February is a short month … but it’s also a great month and one of my favorite months of the year! We celebrate Black History and highlight the accomplishments of African-Americans in the USA in February. We celebrate Valentine’s Day and highlight the importance of love and romance in February. Usually, we celebrate the best of the year’s movies at the Oscars in February as well — but this year, the awards airs on March 2nd.
Oh well. Close enough.
So when I saw my friend Shauna Griffis post on Facebook that she needed a blogger to host the HR Carnival for this week, I jumped on it! I’ve been a follower of the Carnival since before I started blogging. I really respect their commitment to sharing great content and featuring new HR blogging voices.
Because it is February, I asked for contributions along the themes of Love in the Workplace, Diversity and Great HR Lessons from the Movies … Enjoy the show!
LOVE AT WORK
Karin Hurt gives great perspective on male/female workplace friendships and breaking down boys club barriers in “Can Men & Women Be Friends At Work?”
Looking for seedy tales of workplace whoopee? Then you MUST read these posts from Sabrina Baker and Chris Fields — they are sure to raise your eyebrows and make you blush, giggle and flinch
LOVE FOR WORK
You’ll never hear me argue against passion for work and showing love for others at work as essential, necessary and desirable for a successful employment relationship. That’s why these 3 posts had to be included in this Carnival —
– 5 Signs You Found the Love of Your Work Life by Troy Lutz from WagePoint
– Falling In Love with Your Employees by Chris Fields from eSkills
– Legacy HRMS / Legacy Marriage — Sunk Costs vs Innovation by Naomi Bloom
Tiffany Keuhl encourages you to “Free Your Mind” about traditional ideas and plans surrounding diversity at work. Dwane Lay supports these notions and adds some more ideas to the mix in his post “What’s Missing From Diversity” then Andrew Tarvin ties it all together with “8 Benefits of an Inclusive Organization“… And I absolutely loved this post from Ian Welsh which combines his thoughts on diversity strategy with the Wizard of Oz!! It just don’t get much better than A Brain, A Heart, The Nerve”
For those who’ve been following my blog for awhile, you know how much I love television and the movies! I pull a lot of wisdom and great workplace lessons from there. So even though the Oscars are on the outskirts of February this year, I still have give honorable mention and share this from Dan McCarthy’s Great Leadership Blog “The 2013 Movie Edition” (spoiler alert: there are GIFs!! Yay!!)
Finally, in direct honor of Black History Month, I want to share this post from my friend Dave Ryan (Black History from an Old White Guy) which was written in response to my post “The N-Word” (oh yes. I went there) back in 2012.
Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed the Carnival! Check out the website to find out the next stop — and find out how you too can be a host!
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