SHRM Leadership Conference-DriveThruHR Interview

Just finished a podcast about the SHRM Leadership Conference with my good friend Bryan Wempen of DriveThruHR. We talked about local SHRM chapters, the volunteers that make up the backbone of the organization, and my sweet little babies. :-) Click the button below to listen to the show.

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Also, my good friend Dave Ryan had a go with Bryan on the show just before I got a chance to get on. Dave’s interview can be found at this link. Big shout out to Dave for allowing me to share his hotel room for SHRM Leadership. I offered to sleep in the floor, but he got his room changed to have a second bed just for me. I promised him blogging assistance in return. :-)

Difficult People, SHRM, and Enthusiasm-Guest Post Blitz #8

What do difficult people, SHRM’s value proposition (or lack thereof), guinea pigs, and enthusiasm have in common? They are all guest posts I’ve done in the past little while! Looks like I’m a little schizophrenic with the varying topics, but each post has its own merits.

I have several guest posts that went live (fairly recently) elsewhere that you may have missed. Some of them might be a bit different flavor than the usual upstartHR offerings, so be sure to check them out! If you\’re interested in seeing some of my previous escapades, click here for the Guest Post Blitz archive.

My friend Charlie Judy at HR Fishbowl let me share my thoughts on working with difficult people in this short post: Who needs a class? Get rid of them!

John Jorgenson of the newly christened HR Tailgate blog opened up the discussion by letting me reply to his own SHRM-related post with an article of my own: SHRM, Value, and You

Jessica Miller Merrill at Blogging4Jobs opened up the stage and let me discuss science experiments, rodents, and an billion dollar corporation’s product strategies: Guinea Pigs and Google

Lance Haun over at Rehaul lets me talk about one of my favorite elements of a good candidate: enthusiasm-can it get you hired?

On the NASHRM chapter blog, RocketHR, I discussed good work etiquette and not making a bad impression: termination for bad manners? (don’t miss my funny SlideShare presentation at the bottom!)

And finally, Laurie Ruettimann told me to write something about SHRM and how they can stop doing things poorly, so of course I jumped at the chance: SHRM-3 recommendations from a new member.

Just a little bit of my brain floating around the interwebs these days. Anything in there interesting or enjoyable? What’s your favorite piece?

Guest Post Blitz #7

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Leadership lessons from the 1920s? Feedback tips from a sign at Wal-Mart? Working with people who make you want to smash your face into a wall? No, I haven’t gone off the deep end (well, any more than normal, anyway). I’ve been playing in other peoples’ sandboxes! And I have to admit, it’s pretty darn fun.

I have several guest posts that went live (fairly recently) elsewhere that you may have missed. Some of them might be a bit different flavor than the usual upstartHR offerings, so be sure to check them out!

If you\’re interested in seeing some of my previous escapades, click here for the Guest Post Blitz archive.

I’m usually pretty long-winded, but I took a different approach with my post for Trish at HR Ringleader. This super short post teaches a few feedback lessons

Lisa Rosendahl of Simply Lisa has been a great resource for me, and one of the first things I realized about her early in my career is that being a leader and being in HR aren’t mutually exclusive. That’s why I shared a post with her on leadership lessons across the ages. Plus, bonus coolness, it was chosen by Wally Bock (one of the best leadership guys around!) as a leadership post of the week!

I’ve mentioned my role in helping Alison Green create a resource on how to interview well. Well, I wrote a post for CAREEREALISM (one of my favorite career sites) talking about interviewing and its resemblance to endurance sports.

Long, long ago (in a galaxy far far away) sorry, that was Star Wars. Anyway, earlier this summer, I did a post for Krista Francis of Alive HR on friendliness and personal development. I think we’ve all faced one of those people, and I just had to spill my guts about the experience.

Oh, and sorta sidetracking, but Melanie and I finally got the story up on our adoption blog about the day the girls were born. Not sure if anyone wants to know, but it’s there if you do. :-)

Finally, I did a video recently on working with meaning and purpose. The guys over at Rypple liked it so much they asked for permission to share it on their Make Work Meaningful site. Awesome!

Whew! Staying busy, huh? Is there a guest post in there that you particularly like? If so, which one?

Download a Free Career Book

A few months ago I had the opportunity to participate in a group eBook project run by my good friend Chris Ferdinandi. It was a really great experience and I love sharing the eBook with others. Anyway, I was asked by my buddy Rich from Corn on the Job to participate in another guide with a career focus, and I leaped at the opportunity. I did it not only because Rich asked, but because I also love talking about career concepts. My first writing gig was with a career site, after all!

Click here to get the free eBook.

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In honor of Father’s Day

In honor of Father’s Day, I was invited by a friend to write a short tribute to my dad, Brian Eubanks. Please head over to check it out along with a few others who share about their own experiences. You’ll also see where my rugged good looks come from. ;-)

By the way, this isn’t the first time I’ve written about my parents, either.

To all the dads out there, I hope you have a great one. I’m going to be a dad very soon as well, so I’ve paid attention more this year than any in the past.

Guest Post Blitz #6

I\’m notorious for being unorganized, but I have several guest posts that went live (fairly recently) elsewhere that you may have missed. Some of them might be a bit different flavor than the usual UpstartHR offerings, so be sure to check them out!

Every once in a while I get the chance to write a little something for some of my friends. In an effort to repay their kindness, I share the links with you in case you\’re interested in checking one out. If you\’re interested in seeing some of my previous escapades, click here for the Guest Post Blitz archive.

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As President and CEO, I’m…

As President and CEO ’round these here parts, I’m going to be giving myself the day off. What? Oh, yeah. You heard me. It’s somewhere in that employee manual thingy I created if you want to flip through there. Eh, it’s somewhere near the back. Oh, never mind.

Today is my wedding anniversary.

So, what the heck does that mean for you? Well, you can check out a few posts I’ve written for my other HR blog or you can even get in touch with my softer side by checking out the note I left my wife on the adoption blog. Bring a hankie. ;-)

I’ll catch you guys later this week.