Michael Brisciana
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Michael Brisciana posted a blog post

Avoiding Rookie Hiring Mistakes

They say that “to err is human.” Indeed. Even after more than twenty years in human resources, I recently found myself guilty of some rookie hiring mistakes. Here’s my story, offered as encouragement to help others avoid similar errors.SituationI was helping a senior manager hire for a frontline supervisory role. When I tell you that the prior supervisor, though highly competent and a hard worker, had a contentious relationship with customers, wasn’t able to analyze or streamline processes, and…See More
Jul 8, 2012
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Apr 20, 2012
Michael Brisciana posted a blog post

Advice for (New) Managers

Recently, one of our senior managers was considering promoting a long-serving employee to a supervisory position for the first time.  To help paint a picture of “management” for the employee, the senior manager drew up a list of “Things Managers Are and Do” and shared it with the prospective supervisor.  I thought it was a very…See More
Apr 18, 2012
Jo Knox left a comment for Michael Brisciana
"No worries at all - great post. A good day for some extra attention!"
Feb 21, 2012
Michael Brisciana and Jo Knox are now friends
Feb 21, 2012
Michael Brisciana commented on Michael Brisciana's blog post Fierce Conversations ... or Constructive Ones?
"Tony, Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments.  I agree -- my intent isn't to call into question the principles expressed in the books, but rather the way that the principles are misunderstood or mis-applied by people who tend to use…"
Feb 21, 2012
Tony Griffiths commented on Michael Brisciana's blog post Fierce Conversations ... or Constructive Ones?
"Whilst I agree with you in principle regarding the important steps involved in relating to individuals, you have me a bit off side by generalising about Fierce Conversations. All of the principles you talk about as appropriate are present in the…"
Feb 20, 2012
Russell Kelly liked Michael Brisciana's blog post Fierce Conversations ... or Constructive Ones?
Feb 17, 2012
A blog post by Michael Brisciana was featured

Fierce Conversations ... or Constructive Ones?

In recent years, there has been widespread interest in books recommending “fierce” or “…See More
Feb 16, 2012
Michael Brisciana commented on Michael Brisciana's blog post Fierce Conversations ... or Constructive Ones?
"Geoff, Thanks so much for your comments.  Excellent points ... very well said. Michael"
Feb 13, 2012
Geoff Blair commented on Michael Brisciana's blog post Fierce Conversations ... or Constructive Ones?
"Hiding behind 'fierce' and going for the jugular doesn't show a lot of integrity. That, too, is not being fierce, it is just trying to win. If being right comes at someone's expense then it is not a conversation that attempts to…"
Feb 13, 2012
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Feb 10, 2012
Michael Brisciana posted a blog post

Fierce Conversations ... or Constructive Ones?

In recent years, there has been widespread interest in books recommending “fierce” or “…See More
Feb 10, 2012
Michael Brisciana posted blog posts
Oct 20, 2011
Anthony Sork commented on Michael Brisciana's blog post The Values We Bring To Work: A Shoemaker's Tale
"Great post, Michael. Love that photo as a way of capturing a sense of values as well."
Sep 7, 2011
Lynette Jensen commented on Michael Brisciana's blog post The Values We Bring To Work: A Shoemaker's Tale
"Thank Michael, that's beautiful. I want your grandfather!"
Sep 2, 2011

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What would you like to share about yourself?
20-year HR professional and recent HR blogger (HR Perspectives). Dedicated to serving organizational needs by listening, supporting, and acting.
Personal blog
http://hrperspectives.wordpress.com
How many employees in your company?
50-99
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Performance management, management development, and organizational culture
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking

Michael Brisciana's Blog

Avoiding Rookie Hiring Mistakes

Posted on July 8, 2012 at 2:08 0 Comments

They say that “to err is human.” Indeed. Even after more than twenty years in human resources, I recently found myself guilty of some rookie hiring mistakes. Here’s my story, offered as encouragement to help others avoid similar errors.

Situation

I was helping a senior manager hire for a frontline supervisory role. When I tell you that the prior supervisor, though highly competent and a hard worker, had a contentious relationship with…

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Advice for (New) Managers

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 11:07 0 Comments

Recently, one of our senior managers was considering promoting a long-serving employee to a supervisory position for the first time.  To help paint a picture of “management” for the employee, the senior manager drew up a list of “Things Managers Are and Do” and shared it with the prospective supervisor.  I…

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Fierce Conversations ... or Constructive Ones?

Posted on February 10, 2012 at 11:30 4 Comments

In recent years, there has been widespread interest in books recommending “fierce” or “…

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Star Employees: Are They Worth the Cost?

Posted on October 20, 2011 at 12:33 0 Comments

Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, left a legacy of society-changing products.  Do other "star" employees do

the same
-- or, does the "price" for their brilliance sometimes exceed the benefit to the company?

 

The passing…

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At 13:37 on February 21, 2012, Jo Knox said…

No worries at all - great post. A good day for some extra attention!

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