Don Phin

Five Emotional Traps that Get in the Way of Success

Don Phin

Much what much of what gets in the way of success is… us! Here a five emotional traps we should strive to avoid: The desire to be comfortable– as Paulo Coelho said, “only the mediocre are ever truly comfortable” If your primary goal is to be comfortable then you can expect to get run over […]. The post Five Emotional Traps that Get in the Way of Success appeared first on Don Phin Esq. Career Emotional Intelligence success

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Here’s a Healthy and Fun Way to Engage All of Your Employees!

Don Phin

Employers often ask me for ideas around health, wellness, culture, engagement, and remote workers. Now there is a great opportunity to address all these needs with a single virtual event!

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Dee Hock- Insights from a Visionary

Don Phin

Dee Hock is a visionary. He is most well known as the founder and head of VISA from 1970 to 1984. He is also an amazing thinker and writer. Over the last few months, I buckled down and read all his essays at [link] Heavy stuff! Here are points he made that most resonated for […].

Are You Ready for Some Serious Change?

Don Phin

“Only the mediocre are ever truly comfortable.” Paulo Coelho I love reading futurist literature. The article below is a must read wake up call for appreciating what is coming our way. Buckminster Fuller coined the phrase “accelerating acceleration” years ago. And it is upon us.

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Recruiting From Within: Expand Your Talent Pipeline While Driving Retention

Rethinking your internal employee career strategy can help you fill critical roles and retain your best talent. This eBook highlights the benefits of internal migration, outlines how to execute a virtual recruitment strategy, and provides tips to promote internal migration.

Seven Steps to Up Your Speaking Game

Don Phin

I am constantly trying to stay on top of my game as a public speaker. Since many of my speaking bookings were canceled due to the coronavirus, I have been using this time to catch up on some speaking books, further improve my offerings, and pivot to doing more online training.

An Exercise for Great Listening

Don Phin

“If you don’t listen to people, you will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say.” – Anon The number one way to show anybody that you care about them is to listen to them! Let me share with you an exercise that exhibits the power of great listening.

3 Strategies for Overcoming ‘Overwhelm’ in Chaotic Times

Don Phin

This article previews an online keynote I’ll be doing for the Meetings Today Virtual MidAmerica Event on the 23rd. See you there! link]. The post 3 Strategies for Overcoming ‘Overwhelm’ in Chaotic Times appeared first on Don Phin Esq.

Hero Story

Don Phin

Watch this video to learn more about self-harming stories that we have all heard since we were kids. The post Hero Story appeared first on Don Phin Esq. Career Coaching Creativity Culture Emotional Intelligence Health Lifestyle Spirit Stress Stress reduction Wellness

Don’t Let Your Story Kill Your Sales

Don Phin

Over the last few years, I’ve been doing a great deal of coaching and notice the power of the stories my clients tell themselves. So I whipped up this presentation for a client’s sales team… and they loved it. link] If you are up for it, I would love your feedback too!

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

How Can We Come Out of This Disorder and Make Ourselves More Anti-Fragile?

Don Phin

One of my favorite authors and thinkers is Nassim Nicholas Taleb. My first exposure was his 2007 book, Black Swan. According to Taleb, COVID-19 is an example of a white swan event, as it wasn’t in the realm of unrecognized exposures.

Here’s 10 Great HR Ideas You Can Use Today

Don Phin

I love creativity. Disruption. Differentiation. In fact, I’m going to be the MC for the next DisruptHR meeting in San Diego. HR has a great opportunity to break past the status quo and to test new theories, strategies and tools. Here’s 10 ideas I came up with. What would you add to the list? Read More. The post Here’s 10 Great HR Ideas You Can Use Today appeared first on HRSherpas. Human Resources 10 ideas art DisruptHR great hr HR ideas red nose day San Diego

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Spirit at Work

Don Phin

This is the time of year we are invited to look deeper into the meaning of our work. We are reminded of the opportunity to bring joy and mirth to our labors. We are reminded to be grateful for our lot in life and to be considerate of those less fortunate. Here is a link. Read More. The post Spirit at Work appeared first on HRSherpas. Human Resources Business HR HR executives hrsherpas spirit spirit at work work

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Getting the Blockages Out of the Way of Great HR

Don Phin

For years I have been preaching the opportunity in Great HR. When I do my CEO workshops, I show the financial logic behind the opportunity. I have business owners understand that every HR problem becomes a sales problem. And yet HR still has difficulty getting traction. In this article, I will talk about where the. Read More. The post Getting the Blockages Out of the Way of Great HR appeared first on HRSherpas. Human Resources bad hr executive great hr HR

3 Ways HR Can Enable Your Employees to Thrive in the Modern Work Environment

Speaker: Candace Giesbrecht - Director of the Remote Performance Academy at Teamit

In this session, Candace Giesbrecht, Director of Teamit’s Remote Performance Academy, will unpack evidence-based approaches to leading more effectively when working apart and explore HR’s unique opportunity in today’s distributed workforces.

Everything you need to know about Managing Employees on an Index Card

Don Phin

I must admit – I got the idea for this index card after listening to a podcast with Howard Pollack, a professor from University of Chicago, who said that everything you needed to know about building your financial wealth can be written on an index card. The card went viral and he followed up with. Read More. The post Everything you need to know about Managing Employees on an Index Card appeared first on HRSherpas.

Can You Be Free Having a Job?

Don Phin

Jim Altucher is one of my favorite writers. In a recent blogpost, he did his usual spiel about ditching your job so you can free yourself. Challenge is most executives I know have a job and aren’t ready to leave it. Can you be free having a job? is the question he challenges us with. I wouldn’t. Read More. The post Can You Be Free Having a Job? appeared first on HRSherpas. Future of Work hiring HR Human Resources job jobs

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Think HR Demo

Don Phin

ThinkHR is an excellent compliance program. I recently did a demo of the program highlighting some of its most helpful features and benefits. If you do not already have access to ThinkHR … what are you waiting for? For only $197 per month ($97 if you have less than 15 employees) you can have access. Read More. The post Think HR Demo appeared first on HRSherpas. Compliance Human Resources demo HR think hr thinkhr demo

Are There Cassandras in Your Organization?

Don Phin

I listened to a fascinating podcast interview with James Altucher and R.P. Eddy, co-author of the book Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes. Co -author Richard A. Clarke has written many what I will call disaster or warning books. While I’m not big on being a pessimist (it’s too damn depressing) it makes sense to. Read More. The post Are There Cassandras in Your Organization? appeared first on HRSherpas.

Preserving Culture in the Digital Workspace: A Conversation with An Employee Relations Expert

Speaker: KristyAnne Thompson Boyd, Head of Employee Relations & People Operations and Member of the Forbes HR Council

Recently, scheduling 1:1 time for any HR process -- or even a quick check-in -- is bogged down in a back-and-forth scheduling. So how can we reform our processes and eliminate this feeling of missing an integral part of the employee experience?

Training that Works Checklist

Don Phin

“Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival.” ? Edwards Deming We are in a knowledge economy. Training and building a learning culture is compulsory for survival. Use this checklist to make sure you consider all the training variables. Please add to the checklist anything overlooked. Remember, your training goals should be Specific Measurable Achievable. Read More. The post Training that Works Checklist appeared first on HRSherpas.

5 Great Hiring Tools

Don Phin

For many years I’ve been a HR tool maker. Here’s a video about using 5 of my favorites to help with hiring great employees! And, the tools are yours to get below. What hiring tools have you created? Here are your 5 Free Tools: Hiring CheckList Our Hiring Process FAQ Conditional Offer of Employment. Read More. The post 5 Great Hiring Tools appeared first on HRSherpas. Hiring employee hiring Hiring tools hr sherpas HR tools Human Resources

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Managing the Good Performer Gone Bad

Don Phin

Employees are wonderful… until they are not. Often, employees become derailed because of personal challenges or changes in their work environment or roles. When looking at poor performance check your head by asking these questions. Is it the fault of the system? – As Deming said, “the system is the problem!”. Is this person mismatched? Read More. The post Managing the Good Performer Gone Bad appeared first on HRSherpas.

HR Crossword Puzzle

Don Phin

Do you enjoy crossword puzzles? If not…see you next week. If you do click here to try the HR Crossword Puzzle I created. As always, you will learn something in the process. Click here to download! PS speaking of puzzles, have you taken the 50 Question Employment Law Quiz yet? The post HR Crossword Puzzle appeared first on HRSherpas. Human Resources crossword fun HR hr crossword

Retention Roadmap: Ways to Reduce Talent Turnover in 2022 and Beyond

Employees are now embracing lifestyle over work – with many migrating to other jobs to find opportunities that better align with their priorities. How can you retain your top talent? Get tips to keep your global employees happy, engaged, and productive.

Negotiation Strategies

Don Phin

Every day we are negotiating. Whether on a sales call, seeking a raise or dealing with our kids. I recently read James Altucher’s book Reinvent Yourself and he shared what he learned about negotiating from his interview with Chris Voss, the former lead hostage negotiator for the FBI. Chris wrote a book about negotiation called. Read More. The post Negotiation Strategies appeared first on HRSherpas. Human Resources HR hrsherpas negotiate negotiation strategy

When Suicide Hits Close to Home

Don Phin

I sense there is a lot of fear and depression going on. And…it can’t be ignored. While I have never entertained the thought of suicide, that’s not been the case for so many others. And… it’s been hitting close to home the last few years. A 13-year old boy, who was the younger brother of. Read More. The post When Suicide Hits Close to Home appeared first on HRSherpas. Wellness emotion great hr HR Human Resources suicide think hr

10 Ideas for Hiring Great Employees

Don Phin

We had such a good response to my post on 10 HR Ideas that I decided to shoot a quick video sharing 10 ideas for hiring great employees. What would you add to the list? Which idea will you try? The post 10 Ideas for Hiring Great Employees appeared first on HRSherpas. Hiring Human Resources employees great employees great hr hiring HR

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The Change is Coming, the Change is Coming!

Don Phin

Sometimes change can feel like some monster lurking in the deep, ready to pounce on us in an instant. Nice calm day one moment, disruption the next. People are in fact losing jobs…and companies… to AI and robotics and other technologies. But it should come as no surprise. Woe be the unprepared. (I I think that. Read More. The post The Change is Coming, the Change is Coming! appeared first on HRSherpas. Future of Work change future HR Human Resources work

The Power of HR & Automation: How to Keep the “Human” in Human Resource Management with Technology

Speaker: Teresa Smith, Senior Managing Partner, HCM Advisory Group at UKG

Shifting existing teams over to new digital processes during remote times can be a challenge, especially when teams are focused on maintaining the ever-illusive sense of "culture." Join Teresa Smith, Senior Managing Partner, HCM Advisory Group at UKG, for this indispensable discussion on the future of work and HR tech.

Managing the Emotions of Change

Don Phin

Months ago I had the opportunity to present at DisruptHR on managing the emotions of change. You get 20 slides and 5 minutes to do it! Remember the magic words- coax, encourage and inspire! To learn how I can help you go to www.donphin.com. The post Managing the Emotions of Change appeared first on HRSherpas. Emotional Intelligence change disrupt hr don phin emotion HR Human Resources managing

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What I Learned from an HBR Webinar with Andrew Ng on the Deep Learning’s Next Frontier

Don Phin

First, this was a fascinating presentation. Andrew Ng, is the former chief scientist at Baidu, a co-founder of Coursera and a brilliant guy. I am often most interested in what the audience picks up from a presentation. Especially a smart audience like this one. Below is a summary of the tweets during the webinar, which. Read More. The post What I Learned from an HBR Webinar with Andrew Ng on the Deep Learning’s Next Frontier appeared first on HRSherpas.

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Every HR Problem Becomes a Sales Problem

Don Phin

I speak to a lot of business owners. I do my best to help them understand there is great opportunity in Great HR. I also let them know somebody has to pay for poor HR practices and eventually that somebody is the sales team. Think of it this way – you just had to fire. Read More. The post Every HR Problem Becomes a Sales Problem appeared first on HRSherpas. Human Resources ceo dfo great hr great hr program HR hr problem problem sales sales problem

New California Employment Laws

Don Phin

It’s been a very busy legislature. As I wrote a few weeks ago… when does it ever stop? AB 46 by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) – Employers: wage discrimination. AB 55 by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) – Hazardous materials management: stationary sources. AB 168 by Assemblymember Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) Employers: salary information. AB 199 by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) –. Read More. The post New California Employment Laws appeared first on HRSherpas.

Your Global Compliance Playbook: Onboarding Best Practices

A well-structured onboarding process plays a vital role in welcoming new employees and helps them quickly become productive, engaged, and loyal. This guide offers key practices to compliantly onboard your new international remote workers.

Writing and Speaking Ideas Checklist

Don Phin

As you probably guessed I do a great deal of writing and speaking. To check my head I use this checklist. Hope it helps you too. You can get a PDF of this checklist here. A strong headline. A strong opening sentence. What is this about? Who is your audience? How do you hook them?- Read More. The post Writing and Speaking Ideas Checklist appeared first on HRSherpas. Human Resources checklist HR ideas speaking writing

Are You a “Negative Hero”

Don Phin

I know sometimes I am. I know there are times when my intentions are good…but my outcomes are not. That’s what a “negative hero” is. Think about your parents for a minute. When you were a kid their intentions were good (they did love you after all) but many times they were too critical, judgmental. Read More. The post Are You a “Negative Hero” appeared first on HRSherpas. Emotional Intelligence great hr hero HR Human Resources negative hero

How do you know if training produces results?

Don Phin

Edwards Deming was once quoted as saying “Don’t ask me the ROI on training, you either believe that education has the greatest form of leverage or you do not.” ” His point is this: when you are in a knowledge economy the most learned win. But that’s only one part of the equation…isn’t it? It’s. Read More. The post How do you know if training produces results? appeared first on HRSherpas. Training economy great hr HR Human Resources knowledge W.

What Will You Do to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone?

Don Phin

“Only the mediocre are ever truly comfortable.” Paulo Coelho “If it’s not hard, it’s soft.” ” – Ice Cube. It is soooo easy to get comfortable. On the couch…and with your job, your company, your marriage, your health, etc. We all seek comfort and security. It feels so safe. Like being cradled. But… it is a. Read More. The post What Will You Do to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone? appeared first on HRSherpas.

Become an HR Leader by Mastering Asynchronous Communication within Your Organization

Speaker: Laurel Farrer, CEO of Distribute Consulting

Is your team overworking, battling zoom fatigue, or struggling to find time for deep work? Break the dependence on synchronous communication that may be getting in the way of your organization’s success and productivity.Join Laurel Farrer, Founder and CEO of Distribute Consulting, for this illuminating discussion on optimizing intra-organization communication.