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how HR managers can change their reputation

HR managers focus too much on “administrivia” and lack vision and strategic insight ~ Peter Cappelli in HBR  There are any number of debates and arguments that Human Resources Management (HRM) can make, most of which will serve only to rationalize what, how, when and why we HR managers do what we do. We have

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student-athlete leadership

“Is there any logical rational why a 19-year-old prime conditioned athlete who represents the university, student-athletes across America, his family and his own integrity can be justified punching a woman?” Once again, I am in shock and outraged at student-athlete behavior. Everyday it appears that the word student-athlete loses integrity with the deluge of scandals and behavioral

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stop intern hazing

Summer interns at Goldman Sachs authorized to ‘only’ work a 17 hour day? We repeatedly hear the stories of what interns will put up with – sexual harassment, poor management and even long hours with no sleep, resulting in death. Faced with no real leverage and a fear that any complaint may result in the

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9 leadership competencies for employee engagement

Outstanding leaders enable people and the organization to learn and inspire people to realize their potential. Leadership is a constant learning process. The best leaders continue to learn and continue to self-discover strengths and improvement opportunities. Leadership success creates the conditions that most effectively engage employees. 9 Leadership Competencies for Employee Engagement read the entire article

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Diversity and Inclusion The Business Case

2013 research found that almost all leaders polled believe diversity and inclusion can boost business performance. However, many organizations say their inability to find enough women, people of color and other diverse groups to fill positions is a problem. What is the real problem? They don’t know where to look. There are clear business advantages to

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Student-Athlete Ethics and Leadership

When Bloomsburg University’s Joey Casselberry tweeted his apology to Mo’ne Davis, it was like trying put toothpaste back inside the toothpaste tube – No matter how hard you try, it’s going to be messy. It seems that student-athletes are in the news everyday – the good, the bad and the ugly. The “Good” of this student-athlete story is Mo’ne

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The Diversity Debate by Marv Russell

As we approached the third millennium, organizations were in a state of shock! The experts predicted a devastating event was rapidly approaching – organizations across America would suddenly be void of the necessary talent required to be competitive in a rapidly changing global economy. The prediction: In the next 20 years, social security benefits would

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The Content of Your Character - Can You Make a Difference

On January 19 I was excited and honored to be invited to deliver the keynote address for Martin Luther King Day celebrations at my alma mater Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Sem provided me  the tools and opened my eyes to my potential, and helped make my dreams come true. I hit

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How to Determine the Legality of an Unpaid Internship Program

I’m a Guest Contributor on Campus Job: How to Determine the Legality of an Unpaid Internship Program This article provides general information to help determine whether interns must be paid the minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the services that they provide to “for-profit” private sector employers. Background for Understanding

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Marv Russell Interview Job Search Internships

Listen in: On August 28 I was interviewed by Tim Muma on LocalJobNetwork.com on Job Search Guide: Uncover a Great Internship. We discussed my book Finding Your Internship: What Employers Want You to Know, and the importance of finding the best internship for you. I discuss when you should start looking for an internship, what

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