A Leading Perspective

Pragmatic insights for the leader in you

Show Me The Money!

  I had the pleasure of attending a Mega Session called “Show Me The Money” in Orlando during the National SHRM 2014 conference.  The presenter was LaFern Batie of The Batie Group. Ms. Batie challenged the participants with what many have been encouraging HR professionals to do for years…understand the finances of the business! In a nutshell, Ms. Batie…

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I Love Not Working Well For You

I attended the SHRM National Conference in Orlando recently and went to quite a few concurrent sessions that got me thinking. One session was about money…how an organization makes it, wastes it or loses it…and, of course, what Human Resource professionals should be doing about all of them to ensure organizational success. The presenter talked about…

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Need New Lenses?

“To change ourselves effectively, we first have to change our perceptions. Stephen Covey   I just met a woman at SHRM14 who I wish had a microphone and a platform as her message is a great one. As I wrote earlier this week, my goal was to supplement the typical concurrent session, general session or…

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True Dat!

“We owe honesty to those we meet.”                                             Joel Casto   Honesty We don’t hear it often enough. Do you ever wonder why?   It may be because we have been conditioned to lie, to bend the truth, to be “creative” with our words. Or, here’s a thought, perhaps we are the ones who are conditioning…

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Courage from the Bayou

I had the pleasure of traveling to Baton Rouge this past week to speak at the Louisiana State Conference on HR. I’m dubbing this conference one of  “courage.”  While it wasn’t the theme, nearly all of the significant messages I am taking home with me are about bravery, valor, nerve or grit.   Jay Kuhns, Vice…

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Nearsighted HR

I’m fortunate enough to be a speaker at the upcoming 2014 Louisiana Conference for Human Resources next month, and am thankful for the conference committee’s faith that I can add value to the event and to its participants. My presentation, Nearsighted HR, is about the struggle some Human Resources programs and professionals have with the desirable yet…

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Pathetic Dog, Lesson in Empathy

Our minds will look ahead when fear is left behind.   My ex-husband, Steve, and I share joint-custody of our 3 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback, Lucy.  Steve, technically, has full custody but I agree to watch her when he travels, which he happens to be doing this week. As you can see, Lucy is less…

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Common Ground

“Each common interest between people boosts the chances of a lasting relationship and also brings about a 2% increase in life satisfaction.” Gretchen Rubin   Similarities, Commonalities, Likeness, Sameness, Common Ground That’s what you need to bridge the gap between any two individuals. If you look closely, you can see the bridge being built. Last…

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Come on Baby, Light My Fire

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”  Plutarch I have the pleasure of developing and facilitating a mentoring workshop for a client this week.  The fun thing about this particular event is I’m not just telling them about how a mentorship program can work, what the benefits…

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Speak Outside of the Lines

It’s not what you tell them…it’s what they hear. Red Auerbach   I had the pleasure of working with a client recently who had a workforce of about 900. My job was to train them all on various topics over the course of the four day window. Easy peasy!  Load me up, fill the room…

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