Tag: Excellence

Nov 03

Safety Nets and Backup Plans

Plan B

Intelligent decision making requires the use of all weapons in our arsenal. Careless decision making is far easier. Except for a situation that is of so little importance that anything works, or is so simple nothing fails, the route to a less than a stupid decision must always follow a critical path to a goal. …

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Oct 25

Life and Career Analogs

In a recent impromptu interview with award winning movie writer/director Edward Lyons, a story I hope he will someday allow me to record and promote, something clicked in my brain. My career in talent acquisition in a corporate world is not so different from his. Even though he could have been a great actor or …

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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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