Diane.Fennig

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Diane serves as a passionate architect at the intersection of opportunities and talent. She brings to her work in Executive Search more than 25 years of career development and management experience in university environments. Diane joined The Human Capital Group in 2009, where she enjoys incorporating her network and keen insights about people to find the talent for her partners in Search. She embodies the motto, we make a difference in your business…by doing things differently in ours.

Diane has earned degrees from Marquette University, Miami University and the University of South Carolina as foundations for her role as career connector and educator. She also serves as a guest blogger for SHRM in the areas of recruitment, retention, employee satisfaction and gratitude. Diane makes Atlanta her home and is proudest of her title as Auntie.

 

 

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Articles by Diane Fennig

 

The only and only Jeff Palkowski, a.k.a. @Jeff Pally, has started the official countdown to SHRM19. Jeff is also one of the official bloggers for this event.  

March 25, 2019

 

 

What'll You Have...What'll You Have? is chanted across the counter if you visit the iconic Varsity in Atlanta. Your response will most likely be a chili dog or two and a Varsity frosted orange.  

How is it we can step up to the counter and tell the staff what we want to order, however, asking for what we want in life is so much more difficult?

January 16, 2019

 

 

Last month, we celebrated the Thanksgiving Holiday in the USA. Somehow, the fourth Thursday in November reminds us to pause and reflect on the goodness and gifts we have in our lives.

December 10, 2018

 

 

The calendar has turned, the challenge is on. Let us begin a season of gratitude.

Each day, highlight someone for whom you are grateful. Share your thanks with a story, a note, a laugh or something memorable. Take this month and let the folks in your world know that they are woven into your tapestry.

Be creative, make some new memories, share some old laughs.

November 15, 2018
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Fall is much more than Pumpkin Spice and Open Enrollment.

September 28, 2018

 

 

 

These last few weeks have hosted spirited conversations around Employee Engagement. The stars aligned, articles appeared and SHRM #Nextchat hosted the HR Bartender - Sharyln Lauby who also offered suggestions.

September 17, 2018

 

 

 

This weekend, I witnessed my world through the eyes of an almost four year old girl.  These lessons know no age limits and can work within your HR Teams.  Please read on…

Who knew a park around the corner, a swimming pool, sidewalk chalk, markers and coloring books could create such joy, giggles and stories?

September 5, 2018

 

 

Last month’s Forté Foundation, #PowerUp Conference hosted in Atlanta is still on my mind. Inspiring women as incoming MBA’s were the primary audience. They were each eager for a re-start of their educational journey. Their stories and dreams will set a new standard.   Many of you are still on a high from the #SHRM 18 event.   I lived vicariously through the posts of your time in Chicago, the re-unions and the new found friends.

July 23, 2018

 

 

Media moments have made this request memorable again.

I have been graced to work with many incredible leaders who have modeled some excellent meeting strategies. I will credit Stephen Portch, then Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, with six important lessons about meetings:

June 13, 2018
 

 


 

Philip Humbert reminded me of the importance of building fences. Philip sent a weekly newsletter for years. The TIPS Title for October of 2016, one of his last newsletters, was Good Fences Make Us Rich. He continually asked me a more beautiful question as if he was just across the table enjoying a cup of coffee with me.

Here was Phil's opening One Minute TIP:

January 8, 2018

 

 

While everyone will not start assembly with the benefit of this document, it is often a helpful guide. We attain these manuals for most everything that is powered in our world. Ironically, we do not have one for the people who power our world.

January 2, 2018

 


 

Steve Gutzler has me thinking about my 17 percent and now, you will also thank Steve for thinking about your 17 percent moments.

December 15, 2017
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This video was shared, post my Gratitude Challenge last month.  
 

An important reminder to look and listen for the reminders of the gift of today.

Take a moment to stop and reflect on this day, and possibly re-set your day.

December 12, 2017
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The calendar has turned, the challenge is on. Let us begin thirty days of gratitude.

Each day, highlight someone for whom you are grateful. Share your thanks with a story, a note, a laugh or something memorable. Take this month and let the folks in your world know that they are woven into your tapestry.

Be creative, make some new memories, share some old laughs.

November 2, 2017
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My Monday Morning Musing and Challenge...

If you can quiet your mind, you can become more present with the people you meet, you lead, you follow, and you inspire. This quiet will also focus the work that you set forth to accomplish, but today's challenge is to be more present with your audience. The power of connection has more promise when you are paying full attention.

October 16, 2017
 
 
Who has played such Bingo Games in meetings of late? No need to raise your hand, I know these games are enjoyed with some regularity around conference tables.
 
October 14, 2017

         

 

I was reminded again how important follow-up is to our success as professionals.  Taking a moment to finish the job and let folks know the outcome.  A former colleague’s favored the line was “DONE – NEXT” and this simplicity always made me smile.   It is a small practice, but one that will get you noticed.  It has been said that the fortune in in the follow-up.

February 11, 2016