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Human resource leaders at Amadori decided in 2008 that the large Italian-food company needed to add emotional intelligence to its leadership culture. The following year the McDonald’s supplier teamed with emotional-intelligence consulting organization Six Seconds to help managers develop stronger people skills and insights, an effort later expanded to others in the company’s plants.

November 8, 2013

Want to be a chief human resources officer (CHRO)?

Get experience in a wide range of areas. Ask for what you want. Broaden your knowledge base of all HR specialties. Network and nurture relationships with your connections, and if you don’t know the answers, don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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November 1, 2013

 Grace Hopper was one of the first computer scientists. Born in 1906, she developed the first compiler, the concept of machine independent programming language, was a US Navy Rear admiral, and left a legacy for women in STEM fields. In 1947, she found a moth in the tubes of a UNIVAC computer, and coined the term “bug.”

October 17, 2013

When I left corporate life, the glass in the ceiling suppressing the advancement of women to the C-suite was beginning to show cracks. That was two decades ago. Today, there’s a venerable list of female executives who have shattered that glass and gone on to illustrious careers as successful CEOs. One might think the likes of Melissa Mayer (Yahoo!), Laura Sen (BJ’s Wholesale Club), Ellen Kullman (DuPont), and Indra K. Nooyi (Pepsi) would inspire more and more women to seek greater responsibility in the corporate world.

October 10, 2013

This week is truly a week I eagerly anticipate every year! That is because I know when September rolls around, so does the annual Ohio State HR Conference ! I get excited because it’s a chance to break away from the day-to-day and be with my peers. I know this sounds HR Nerdish but I’m unapologetic about it.

September 18, 2013

On September 11, @weknownext chatted with special guests Jonathan Segal (@jonathan_hr_law) and Sue Meisinger (@suemeisinger) about Where Have All the Mentors Gone.

In case you missed it, here are all of the great tweets from the chat...


September 11, 2013

My Work Sabbatical & Digital Detox

I recently did something that only the bravest men and women dare to do in our day and age. It was wild and unprecedented and took a great deal of self-control to see it through. I put down my smart phone, shut my laptop when I was finished working and passed along my iPad to my daughter to play Angry Birds for a little while. I, the sometimes queen of social media, took a social media sabbatical. What’s even crazier than the fact that I underwent a digital detox is the fact that I actually enjoyed it.

September 10, 2013

Where have all the mentors gone? Long time passing.

Where have all the mentors gone?

Long time passing

Where have all the mentors gone?

Long time ago

Where have all the mentors gone?

Favored few have picked everyone

When will we every learn?

When will we ever learn?

September 7, 2013

Yesterday, I had the great opportunity to participate in the SHRM #NextChat focused on women in business. After answering the questions, I realized that there’s a theme to my answers — flexibility is key.

August 22, 2013
At a time when professional development is mandatory at many companies and 360-degree feedback is the rage, nearly two in three CEOs in North America fail to seek outside leadership training, according to a recent survey led by Stanford University.
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August 20, 2013
More than half of HR leaders responding to a recent survey strongly agreed that their role has required them to manage increasing levels of complexity in recent years, and that they feel ill-equipped to cope, according to results released July 18, 2013, by global talent management firm Lumesse.
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August 13, 2013
It is no secret that strategic leadership is critically important for today’s executives, and even more so for HR professionals charged with delivering HR services effectively and developing adaptive leaders who drive the business forward. 
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August 8, 2013

On August 7, @weknownext chatted with special guest Emilie Mecklenborg (@EmilieMeck) about the importance of creating a personal brand.

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat...


August 7, 2013
What’s more important – experience or influence?  IQ or Klout?  These are the questions companies are beginning to ask as we move from a knowledge economy to a social economy.
August 2, 2013
The majority of our days are spent with people in some form or fashion.  In the workplace, you encounter people in many situations and often with different outcomes.  Even though we spend the bulk of our time at work, we don’t really have “deep” relationships.
July 24, 2013
During the next 15 years the most skilled and senior employees at many companies will begin retiring in large numbers. Meanwhile, those same companies can’t expect their younger workers—especially talented Millennials—to stick around much longer than 36 months, if that.
Despite this coming double whammy, many companies have yet to reshape their office environments so they can recruit and retain the type of workers who can perform at the level that company executives have come to expect. 
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July 16, 2013
PHILADELPHIA—Is there a secret sauce to being a leader? 
While CEOs and others at a recent conference agreed there’s not one perfect leadership style, they also said one of the hallmarks is being adaptive.
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July 12, 2013

There are many professions in which having a LinkedIn profile is advantageous for networking, professional development, personal branding and career management.  HR is one of them.

While many HR professionals currently have LinkedIn profiles, they may not be optimizing their presence or taking advantage of all the opportunities that the platform offers.

July 9, 2013
Tony Tyree jumped from companies in the United States to the Asia Pacific region to get the experience needed to climb the corporate ladder in the global food industry.
Tyree, a former vice president at Kraft Foods and now a general manager at Fonterra, an international dairy firmed based in New Zealand, said he wouldn’t hesitate to take an assignment in another part of the world.
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July 9, 2013
CHICAGO--What keeps people from realizing their full potential?
Doubt. Lack of confidence. Lack of preparation and consistently repeating the same mistakes.
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July 5, 2013