A Leading Perspective

Pragmatic insights for the leader in you

Let’s Make A Deal & HR

A Guest Post from Steve Browne   Being a kid of the 70’s, one of the “figures” I remember seeing on my color TV with the 3 network channels and no remote control was Monte Hall.  He was magnificent, funny and always had his audience enthralled with the chance of winning prizes and money. Let’s…

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Excess Baggage

“We cannot hold on to things and enter.”  Mark Nepo   I carry a bit of baggage.  Ok, to be honest, I carry a ton of it.  However, today a friend gently reminded me that perhaps I should leave my baggage behind so I can move freely forward. Baggage – it comes in many forms. …

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Hostile Work Environment

I got a call today from a potential client; here’s an excerpt: An employee has filed a formal complaint that the supervisor was treating her and everyone else poorly.  She said the supervisor was creating a “hostile work environment.”   The employee told us (HR) that we must “do something about it” or else!  …

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A City Divided

I have an ego, I have a temper, I am emotional and I often over-react.  I talk too much, I listen too little, I’m a bit selfish and I struggle with forgiveness.  However, I am trying to be a decent human, a great HR professional and a thoughtful leader.   I have wrestled with writing…

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Employment At Will

When my sister, Robin, was about five years old, she let my brother stick popcorn kernels up her nose.  When my mom asked Robin why she allowed this to happen, Robin said, “well, him wanted to.” Was this a touching display of sibling love?  Not really…it was kinda stupid.   I thought of Robin this…

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High Road (HR)

I’m not a huge fan of Donald Trump and I don’t think I’ve ever watched The Apprentice.  However, I thought of Mr. Trump this afternoon when I fired a client.  Yep, you read that right, I fired a client.  It doesn’t happen often but it has happened before. It was the right thing to do….

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