Articles by Andrew Morton
Preview of this week’s #Nextchat with special guest Christine Porath
Why you need to connect with the #SHRM18Blogger Team!
I’ve been working with bloggers for over a decade now, across 4 continents and 3 separate careers. They are passionate, if not persistent- and fiercely loyal to their following. Yet, what I found above and beyond all the other personality traits is that they are- to put it as simply as I can- good at what they do.
While in Chicago for the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition site visit I had an opportunity to sit down and talk to blogger, podcaster, U.S. Navy Veteran, and HR Director Tony Zamora. Here’s our discussion on what it’s like to be a SHRM18blogger, practicing HR and what’s the best pizza in his home town.
Two of the most important skills the military gave me!
Thoughts before heading to the SHRM Leadership Development Forum
Photo Copyright: National Football League (NFL) High School Expereinceship
3 Lessons on Employee Recognition from David Novak
“What do you do?” A seemingly innocuous question we ask and are all asked so many times in our adult lives. At a party, on an airplane, when meeting someone for the first time- it’s the “icebreaker” that helps understand, or perhaps even define each other. But what’s struck me through the years- particularly since I’ve retired from the military- is what I reveal to and about myself in the answering.
The former- POW’s equally inspiring journey after combat
In March 2003 our nation’s conscious was fixated on the start of military operations in Iraq. Tens of thousands of our troops marched to Baghdad and beyond, and one of those Soldiers was Army Private First Class Jessica Lynch. While many may recall the former POW’s harrowing and inspirational story of courage and commitment, her journey and dedication to service after the military is equally heroic.
Veteran’s Day- A great opportunity to watch some seriously inspirational films. From John Wayne’s “The Longest Day” to Tom Hanks’ “Saving Private Ryan” these movies inspire generations, and while I certainly have enjoyed those and many others through the years, there’s one particular movie and very specific scene that hits me harder than all the rest- and it takes place in a cereal aisle.