Category: Leadership

The C-Suite Speaks: An Invitation to Increase Human Resources’ Strategic Partnership

The C-Suite Speaks: An Invitation to Increase Human Resources’ Strategic Partnership

I recently attended a meeting of the Human Resources Association of New York to hear a panel on the topic: “The C-Suite Speaks: An Invitation to Increase Human Resources’ Strategic Partnership.”  Moderated by Richard Atkins, Managing Director of Improving Communications, Stella Pappas, EVP and COO of the Institute for Community Living and Phil Brandt, CEO/President of AAIM Employers Association shared their perspectives on what Human Resources should be doing to help the business. At the Institute for Community Living, Ms…. Continue Reading »


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Get Your Social On! – Key Skills For Leaders in the 2020 Workplace

Get Your Social On! – Key Skills For Leaders in the 2020 Workplace

Social media literacy is fast becoming a source of competitive advantage both for organizations and individuals. What was unknown just a few years ago has become our daily reality.  Many organizations realize the potential of harnessing these new technologies:  social media campaigns engage customers and potential employees alike, internal social networking sites and blogs encourage the sharing of ideas and best practices as well as increase the opportunity for improved communication, on-line meeting and collaboration tools enable global teams to… Continue Reading »


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Business Acumen – A Competitive Edge for Leaders at Every Level

Business Acumen is one of the key competencies every leader in every organization at every level needs to be viewed as a true business partner.  As I was reviewing various definitions for Business Acumen I came across the one on Wikipedia.  It reads as follows: “Business acumen is keenness and quickness in understanding and dealing with a business situation in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome. The term “business acumen” can be broken down literally… Continue Reading »


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LET’S CHAT!

LET’S CHAT!

Twitter chats have been around for quite a while but I have only recently started to participate. Although unintentional I had been on a social media hiatus and was looking for ways to re-engage.   My friend and HR colleague Joel Peterson (follow him at @joelyoh) shared one of his commitments, which I thought was a great idea — participate in a Twitter chat several times a week. Here’s how they work – The chat is held at a specific day and… Continue Reading »


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“How you come across to others is too important to be left to chance.”

“How you come across to others is too important to be left to chance.”

— Phil Geldart I recently facilitated a New Leader’s Assimilation Meeting with her team.  I am sure both parties (new leader and team) had some sense of trepidation but all participated in the meeting with honesty, candor, commitment to developing a strong, impactful team, a positive attitude and a sense of fun.  The team posed some great questions, shared some valuable insights and the new leader responded with authenticity; meaning in some cases, she did not yet have the answer…. Continue Reading »


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