What is Wrong With the World?

While the question, "What is wrong with the world?" certainly has great relevance with the recent Boston Marathon, this question was once asked of English writer G.K. Chesterton who was invited by The Times, along with several eminent authors, to write an essay addressing this topic. I'll get to his answer later, but I am sure we've all at one time or another asked this question of ourselves, our political and/or our religious leaders. It can certainly appear that it is the responsibility of our elected or spiritual leadership to cure the ills of the world but this can be a rather limited approach.

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Secure the budget for your capital project - here's how

It can be challenging in any environment to secure the budget for a capital project such as an HRIS. Our HRIS partner - Onyva HR Software - shared a few strategies that can help you earn stakeholder support and ultimately, get the investment budget you need. Read their six tips for achieving buy-in, support and budget for your project.

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Trust, Teams and Performance

We all participate in teams in some aspect of our job or personal life. We all understand that the function of a team is to accomplish the results or achieve the goal that it sets out to achieve. It sounds simple, a little pre-planning, find the right people with the right skills, define the goal and let the rest take care of itself. Why then in sports, do we so often see that the best teams 'on paper' fail to achieve their goal of winning the championship? Why then in business, do we so often find teams that fail to achieve what they set out to do when they have the right people and resources?

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Succession Planning

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IT'S MY BUSINESS AND I'LL SELL IT WHEN I WANT TO!

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What - Me Coach?

The sporting world provides many examples of how good coaching results in good teams that lead to consistent performance over long timeframes and through periods of high stress. Can we as Managers bring some of this coaching skill and expertise into the workplace to assist in the development and performance of our employees? If so, what are some of the challenges we face, what are the competencies we require? Better yet, is it worth our time and energy to become a coach to our employees?

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