Category Archives: 14th Annual HR Directors Business Summit Interview

What I Learned from a Near-Death Experience

A number of years ago, I was flying to Santa Barbara, California. Suddenly, the plane took an enormous dip. The pilot immediately came on the speaker system and announced, “We have a minor problem. The landing gear isn’t working. We … Continue reading

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#1 Sign Someone Isn’t a Great Leader

A few years ago, former General Mills CEO Steve Sanger told nearly 100 of his colleagues: “As you all know, last year my team told me that I needed to do a better job of coaching my direct reports. I … Continue reading

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Hey HR, Can You Really Be Effective Internal Coaches?

Can internal HR professionals do an effective job of coaching leaders? Definitely. Will most internal HR coaches be effective in coaching leaders? Maybe. My friend, Linda Sharkey, did some outstanding research on internal HR coaching when she was at GE … Continue reading

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The Biggest Mistake Made in Employee Engagement!

In this short blog series with HRD Business Summit, I was asked questions that are highly pertinent to leaders, especially leaders of HR. The first question I was asked is: “why engage employees?” The simple answer: Employee engagement is critical … Continue reading

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