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While I Was Gone

I just spent a glorious week disconnected on a dairy farm in the Italian Alps.  As you can imagine, the milk was quite good.  And the disconnection… priceless.

So, I haven’t been blogging or tweeting for a whole week but strangely, I don’t feel behind on things.  There’s no need to ‘catch up’ as you do with work emails, you just plug back in. 

And as it happens, there was some activity during my absence:

One of my Compensation Cafe posts went live: ‘How To Take Credit for Paying Less.’  This post started out with the title, ‘Does This Compensation Make Me Look Fat?’ but I couldn’t make the analogy work without some fairly obvious contriving and reluctantly let it go.  Blog posts do tend to write themselves and this particular post wanted to be a post about how to communicate low salary in a positive light rather than how poorly tailored compensation makes your company look fat.  Go figure.

At Women of HR you can check out my most recent post ‘Are Part-Time Employees the Deal of the Century?‘ about the general fabulousness of part-time employees, in particular working moms.  Spoiler: Companies who want to increase their overall workforce productivity might consider giving leadership roles to people who have to get home by 4 rather than to people who have all the time in the world because their spouse is holding down the fort.  I’m just saying.

Next, my close personal friend Jason Seiden hosted a all around good Leadership Carnival this month featuring one of my posts ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 5-Year-Olds.’  Gotta love that guy.  He’s funny.

My other virtual friend and project social collaborator William Gould hosted a timely and relevant Online Social Currency Carnival of HR that includes one of my social media related posts ‘Project Social: What is Influence?” (Hint: It’s getting someone to press a button.)

Finally, if you haven’t checked out my recent YouTube video ‘The Cost of Disengagement‘ I encourage you to do so since it may well be the only one I will ever do.  No promises, though, I may inflict more of them on the world if the mood strikes me or I have another good hair day.


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