I Win Every Meeting


Meetings are slanted to go in my favor. It''s not that I manipulate the process ahead of time so I can be more effective than the person sitting next to me. Real Time Thinkers I spend a large part of my day in meetings. Meetings, for the most part , are good.

Margaritas on us! Stop by booth #2455 and say hi at SHRM 2013


Check out our round-up of advice to prepare for next week’s conference, and if you’ll be attending, be sure to stop by booth #2455. stop by Achievers’ booth #2455 for “Meet up & Margaritas.” What are you most looking forward to at SHRM 2013?

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6 Ways to Ensure Meetings Don't Suck

45 Things

I know this particular board has meetings. Lots and lots of meetings. There has to be a better way to conduct meetings, right? The complaints heard most often about meetings are that they''re often unnecessary, don''t accomplish much and are too long.

Collective Sensemaking: How One Organization uses the Oscillation Principle

Conversation Matters

K&S Days are a day of conversation held in several configurations, as a whole, in small groups, and in one-to-one meetings. In addition to the K&S days, once a year the full organization that includes the international branches, meets for “Working Days.”

A New Look at Adult Learning

Future of Work

October 2013. We talk all the time about how dynamic the world is in the 21 st century, and almost every day we come across new technologies, new products, and new “rules” for getting ahead. Think about the last professional development program or conference you attended.

We Know More Than We Can Say: The Paradox of Tacit Knowledge - Part One

Conversation Matters

It is quoted to encourage attending to tacit knowledge, rather than exclusively focusing on explicit knowledge. At this time, I had been in the unit a couple or three years. Rounds started shortly after that and she walks up to the Attending [Physician in charge of patient] very quietly, sidles up and says: “You know, this kid, Jane is really worried about this kid.” Orr describes a meeting where Alice, who has a problem she wants some help with, shows up for lunch.

How Knowledge Workers Learn Judgment

Conversation Matters

In Talking About Machines, Julian Orr describes the lunch meetings that copy repair technicians hold to solve the difficult problems they face fixing copy machines. In contrast to these informal lunch meetings, Orr describes the view of the corporation about how repair problems are solved, that is, that problems are solved by using the documentation issued to the repair technicians.

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How to Find Your Bliss as a Manager

45 Things

Managers spend much of their time putting out fires, going to meetings, trying to keep a team productive and answering to higher-ups. isn’t something they may have time to consider or even want to think about. Are you happy?

Leadership: 6 Pointers on Having Face Time with People


In case of my 7 year old daughter, all significant behavioral and habit changes have been a result of “face time” – time spent one to one to inspire, inform and involve her. By the way, this is also true for face time with your “customers”).

Needed: A #SHRM Full Speaker Database #SHRMadvice

True Faith HR

One of the leading drivers for individuals to attend their local SHRM chapter meeting or conference is the quality of the speaker(s) and his/his/their topic. This list is a great start, but it is too small to meet the demand.

Why Joining the Circus Could Help Your Career

45 Things

As the summer winds to a close, many young people will have spent their time working at their first job or completing an internship. At nearly 16, Shatzkin attended her third American Youth Circus Organization festival recently, honing her juggling and tightrope skills.

Four Questions to Protect Yourself from Bad Meetings

Future of Work

I’ve been writing about meetings and how to make them better for months. And, as you know, I even wrote a book about making meetings matter (available on Amazon.com at this link – contact me directly for volume discounts). How will we spend our time during the meeting?

A Design Conundrum: Employee Engagement and a 2-Day Employee Value Proposition Workshop

David Zinger

Focus the EVP to ensure it meets the actual perceptions and needs of employees. EVP mapping activity: Our current location and ETD (estimated time of departure). Why you should attend.

How to Spend More Time on Your HR Strategy


Jump into a time machine set to 1982, and you’ll find “personnel” departments full of forms and paper. Recruiting and training new people makes turnover expensive so less turnover saves money, time and frustration. Where can they find extra time to just strategize? It’s hard for you or your HR people to spend time on strategy when they’re bogged down with paperwork and administrative duties.

Are You Asking Your Team to Read Your Mind?

45 Things

The result is that workers become frustrated and disengaged, and the boss fails to meet strategic goals because workers are unable to coordinate their efforts. While the plane was failing, flight attendants repeatedly called to passengers to “Brace, brace, heads down, stay down.”

Aligning Talent Strategies with Healthcare Quality

Cielo HR Leader

To meet these business imperatives, there are three items on every healthcare leader’s agenda: care quality, patient satisfaction and employee engagement. Simply stated, the talent supply of yesterday will no longer meet the demands of tomorrow.

On Battling Absenteeism

True Faith HR

Combine that with a time slot of 8:00 A.M. Students are over 18 and they''re paying for the class, so why should I care whether or not they attend? Similarly, attendance is a predictor of success in the class. As m ost managers know, giving quality feedback takes time.

Eight Things NOT To Do at #SHRM13

True Faith HR

I will be attending my 13th SHRM Annual Conference, and below I, instead, will provide you, based on my years of experience, the things you do NOT want to do while attending. Do NOT bring a rollerbag to the conference I have posted this several times since 2010, and people are still not listening. Do NOT text or tweet and walk There will be 13,000+ individuals in attendance at the McCormick Place.

#HCSummit - virtual learning at Avon Products

Strategic HCM

. I''m virtually attending another of HCI ''s annual summits. So we''re talking about immersive, 3D learning environments featuring virtual offices or meeting rooms with multiple interactive displays for people using avatars to work, collaborate and learn together.

The Obsession That Is Killing HR


It''s not a new concept, but I believe the time is right for someone, particularly in Healthcare HR to speak to this opportunity. I see it in my own career path, and I see an abundance of time and energy being wasted everyday on this problem. While there is a non-stop stream of " we need to be strategic " talk in just about every HR meeting I attend, I rarely see this put into action. Stop talking about it and you''ll find yourself with plenty of time to talk strategy.

The flexibility trap: Jody Thompson tackles the telecommuting controversy in her recent webinar


Micromanaging employees’ time is what Thompson calls “the flexibility trap.” You’re still telling your employees—who are all adults, presumably—how they’re allowed to spend their time. Jody Thompson has a message: managing sucks.

Coaching Employees: 5 Steps to Making It More Effective


Initially, it will take extra time – the whole “teach a man to fish” process versus just “catch a man a fish.” Then, it’s time to talk to your employees and set goals together. Set up “check-in meetings” that allow you to get together along the way in order to evaluate how things are going. Talk about a deadline and indicate how important the timing may (or may not) be to the success of the project. The key to having self-motivated employees is effective coaching.

Student Reflections on the #SHRM13 Expo Hall Experience

True Faith HR

One of the unique aspects of our school is that they have allowed me to create a course where students can attend the SHRM Annual Conference for course credit. Unfortunately, a common theme emerged, one that I have see all too often over 13 years of attending the SHRM conference. I figured this would be a one or two time occurrence, but that ended up being a misconception very quickly. Just as a reminder.these aren''t students attending on a whim.

Women Getting to the Top: Change Culture vs Change Behavior

Inpower Coaching

I attended a dinner with senior executive women leaders in financial institutions a few weeks ago at which a question was asked about the quickest way to increase the number of women in the C-suite. Research shows that a group will view an individual as having more influence if she speaks first or second during a meeting. If you know that you are going to be attending a team or business unit meeting, prepare to ask a question or make a comment before you walk in.

On Absenteeism and Due Dates

True Faith HR

Not only do students suffer in their performance by missing class, but it creates more work for me in terms of time grading poor answers on exams. Students may have legitimate reasons for being absent; as a result, my policy takes into account three situations: Homework assignments, exams, or computer work will not be accepted after the dates and times when due except from those persons: (1) who must attend a required school-sanctioned event (varsity sports, concert, etc.),

What Is Your Bad Hire Really Costing You?


Whether it’s lack of skill, poor behavior or some combination thereof, constantly meeting with workers to address performance issues takes up hours that would otherwise be devoted to running your business. Lost time to recruit and train another worker. There’s much more to recruiting than meets the eye. When it’s finally time for them to join your team, you can’t just throw them into their new job. Bad hires can impact your business in more ways than you might think.

The Challenge of the Middle East

Cielo HR Leader

It was all great experience but I came to the conclusion that a career change was in order so went back to studying, this time at Manchester Business School, and when I graduated I joined Eli Lilly. At the same time we want to reduce any reliance on expatriate staff and increase the proportion of local talent, particularly at professional and managerial levels. How long this will all continue is open to debate, but I do not see this dynamic slowing any time soon.

3 Reasons Physical Offices & Face-to-Face Meetings Are Not Going Away

Workplace Psychology

The traditional, physical office is not going away any time soon despite advances in technology allowing people to work remotely , either at a home office, coworking space, virtual office, or another remote location (such as a coffee shop, library, or bookstore). Lieberman, 2013, p.

On @lruettimann's endorsement of the #8manrotation for the 2013 #SHRM Board

True Faith HR

She was kind enough to vote for me, along with the rest of the 8 Man Rotation ( Lance Haun , Tim Sackett , Kris Dunn , Steve Boese ) for the 2013 SHRM Board of Directors. I can''t speak for the rest of my 8 Man Rotation brethren, and I am not sure I will have the time in 2013 to attend the SHRM Board meetings, along with the concomitant requirements of serving, but, if elected: 1. Also, note that the8manrotation.com will be up and running by 2013.

How to Run a Meeting Your Team Will Love


Have you ever had a bad meeting? You know, the meetings when you can feel your soul being crushed by the dullness as you wonder if you could slip out the door unnoticed? Or maybe you begin to multitask, paying more attention to your emails than the meeting itself, yet trying not to miss important nuggets along the way. Successful meetings and events hold a lot of meaning and build connection among your team. Send people a fun “How to Survive the Meeting” tip sheet.

Meet The Female Leaders Of Finance: “Women have a responsibility to elevate one another” with Kassandra Dasent and Jason Hartman

Thrive Global

…Finally, women have a responsibility to elevate one another instead of trying at times to undermine the efforts of each other. Finally, women have a responsibility to elevate one another instead of trying at times to undermine the efforts of each other.

Jordan Monroe: “Realizing how limited your time is with your kids”

Thrive Global

As a part of my series about “How extremely busy executives make time to be great parents” I had the pleasure to interview Jordan Monroe, co-founder of Owlet Baby Care, a health technology company founded by a team of passionate parents in 2013 with a mission to revolutionize infant care.

No answer on legality of cutting hours under ACA: Dave & Buster’s settles ERISA suit

HR Morning

If you were hoping a court ruling on a recent ERISA lawsuit involving Dave & Buster’s would offer some clarity into whether it’s legal to cut employees’ hours to avoid having them count as full-time employees under the ACA, you’re going to be disappointed.

Developing An Intentional Learning Culture

HR Bartender

In 2013, Southwest centralized training for consistency and shared services due in large part to our acquisition of AirTran Airways and their 8,000 employees. Some training is required, but we spend a lot of time and effort helping employees establish relevancy for themselves in their roles.

From the Archive: A big KEY to making the most of your conference experience

OmegaHR Solutions

I am attending the SHRM Atlanta 2015 conference day two today. I thought that I would republish a post from April of 2013. The value of attending such a conference is not diminished by two years of time. . Meeting new people. Time with the vendors.