A Leading Perspective

Pragmatic insights for the leader in you

Networking, Inspiration, and Education; Preparing for #SHRM17

It’s springtime and for many of us, this means rebirth, growth and perhaps even “new life.”  All around us, we see the signs. Before we know it, life will literally be buzzing around us. As HR professionals, we see this transformation in our work as well. Goals and objectives were developed earlier in the year…

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Back Off; It’s Mine! (A tale of missed opportunity)

“I hope you don’t often feel the breeze of an opportunity passing you by.” Carol Strider (aka Heather’s mom) I was traveling a while ago and overheard someone say, “you did not lose the opportunity; someone simply wanted it more.” I contemplated that statement…the entire context of the statement for that matter…for days. I didn’t…

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Does this country need more HR professionals?

It’s been just shy of a month since SHRM16 took over our nation’s capital but nearly a month is fairly late for getting a “post-SHRM16” blog written. To my credit, a lot has happened since that time; likewise, I have been mentally occupied so it was difficult for me to write much. But, better late than never and…

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Purposeful HR

I’m here at SHRM16 milling about with thousands of other Human Resource Professionals. I was on a walk last night, proudly wearing my SHRM16 Blogger tshirt, and stepped into a joint to get some water. An employee of the store, referring to my shirt, asked, “what is SHRM?” which led to a discussion about HR. HA! You…

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The higher up you get, the more your butt is exposed

“Want to know what it means? Look it up!” Carolyn Strider (my mom) Don’t you hate it when you’re trying to define a word but you end up using the same word to help define it? My mom would have told me to use the dictionary and/or thesaurus. I was talking about the word, “accountability” to my son,…

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Leadership Done Right

“If you’re going to copy someone, use some sense and copy someone who is doing it right.” Heather Kinzie I have had the pleasure of working with The Chariot Group for nearly three months and last week, enjoyed three of the four “kick off” days for the new year. Rick Thomas and Denise Thomas bring everyone together for four days…

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End of Year Expenses

“It is better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.” Jackie Joyner-Kersee One of my friends is an entrepreneur like myself and we were talking this morning of work, specifically the end-of-year catch-up work we often do.  He called it the “End of Year Hemorrhage” as he purchases what he needs prior to…

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How Are You Inspired?

“To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” Tony Dorsett I haven’t written for A Leading Perspective in quite some time and I wish I could tell you I had a good reason, but the truth is, I don’t; lack of motivation is never…

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All Are Welcome, unless they aren’t

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” Emma Lazarus I just read the The New York Times article re: Twenty-five Governor’s wanting to close their borders to…

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think

“It may not have been a perfect box, but its walls sure were sturdy, until they weren’t.” Heather Kinzie I had the distinct pleasure of conversing with the infamous Steve Browne last week. I had called Steve because I found myself at a gulch and somewhat afraid, unable or unwilling to jump in or over it. Steve talked some…

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