On Civility — Roof Beam Reader

On Civility “Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. […]... Continue Reading →

Work’s Intimacy

  Melissa Gregg's, Work's Intimacy, is an interesting read. The book is based on Gregg’s three year research on “technology’s impact on the workplace and home lives of employees in the information and communication spheres of the knowledge economy.” Gregg explains how “the new media” becomes so intimate with work that they put this at the... Continue Reading →

HR Today

The evolution of Human Resources (HR) has kept its core ideologies and at the same time seen overwhelming growth since 1965. The introduction of HR in the 1960’s and 70’s with Abraham Maslow’s “hierarchy of needs concept with the concept of “self-actualization.” (Eisenberg, Goodall, & Tretheway, 2010, p. 82). Today, Maslow’s work “still has currency... Continue Reading →

Digital Presentation COM 613

Hello to all. I finally uploaded my intro video for this digital presentation. I have more than my share of "uh-oh" moments during this class and I am taking ownership in these moments. My digital presentation is about Dorothy E. Smith's "consciousness raising" concept and a huge "uh-oh" moment for me trying to make sense... Continue Reading →

Oral Presentation – Applying Putnam

My "uh-oh" for my oral presentation relates to my job as the Director of the Annual Fund and the annual employee giving campaign. This eyeopening moment occurred a couple of years ago when I became responsible for the employee giving campaign. The University I work for has a main campus and several locations non-traditional (adult... Continue Reading →

Tribal Talk…..

I have just finished Seth Godin’s, Tribes, and it was powerful. The book is a realistic power book about leadership that is inspiring and motivating. To get the meaning of the book one must understand what a tribe is, “A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and... Continue Reading →

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