Blog Soup – From the Archives of Make HR Happen v.9

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This is a re-posting of five previous articles from Make HR Happen.






HR, Pop Culture and Bin Laden – Yesterday as I looked over my outline of blog topics and worked on some unfinished drafts, I had no idea that I would be motivated to write about a hot news story this morning. A last minute change in plan will be guaranteed NOT to be an in-depth analysis of anything, but a short blurb about my thoughts at the moment. Please bear with me on these ramblings as they flow:  – more –




Lead, Follow or Get Out Of The Way –  A memorable piece of my life is still tucked away in Fort Benning, GA. There was a statue in front of Infantry Hall carrying the label “Follow Me” which we lovingly called “Iron Mike” for some reason I never knew. It shows a World War II infantry soldier with an upraised arm motioning for those around him to follow him into battle. His courage and unquestioned leadership is forever frozen in bronze not just as a memorial to those who have gone before, but also as an inspiration to all who stop long enough to study and understand this icon.   – more - 



Time for a Recruiter Declaration of Interdependence – The Serenity Prayer is the name we give to an untitled prayer attributed to a sermon by Reinhold Niebuhr in 1943. It was distributed by the US Armed Forces and several church organizations at the time giving him widespread notoriety. He was later quoted as saying that it had probably been around for centuries and he did not believe that he had actually created these words himself.  – more –




Horrible Bosses In The Movie and Real Life  -  The media hype about the new release in theaters this week kept teasing us that “Horrible Bosses” was going to be a funny adaptation of three guys all trapped in jobs with truly evil bosses. Newspaper coverage promoted it as a good time movie in spite of the fact that in most real life situations people usually don’t plan to kill their bad bosses. – more –



Managing Time As A Precious Resource – The new definition of irony is someone who has taught a time management course but has trouble maintaining their own calendar. Look that up in your dictionary and you will see a picture of me! I was guilty of no original thinking in conducting this training as it was a canned course my company purchased with the rights to reproduce the workbooks, slides and videos. It was actually a pretty good revelation of time wasters in the office and a solid set of tricks to make someone more efficient in managing their work, but time is one of those commodities we tend to take for granted until we run out of it and wonder where it went. – more –