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

Thrive Global

In the middle of April, I started a community initiative ‘ find your power in the middle of chaos ‘ as news of a pandemic wreaked havoc onto the lives of many. This was new territory, we were the real actors to a very difficult storyline. There was a panic in the air of what are we going to do , the kids are home, careers are stalled and just like that, for the first time in a very long time, we were all forced to stand motionless and wait.

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Softscape Settles SuccessFactors Lawsuit

Josh Bersin

Today Softscape settled the lawsuit filed by SuccessFactors in March of 2008. This lawsuit, which we wrote about in a prior blog post, revolved around a contentious sales presentation which was. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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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

One of the questions I’m most frequently asked when talking to people about using social media for learning in organizations is how do you “manage&# comments and how do you deal with people “being negative.&# There’s a general fear that once you open the floodgates to participation, you’re going to be inundated with people acting inappropriately and unprofessionally. Seventeen videos/presentations and 34 photos have been added to the site.

More on Learning Through Blogging: What Readers Think

Boxes and Arrows

My post a few days ago arguing that the real value of blogging lies not just in reading blogs, but in commenting on blog posts and writing your own, generated a lot of comments and some great references to what others are thinking. Most people seemed to agree with my premise that while reading blog posts can be helpful to learning, commenting and being a blogger yourself adds even more value. Learning is an active process. If learners want to learn, they will learn.

Blogging for Learning: Blog Challenges

Boxes and Arrows

This week we’re exploring various strategies for using a blog to support personal and formal learning as part of the Work Literacy course’s focus on blogging. In a blog challenge, several bloggers work together on a group learning project over a period of time–a few days, a week, a month. Each day during the challenge, learning activities are posted for bloggers to engage in and then blog about. How did the experience change their practices?

Course Community Building with Ning

The Bamboo Project Blog

Building Community with Ning View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. Alisa Cooper of South Mountain Community Colleges has produced a great narrated presentation on how she uses Ning to build community in her courses. And check out her Voicethread on using Ning , which she said she started using because she thought the usual online offerings were "a little sterile and boring." tags: netork maricopatech ).

Course Community Building with Ning

The Bamboo Project Blog

Building Community with Ning View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. Alisa Cooper of South Mountain Community Colleges has produced a great narrated presentation on how she uses Ning to build community in her courses. And check out her Voicethread on using Ning , which she said she started using because she thought the usual online offerings were "a little sterile and boring." tags: netork maricopatech ).

Spreading the Word: 300 Blogs I Encourage You to Read

Transparent Office

I published the list of blogs I follow on my site: www.davidzinger.com. Bailey WorkPlay :: The Alchemy of Soulful Work. Ben Casnocha: The Blog. The Bing Blog. The Blog Herald. The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss. The Bold Leader Blog. the brand dame. The Coach Approach. Conversations Matter: Bridging the Social Media Gap. The Dashboard Spy. David Zinger’s Posts - The Employee Engagement Network. The Despair Inc.

An Introduction To Building Effective Teams

Reviewsnap

A manager''s role has changed dramatically over the past 10 to 15 years. This change stems from the realization that old management techniques and styles are no longer effective given the changes taking place in peoples'' attitudes about work. The manager of the 90''s and beyond will need to be an effective builder of teams whether the team is his/her work unit or specialized teams formed to plan, refine processes, solve problems or carry out some other task.

Blogging and “E-Flective� Practice

Boxes and Arrows

Blogs and educating the eflective practitioner. View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: elearning professional ). It was run by Paul Lowe , who is a senior lecturer and course director at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. You can access the recorded session here. Just click on the link and then log in as a participant without a password and it should start playing.

27 Inspiring Women Edubloggers

Boxes and Arrows

27 Inspiring Women Edubloggers View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. 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. Not one to forego a learning experience, Zaid immediately took our discussion as an opportunity to expand his own learning and set off on a search for women edubloggers. The result is in his slideshow.

Blogging for Learning–How To’s

Boxes and Arrows

This week we’re exploring various strategies for using a blog to support personal and formal learning as part of the Work Literacy course’s focus on blogging. “How to&# posts can serve a few purposes in terms of learning. If you can write an effective instructional post, then you’re demonstrating you have an essential understanding of the skills and tools involved in accomplishing the task or activity you’re describing.

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Spreading the Word: 300 Blogs I Encourage You to Read

Transparent Office

I published the list of blogs I follow on my site: www.davidzinger.com. Bailey WorkPlay :: The Alchemy of Soulful Work. Ben Casnocha: The Blog. The Bing Blog. The Blog Herald. The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss. The Bold Leader Blog. the brand dame. The Coach Approach. Conversations Matter: Bridging the Social Media Gap. The Dashboard Spy. David Zinger’s Posts - The Employee Engagement Network. The Despair Inc.

What To Do When You Become The Boss: Book Review

Transparent Office

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. Thankfully Bob Selden, the author of this book, reached back out to me to ask about my review. I sheepishly admitted I couldn’t find the book, so Bob sent me a PDF copy within 15 minutes of my admission. Throughout the book, Bob has questions to help you think about the WHY you manage, not just the how.

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HR Roles

Evil HR Lady

Now (for only the second time in my career) I work for a company that is large enough to actually have an HR department! Could you please give a quick summary of the various HR roles and the differences? Oh the desire for Snark is overwhelming me. HR Business Partner : Works closely with the business leaders to help develop strategy and give general guidance. They take the "business" POV in dealing with a conflict between management and an employee.

“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. And not just how to keep all the balls in the air, but how to give everybody the time and attention they need and deserve. It turns the lungs to stone.

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 on Knowledge Management Online Options in IAKM. 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.

Please Don't Tell Anyone Who Told You This But

Evil HR Lady

They even call me 'The Warden'. I am the HR Director and I have 4 Evilettes who handle most of the basic HR functions while I handle more of the big picture and really, really drama filled stuff. Unless I catch the person doing it, it's hard to bring it to their attention without being obvious. I bow in the honor of an HR Lady called "The Warden." One of the two. Try that," cover you for most of the situations that arise.

Welcome to TOC.tv

Knowledge Musings

Goldratt Consulting have created a place to share a variety of videos that relate to Theory of Constraints, from Eli Goldratt talking about various aspects of the TOC concepts to other demonstrations of successful implementations of the principles. Here's the overview page with a list of current videos. Click on any of the main sections shown on the top left, or use the menu below to learn about any specific title. Details are shown on the left.

Career Changes and Salary

Evil HR Lady

I want to join the wonderful world of HR because it is just so darn interesting. My issue is.when I am asked for my past salary, I am afraid to put down what I was really making before I dropped out of consulting (in the high 70's) because I don't want to be taken out of the pool of applicants. I want to be truthful but maybe the truth will hurt. You have experience on the business side. Well, maybe not a monkey unless the monkey knew power point.

Career Changes and Salary

Evil HR Lady

I want to join the wonderful world of HR because it is just so darn interesting. My issue is.when I am asked for my past salary, I am afraid to put down what I was really making before I dropped out of consulting (in the high 70's) because I don't want to be taken out of the pool of applicants. I want to be truthful but maybe the truth will hurt. You have experience on the business side. Well, maybe not a monkey unless the monkey knew power point.

Employees Want More Work? (Not Less?)

SuccessFactors

Doug will present findings from resent research on this topic with us in a webinar next week. Join us then to learn more. I’m happy to post this guest blog by Doug Klein President of Sirota Survey Intelligence and one of SF Research’s Thought Leader partners. Well, not really. What employees truly want is […]. SuccessFactors Research Talent Management Employee Engagement Workforce Performance Management

Carnival of HR

Evil HR Lady

In fact, this isn't the only reason I should be fired. HR Wench writes about the Americans With Disabilities act and Age Discrimination in answering a question about a school teacher. Micheal Moore presents the E-Verify nightmare. Well, Ask a Manager positively does not like Employee of the Month Programs. Alvaro Fernandez presents a new book, Sway, and discusses why smart brains makes stupid decisions. Haberman got his seat at the table stolen.

Carnival of HR

Evil HR Lady

In fact, this isn't the only reason I should be fired. HR Wench writes about the Americans With Disabilities act and Age Discrimination in answering a question about a school teacher. Micheal Moore presents the E-Verify nightmare. Well, Ask a Manager positively does not like Employee of the Month Programs. Alvaro Fernandez presents a new book, Sway, and discusses why smart brains makes stupid decisions. Haberman got his seat at the table stolen.

Please Don't Tell Anyone Who Told You This But

Evil HR Lady

They even call me 'The Warden'. I am the HR Director and I have 4 Evilettes who handle most of the basic HR functions while I handle more of the big picture and really, really drama filled stuff. Unless I catch the person doing it, it's hard to bring it to their attention without being obvious. I bow in the honor of an HR Lady called "The Warden." One of the two. Try that," cover you for most of the situations that arise.

HR Roles

Evil HR Lady

Now (for only the second time in my career) I work for a company that is large enough to actually have an HR department! Could you please give a quick summary of the various HR roles and the differences? Oh the desire for Snark is overwhelming me. HR Business Partner : Works closely with the business leaders to help develop strategy and give general guidance. They take the "business" POV in dealing with a conflict between management and an employee.

Firing Procedures

Evil HR Lady

The procedural steps I do use were gained by asking other senior staff in hallways what they do in this organization. These procedures require a supervisor to be present at the point of firing as a witness. My department doesn't have a supervisor, so I invited the head of HR to attend the event. She sat w/ her head down through out the brief discussion. I replied well he's walking down the hall. Leading up to the termination.

Firing Procedures

Evil HR Lady

The procedural steps I do use were gained by asking other senior staff in hallways what they do in this organization. These procedures require a supervisor to be present at the point of firing as a witness. My department doesn't have a supervisor, so I invited the head of HR to attend the event. She sat w/ her head down through out the brief discussion. I replied well he's walking down the hall. Leading up to the termination.

A Lousy Raise

Evil HR Lady

I just spoke with our Finance Director, who indicates that, due to our company's subpar performance (of note: we conducted a 10% company-wide RIF in July '07), our typical 4-5% annual increases will either be (a) zilch; (b) 1.5 - 2.5%; or (c) option "b" plus the possibility of 1-2% more based on company performance when September '08 rolls around. I can hear it now -- "what's the point of appraisals?!"); and (b) know they are below market rate.

What is it Really Like to Be in HR?

Evil HR Lady

So, I thought I'd take the time today to answer that question. Arrive at the office. They just wanted to thank all of us for helping them out with the headcount they needed for the annual budget review." One message from an employee thanking you for the coaching you gave. "It Just some announcements from the company. Prepare for your first meeting of the day. Meet with the above employee's manager. I just want to do the right thing."

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

Evil HR Lady

Since I've only been with Company X only 4 months, I've spent much of that time creating forms, processes, working with managers, and trying to learn everything I can about existing processes and procedures. Within days, during casual "How's it going" conversations with employees, many of them confided how disappointed they felt about the management [the owners]. The owners are two siblings. Every employee conversation was worse than the one before it.

Is More Education Better?

Evil HR Lady

I know that while I have the degree I lack real world experience and as such have been looking for an entry level HR job with moderate success. I am not opposed to the idea but I’m unsure as what to get it in. Human Resources is the field I want to work in. Some people are telling me to stay in the field I love while others are telling me to get a degree in something else (MBA?) Okey-dokey, here's the first question. If not, learn them RIGHT NOW.

Presenting with Dave Ulrich and Insights on Behaviour and Change.

Strategic HCM

It’s not outrageous to imagine him as the next Ulrich.". #1 1 global online influencer in talent management. #6 Stop Checking the Box. The HR Capitalist. 5 Things Every HR Pro Can Learn From Riley Cooper and the Eagles. The New (Social) HR. Gamification - thats the name of the game HR. Presenting with Dave Ulrich and Insights on Behaviour and Change. In most companies, the real context for change is exactly the opposite.

Eduardo Gaya Sanchez of Barner: “Let’s start a movement focused on helping each of us to have more presence and connection with the present moment”

Thrive Global

In the era of information and where a lot of the biggest brands in the world are fighting for our attention, I would inspire a movement focused on helping each of us to have more presence and connection with the present moment. The second being, our values.

5 L&D Lessons We Can Learn From Olympic Champions

Grovo HR

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are in full swing in Rio de Janeiro! There’s so much we can learn from the Games about training and development, as there’s no better example of the power of great training than these incredible feats of athleticism. Here are five ways we can apply Olympic training strategies in our own organizations: Think about the future, but focus on the present. Maintain a healthy learn/rest balance.

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5 Mistakes Successful Speakers Never Make

Unbridled Talent

I make my living as a professional communicator, which means I have the honor of speaking with audiences at over 50 corporate, association and conference events each year. Whenever possible, I like to attend other sessions at these events – because I enjoy learning, and I also want to watch great speakers, so I can continue to grow and improve as a speaker myself. Unfortunately, very quickly into the 75 minute session, it became clear that learning was going to be a challenge.

5 Mistakes Successful Speakers Never Make

Unbridled Talent

I make my living as a professional communicator, which means I have the honor of speaking with audiences at over 50 corporate, association and conference events each year. Whenever possible, I like to attend other sessions at these events – because I enjoy learning, and I also want to watch great speakers, so I can continue to grow and improve as a speaker myself. Unfortunately, very quickly into the 75 minute session, it became clear that learning was going to be a challenge.

Smart Recruitment — Cracking Resume Parsing through Deep Learning (Part-II)

Skillate

Information Extraction According to Wikipedia, Information extraction (IE) is the task of automatically extracting structured information from unstructured and/or semi-structured machine-readable documents. These details can be present in various ways, or not present at all. In the next section, we talk about some of the challenges that make Information Extraction in a resume particularly hard. We turn to Deep Learning to do all the hard work for us!

5 Mistakes Successful Speakers Never Make

Unbridled Talent

I make my living as a professional communicator, which means I have the honor of speaking with audiences at over 50 corporate, association and conference events each year. Whenever possible, I like to attend other sessions at these events – because I enjoy learning, and I also want to watch great speakers, so I can continue to grow and improve as a speaker myself. Unfortunately, very quickly into the 75 minute session, it became clear that learning was going to be a challenge.

5 Mistakes Successful Speakers Never Make

Unbridled Talent

I make my living as a professional communicator, which means I have the honor of speaking with audiences at over 50 corporate, association and conference events each year. Whenever possible, I like to attend other sessions at these events – because I enjoy learning, and I also want to watch great speakers, so I can continue to grow and improve as a speaker myself. Unfortunately, very quickly into the 75 minute session, it became clear that learning was going to be a challenge.