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Samuel Hawley battles the past – and the present

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A hardened career criminal and seasoned murderer is not a guy I can admire. So why did I identify so closely with him? “The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley,” a new novel by Hannah Tinti, tells the story of a modern-day criminal on a terrifying mission to clean up everything from his past. A TIME review described it as, “Hercules …

David LangstonSamuel Hawley battles the past – and the present
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“What’s the ‘Truth’?”

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A recent article about Chuck Berry in Rolling Stone gave me hope we can see a renewed commitment to truth in journalism. Certainly what’s happened in mainstream media in the last year has been unsettling. Reading this article showed me that, despite the challenges of weaving together the extreme highs and lows of Berry’s life, the author, Mikal Gilmore, was …

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Can Change Be the Norm?

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The pace of business has steadily increased over the last several decades. Today’s leaders are “shooting the rapids” to maintain a competitive edge and sometimes just to keep from running aground. Too often, a company’s employees are forced to catch up with unexpected new strategic, operational and marketing plans en masse. When that happens, change is a “monster.” Articulating plans …

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The Rhythm of Employer-Employee Relationships

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I’m a people person by nature, so when I got into human resources 18 years ago, and later into critical internal communications, I knew I had found my calling. HR has become more complicated since then (think healthcare reform, multigenerational workforce and the impact of technology on employee communications, to name a few), but the fundamentals are the same. There …

Melody J. Cortez PHRThe Rhythm of Employer-Employee Relationships