A Leading Perspective

Pragmatic insights for the leader in you

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That Which Doesn’t Suit Us

Years ago, I bought a suit. The cut was classic. The color would go with anything! The price was right. And, more importantly, it fit!   The only thing wrong with the suit was that it didn’t look good on me.  I don’t know why…it just didn’t.   But I bought it anyway. Like most…

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Happiness

A Guest Post from Kalani Parnell (This post is long but well worth the read.  It is an excerpt from an email Kalani sent me earlier this year.  While I have edited it slightly to fit this blog, I have tried not to remove any of the context as I fear it would take away…

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Freak Flag

I had the pleasure of speaking at two state conferences this past week.  2012 HR Florida Conference and Expo and 2012 HR Indiana.  I spoke on three topics: Recruitment, Engagement and HR’s Purpose.  I love all three of these topics and I hope my passion and energy helped carry my message during these sessions.  …

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Shift Happens! (Or at least it should!)

During a client meeting the other day, I found myself thinking of the word “paradigm.”  I use this word a lot when I teach or coach as I often have to challenge people to think outside the box, get creative and innovative or otherwise bust out of their paradigm. A paradigm is an intellectual perception…

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Insights From The Baseball Field

I had the pleasure of watching the Little League Majors games for the Alaska State Championship this past week.  My nephews team, the Juneau Majors, were playing and, as a good aunt would, I attended every game! As I sat and watched the games, I thought how nice it would be if the things I…

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Red Headed Speed Bump

I don’t like “fast food.”  Occasionally, if the need arises, I’ll go to Subway.  It was my visit yesterday with a patron in Subway that inspired this post.   The line was fairly long and usually when this happens, I slip out of line, head three stores down to SoYo, my FroYo shop, grab coupons,…

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Developing Trust

I received a call the other day from a dear man who needed my help.  He was weary of calling his employer’s Human Resources representative because he had no faith in her ability to 1) listen to him, 2) understand him, and 3) help him.   While I was flattered he trusted me, this made…

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Self Fulfilling Prophecies

“That which we manifest is before us.” Garth Stein   I am thinking about Ben Eubanks.  I met Ben during the SHRM 2012 Conference.  He quickly became one of my favorite “meets” in Atlanta! Ben creates a positive world around him.  He’s not living in a fairytale world…none of us are.  But, unlike many of…

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SHRM 2012 Atlanta

I recently traveled to Atlanta for the SHRM National Conference.  As a sole proprietor, I always have a tough decision whether or not to invest the money in such an expensive trip; this year, I am pleased I did.   As I sat on the first leg of my flight home to Alaska and wondered…

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From Idiot to Expert

I’m a Social Media idiot. I used to think that Blogging was for narcissists. I’m the Alaskan HR Chick who admitted on Drive ThruHR last year that I thought Twitter was a fad.   I started tweeting last September. I started A Leading Perspective in January. I plan to be Alaska’s social media expert (as…

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