The Great Leadership Development Disrupter: Leadership Rotation

Guest post from Dee Ann Turner:During my tenured career at one organization, I had the “best of the best” leadership development opportunities. I attended multiple executive education courses at the top business schools in the United States. In that organization, no expense was spared for leadership development. Their program includes on-one coaching from some of…

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ADA accommodations don’t require eliminating essential job functions, like coming to work punctually.

Image Credit: https://freesvg.org/1550658029 (Public Domain) Regular, in-person attendance is generally critical to performing one’s job. So, when an employee exhausts her twelve weeks of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act only to miss another 33 days of work (resulting in a 59% absentee rate), one’s job security may be in jeopardy. But, let’s…

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The most valuable employment law lesson you’ll receive today

Image Credit: Jack Kurzenknabe//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js I’m typing this blog post at 1:30 AM after returning home from Lincoln Financial Field where the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Giants, as per usual. When you read this, remember that your employee handbook may prohibit you from creating a hostile work environment based on race, religion, national original,…

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Future of Work: How Organizations Can Support Career Lattices

I ran across this quote from the most recent HR Technology Conference and Expo: “Careers in the Future of Work: The old career model is over. Goodbye career ladder. Hello career lattice.” Like the “generalist versus specialist” debate, there’s no need to argue about career ladder versus lattice. Both career ladders and lattices have always…

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Imagine if your trainees ended class with a celebratory Nazi salute

Image Credit: West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety This is a photo from a West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety basic training program. And the you-know-what has hit the fan! On Friday, the Department announced that everyone in the photo, captioned “Hail Byrd!”, has been disciplined. The Department fired…

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Professional Networking Today: Think On and Offline

Building a professional network is important. We use our professional network for information, support, and sometimes assistance. It takes a long time to build a network and forever to maintain relationships. But building a professional network today isn’t the same as it was a decade ago. Because now we have to think about building and…

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