Category Archives: Development

Managing Knowledge

Knowledge management occupies one of the preeminent places among the critical human resource responsibilities.  As economies transform from activity to knowledge-based, more attention should be devoted to what needs to be known and how best to disseminate that knowledge.  Knowledge … Continue reading

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Do People Really Change?

We have all heard the statement in one context or another that “people cannot change” or “we are who we are.”  Most of us have probably made this statement at some point in our lives about a coworker, subordinate, or … Continue reading

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Preparing for the New Year: Planning

As we near a new year, it is customary to reflect on the past and plan for the future.  Most of go through the effort of setting resolutions to only forget what they were by February and starting to plan … Continue reading

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I Might Lead

Most grade school kids dream of jobs that entail great mental or physical ability. The typical jobs most cited by elementary school children include firefighter, police officer, ballerina, doctor, sports star, astronaut, rock star, and business person.  When children are … Continue reading

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Power of the Nexus: HR and the Future

A nexus is a means of connecting members of a group or elements that collectively produce a desired result or outcome.   Most of us as human resource professionals deal with the interaction of various people, process, and business forces on … Continue reading

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Go for the Goal

I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one’s business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with … Continue reading

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Performance Curve: What About Consistency?

I have worked with several organizations over the last few years which on paper looked to be phenomenal, but ended up with less than consistent results.  Most possessed a very talented staff, good leaders, solid customer service, and a demanded … Continue reading

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Mastery and Performance

I recently read a biographic summary of the development of various sports stars from their childhood until their retirement.  There were more than a few inspirational stories of athletes who came from humble beginnings to attain greatness.  About half way … Continue reading

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Leadership Shortage: Dealing with the Reality

Over the last few years, there has been a growing concern with the pending leadership shortage.  Almost every week there is an article about a shortage of qualified leaders in major corporations, government, community colleges, public schools, or other organizations.  … Continue reading

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Future HR Competencies: How to Prepare for the Third Evolution of HR

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