The Truth of Human Resources and KM #PracticalHR

  Visually Compelling Organizational Development The work by Kevin Desmond was thoughtful and emotionally charged.      It is tough to be a leader in general, but the world today makes it even more difficult. Leadership is something I care deeply about.   I strive to be a better leader in the same way that Jascha …

How Can I Help? #Advocate

Being there for a person and helping means you have your attention focused on their needs. I have found that listening to people and helping them sort through their problems can help me with challenges that I face. The best thing to do is to stay focused and help them and be strong for them as they need. Adding your problems to the discussion is a weight added, not a burden lifted.

Working Out Loud: Speaking to Leadership (Part 2 of 5)

Speaking with Leadership and Working Out Loud Part 2 "Speak Up" Show up whenever possible (Part 1) Ask to speak with senior leaders; chances are they will see you.  Advocate for yourself and others. (Part 3) Speak to the heart and mind. (Part 4) Have faith and courage. (Part 5) “Senior leadership isn’t interested in …

Lesson From the Pope

The world was literally waiting for him (Pope Francis) but no one at that moment was more important to him over this family. For the boy, maybe nothing, for the parents it is hope. It is this recognition that we must have hope and that we must build trust and relationships beyond some social network construct. We must practice good listening and empathy over broadcasting. We must become "connectors."

The 42nd Hour

It was dark, I was awake but still trying to sleep.   I woke up before the Morning Wake Up followed by "Reveille reveille, all hands heave out and trice up."    It didn't  matter if I had slept or not I was still tired. The room was lit by small red lights, it smelled musty like mold, …

On Forgiveness

What is Forgiveness? Stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake. http://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/forgiveness Mustering up genuine compassion for those who have wronged us, instead of allowing anger toward them to eat away at us, is the course of action recommended by most psychologists. http://www.wikihow.com/Forgive Forgiveness is the renunciation or cessation of resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived …

Why I Think Business is Personal **Remembering Arden**

I met Arden (aka Spook) in the late 1990's after I was lucky enough to get a job at a little internet startup company called ExisNet.    I was troubled by some of life's lessons and I was looking for myself.   Spook was one of the supervisors at ExisNet, he was a Marine (retired) …

Howard’s Holocaust

The Most I have been writing and posting now on this WordPress site for about three years.   Most of the things I write about are a little generic.   In a sense, I have sought out ways to help people by looking to subject areas of interest and providing some insight and maybe a …

Angry and Disconnected

Increasingly we are disconnected. It is as simple as that and as complicated as that.  We are disconnected from each other.  The relationships that we have are finely strung interwoven webs of very fragile connections.   The connections are fragile because of all of the miscommunication.  Even when we stand in front of each other today …