Category: E-pinions

Welcome to Daily Advisor’s Op-Ed page, where BLR Founder and Publisher Bob Brady and other HR notables freely express their thoughts on HR today and in the future. “Notables,” by the way, includes you! If you’ve got an idea for a 500-700 word column on any HR topic, we’d love to have you as a guest columnist. Just describe your idea in a brief email and send it HRDailyAdvisor@blr.com. Be sure to note it’s for an “E-pinions” article, and give us a phone number and best time to call. All submissions become the property of BLR, Inc.

Good Company Culture is Essential to a Business’ Success

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It’s a statement attributed to Peter Drucker, the famed management guru, and a concept that many business leaders ascribe to. I like to quote it, and I want to believe it, but is it true?

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Not His Job, But He Did It Anyway

Yesterday I flew to New Orleans to attend SHRM’s 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition. Professionally I am an editor. But when I am not working, and sometimes when I am, I am a consumer. To say that I am a hard sell is an understatement. In fact, 99.9% of the time I do not buy […]

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Congratulations to Steve Bruce, PhD and Managing Editor of HR Daily Advisor

We over here at the BLR Media team work hard to get the most relevant and best content available into the hands of you, our subscribers. It is always nice to be officially recognized for that hard work. We are therefore pleased to announce that our very own Stephen D. Bruce, PhD, Managing Editor of […]

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In A World of Competition, A Little Collaboration Goes a Long Way

Whether the topic is recruiting, human resources, or leadership, the businesses that lead in these fields are in constant competition. They might compete to get more business, to get the best hires, or to have the best brand. The powerful market force of competition, however, has a twin force: collaboration.

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President Trump’s Communication Style Offers Valuable Lessons for Managers

Love him or hate him, it’s hard to deny that Donald Trump has communicated differently than any other U.S. presidential candidate, president-elect, and now president. And his communication style has been analyzed, criticized, and commended. Everyone seems to have an opinion about his approach to communication, but there certainly isn’t agreement on its effectiveness.

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Active Listening Allows You to Hear What is Being Said By Dan Oswald

When I was in elementary school, it wasn’t unusual for my report card to come home with a note from the teacher at the bottom that read something like, “Danny is well-behaved, but he must learn not to talk so much in class.” I somehow escaped the “Danny” moniker by middle school, but that’s a […]

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