A Harvest Carnival of HR

Let's cut to the chase, okay? Pumpkin ales are the shit. So while everyone is freaking out about fall colors, carving gourds, and Halloween, I'm just going to sit here and drink my Pyramid Pumpkin Ale and enjoy my night. I'll admit it, too: I'm a simple man with simple tastes but I do love the harvest season.

What does this have to do with the Carnival of HR? Not much. Except for the fact I'm drinking a pumpkin ale right now and it's put me in a festive mood to share with you some of the top posts of the autumnal variety. Let's begin, shall we?

Let's get a little psychological with Bob Browne discussing how he applies Deming at the Deming Institute blog. 

Judy Lindenberger talks about what she's learned from the best HR bloggers and like me, you may be a little surprised by some of what she's learned!

Want to promote a superstar to a manager position? Dan McCarthy says you better think twice before you do that.

Let out your inner employment lawyer? Maybe it's not the fantasy you want but it's the fantasy you need according to the fine folks over at Rudner MacDonald blog.

Feeling a bit zen? Being mindful in the workplace is more than meditating. An interesting take on action versus a way of being from Jesse Lyn Stoner's blog.

Are you ready for change? Ian over at Civilization Simply Said says Millennials may help push your organization to a better shared future. Young people! They're good for something, perhaps.

Does HR's unfamiliarity with data analysis open the door for workforce analytics products? Anita Lettink wonders how many people are seeing real data analytics impact their workforce.

Clear your throat. Are you ready to speak up? The Random Acts of Leadership blog highlights Malala Yousafzai and what leaders can learn from her example.

Finally, Steve Smith covers the three things left unsaid from the HR Tech Conference earlier this month on The Starr Conspiracy blog (the one you're reading right now).

Woo! That's it for this edition of the Carnival of HR. As always, drink those pumpkin ales responsibly and never carve a gourd with a dull knife. And if you don't do autumn-like things, there's never a bad season to drink whiskey.