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“Trend versus Uncertainty – Where Does Strategy Lie?”

As we turn the corner into a new decade, it’s a good time to reflect on past events and consider the future. Who could have known that we would experience the worst U.S. economic threat since the Great Depression? And, what twists and turns will we take this year? And, how is it even possible to determine what’s going to happen in 2025? We look to Futurists to guide us. [...]

“Trust Me”

“Trust Me” Have you heard these words before either from someone you just met or someone you’ve known for years? What is your response? Do you trust this person automatically or does this person have to earn your trust? And, who trusts you? Why? In today’s workplace, trust is a big concern as more pressure is placed on leaders and employees to deal with economic pressures and an uncertain future. Building a culture of trust expands the level of contribution each of us can make. Yet, many people are not sure where they should place their trust as more and more examples of leaders who have taken advantage of others’ trust come to the surface. What can you do as a leader in this environment? [...]

Major Factors that Affect Employee Engagement

Wikipedia defines “Employee Engagement” as a concept that is generally viewed as “managing discretionary effort, that is, when employees have choices, they will act in a way that furthers their organization’s interests. An engaged employee is a person who is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about, his or her work.” 

Gallup developed its Q12 benchmark [...]

Are We Losing Sight?

We’ve all seen the headlines.

 

 

Times are Tough Unemployment Rises Again

 

Brand Marketing at a Personal Level

Are you confused about personal branding? Everyone’s talking about it and why it’s so important to have a personal brand and how you must communicate it in person or on the web. Do you feel like you’re behind the eight ball on this one? Trust me, you are not alone! What is a personal brand? Simply put, it’s your total perceived value, relative to competitors, as viewed by your audience. If you haven’t checked in with your audience lately, it’s hard to know what your personal brand is. And how can you communicate something you’re not sure about? [...]

Leadership: Take it Personal!

To be a leader today you must be an agile learner and apply new skills and experiences as lessons are learned under first time conditions. A leader sets the example for employees and coaches them to excel. You may have heard the expression “fail forward”. This is the mantra for effective leadership. If nothing is tried, nothing happens. An effective leader tries, fails, learns, adjusts and tries again. [...]

The Brand Called You | Fast Company

The Brand Called You Fast Company .

Top HR Trends in 2009

By Kathi Crawford, SPHR, IAC-CC

Today I spoke at the Houston Non-Profit HR Leaders Forum about the most significant human resources trends for 2009. In my research I found more than ten HR trends! So, I’ve done the work for you and selected what I believe are the trends that are most significant. 

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Career 2.0: What’s Next Workshop

Six Week Workshop Series Begins February 4, 2009    

Do you like your job yet you’re not sure what’s next? Do you want to recognize a dead end job before you get into it? Do you want to know how to get past people not taking you seriously? Your boss sees you as a problem and [...]