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with Diane Hamilton and Nilesh Patel

04/14/14

17 tips for being a great mentor

Have you ever had a mentor? Someone who took you under his or her wing to show you the ropes? Someone who freely gave their time and shared their knowledge and experience to assist you in your own growth and development? I can think of a couple of mentors I have had over the course of my career. These individuals helped shape my view of leadership and created my belief that a leader’s job, in part, is to develop future generations of leaders.

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01/28/14

Why it shouldn’t matter that Gov. Walker shared a stage with a sex offender

At the Wisconsin State of the State (SOTS) address, Gov. Walker stressed that economic conditions were improving and introduced some workers who had secured jobs. The day after the speech, a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel column noted that one of the workers has a criminal past that includes a sexual offense and multiple incidents of drunk driving.

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12/23/13

10 worthy charities for the holiday season

This month I had the privilege of compiling the Employment Law Blog Carnival (ELBC). What’s that, you ask? Answer: It’s a monthly workplace blog by employment attorneys and HR professionals throughout North America that compiles the best human resources and employment law blogs in one space, all neatly tied together around a special theme.

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11/18/13

Obamacare ruling means corporations can practice religion and deny contraception coverage

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently granted an injunction against the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employers must provide contraception care coverage to employees. In its remarkably expansive ruling, the court said business owners and their companies are persons entitled to religious freedom. Further, the court concluded the Affordable Care Act substantially burdened the owners and their companies’ religious freedom and granted a preliminary injunction barring the contraception mandate from taking effect while the case is litigated in the trial court.

Posted at 11:28 AM | Permalink | Comments: 1

10/21/13

In professional development, focus on both strengths and shortcomings

For more than a decade, the focus of leadership and professional development has been to emphasize people’s strengths rather than concentrate on weaknesses. The concept was popularized by Gallup researchers and led to a series of StrengthsFinder books and tools. For those unfamiliar, the StrengthsFinder is an assessment that reveals dominant “themes” that help people focus on their strengths and abilities and center their work and lives on them. The premise is that it makes more sense to leverage strengths and talents than to try to address shortcomings.

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About This Blog

 Diane Hamilton, PCC, SPHR, is the owner and founder of Calibra, a coaching and consulting firm focused on maximizing leadership potential. Nilesh Patel is the principal attorney of the Mahadev Law Group, LLC, which focuses on human resources and employment law issues for organizations. He can be reached at npp@mahalawgroup.com. Both bloggers are members of Wisconsin SHRM, which is dedicated to being the state leader in HR management and the premier source for HR expertise and resources. More information can be found at www.wishrm.org. You can follow the WI SHRM blog at http://wishrm.wordpress.com.

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