Diane.Fennig

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A passionate architect at the intersection of opportunities and talent.

My professional experiences remain in career and relationship management. Integrity, humility, and service are a match with the core values of Gallaher Executive Search and Leadership Development. We make a difference in your business...by doing things differently in ours...

My career has been centered on creating opportunities and seeking talent. I continue to be a student of the science and the art of questions. My experiences in search and talent development along with my connections are the foundation ingredients in my "secret sauce" for success. My recipe also includes a serving of generosity, passion, grace and gratitude.

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Articles by Diane Fennig

I was pleased to have had the opportunity to support SHRM 22 remotely this year. The SHRM team fully engaged the online audience with many treats and surprises as we “caused the effect”.   There were many memorable moments, I will highlight a few of my favorites. 

June 22, 2022

I had the pleasure of connecting with Bethany Adams, MA, SHRM-SCP, an HR Educator at Villanova University, educating the next leaders of our profession.  Her upcoming SHRM ‘ 22 Session - Leading Teams with Emotional Intelligence will challenge your thinking.

May 24, 2022

Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, is a holiday to celebrate and serve. The timing of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birth is magical as it is a reminder and a call to action early each and every New Year.  An early checkpoint and time to re-set and re-think.  Over his shortened years King had so many wise words.  He was a true #CausetheEffect guide.  So many of his quotes are worthy of a repeat, some of my favorites will be included here.  I start with a core query, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”

January 18, 2022

 

 

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 26, 2020
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A series of five back-to-back video calls was perfect fodder for some reminders on video interviewing and important protocols to follow. This technology is here to stay post ‘Rona as at least one of the recruitment tactics we will use in hiring. SPOILER: I expect the phone interview will also make a grand return.

May 12, 2020

 

 

I have re-discovered some books in my library.  

Dr. David Kundtz penned this in 1998,  Stopping--How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going.

According to Kundtz, stopping has three levels:

Stillpoints – stopping quickly and doing nothing for just a moment

Stopovers – this level is an hour to several days. In this level, you have the feeling that you have been away and have had a mini vacation for the soul

May 1, 2020
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One Month Later -- Did your SHRM take-aways get packed away?

 

As I reflect on last month, it is a great time to be in HR. We were reminded that AI is here to stay and this solution will not threaten jobs as is often feared, instead these advances will allow us to do our very best work with our added sense of judgement and reasoning.  High-tech will allow us to be high-touch.

July 24, 2019

 

James Robbins boasts an interesting proposition, if you devote nine minutes each and every Monday to engagement, you will see almost immediately witness results of these efforts with your team.

May 2, 2019

 

"Onboarding begins the minute an offer letter is signed."

-Amy Hirsh Robinson

May 1, 2019

 

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

 

 

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