Five For Friday

Well, looks like we made to the best day of the week. Time to celebrate with Five For Friday.

Ditch the Drama by Cy Wakeman. The one page SHRM interview, aka Cy’s wisdom on one page. Start with this page, read Cy’s book & become a disCYple.

Being reality-based is all about ditching the drama, because most of the drama in our lives has nothing to do with reality.

It’s Time to Split HR. This one article does make sense for perhaps corporate HR, but not for solo HR providers. Smaller companies cannot afford to add layers when remaining flat is essential. At the same time, due to the plethora of escalating compliance issues, a good HR manager, perhaps with a generalist, is necessary. What say ye?

I talk with CEOs across the globe who are disappointed in their HR people. They would like to be able to use their chief human resource officers (CHROs) the way they use their CFOs—as sounding boards and trusted partners—and rely on their skills in linking people and numbers to diagnose weaknesses and strengths in the organization, find the right fit between employees and jobs, and advise on the talent implications of the company’s strategy.


Susan Meisinger offers an experienced counterpoint in her article titled HR’s Perception Problem.

I think we need to accept the reality that no matter what HR professionals do, we will always be subject to some level of criticism or complaint. It comes with the job. If you, or members of your HR team, expect to be loved by all of the employees in your organization, you need to pick another profession.

Oh Captain, My Captain. Yes, stunningly & collectively sadly, we were surprised & moved by the death of Robbin Williams.


The Trouble With Saying ‘Set Free’ When Talking About Suicide

MINNE: My main message is that suicide is never an option for working through distress – that there is always a way for us to get to a better place. Other messages that are really important for me to convey is that that person is not alone.

The Daily Motivator. This site is a recent discovery, found when looking for inspirational quotes. Ralph Marston takes the quest to the next level with a near daily [he takes Sundays off] inspirational narrative. Stop by and take a look.

Since 1995, people around the world have been finding motivation and inspiration on the web at The Daily Motivator. Originally started as a labor of love by Ralph Marston, the site has become one of the most popular and enduring destinations for daily positivity.

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