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Interview With Mark Divine: Learning From a Trained SEAL

April 8, 2014
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In retirement, Mark Divine has coached thousands of SEAL and other special operations candidates to succeed in some of the most demanding military training programs in the world.
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The Last Word: Tossed Salad Insults

April 7, 2014
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Kidding a colleague who opts for a salad over a sloppy joe — even if it’s all in good-natured fun — is still in bad taste.
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People Moves, April 2014

April 7, 2014
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Ellyn Shook to CHRO at Accenture; Bridgette Cofield to chief talent officer at Chester Group; Russell Poole to EVP of HR at Intralinks Holdings.
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Union, Maybe

April 6, 2014
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The future of labor-management relations is as complicated as ever.
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YourForce: Who Should Run HR?

April 6, 2014
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Some argue the profession is on par with engineering or finance and the boss should have years of academic study and pass rigorous testing. Others say it’s not that complicated.
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Vineet Nayar's Happy Feet

March 14, 2014
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A willingness to experiment with counterintuitive, radical approaches to managing people enabled Vineet Nayar to turn around HCL Technologies and make a splash.
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Why Wait For the Law? Stop Bullying Now

March 13, 2014
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Why are organizations spending so much time discussing what might happen as opposed to addressing the damage abusive behaviors are causing them right now?
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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Religious Dress and Grooming in the Workplace

March 11, 2014
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Employers should train managers and employees that the law may require making a religious exception to an employer’s otherwise uniformly applied, and facially neutral, dress or grooming rules, practices, or preferences.
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How Do We Apply an Organizationwide Leadership Model?

March 10, 2014
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Our executives have told us they want everyone here to “think like a leader.” The thrust is to get people to take ownership and hopefully boost engagement/morale and make us generally more productive and a better place to work. We have good leadership programs in place but have never applied a leadership model across the entire organization. Although this sounds like a great idea in theory, how do we put it into practice? Where do we start and what steps do we follow?

 — Aiming to Please, distribution, Gaithersburg, Maryland


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It's Not Ozzie and Harriet's World Anymore

March 10, 2014
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Women have the right to work, and neither they, nor their spouses, should be punished for exercising that right, regardless of their chosen profession.
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