Lessons on Talent from Theodore Roosevelt

by Michael Haberman August 20, 2014

Tweet Theodore Roosevelt was known for his bold leadership during his presidency. He is considered to have had one of the most successful and talented administrations. A major reason for his success was because of his emphasis on the people he collected around him. From the beginning Theodore Roosevelt was heavily involved with personnel issues […]

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Why Going Green Is a Great Idea in the Workplace

by Michael Haberman August 19, 2014

Tweet This post courtesy of my friends at SocialMonsters.org While you might think that the only green your employees care about relates to how much money they make, it turns out that workers also are passionate about companies that are green in terms of the environment. In fact, businesses that are eco-friendly tend to have […]

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Why it is important to understand proximate versus ultimate causes in HR

by Michael Haberman August 18, 2014

Tweet As I was reading The World until Yesterday, by Jared Diamond, I came across a discussion of proximate and ultimate causes. Diamond’s explain made me think of HR and the importance of understanding the differences of these two terms. Proximate cause definition Proximate cause is often used in terms of negligence. According to the […]

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Future Friday: 7 Steps to being a practical HR futurist

by Michael Haberman August 15, 2014

Tweet Last week I promised the publication of my 7 Steps to being a practical HR futurist, based on the hour presentation I have done several times. I became interest in the future a long time ago. I was a fan of H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov as a kid. After getting into […]

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Yes, leaders do influence culture

by Michael Haberman August 14, 2014

Tweet I came across a very interesting historical story, one that I have never read before. It dealt with the influence on culture that a foreign soldier had on the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. His influence helped George Washington turn around a failing effort to become the premier example of freedom in the […]

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We just never know…

by Michael Haberman August 13, 2014

Tweet Everyone reading this probably knows that actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away on August 11, 2014. I was deeply saddened by that news. He was a favorite of mine. My wife mentioned to me that she was wondering how someone who had so much going for themselves could be depressed. I said often […]

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Why it is important to set expectations

by Michael Haberman August 12, 2014

Tweet Harvey Mackay is a favorite author and speaker of mine. I have found him to be inspirational for years and his wisdom to be timeless and I am not the only one. He is the author of New York Times No. 1 bestsellers “Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive” and “Beware the […]

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What the heck is a “Micro Unit” and should you be concerned?

by Michael Haberman August 11, 2014

Tweet Is a micro unit something out of nanotechnology? Is it something out of atomic measurement? Is it some unit of measurement for height challenged people? Unfortunately it is none of these things. It is the latest tool the National Labor Relations Board has provided to unions to make it easier to organize your workplace. […]

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Future Friday: The Good and the Bad of the Coming Future

by Michael Haberman August 8, 2014

Tweet As you might expect there will be some good things coming in the next couple of decades from increases in technology. Unfortunately there will be some less than desirable outcomes as well. A 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing produced some interesting results. Pew Study The Pew Study was actually a canvassing of 1,896 […]

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Did you know that having a migraine headache qualifies an employee for FMLA coverage?

by Michael Haberman August 7, 2014

Tweet I happen to know several people that suffer from migraine headaches. They can be a major annoyance all the way to a debilitating condition. Some people just cannot function when such an attack occurs. Turns out they can also be a major pain for employers if they do not deal with them correctly. As […]

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