Browsing All posts tagged under »Leadership«

Lone Survivor: When You Are Forced To Make Killer Decisions

January 3, 2014

0

“What do we do now?” I have no stones to throw when it comes to judging the wisdom of that decision made in March of 2005 amidst the complicated hills of Afghanistan. I certainly lack the military experience to make judgment on this moment in history—a moment soon to be exposed on the large screens […]

From Atlanta to Cathy, “Thank You!”

December 3, 2013

1

Atlanta employers are indebted to Cathy Missildine. For the past year Cathy has served as the President of the 2,500 member SHRM-Atlanta—one of the largest city chapters of the Society of Human Resource Management. The role of President of SHRM-Atlanta is a volunteer position. But it’s not one of those roles where you simply enjoy […]

Employee Appreciation is Not an Event

July 30, 2013

4

Another Administrative Professionals’ Day has come and gone with astonishing success. She was treated to a delightful lunch at Olive Garden. Fresh salad, warm bread sticks, iced tea, pleasant small talk and her favorite Italian dish was on the menu—Chicken Parmigiana. Thought not one to normally eat dessert at lunch, the tiramisu was the darling […]

How the Mighty Fall: My Top 10 Quotes

January 31, 2013

0

I recently finished Jim Collin’s How the Mighty Fall and found it, true to form, a book full of insight for business and organizational leaders. In this book, Collins shares the five stages of decline an organization may pass through on its way to oblivion. While detailing these stages, he seeks to provide answers to […]

The Humble Posture of Learning

January 8, 2013

2

As I write, the news is reporting Lance Armstrong is contemplating admitting using performance-enhancing drugs. Whether or not Armstrong admits failure, and regardless of why he may finally confess to his wrong, many will welcome the admission of guilt. Owning up to our failures, mistakes and gross lies can be freeing. It can also be […]

One Meaningful Way to Show Your Employees You Care

December 6, 2012

0

Sitting in the classroom that evening with about 15 other HR professionals, I would not have thought I would hear two stories within the next 36 hours that would so vividly reinforce the training I was receiving—but I did. The speaker was Allan Kennedy, the Senior Project Manager for Employee Engagement with AT&T. His topic […]