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.

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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Bring Your Parents to Work and Show Them What They Helped You Achieve

Recently, one of my colleagues suggested that we have a “bring your parents to work” day at the company. It’s a great idea and one that I, frankly, would have never thought of even though it makes perfect sense. Many companies have a “bring your kids to work” day, although many people don’t have kids […]

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Cubs Make it to World Series—And Teach Valuable Lessons Along the Way

Let me apologize in advance, but today I’m going to write about the Chicago Cubs. On Saturday night, the Cubs clinched a trip to the World Series by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0. It’s the first World Series trip for the Chicago baseball franchise since 1945. The 71-year drought had been the longest current […]

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