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July 6, 2011 / W. Stanton Smith

let them all whine

http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/author/profile/107/w-stanton-smith

Recently I authored an article for HR Magazine the most influential HR oriented publication in the UK. If you follow the link above you’ll find that the article titled  “Different Slant: How talent or HR professional make a convincing case about key people.”  The original title was “Let the All Whine” and for a variety of  appropriate reasons the magazine chose to use a different title.

I’m inviting you to read the article within the frame that I originally conceived the message: that many highly successful leaders (C-Suite Heroes as I call them in the article) have a huge blind spot which threatens their own success as well as that of their organizations: they are dismissive of any messages that threaten their prerogatives namely to do whatever they please with little regard for “less” successful employees. I believe that HR professionals in particular must be able to argue with facts as well as feeling to be successful in helping these executives with this huge blind spot about the value of all employees not just the “keepers”, i.e., those who fit these executives view of  people they need to care about.

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