Should employees be disciplined if they post something wrong on social media?

By Kendra Fuller, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | Leadership, Company Culture, Discipline | No Comments

Questions about social media and the Internet were not a consideration 10 years ago. In the new world of media and technology, companies are often in defense mode.  With the power of publishing in…

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How Giving Feedback Transforms Leaders

By Melanie Vargas | Leadership, Feedback, Book Review | No Comments

This year, I started an amazing journey. I began my education at Hudson Institute’s coaching certification program. I am fascinated by how we transform as individuals. It is the primary reason…

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Training for New Managers – the Cure for Future Bad Bosses

By Melanie Vargas | Leadership, Management, Training, Development | No Comments

Employees are often promoted to management because they have the technical skills to be successful in their position.  Subsequently, they are not given the tools to be effective in their new role.…

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Teamwork – 5 Things I Learned in the Operating Room

By Kendra Fuller, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | Leadership, Teamwork, Communication, Mentoring | 2 Comments

Last year, I underwent the rather unpleasant experience of dealing with trigger finger. It’s definitely not as cool as it sounds and has nothing to do with shooting nor cowboys. In fact, it was…

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The Value of Emotional Intelligence... Even for Engineers

By Melanie Vargas | Leadership, Human Resources, Recruiting, Emotional Intelligence | No Comments

According to the World Economic Forum's "Why you need Emotional Intelligence",  “90% of top performers are also high in emotional intelligence (EQ). On the flip side, just 20% of bottom performers…

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What Makes HR Successful in an Organization?

By Shannon Swift | Leadership, Company Culture, Service, HR | No Comments

What makes HR successful in an organization?  How do we create successful relationships and outcomes for the contribution we make for our organizations? I’ve been thinking a lot about this and…

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A Taxonomy of Troublemakers for Those Navigating Difficult Colleagues

By Swift HR Team | Leadership | No Comments

University of Pennsylvania Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Jody Foster has seen her career in behavioral health and her Wharton MBA converge in unexpected ways. Once she consulted with a company…

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Five Top Benefits of Gratitude in Business

By Swift HR Team | Leadership, Best Practices | No Comments

Gratitude Challenges are popular year-round, and especially during the month of November, when we celebrate our national Thanksgiving holiday. It can be tempting to gloss over or ignore the…

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4 Common Mistakes Companies Make in Leadership Development

By Swift HR Team | Leadership | No Comments

Leadership is the biggest talent issue today, according to a survey from Deloitte. The survey revealed that only 13 percent of companies do an excellent job of developing leaders at all levels.…

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Escape Velocity and Micromanagement

By Delise Crimmins | Leadership, Consulting, Human Resources | No Comments

One of the biggest complaints I hear employees cite about managers is that they over manage an employee's tasks, or micromanage. When I hear that concern, I immediately ask what the manager is doing…

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