How losing what I thought was everything in 2008 reminded me I will get through 2020.

Thrive Global

It wasn’t my intention to start a movement of any kind, all I knew at that time as I still do now, was that I needed to do my part. My children like most everyone else’s were suddenly at home full-time. But as I looked at the peril of our world, I felt a similarity I hadn’t felt since I was a twenty-something-year-old young woman who had just lost at the time, what I thought was, everything. I was not aware; I was not present.

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You can be happy at work

Transparent Office

Don’t lose sight of happiness at work. Slide into happiness with this short slide presentation on Happiness at Work. Remember: Happiness is the ultimate currency at work. Let’s keep it simple. by D avid Zinger. Watch the slides and then be determined to be happy. Stay current. Share This

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Robertson: Ten tips for succeeding at collaboration

Knowledge Musings

James Robertson of StepTwo posted his slides for a recent presentation entitled, Ten tips for succeeding at collaboration (with audio). Along with the tips, he includes some background around the ideas he presents. Ten tips for succeeding at collaboration [+ audio]. view presentation (tags: blogs sharepoint wikis openpublish08 ).

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The Tyranny of Now

The Bamboo Project Blog

What is demanded of me in the present moment has come to hold more sway over me than what I've set for myself as my longer-term goals. I have my Gmail account open at all times, so that I see every email as it slides into my inbox. My Netvibes winks growing numbers of unread posts at me in another Firefox tab, urging me to check my feeds before things get out of control. There's something to be said for living in the present. But I'm not really living in MY present.

KM program at Kent State

Knowledge Musings

Thanks to a note at the KM Forum blog I see that there is a virtual open house at Kent State's information architecture and knowledge management (IAKM) program. Online Open House Online KM Masters Degree and Certificate Program Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Beginning at 6:00pm. The presentation includes options for students to ask questions live. Any questions received during the presentation should be addressed at the end of the session.

Spreading the Word: 300 Blogs I Encourage You to Read

Transparent Office

Presentation Revolution. Presentation Zen. This Blog Sits at the. Visionary Blogging - A New Look at Blog Improvement. I admit it, I am addicted to good blogs. by David Zinger. We do not use an extensive blog-roll on Slacker Manager. I published the list of blogs I follow on my site: www.davidzinger.com. There was such a positive response with people finding new blogs or rediscovering old blogs that I decided there was good value to offer this list to you.

The Tyranny of Now

The Bamboo Project Blog

What is demanded of me in the present moment has come to hold more sway over me than what I've set for myself as my longer-term goals. I have my Gmail account open at all times, so that I see every email as it slides into my inbox. My Netvibes winks growing numbers of unread posts at me in another Firefox tab, urging me to check my feeds before things get out of control. There's something to be said for living in the present. But I'm not really living in MY present.

More on Learning Through Blogging: What Readers Think

Boxes and Arrows

And Brandon shared a great story of how Twittering at a conference (a form of live microblogging) improved his own learning experience. I attended Penn State's 2008 TLT (Teaching & Learning with Technology) Symposium in March 2008 as a requirement for a graduate class I was taking, entitled "Disruptive Technology in the Teaching & Learning Process." Cursed at first, but later this turned out to be a blessing.

Blogging and “E-Flective� Practice

Boxes and Arrows

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. Over at Work Literacy this week, we hosted a great webinar on using blogs for reflective practice. It was run by Paul Lowe , who is a senior lecturer and course director at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Blogs and educating the eflective practitioner. tags: elearning professional ).

An Introduction To Building Effective Teams

Reviewsnap

A facilitating leader looks at authority as something to be shared and used in a manner that will help empower the team. A word of caution is appropriate at this point. Knowing what kind of style you present in the workplace is critical to effective team building. They will tend ot use creativity and brainstorming to improve and perform at higher levels. A manager''s role has changed dramatically over the past 10 to 15 years.

27 Inspiring Women Edubloggers

Boxes and Arrows

27 Inspiring Women Edubloggers View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. Additional conversations ensued through the comments sections here and at Cammy's place. tags: education women ). A few weeks ago I blogged about Zaid's list of the top Edubloggers and Janet Clarey's observation that out of 25 bloggers, there were only 3 women on Zaid's list.

Negative Online Behavior is a Product of Culture, Not Your Social Media Tools: What I’m Learning from the Work Literacy Course

The Bamboo Project Blog

Seventeen videos/presentations and 34 photos have been added to the site. Look at TRDEV. I don’t think that there’s the space for negative or unprofessional behavior at Work Literacy because everyone who is participating is a professional and is committed to creating a particular kind of learning environment. When I saw how this person was interacting, I was at first tempted to say something, especially when he posted an event to do a webinar on his product.

The Major Drawback To Checking References

Reviewsnap

Let''s go back and look at the first reference you called. These are only examples and you should take the time to come up with your own line of questioning to get at this very important issue. or "of all of your employees past or present, how would you compare (candidate name) with them in terms of overall job performance? Let''s suppose you''re hiring for a key mid-level management position.

Blogging for Learning: Blog Challenges

Boxes and Arrows

I’d suggest at most 2 weeks, and probably an ideal strategy would be to do week-long challenges. The Activities At the heart of a blog challenge is a set of daily activities related to the theme of the challenge. At the end of the challenge, be sure to include at least one activity that asks learners to somehow summarize what they’ve learned. If at all possible and appropriate for your topic, I strongly encourage making challenges as open as possible.

What To Do When You Become The Boss: Book Review

Transparent Office

He closes strong, by ending his chapters with a HOW to implement the ideas presented in the chapter. Then keep your copy at your desk as a reference for when you need to do something for the first time, or when you want to have another viewpoint on how to perform a particular function. I got a copy of What To Do When You Become The Boss a few months back, but I didn’t review it because I somehow lost it in my pile of books.

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HR Roles

Evil HR Lady

Companies differ and you can have two people with identical titles at different companies do very different jobs. Employee Relations : Instead of looking at the department as a whole, they tend to deal with individual problems. They look at how organizations function and develop strategies for increasing productivity and maximizing effectiveness. Training : They develop and present training to employees. At least for the most part

Spreading the Word: 300 Blogs I Encourage You to Read

Transparent Office

Presentation Revolution. Presentation Zen. This Blog Sits at the. Visionary Blogging - A New Look at Blog Improvement. I admit it, I am addicted to good blogs. by David Zinger. We do not use an extensive blog-roll on Slacker Manager. I published the list of blogs I follow on my site: www.davidzinger.com. There was such a positive response with people finding new blogs or rediscovering old blogs that I decided there was good value to offer this list to you.

Keeping it Real, even when it sucks

Transparent Office

You guys do a great job at looking at a lot of different ways to be good managers and on how to motivate employees you are supervising, but there are certainly times when I see something here that strikes me as a little less than genuine and a little more pie in the sky everything is wonderful optimism. Lastly , I find ways to celebrate our successes, one client at a time.

“Why you should be fully present.”With Penny Bauder & Andrea Heuston

Thrive Global

I think the biggest challenge is figuring out how to be as fully present in each area of my life as I need to be. Andrea has been living and working at her beach house 130 miles from Seattle since March, sharing her space with her husband, two dogs, a cat, and two teenage boys.

KM is about innovation, not efficiency

Knowledge Musings

Chris McGrath on the ThoughtFarmer blog gives us a Sneak peak at IDEO's take on Knowledge Sharing , including a screen shot of their ThoughtFarmer -powered KM tool. Yesterday I spoke with Gentry Underwood, the project manager for IDEO’s Knowledge Sharing project, about his presentation at Web 2.0. I am not surprised with the focus on innovation at IDEO.

Tuition and Quitting

Evil HR Lady

Present your case and say, "under the circumstances, I believe it's fair if I repay 1/3 of the tuition. They'll probably jump at it, given that they don't want to go to court either. Or, you could get someone who is a complete policy nut who will become apoplectic at the mere thought of granting an exception. I was reading your blog about Tuition Policies. I'm in a very unique situation and wondered your advice.

Tuition and Quitting

Evil HR Lady

Present your case and say, "under the circumstances, I believe it's fair if I repay 1/3 of the tuition. They'll probably jump at it, given that they don't want to go to court either. Or, you could get someone who is a complete policy nut who will become apoplectic at the mere thought of granting an exception. I was reading your blog about Tuition Policies. I'm in a very unique situation and wondered your advice.

YouTube on your Windows Mobile phone

Knowledge Musings

When you click on a video to view it, you will be presented with a menu to Play or Save the video or go to the page in YouTube. It's also discussed at several other mobile phone forums It's amazing to me that smartphones sold today cannot play YouTube (and other) videos and multimedia files. Why in the world should I be limited? (I I think the claim is that YouTube and other videos are heavy consumers of bandwidth, so the providers don't like to make it easy.)

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What’s the time? – It doesn’t matter it’s always now…

SuccessFactors

I was preparing for a presentation about change management and how HCM technology drives results that I plan to deliver at an HCM conference when I saw this video. I must say that Sam Zell really nails it when addressing the staff at Chicago Tribune. This 6 minute video clip is so telling, inspiring and […]. Uncategorized Employee Engagement HCM Talent Management

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Carnival of HR

Evil HR Lady

David Wentworth at even tells you how to downsize. So, getting rid of me is no problem at all. Your talent is where it's at. Micheal Moore presents the E-Verify nightmare. Alvaro Fernandez presents a new book, Sway, and discusses why smart brains makes stupid decisions. Haberman got his seat at the table stolen. I know. It's a day late. Unless I get distracted and then it will be two days late.) I should be fired.

Carnival of HR

Evil HR Lady

David Wentworth at even tells you how to downsize. So, getting rid of me is no problem at all. Your talent is where it's at. Micheal Moore presents the E-Verify nightmare. Alvaro Fernandez presents a new book, Sway, and discusses why smart brains makes stupid decisions. Haberman got his seat at the table stolen. I know. It's a day late. Unless I get distracted and then it will be two days late.) I should be fired.

Career Changes and Salary

Evil HR Lady

The consultant then writes that up in a power point presentation and presents it. We can train you how to look at compensation data. I want to join the wonderful world of HR because it is just so darn interesting. I really think I could be a good HR analyst going into comp and benefits since I have been in consulting for six years and have a lot of financial data analysis, communication, and customer service skills.

Career Changes and Salary

Evil HR Lady

The consultant then writes that up in a power point presentation and presents it. We can train you how to look at compensation data. I want to join the wonderful world of HR because it is just so darn interesting. I really think I could be a good HR analyst going into comp and benefits since I have been in consulting for six years and have a lot of financial data analysis, communication, and customer service skills.

The observer's impression of Enterprise 2.0

Knowledge Musings

The list of friends at the event is just too long to post here. Some obvious items from these sources: Wi-fi at the conference has been very unstable. The Wachovia presentation this morning appears to have opened some people's eyes on how things could happen. People get ticked off at twittering and live-blogging during an Enterprise 2.0 conference, just like they do at other events. The Enterprise 2.0 conference was in Boston again this year.

Excessive Sick Time

Evil HR Lady

That would be vindictive and biting the hand that feeds us all at once. Present that to your boss. I have worked for a company in Northern California for over 5 years. We have a small inside sales force that is extremely busy and we are all exempt employees. We are paid on commission (after our salary is covered). The company policy does not have a sick time policy for exempt employees and everyone is good about it but one of our top sales people.

Excessive Sick Time

Evil HR Lady

That would be vindictive and biting the hand that feeds us all at once. Present that to your boss. I have worked for a company in Northern California for over 5 years. We have a small inside sales force that is extremely busy and we are all exempt employees. We are paid on commission (after our salary is covered). The company policy does not have a sick time policy for exempt employees and everyone is good about it but one of our top sales people.

Lying Liars

Evil HR Lady

Your question intrigues me because I'm trying to figure out how you found out about a lie in such a way that you are afraid to present the information as a reason for termination. You should do at least employment verification checks with your candidates--did they really have the jobs they said they did? My question pertains to terminating an employee for lying on their application. Does it matter how the company found out they lied? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Lying Liars

Evil HR Lady

Your question intrigues me because I'm trying to figure out how you found out about a lie in such a way that you are afraid to present the information as a reason for termination. You should do at least employment verification checks with your candidates--did they really have the jobs they said they did? My question pertains to terminating an employee for lying on their application. Does it matter how the company found out they lied? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

HR Roles

Evil HR Lady

Companies differ and you can have two people with identical titles at different companies do very different jobs. Employee Relations : Instead of looking at the department as a whole, they tend to deal with individual problems. They look at how organizations function and develop strategies for increasing productivity and maximizing effectiveness. Training : They develop and present training to employees. At least for the most part

Firing Procedures

Evil HR Lady

These procedures require a supervisor to be present at the point of firing as a witness. When the work at hand was concluded, I asked her if she was going to walk the ex employee out of the building, she raised her head and said huh.? I don't know if this is standard at your company, but they generally are. You'd be surprised at how often people think they know how to do something and really don't.

Firing Procedures

Evil HR Lady

These procedures require a supervisor to be present at the point of firing as a witness. When the work at hand was concluded, I asked her if she was going to walk the ex employee out of the building, she raised her head and said huh.? I don't know if this is standard at your company, but they generally are. You'd be surprised at how often people think they know how to do something and really don't.

The Virtual Economy

Knowledge Musings

As I was returning from a day with a client in London yesterday, I read an article that trading in oil was running at 2 billion barrels a day, yet only 85 million barrels comes out of the ground - thus re-emphasising Drucker's point. At that time Long-Term Capital Management had just collapsed, having traded heavily in financial derivatives. With all the turmoil in finanical markets, I recall an article written by Peter Drucker in the mid 1980s.

A Lousy Raise

Evil HR Lady

To complicate matters, our pay increase formula typically includes comparison with market data (some are at market, some are below) and scores from performance appraisals. Any of the options presented by the FD throw our formula out the window, thereby ticking off employees who have (a) spent a significant amount of time on self-appraisals, multi-rater appraisals, appraisals with managers, etc. (I

Motivating Employees

Evil HR Lady

I, personally, have the attention span of a flea and am frequently doing numerous tasks at once, listening to music and keeping up on Dear Abby, so that I can mock her over here. Someone might think I'm being a slacker, but if you look at the quality and quantity of my work, you'd know that I'm good at what I do. Brenda, X and Y didn't get done and the presentation on Z was somewhat sloppy. I'm executive director of a small nonprofit with a total of three employees.

Find Out What is Going On--But it Better Darn Well be Positive

Evil HR Lady

Greetings Evil HR Lady, I've recently experienced an HR issue--that maybe all HR folks experience at some point-- that I would really like your opinion on. The short story: They pulled in senior management to talk about "this low morale", then one of the owners pulled in several employees one by one and, so the story goes, to tell them "They can ask questions at any time.". So, you probably have two brothers who are good at the "business," but not good at managing it.