As I reflect back on the 2012 HR Florida Conference & Expo three words come to mind—Wow. Amazing. Stressful! I’m in my final year now as HR Florida’s Conference Director, and I believe because I’m in my second year I’ve got this in the bag.
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“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
As a young child, one of the games that we would frequently play in the neighborhood when we had a gathering of children of diverse ages and athletic abilities was “Follow the Leader.” It could be as simple or complex as we wanted it to be...
In the first message I wrote for this magazine in 2012, I quoted John B. Priestley who said, “I’ve always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” In the months since, I have had incredible opportunities to see just how our volunteer leaders across the state of Florida are bringing those words to life. One of my goals this year is to continue my journey around the state to visit as many of our twenty-eight SHRM chapters as possible.
You’re in HR. So surely you’ve heard the truism that people don’t leave their companies, they leave their bosses. While there are contrarians out there that consider it fashionable to “debunk” that belief, you know better from practical experience. Nothing will disenchant and then disengage a hardwon high performer faster than working for a poor leader or manager. Someone focused on the end results of what people do versus the people who create the results. Does anyone come to mind?