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Patrick Lynch

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Leadership Lessons – How A Mountain Climber Teaches Us To Be Great

Leadership Resilience

This past weekend I was a co-leader at an event sponsored by SHRM-Atlanta, and NAAAHR-Atlanta called SHIFT (Start Having Intentionality in focusing your Talents). We brought together some great speakers and had a

The Rise Of Workplace Activism

Corporate Culture Future of Work Workplace Activism

Michael Corleone famously said, “It’s not personal. It’s strictly business”. That does not seem to be the case anymore for many companies. Wayfair recently had an employee walkout over the company selling beds to

Outplacement and The Future of Work - Let's Fix Work Podcast

careers Outplacement Growing Your Career

Last week I had the opportunity to be interviewed for Laurie Reuttimann’s Let’s Fix Work podcast. Laurie and I had a lively conversation about outplacement, a topic that she has never covered in her previous

Could Your Next Interview Be With A Robot?

Interview

I am a big fan of the Chad & Cheese podcast. They like to bill themselves as “punching the recruiting industry right where it hurts, with breaking news, brash opinion, and loads of snark.” Beyond the humor, Chad &

Lessons I Have Learned From Writing 400 HR Blogs

HR HR Blogs

I reached a milestone of sorts last week. By my unofficial count, I have now written 400 HR blogs. My blogging journey began on August 17, 2011, with the aptly named blog, “Just What The World Needs -- Another

Zig When Everyone Else is Zagging – Some Counter-Intuitive HR Ideas

HR Tech HR

The conventional wisdom today is that technology will make us more productive and that it will improve all of our lives. In many cases, this is true. But several recent news articles show that the conventional

Six Great Books To Read This Year

talent development Growing Your Career Books

I am proud to say that one New Year’s resolution I have followed is to read more books. At the beginning of the year, I made a list of a lot of books that I wanted to jump into but did not read because of the usual

Growing Your Career - Inventing A Job Is Better Than Finding One

Career Management Growing Your Career

I re-watched the movie The Social Network yesterday. For those of you who have not seen it, the movie is about the launch of Facebook and centers around two lawsuits that Eduardo Saverin and the twins Cameron and

Want To Win The Talent War? Hire Overqualified Candidates

talent war overqualified candidates

The biggest recruiting challenge today is filling the critical open positions that will help your organization continue to grow and allow your teams the ability to seize on marketplace opportunities. I understand

Leadership Lessons: Admit When You Are Wrong

Leadership

I had the great opportunity to give the devotional to the C3G, a career ministry at Northpoint Community Church (the incredible Andy Stanley is the Pastor). I decided to forego the expected inspirational address on