In case you missed this weekâ€™s articles, here is a summary: Dec 30 – Blog Soup â€“ From the Archives of Make HR Happen v.9 – This is a re-posting of five previous articles from Make HR Happen. – more – Â Â Â Â Â Dec 30 – When Customer Service Doesnâ€™t Matter â€“ Ah, but you say customer service always matters. Not always. The outward facing image of a company is only… Read More »Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – December 30, 2012 thru January 5, 2013
There are lies, damned lies and statistics. ~ Mark Twain There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up. ~ Rex Stout Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination. ~ Vin Scully There’s a sucker born every minute. ~ Unknown (incorrectly attributed to P. T. Barnum) If you are a marketing genius, here is some feedback for youâ€¦ no charge… Read More »May I Have a Few Minutes of Your Time?
How many times a day do you hear someone refer to â€œthe real worldâ€ when they are trying to get someone to see an opposing point of view? Of course, everybodyâ€™s â€œreal worldâ€ is different, so the new-speak translation of this line is really more like â€œyou should really think more like me.â€ My world is usually a pleasant place to live, but Iâ€™ve been looking for this real world according to others and sometimes… Read More »You Canâ€™t Handle the Truth!
â€œGod, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.â€ 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… Read More »Time for a Recruiter Declaration of Interdependence
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 â€œFollow Meâ€ which we lovingly called â€œIron Mikeâ€ 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… Read More »Lead, Follow or Get Out Of The Way