizations have one brand. It’s not about having a consumer brand and an employment brand. Organizations are using a singular brand to appeal to customers, candidates, and employees. Show More Summary

Nervous? Here’s How to Ask for a Raise Anyway

If you’re doing a fantastic job, or you’re doing a good job and your pay isn’t up to market rate, it’s time to ask for a raise. Some managers are on top of things like that, and you don’t need to really worry about it, but lots of managers aren’t. If you’re nervous about asking […]

HEY GEN X: This Concert In Vegas Proves You're Getting Old...

Two boys on a playground Tryin' to push each other down See the crowd gather 'round Nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd I'm Gen-X - a lot of you are Gen-X as well. The Boomers already know that they're...

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Summer Fun Edition

I saw “Back to School” ads over the weekend and thought to myself, “How can school be starting again?! It just ended!” Reminds me of when I was on summer vacation as a kid. So I’m dedicating this post to the kid in all of us. “Winter...Show More Summary

Promoting a Live Event: Convincing vs. Inviting

It probably won’t surprise you that I’ve received some emails from people who say they’d like to attend an upcoming workshop but that it would be a financial challenge to make it happen. Some people have pointed out the irony of not being able to afford the Conscious Abundance Workshop. Show More Summary

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8 Crucial Soft Skills Supervisors Need To Have

Soft skills are essential for successful professional development. According to Stanford Research Institute International and the Carnegie Mellon Foundation, 75% of long-term job success depends on soft skills. The benefits of having...Show More Summary

Efficiency Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

The last two decades have been all about ensuring that American workers are as productive and efficient as possible. But the tide is turning. Organizations have started to emphasize cultivating more innovative work product as opposed to churning out higher...

You Can’t Be Mean, Even When You’re Beautiful

Former Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers probably thought everyone would agree with her when she snapped a photo of a normal woman showering at the gym. While she claims she only mean to share it with one friend, she shared it with the world. Now, I don’t believe it was as accidental as she claims, but […]

Employment Laws: Where Employees Work or Live – Ask #HR Bartender

We’ve answered questions before related to employment laws about giving notice and final paychecks. Today’s reader note offers a bit of a different twist. I work in Indiana but our company has a location in California. We have an employee who worked for us for almost 5 weeks. Show More Summary

Fifty Shades of Fundraising

It all started innocently enough. I was having a running series of craptastic days where I was constantly fending off internal threats to my integrity, capability, and autonomy as a digital fundraiser. Where departmental politics was bound and determined to win out over what – at least in my mind – is best for our […]

HR Technology Conference Preview: How Many Silos of HR Tech Exist? Too Dn Many...

I'm running a panel at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago in October. As I've said before, this is my favorite conference in our industry - the perfect mix of HR and Talent topics with solutions and conversation enabled by...

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