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This month on Workology I wrote about how a project management approach can help attendees prepare and execute on a plan at the SHRM Annual Conference. In the post linked below, I work through five phases of planning, preparation, and execution that will benefit conference goers of all levels of…

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Most of the year we focus on all that is. We are obsessed with the present, perhaps even with all that ISN’T. Every so often, however, we get to shift our attention to all that COULD BE, perhaps even, what we are capable of if we go ALL IN. For…

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From time to time I write for the HR and Career blog, Workology. To date, my posts have focused mostly on Project Management, Process Improvement, and Work-Life Balance. Below is a portion of my most recent post on how Project Management can help with employee engagement. Workology: How Project Management Can…

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There is a steep price to be paid for doing things at the last minute. That price is most often paid by the people who make the good time and effort to plan and prepare for the days and weeks ahead. I know, you’re just too busy to make time…

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It would be difficult to find a manager who said that they didn’t want to empower their employees. That said, it would be just as difficult to find one that actually does. Managers face a day to day struggle of wanting to delegate work to their employees while being ultimately…

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? You can’t talk your way into an engaged workforce. It would be nice if you could. We’d live in a completely different world if all you had to do was tell people how wonderful things are, and not have to do anything to prove it. Employees would read the…

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One of the most important things you can do when you are overwhelmed is to focus on one or two things. Easier said than done, huh? I consistently work with people who want to be more productive and dare I say, be more EFFECTIVE. It’s the nature of my job.…

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Originally posted on LinkedIn on January 15, 2017: Performance feedback should be easy to do, provoke a thoughtful conversation, and feel safe for you and the employee. It should provide everyone with opportunities to build on strengths or improve on weaknesses without worrying about how it affects their next raise.…

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In all of my project management classes, I start the session by asking participants why projects fail. I joke with the group that it’s always interesting to start on a negative note, but I have an end in mind. I want participants to start thinking about the projects they’ve worked…

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Brazenly celebrating the postponement/blocking of the new FLSA rules is exactly why employees don’t feel that HR has their best interests in mind. Change is hard work. I get it. I’m also going to go out on a limb here and  say that there is a lot of nuance involved with…