The Forgotten Virtues of Vocation

“One of the essential terms of my workplace is vocation. As Frederick Buechner described, vocation is ‘the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.’” - Matthew J. Stollak
 

Is Learning By Mistake Really How We Learn Best?

On February 8, 2021, in Big Data, Editorial Advisory Board, Futures, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Learning, Training, by Heather Bussing
“The hard way is how I’ve learned everything that’s important to me. Take learning to ski. The only way to hot chocolate is to skid down a mountain. What were you thinking? Suddenly, you have a whole new appreciation for gravity and friction.” - Heather Bussing
 

Meet Shepherd’s Result Triangle

On October 8, 2020, in Heather Bussing, Leadership, Learning, by Heather Bussing
“Until people and companies get clear on what they are afraid of, it’s impossible to make a really good decision. The Result Triangle is a great tool to change that. ” - Heather Bussing
 

Psst, Do You Really Know How to Ask a Great Question?

On September 22, 2020, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Learning, by Heather Bussing
“We have most of the knowledge of the Universe in our pocket, along with a whole lot of things we may never understand. Instead of learning what to remember, we need to learn how to think.” - Heather Bussing
 

Before You Engage In A Difficult Conversation

Putting off difficult conversations can have consequences. But, sometimes the best course of action is doing nothing. Jamie Resker explains how to evaluate whether you should have a discussion with an employee, and if so, the best way to handle it.
 

Consider These Three Things Before You Engage In A Difficult Conversation

“At work, at home, and in life, people fall short of our expectations and do things that irritate and disappoint us. The behaviors and actions of others can trigger feelings of anger, irritation, and anxiety.” - Jamie Resker
 

The Psychology of Good and Bad Judgment – How to Make Smarter Decisions (And Avoid Looking Dumb)

On May 16, 2019, in Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Editorial Advisory Board, Leadership, Learning, Talent Management, by Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
“In the real world, there is rarely enough time or information to make a reasoned decision, and even if there were, there is no pre-defined formulae to solve the problems we have.” – Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
 

How to Ask a Great Question

On February 19, 2019, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Learning, by Heather Bussing
“We have most of the knowledge of the Universe in our pocket, along with a whole lot of things we may never understand. Instead of learning what to remember, we need to learn how to think.” – Heather Bussing
 

Unfortunately, HR doesn’t understand human beings either

Someone needs to speak for *humans* in the organization, and they should know what they’re talking about.
 

Confessions of an HR Nightmare by Dennis O’Reilly

On December 22, 2015, in Employment Branding, Engagement, HR Scoop, HRExaminer, Learning, by Dennis O'Reilly
“For more than 30 years I labored under the misapprehension that hard work, competence, and honesty were all I needed to be a model employee.”