Tag Archive: Excellence

May 11

The Rules for Being Funny… or Serious

Here it is in a nutshell: There are no rules. I’m sorry if you expected more than that, but anyone who professes to know a one-size-fits-all definition for each band of the humor spectrum is lying or misguided at best. It is usually a matter of situation and timing for something to be found funny. …

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Oct 19

Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Ethics: Week 1

I have mentioned my writing methodology from time and the things that motivate me to do it. I won’t bore you again with the story of my fickle muse, but there are some projects that come easily and others are hard work. When someone comments that they have learned something from me, most of the …

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Oct 18

Standards of Ethics and Hidden Agenda

This was originally posted on June 18, 2013 as “Always Look For These Ten Hidden Agenda Items” and has been selected and edited as an example of ethical foundations for moral decisions. A quote from Socrates: “A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception …

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Oct 12

Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Consulting

If you advised someone on a strategic new course of action today, you were acting as a consultant. The simplest form of the definition of consultant means to give someone advice. The modern connotation of the word has evolved from a medical term where a consultant was a specialist that could step in and advise …

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Oct 11

Consultants – Part 5: Faux Consulting Alternatives

Many alternatives to getting the job done are performed by professionals that have “borrowed” the term consulting for their business cards or letterhead. Some of these are thinly veiled sales pitches that use the bait of free expert advice along with an expensive product or service. I call these “faux” consultants instead of “fake” because …

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