#Leadership Lesson Fm Gregg Allman – Faking It Doesn’t Fly

This week Greg Allman died.  Founding member and keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist for The Allman Brothers, Greg lived a full-life.  Perhaps too full at times, for his cup did overflow many times, but no one would accuse Greg Allman of being boring. Frankly, growing up I wasn’t an Allman brothers fan.  Later in my life, my husband, a huge […]

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#HR Hired Before Execs! Fad or Fundamental

Over the years I’ve seen HR practices come and go.  Remember the Zappo’s “Holacracy”? Sounded great…but didn’t stick. This, my friends, is what we would call a fad.  So, in that vein, a friend of mine forwarded me a New York Times Article titled: Focusing On HR Before Ping Pong Tables. The article describes a shift […]

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Join Dawn Burke On HRExaminer Radio: Executive Conversations

Friends.  I gotta give you the real deal.  The hook up.  I am thrilled to be the featured guest on the HRExaminer BlogTalk Radio Show:  Executive Conversations. The Executive Conversations show will be broadcast this Friday, February 10th at 9am CST. To join in just click here.  Also, you can chat throughout the show on […]

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ALWAYS Believe Adults Mean What They Say

As HR Pros and Talent Acquisitions Specialists we have to make judgments based on information. We usually gather this information in the form of interviews (job interviews, coaching interviews, feedback surveys, etc.). What have I learned after all these years interviewing? When an adult tells you something, you have to believe they mean it. Here’s my […]

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Control Your HR World W These Princess Leia Tricks

Since learning Carrie Fisher passed away, I thought it would be nice to repost my Fistful Of Talent post from January 2016.  Enjoy! –DHB You say you’ve lost control? You’ve never had control. But you can’t let that stop you. You’ve got work to do—good work. You’ve got people who depend on you and need you. […]

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I Woke Up To A President Trump > This Is What HR Can Learn

It’s the day after the election at Daxko (where I work), and lots of people have taken PTO. It is remarkably quiet in the office. Interesting. I don’t write about politics. I’m not educated enough on that topic to be anyone’s voice in politics. Alexander Hamilton would probably hate me, but I’m a card-carrying fence-straddler […]

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Your Best HR strategy: Give Up Being Proactive

I’ve been in Sr. HR for sometime.  I’ve sat in countless strategy sessions.  Something I’ve noticed most execs (including HR) state emphatically is the need to be proactive.  Some even pine for proactivity, treating their inability to wrap their arms around a proactive strategy like a shunned teenage victim of unrequited love.  If only there was more […]

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#Boondoggle ’15 > Leaders Must Carry The Weight

I attended a leadership event, Boondoggle that got me singing again. Literally. Below is the track to prove it. Why did this event get me singing again? I had the revelation it is OK to be a professional and an artist. It’s OK to be a leader and a learner. It’s OK to be messy, […]

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