Stuck in The Middle – Change Management

We spend a great deal of time preparing management for the challenges and opportunities that occur during significant change. As a consultant, I’m guilty of occasionally forgetting the difficult position of the “middle,” so my presentation today was...
I Endorse Endorsements

I Endorse Endorsements

I read another article today bagging on LinkedIn “endorsements.” Hard not to see the logic in the argument, especially when you see various skills being endorsed by people with whom you are not close. As Ms. Siegel points out, the whole endorsing process...

“Instant” messaging, indeed….

You don’t know me, but then again, you probably do know people like me. We are the individuals you torment with your blatant disregard for my need to know that you received my message! To me, communication effectiveness includes a time-to-respond metric, so get off...

What are you fighting for?

If you look hard enough, each day can provide an epiphany. Today, mine came via my Coach, Mark [yes, Coaches have Coaches]. We were talking about the passion I have for Human Resources, something I try to communicate in my blog and in my conversations with anyone who...

Culture Club

Speaking with a new client, I was shocked when the topic of “culture” was brought up as a matter of importance. Not that the topic isn’t important, but that  a business leader outside of the HR/OD Suite would actually recognize and prioritize a...