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Global Competency Mini-Workshop

Building Global Competencies: Its Impact on your Success! Date: April 29, 2015 Location: Calhoun Beach Club - 2925 Dean Parkway, Minneapolis - 2nd Floor Solarium To Register: Contact Sandra Howard at sandra.howard@hrconnection.net. Best Practice Exchanges are free to...

Diversity in the News – Part Two

It only took one week for Starbucks employees to stop writing #RaceTogether on the coffee cups. While the leadership at Starbucks may have had good intentions, many thought their awareness initiative was opportunistic, shallow and insincere. Case in point: the company...

Diversity in the News – Part One

It is hard to turn on the news without hearing news about diversity combined with racial tensions. The 50th anniversary of the march in Selma was on full display even as the movie “Selma” received a best Oscar nod and not a single actor of color was nominated for a...

Generations and Other Woes

By "Anonymous" Some things I’ve realized about job hunting in your 50s I’m a 56-year-old white male. I obtained my MBA in December 2000. In September 2007 I was earning over $100,000 per year in a full-time IT job, with full benefits and paid vacation. I lost my job...

Amy Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP – Speaker

On March 5th, a Club Entrepreneur event features a panel event titled "Got Millennials? Attract – Incent – Retain." Amy S. Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP, of ECCO International will be a featured panelist at the session. The landscape of the workplace is changing. We are all...

Team Conflict and Emotional Intelligence

Infographics are fun aren’t they? There are lots of data presented in a visually fun manner designed to grab the readers' attention. We recently found an infographic that listed the business costs of conflict. According to research by AtTask, 81% of workers experience...

The Puck Stops Here

Team and Individual Accountability As we flip the calendar from 2014 to 2015, we enter the award and playoff season. Hollywood is represented by the Golden Globes and Academy Awards, while sports are represented by NCAA tournaments, the Super Bowl and, much later on,...

Leadership Gender Gap

The Gender Gap at Work The gender gap is not news. Politicians argue about the merits of the Paycheck Fairness Act which would help secure equal pay for equal work for all Americans. This is commonly referred to as equal pay for equal work. In a previous post we...

Team Commitment

Is Your Team Committed? “The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.” ~ Martina Navratilova Do you have a committed team?  Commitment to a goal is necessary to reach the goal. Without that...

Building High Performance Teams

Guest Post by Sue Bergstrom, President, hr connection Ask any CEO or senior executive in your company the question: “What is the most important thing that HR can do for our company?” and the answer will probably come back— help build high performance teams.  Right...

Teamwork Observations From Outer Space

Rosetta Teamwork Yesterday the European Space Agency scored a huge win. It landed a probe on a 2.5 mile wide comet hurtling 40,000 miles per hour through space nearly 4 million miles away. The probe lander (Philae) weighs 100 kg and is about the size of a washing...

Presence for Leading

By ECCO International Associate Rebecca Surmont Depending on which study you read, you know that most of our communication is nonverbal. Some studies report 60% while others up to 90%.  What we know for sure is that messages are sent and interpreted mostly without...