A Leading Perspective

Pragmatic insights for the leader in you

Rabbits and Tennis Rackets

“Nostalgia is an illness for those who haven’t realized that today is tomorrow’s nostalgia.”  Zeena Schreck   I was reading something the other day about impermanence.  Specifically, I was reading about clouds and how they are constantly changing.  I realized that many of us love watching them do so – as a matter of fact, we delight in it. If…

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3rd Day Insights

The 3rd and final day of Ceridian‘s User Conference, Insights 2014, has come to an end. I came to this conference wanting to learn more about Dayforce HCM, Ceridian’s single platform SAAS application. Honestly, I was overwhelmed just thinking about “what I was in for” – I haven’t worked in HRIS (aka DATA) in years…

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Day 2 Insights

I’ve had the pleasure of attending multiple sessions at Ceridian’s User Conference, Insights 2014. Wowza, so many modules, so little time.   I haven’t begun to scratch the surface of what Ceridian‘s Dayforce HCM can do for an organization but so far, I can confidently say this: if you aren’t using a SAAS HCM application…

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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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But, Sir!

Speaking truth to power is perhaps the oldest and, certainly, one of the most difficult of ethical challenges because to do so entails personal danger. James O’ Toole   I had the pleasure of spending the whole day with my mentor a couple of weeks ago; I consider myself truly blessed because he comes up…

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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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Drama

I had the pleasure of spending some time with two fantastic HR professionals, Joel Peterson and Enrique Antonio, this afternoon. After catching up with our lives and careers, the conversation turned to professional certification, and the recent decision by SHRM to manage it on its own.   I’ve already posted about my thoughts on this…read…

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