Tag Archive: Joyce Chastain

Jun 22

A Month Later

shrm and hrci

I’ve had some time to reflect since the announcement of the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. What follows is either what I have learned from discussions with SHRM staff, HRCI staff or board members or my own conclusions based on those discussions. Summary of Events Leading up to Announcement The relationship between the SHRM board/leadership and the …

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Jun 13

Don’t Feed Me a Cow Patty & Tell Me It’s a Chocolate Cookie

My dad grew up on a farm and would use this term whenever I was less than forthcoming with all of the facts about a situation. I haven’t thought of it in years, but yesterday those very words came from my mouth when a trusted colleague and I were discussing an event and the subsequent, …

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May 20

It’s No Accident

It's no accident

I’m feeling frustrated. For the last seven years I have served on the Board of HR Florida State Council. It’s an organization that I believe in and have heavily invested in. We are the State affiliate of SHRM—the national professional association for human resources professionals. I have been a member leader of this organization for …

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Jun 24

Leadership Lesson Learned at #SHRM13

succession planning

The Importance of Succession Planning  Our state council is very fortunate.  Each time I have an opportunity to interact with other state council leaders I’m again reminded of just how well positioned we are.  That’s not an accident.  It’s the result of diligent planning, effective marketing, judicious spending, historical thought leaders and, perhaps most importantly, …

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Apr 17

Relish the Silence

One of the smartest men I have ever known did not fill silence.  Police interrogators use this tactic.  When they ask a question of a person of interest, they wait.  Even if they get an immediate answer, they wait.  Usually the interviewee will share more.  They will expound on their answer and perhaps share information …

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