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Reinventing Yourself for Success

This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Jana Brown, Senior Vice President & Human Resources Chief Operating Officer at TIAA.  Jana’s specialty has been running HR as a business and being able to attain a maximum degree of engagement leading to increa...
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Recruitment and Staffing: A Success Story

Being a human resources recruiter is one of the most challenging roles in the corporate world. Finding the right people with the right skills to do the right job is never an easy task and everyone will agree with that. I’m certain even Lisa Meadows, an HR ...
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The Accidental Leader

In late 2016 I had the privilege of speaking at length with Tom Lokar, the Chief Human Resources Officer for Mitel.  Firstly, I loved the coincidence of this discussion.  At the time, I was working for an organization called Global Business Events, a family ru...
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Primum non nocere – First, do no harm

Primum Non Nocere Out of all of the roles that can exist in the corporate world, it is my belief that none touches more lives than that of the human resources executive.  Often thought of as the go-to for complaints, issues, problems and advice for employees ...
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Leading against the grain

  I feel that before I go into this article, a certain preface is required to save myself from the inevitable aggression that I’m likely to receive from certain friends and family members from what I’m about the discuss.  This is because I’m a Leeds Un...
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8 Leadership Qualities of Success

I’m going to open this article with complete honesty and I have no idea how to start this article.  At the moment I am simply typing to fill a blank page.  I feel like the British Comedian Bill Bailey who openly admits his difficulty starting his gigs.  Howeve...
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How to make sure YOU get the call

It’s funny what a LinkedIn profile says about you.  Actually, to be more accurate, it’s funny how people tend to read between the lines and discover things that aren’t there. Rachel McClary spent nearly 18 years at HP before doing further marketing roles at...
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A Loyalty Lesson for Millennials

I had the absolute pleasure recently to attend a Tony Robbins – Unleash the Power Within seminar here in Los Angeles.  Firstly, seminar does not seem to be an accurate reflection of the event and to say it was life changing would be an understatement.  However...