Employees’ electronic communications: Be careful what you dig for

Technology for HR - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:31
by Maggie A. Hanson Not only have technology and social media permeated political and pop culture, but they have also entered the workplace. Consequently, employers and employees are embroiled in a constant battle over Internet use in the workplace. Some employee Internet use is for legitimate business purposes, but a significant portion is...
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Master self-awareness to grow as a leader

The Oswald Letter - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 10:35
by Dan Oswald How well do you really know yourself? It can seem like a silly question. You spend every day with yourself. You’re privy to all of your most private thoughts. Yet how well do you know yourself? The ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu wrote, “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is...
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Standing ovation for Adam Jones at Fenway

EntertainHR - Mon, 05/08/2017 - 08:47
Last Monday, the Orioles made headlines for more than just their 5-2 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park.  Orioles player Adam Jones reported that Red Sox fans called him a racial slur several times and threw a bag of peanuts at him as he was entering the dugout. Police reportedly ejected 34 people, […]
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NLRB guidance regarding social media policies

Technology for HR - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 09:45
by Elijah Yip On January 1, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel released an advice memorandum (dated September 22, 2016) reviewing the social media policy in Northwestern University’s revised football handbook. The memorandum contains valuable guidance in an area full of uncertainty. The...
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Be relentless in pursuit of what you want most

The Oswald Letter - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 10:20
by Dan Oswald In the blockbuster Disney movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Captain Jack Sparrow’s most treasured possession is his compass. This makes sense. Jack is a ship’s captain, and he needs his compass to do his job—navigate the high seas. The problem is that his compass doesn’t tell him which direction...
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Fox News & Bill O’Reilly—best practices for conducting internal workplace investigations

EntertainHR - Mon, 05/01/2017 - 03:47
Bill O’Reilly’s reign as a Fox News favorite came to an abrupt end amid a series of sexual harassment allegations against him. After the most recent allegations, Fox News hired large law firm Paul Weiss to conduct its internal investigation.    Workplace investigations are tough, and if your organization can’t afford (or simply does not...
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Effective decision making requires two brain systems

The Oswald Letter - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:41
by Dan Oswald As a business leader, it’s likely you’re continually looking for ways to make better decisions. If so, you might want to take a look at the book Thinking Fast and Slow by Nobel Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman. Kahneman’s book is an interesting look into how people think and make decisions and the biases that affect us...
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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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