Words by Friends

It's Monday night and I realize I don't have a post ready for tomorrow. The thought of throwing one together to fill the space crossed my mind but I've been there before and it doesn't feel good after it's done.



Here's what I'd like to do instead. I'd like to take a few minutes to introduce you to other bloggers I turn to regularly:

  • If you are a supervisor and want to be better, you should be reading the Three Star Leadership Blog by Wally Bock.
  • If you are interested in women, leadership and the musings of a professional people-watcher, then The People Equation by Jennifer V. Miller is a blog for you.
  • When it comes to keeping priorities straight, Deirdre Honner, The HR Maven sets the standard for me, and is an HR pro to learn from.
  • Want to know what's on the mind of women (and men) in HR? Check out Women of HR for over 25 of the most inspiring and smart voices in the space.

Ok, you've got me. These are all friends of mine and I have a bunch more in my reader, Twitter feed, Facebook page and LinkedIn profile. I read to learn - and my reading is not limited to those I've eaten with - but reading a post by someone I know is like getting a letter from a friend. 

Friends, you know who you are, keep writing, keep speaking and keep bringing sanity to what can be a bit of an insane space. You are amazing.

Words are just words and they mean more when you know a the person behind them. Who's words resonate most with you?

Heroic HR Expert: Paul Hebert

Today is Tim Sackett Day, aka the day we recognize someone we heart in Human Resources who won't end up on some fancy influencer list.  

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This year, our Tim Sackett Day honoree is Paul Hebert. Paul is the incentive go-to-guy and a wonder of a human being.  I first met Paul at an HR conference and although we don't cross paths often, he is my guy for anything incentive and reward related.

I have his incentive primer starred in my Google Reader. Because of a conversation I had with Paul after my daughter received her first report card, I know paying for grades (e.g., $1.00 for an A) isn't a great idea. Instead, I recognize the quality she work she does and the attention she pays to her school assignments..

If you don't know Paul Hebert, you are missing out. It's never too late to add another link to you reader, another connection to your LinkedIn profile or another face to your Twitter stream. You can find Paul here (hover to highlight and click to follow links):

We are using the hashtag #timsackettday on Twitter for Paul's recognition as a heroic HR person and human being. Keep an eye out for the tweets and RT a few of them!

Here's to Paul!