Welcome to The Carnival of HR. This is one of my favorite carnivals, and I am delighted to host this edition. We have been treated to a wonderful lineup of thought-provoking posts on leadership, workforce practices and talent development, and building relationships. So, sit back, relax and enjoy. The carnival has begun!
Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership Blog points out that “even decent managers sometimes say things to their employees, with good intentions, that may come across as condescending.” We all need to pay attention to these 8 Condescending Things a Manager Should Avoid Saying to an Employee.
In Ursula Burns – The power of strong female leadership, Dorothy Dalton, at 3 Plus International, shares lessons learned from the CEO . . . → Read More: The Carnival of HR
What’s the best length for a blog post? Mine are usually between 500 to 800 words.
However, through the discipline of writing tweets, I have discovered that it is quite possible to communicate an important concept in 160 characters or less.
A Talmudic Tweet
There is a story from the 1st century BCE that tells of a non-Jew who came to the rabbinic sage Hillel. He said that he would convert if the rabbi would teach him the Torah while standing on one leg. Rabbi Hillel replied, “That which is hateful to you, do not unto another: This is the whole of Torah. The rest is commentary. Now go study.”
In less than 120 characters (a tweet!), Rabbi Hillel explained the . . . → Read More: A tweet, a blog post, and a profound teaching
Two years ago, as I sat down to write my first blog post, I found myself at a loss for where to start. As a focusing activity, I decided to write the purpose of my blog. It was quite helpful, and I ended up making that the topic of my first post: The Answer to What is Why.
I hit the publish button that evening, sent out a tweet – “What happens when you put a message in a bottle? I’ll find out in the morning. I just published my first blog post” – and then I went to bed. When I awoke the next morning, I was surprised to find 6 comments waiting for me, and more came in later that day. . . . → Read More: Celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of My Blog
As 2012 draws to a close, I have taken the opportunity to sit by the warm fire on this snowing New England Sunday and identify my top ten posts of the year.
I decided the top posts would be selected by my readers – by whether they felt a post was important enough to share with others and whether they were moved to comment on it. Also, I only considered posts that were first published on my own blog.
Having some extra time on this cozy day, I decided to turn this into a scientific project. I created a formula where I totaled the number of shares on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. I then assigned a weight to the number of comments and factored . . . → Read More: 2012 in Review – My Top 10 Blog Posts
With a heavy heart and prayers for the grieving Sandy Hook families and the Newtown community, I have taken a break from blogging and regular online conversation these last few days.
Throughout Connecticut we are in shock and devastated. This is a small state and not as densely populated as many people imagine. Newtown is a lovely rural community. It is unimaginable that these horrific events could happen anywhere, and in a small peaceful town, it is unfathomable.
I feel helpless as I imagine the frightened teachers heroically doing everything they could to protect the children. As a parent, I want to hold my own children close.
How can we possibly make sense of the senseless?
When we move quickly to anger and blame, . . . → Read More: Feeling Pain and Taking Action