A Leading Perspective

Pragmatic insights for the leader in you

Half Day Insights

Ceridian Insights kicked off today and I’ve made it a point of talking with its customers today to get “the inside scoop” into this organization. Here are my key takeaways: 1) Ceridian has come a long way. From simple payroll applications to leading edge SAAS in just a few years, Ceridian is the one to…

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Insights

  I’m in Las Vegas. It’s July.   What on earth would convince me to go to Las Vegas in the middle of July? It’s surface of the sun hot, there is a gazillion other sporting events and conferences going on this week so it is crazy busy, and did I mention that it’s hot, very…

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Where’s Your Bar? Professionalism

“Professionalism is like love: it is made up of the constant flow of little bits of proof that testify to devotion and care. Everything else is pretension or incompetence.”  Tomislav Sola   I taught a class last week on discrimination and harassment prevention; my content covers topics such as legislation, complaint processes, definitions/thresholds for legal…

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Resourcefulness

I had the pleasure of attending the SHRM Annual Conference this week in the beautiful city of Chicago.  Having only travelled through the city via airport, I thought it would be fun to arrive a couple days early and play tourist. I walked all over the first day, and ate more than I care to…

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Managing Grief in the Workplace

Grief bombarded into my home this weekend when my daughter learned that her friend had taken her own life. Accompanying the sadness, confusion and torment that my daughter felt was a flood of my own memories, equally as torturous and dismal. Carolyn and I worked through the weekend much like my own mother and I…

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Holding Out

How often do we refuse our fate under the guise of holding out for the right thing?    There is an old story of a young man in Alaska traveling to Florida.  He’s hitchhiking in freezing temperatures and he’s so cold, he can barely hold his sign.  A friendly trucker comes along and offers the…

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Out With The Old

I had a garage sale today.  I try to have one every year as I accumulate a lot of crap. Anyway, I heard the saying “out with the old, in with the new” multiple times today.  I’ve heard that saying before during previous garage sales…and I’ve always joked and/or thought to myself, “that’s right…I’ll buy…

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Onboarding

I recently traveled to San Diego for the ERE Expo; I presented a pre-conference workshop and was afforded the opportunity to attend the full conference (thanks to ERE for both!).   I’ve traveled alot for work but this was the first time attending a conference alone; I’m typically with or meeting someone upon arrival.  …

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All You Need is Love, part one.

Nowadays, if your tank’s empty, you’re fixin’ to spend over $50 to fill the darn thing up. But an empty tank means something different to Gary Chapman.  He’s the author of numerous books but my favorite is his first book, The Five Love Languages.  (Chapman, Gary. (1992). The Five Love Languages, How to Express Heartfelt…

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