Everything I Know About HR, I Learned from Yoda

Posted by Sarah Williams on July 26, 2012 in Mentoring, Training & Development |
yoda

He’s little. He’s green. He’s old and wrinkly. He talks funny … Yoda is everything Star Wars for me! We don’t know a lot about Yoda’s background. By the time we meet him in the first trilogy, he’s already near death. However, the one thing that comes across very clearly from him is his wisdom […]

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Everything I Know About HR, I Learned from Obi-Wan Kenobi

Posted by Sarah Williams on July 24, 2012 in Training & Development |

  Leader Teacher Decision Maker Counselor Adversity Survivor     When a fellow HR Peep Buzz Rooney (whom I look forward to meeting in real life (IRL) soon at ILSHRM12) said she was doing a series on Star Wars, I jumped up and ran downstairs to talk to my son who is an avid Star […]

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Star Wars — Working for The Empire

Posted by Sarah Williams on July 19, 2012 in Employee Relations, Training & Development |
Jango  Fett

It’s not Darth Vader you need to fear. It’s the unknown faceless guy you never heard of. We all know the central characters of the Star Wars universe.  The stars – the A Players who stride across that universe’s story arc, rewriting history in the bright flashes of  exploding Tie Fighters and Jedi Lightsabers. Go […]

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Everything I Know About HR, I Learned From Darth Vader

Posted by Sarah Williams on July 18, 2012 in Management Tips, Passion at Work, Workplace Bullying |
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Anyone who pretends to know anything about Star Wars knows that Darth Vader is the scariest, most powerful and most memorable villain in cinema history! Who else can make his enemies wet their pants at the mere sound of his breathing pattern? Who else can choke the crap of an underperforming employee from another room […]

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Everything I Know About HR, I Learned from Han Solo

Posted by Sarah Williams on July 17, 2012 in Leadership |
HanSolo is badass

Han Solo is the greatest space cowboy of all time.  Just thought we’d get that out of the way. Also, your HR team would be a whole lot better with more Han. You’re not asking why.  You know.  But in case you grew up in the time of the prequels, if you see Han as […]

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