A Leading Perspective

Pragmatic insights for the leader in you

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So, You Don’t Believe In God

Hi folks.  The following is a poem I wrote and delivered for the SHRM Poetry Slam – a fundraiser for No Kid Hungry. If you missed the event, you can still help us feed children – just donate here.  The event was phenonemal…I was among peers and GIANTS in the field. It was humbling to…

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Vision, Mission & Values – Bring ’em to Street View

I have the pleasure of facilitating strategic planning sessions, process improvement events, team building activities, etc. I always start with the vision, mission and values of the organization. Why? Because if the discussion isn’t aligned, if the goals aren’t aligned, if the changes aren’t aligned, if the commitments aren’t aligned, etc., the time, as I see it,…

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And The Oscar Goes To…

This post, while it isn’t about Human Resources, Leadership, Engagement or other topic I typically cover, is being published here because it’s written by a dear friend who has a way with words and, because I have enjoyed reading his thoughts, I assume you will too! Joel Peterson is the Director of Human Resources for Goshow…

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Ode to Jody

“Nothing but Heaven itself is better than a friend who is truly a friend.” Plautus My friend, Jody, died one year ago today. She battled cancer for over two years and while she ultimately lost the war, she won many battles.  I have written a few posts inspired by Jody, the first, When FMLA Comes to…

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Checking Out The Competition

I had the opportunity to walk around the Exhibitor Hall yesterday and I tried to practice what I preach…have a purpose and don’t just wander. In previous years, I have always scoffed at vendors who offer “canned” training.  As someone who prides herself on her ability to develop and present “in person” training, I have…

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