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All is Not as it Seems: HR Lessons from Christmas in Connecticut

One of the movies I most look forward to watching each year is Christmas in Connecticut starring Barbara Stanwyck. It’s more romantic comedy than HR How To, but there are a few potential lessons.   A Quick(ish) Summary Elizabeth Lane writes a popular column for a women’s magazine describing her idyllic life as a homemaker ..
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Who is the Real Scrooge? The Boss….or The Employee?

We are all familiar with the story “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens in which Ebenezer Scrooge, a miser of a boss, is visited by his dead partner and then three Christmas ghosts that help him see the error of his ways in order to turn over a new leaf before its too late. In ..
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It’s Time to Deck the Halls Again!

I love the Christmas holiday season. Since I started this blog, each year, I feature guest writers in December sharing HR lessons from class holiday movies. This year, my guests are all new contributors from the blogging team at Performance I Create. I’ve been writing for PIC since 2012. I love it because each month I ..
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How To Delegate Effectively – Part 2

Last week, over at Performance I Create, I wrote a post entitled “How To Delegate Effectively.” This week, I’m continuing my advice on how to effectively delegate here. In part 1 at PIC, the focus was on the reasons to delegate and ensuring clear understanding of tasks delegated. In part 2, the focus is on ..
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