Nurture employees’ passion to achieve success

The Oswald Letter - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:53
by Dan Oswald Life is too short to do something you hate. It’s a simple statement that’s hard to dispute, but shouldn’t all of us expect more than not to hate what we do? I think so.  It isn’t enough not to hate your job. Most of us will spend more than 10,000 days at work during our lifetime. That’s more than 80,000 hours of work and a...
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Crushin’ it: being cybersecure in 2017

Technology for HR - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 14:59
by Shawn A. Morgan I sure could use an “Atta boy” or a big ol’ high five. I’d love to hear “You’re killin’ it, dude.” It’s been a long time. —Brad Paisley “Crushin’ It”    Every employee wants to hear compliments about his work. But are you “crushin’...
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Our Brand is Crisis … prevention and management

EntertainHR - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 13:16
Alleged communications with Russian officials, an Attorney General recusal, and claims of impermissible wiretapping. Guess you could say it’s been an active past few days in the world of U.S. politics. Heck, it’s been a flurry of activity for a while now, and more is certainly to come, starting with the revised executive order regarding...
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Recent sexual harassment claims are call to action for men

The Oswald Letter - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 12:09
by Dan Oswald C’mon, guys. We’re better than this! The recent string of incidents regarding sexual harassment and discrimination is disturbing and sad, and it should be embarrassing to all men. It’s the alleged bad behavior of men in the workplace—at the expense of women—that’s at the center of the stories.  In the past few weeks,...
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And the winner, uhhh….

EntertainHR - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:42
Everyone else is writing about it, so we may as well discuss it, too.  Unless you’ve been living in a cave, by now you are well familiar with the enormous gaffe at the end of the Oscars on Sunday night. For those of you walking out of your cave, here’s a quick rundown:  Warren Beatty […]
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Which three fictional characters best describe you?

The Oswald Letter - Mon, 02/27/2017 - 12:14
This week’s Oswald Letter is a guest post from Elizabeth Petersen, Simplify Compliance’s executive vice president of strategy and revenue. by Elizabeth Petersen Dan Oswald has graciously allowed me to take over his blog again, and I thought we’d kick off our week by playing a game that’s been making the rounds on social media: Which three...
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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 10/17/2011 - 15:25
What really motivates people at work? Is it money? Is it recognition? Not according to Daniel Pink. Pink, in his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, maintains there are three things that truly motivate us: Autonomy – the freedom to choose task, time, technique, and team Mastery – the desire to get better and better at...
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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 10/17/2011 - 11:38
The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan. 1. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis. The Vanity Fair writer and author of The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine and Liar’s Poker gives a guided tour through some of the...
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Hot List: Bestselling “Organizational Behavior” Books on Amazon.com

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 10/03/2011 - 10:37
Amazon.com updates its list of the bestselling books every hour. Here is a snapshot of what is hot right now, October 3, in the “Organizational Behavior” section of the “Business and Investing” category. 1. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss.  Ferriss isn’t shy...
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More on “As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick”

Resources for Humans: - Wed, 09/28/2011 - 10:20
Employment law attorney Mike Maslanka of Dallas takes a look at the chapter on having difficult conversations with employees from  As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick by Peter Meyers and Shann Nix. Previously, I wrote about As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick by Peter Meyers and Shann Nix, but it’s so...
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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 09/26/2011 - 09:44
The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan. 1. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath. Are you unsure where your true talents lie? Do you feel that you are both a...
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Amazon’s 2011 Best Business and Investing Books of the Year So Far

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 09/19/2011 - 11:13
Amazon keeps a continual tab of what it deems the best books of the year so far in several categories. Here are the online giant’s best business and investing books so far in 2011. 1. Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz. The president and chairman of Starbucks shares the remarkable story of...
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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 09/12/2011 - 09:03
The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan. 1. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath. Are you unsure where your true talents lie? Do you feel that you are both a person...
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Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way

Resources for Humans: - Wed, 09/07/2011 - 11:00
Employment law attorney Mike Maslanka explains how a specific passage in Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way influences the way he writes. If you’re going to be writing something, take a look at Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way (See all Taoism Books) a copy of which you can...
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Hot List: Bestselling “Business Life” Books on Amazon.com

Resources for Humans: - Tue, 09/06/2011 - 11:01
Amazon.com updates its list of the bestselling books every hour. Here is a snapshot of what is hot right now, this Tuesday morning, September 6, in the “Business Life” section of the “Business and Investing” category. 1. Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times, New and Expanded Edition by Jon M. Huntsman. Think about...
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As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick

Resources for Humans: - Wed, 08/31/2011 - 11:00
Employment law attorney Mike Maslanka reviews As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick by Peter Meyers and Shann Nix. If you’re thinking about a presentation you need to give, take a look at As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick, a new book by Peter Meyers and Shann Nix. Unfortunately, when you’re about to...
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Hot List: New York Times Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

Resources for Humans: - Tue, 08/30/2011 - 09:28
The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the New York Times with data from Nielsen BookScan on August 28. 1. Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner. This account of the Wall Street implosion highlights...
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Unthinking: The Surprising Forces Behind What We Buy

Resources for Humans: - Wed, 08/24/2011 - 11:29
Employment law attorney Mike Maslanka reviews Harry Beckwith’s book Unthinking: The Surprising Forces Behind What We Buy. Take a look at Harry Beckwith’s insightful new book Unthinking: The Surprising Forces Behind What We Buy (See all Marketing Consumer Behavior Books). The book reminds me of a quote from Dr. Samuel Johnson: “It...
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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 08/22/2011 - 09:01
The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan. 1. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath. Are you unsure where your true talents lie? Do you feel that you are...
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Hot List: Bestselling “Organizational Behavior” Books on Amazon.com

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 08/15/2011 - 11:46
Amazon.com updates its list of the bestselling books every hour. Here is a snapshot of what is hot right now, August 15, in the “Organizational Behavior” section of the “Business and Investing” category. 1. Read This Before Our Next Meeting by Al Pittampalli. Explains what’s wrong with “the meeting,” and meeting...
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