Posts on emotionally intelligent leadership are consistently among my favorite. I tend be of the mindset that even the most educated, most skilled, most experienced leaders struggle when they can’t connect with other people. This post delivers 5 easy ways to spot someone who’s doing it right (and I think, 5 ways to start DOING it right).
The HR Capitalist
It was the firing heard round the world – well, at least by a few thousand people on a conference call and then millions later thanks to the internet. This is the context for a solid discussion on when/if it is ever appropriate to talk to your employees about someone who got fired. Is there more upside or downside to talking about the issue?
This post makes the list for three reasons. 1) Using the words “navel gazing” in context, 2) addressing the buzzwordness of “HR Thought Leader”, and 3) declaring that because we (HR) are consistently thinking about what we do, how we do it, and why we do it, we are ALL thought leaders. Don’t over think it, just read it.
Steve Boese’s HR Technology
You can’t engineer the things that matter most. If you’ve spent a decent amount of time online, on social media or your smart phone you probably know this. The key is understanding why. More friends, more connections, more connectedness is not a good thing. There IS a point of diminishing returns. Check out this post, you won’t regret it.
This is the post on San Antonio I’ve been waiting on for a long time. Too often the city of San Antonio gets beat up for its alleged small city mindset. It’s odd because as Texas’ second largest, and the nation’s seventh largest city, San Antonio (and most importantly, it’s PEOPLE) are doing some amazing things. I like the idea of being stubborn about San Antonio, and wish more people were too.
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