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Handling Difficult Employee Performance Conversations (A Practical Guide)

This practical guide was developed for HR professionals to share with leaders at all levels to help them effectively manage these important conversations. For most HR professionals, the first quarter of the year is an extremely busy period managing the year-end Performance Cycle. Running workshops for managers and employees on preparing for their review. Leading […]

Ideas To Disrupt Your Talent Strategy

I need to make a confession. I am a “HR trends addict”. What usually fuels my addiction are studies like the Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report and the Mercer Talent Trends Study. I am intrigued by what executives and HR professionals believe are their current and future priorities. I am fascinated by the analytics, trends and insights. I am […]

Critical Imperatives For Your Learning Strategy

This month LinkedIn Learning Solutions published their 2017 Workplace Learning Report. I applaud them in their continued efforts to benchmark human capital and provide the report freely to business leaders and HR professionals. I believe there are deeper, more important insights for L&D professionals than what is summarized in their report. 2017 LinkedIn Workplace Learning Report Summary LinkedIn Learning […]

Love Or Fear – The Foundation Of Your Leadership

This article is the first in a series that examines love vs fear at work from several HR & people related angles. Part 1 deals with the idea itself, and begins the discussion on the applications for self-leadership. Love or fear. At first glance it seems like a strange topic to be discussing from a professional perspective. Some […]

Your HR Strategy May Involve a Reduction in Headcount

For many HR professionals, the first week of January is the beginning of a very busy period depending on when your fiscal year begins. It also usually represents the beginning of your annual HR strategic plan.  Likely you either you have developed it– or in the final stage of its completion. That is where I hope to […]

How Millennials Should Be Driving Your Engagement Strategy

Full disclosure- I am not a Millennial.  In fact, I am squarely In the Gen X category.  Wife, school age child, mortgage, two cars- the “whole 9 yards.”  Born in the 70’s, grew up in the 80’s and started my HR career in the mid 90’s. The rise of MTV and the PC, the end of […]

Choose Love Over Fear To Unlock Your Leadership Potential

We are very excited to share that we have partnered with Goalcast as a platform partner to expand the reach for our articles on talent, leadership & culture. This article discusses a personal story of a situation early on in my career where under the same difficult business conditions, I witnessed 2 different leaders make […]

What Hurricane Irma Taught Me About Effective Teams and the Power of Teamwork

We are very excited to share that we have partnered with Goalcast as a platform partner to expand the reach for our articles on talent, leadership & culture. This article discusses a personal story of our experience during Hurricane Irma and the characteristics of effective teams and the power of teamwork. When we take the focus off […]

The Best Leadership Lessons Are From Loved Ones

In late April our family lost a great leader. The world lost one if you ask me. My uncle John Cortissoz or “Big Jack” as he was affectionately known to family and friends. A loving husband, father, brother and family man who was dedicated to serving others. Dynamic personality. Movie star qualities. Former advertising executive […]