Someone to Know: Q&A with Alyeska Pipeline Director of Human Resources Fred Millen


Fred Millen, Director of Human Resources at Alyeska Pipeline is an HR guru who specializes in workforce planning, employee development succession planning and more. With a background in Theology, he’s a wonderful storyteller, speaker and counselor to many. Q&A with Fred Millen, Director of Human Resources at Alyeska Pipeline.

Résumés & the Art of Storytelling (Part 10)


A study done by the Society for Human Resource Managers revealed that 53% of résumés contain lies of some sort. Both your résumé and your bio should tell a story–one with a beginning, middle, and an end. Where did you come from, where are you now, and where do you want to go? Many HR reps spend two minutes or less per application, so your story must be compelling and consistent–across all media.

Why Measuring Stress Could Rewrite Future for Millennial Women – TTI Success Insights

Chart Your Course

For every individual who leaves the workforce after nearly 10 years of experience means years of resources and knowledge lost from the companies that invested in them. WHY MEASURING STRESS COULD REWRITE FUTURE FOR MILLENNIAL WOMEN. By Jennifer Lawhead.

Stress 130

Turning Observation into Innovation

Leading Blog

In the case of Centenary College, “we needed to experience the college as if we were students, to understand it as if we were their families, and to visualize it through the eyes of high school guidance counselors or a business’s human resource staff.”

QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Engagement, Leadership and Power of Storytelling Last week, I had a short conversation with one of my colleagues in HR about the all important topic of employee engagement. I have been a strong believer in power of storytelling.

Why Reframing is Important to Great Leadership

Leading Blog

Human Resources — Leader’s role as coach. Symbolic — Leader’s role as storyteller. The central theme is the way humans discover and create meaning in an ambiguous and chaotic world. Leaders need to be able to look at the situations they face from different perspectives. The need to be able to reframe a situation in order to understand what it really going on and deal with it effectively.

Leadership Advice From How Great Leaders Think

Eric Jacobson

Leaders can see and do more when they know how to negotiate four key areas of the leadership terrain: structural, human resource, political, and symbolic. Storytelling is our most basic and powerful form of communication. Here is some good advice from Lee G.

How an Accounting Firm Convinced Its Employees They Could Change the World

Harvard Business Review

While correlational and not necessarily causative, we found a strong association between leaders who talk about the positive societal impact of their teams’ work and a variety of positive human resources and business indicators.

Increase Your Klout Score (Part 14)


Search firms and Human Resource departments are using Klout quite a bit now, and that’s reason enough to be aware of your Klout. Resumes & the Art of Storytelling (Part 10). How much Klout do you have? Klout measures your level of influence online. To achieve a high Klout score, you must drive action online (by getting lots of “likes” and comments on Facebook and LinkedIn, retweets on Twitter and reshares on Google+, for instance).

Possibility Maximizer: Tom Peters Little Big Things Video Series

Sales Wolf Blog

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional!   He is an excellent storyteller and has no problem communicating a clear and powerful message in these very short video segments. 

Video 130

Future of HR: The Transition to Performance Advisor


HR Professionals must be “data storytellers.” Tim Vanderpyl is a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) with Canada’s largest catholic healthcare organization. The Institute for Corporate Productivity ( i4cp ) has just released its latest report entitled “The Future of HR: The Transition to Performance Advisor”. This report combines the results of an i4cp survey of 384 business leaders, with interviews of more than 70 senior HR leaders of large organizations (i.e.,

Ulrich 102

Win 2 Tickets to PLAY DEAD in NYC

Women on Business

Co-writer TODD ROBBINS (“Dark Deceptions&# ) stars as the audience’s storytelling guide on an evening exploring death, darkness, and deception.

4 Informational Interviewing Tips (Part 15)


Search firms and Human Resource departments are using Klout quite a bit now, and that’s reason enough to be aware of your Klout. Resumes & the Art of Storytelling (Part 10). Be Informed about Informational Interviews: 4 Key Tips. The purpose of an informational interview is to get information about a field of work from someone who has firsthand knowledge. Seems simple enough.

w Can You Make Your Resolution a Reality? It's all in the Timing

Women on Business

When we don’t, we begin our internal storytelling, ‘He must be thinking this,” “She must be doing that.”

Eight Communication Traps That Foil Innovation

Harvard Business Review

This hand-off is a time of high risk and often fails because general management, human resources, marketing, communications, and sales teams haven't been informed along the way.

Brand 22

How Vineyard Vines Uses Analytics to Win Over Customers

Harvard Business Review

The science of storytelling and brand performance. This means that they simply do not have the human resources to perform the onerous data analysis and behavioral segmentation needed to inform true one-to-one marketing. HBR Staff/Daniel Sambraus/EyeEm/Getty Images.

Eight Ways to Communicate Your Strategy More Effectively

Harvard Business Review

You'll also want to integrate these messages with your training and your human resource initiatives to connect them with employee development & performance metrics. Use storytelling as much as possible to bring humanity to the company and to help employees understand the relevance of your strategy and real-life examples of progress and shortfalls against it. A frustrated CEO recently shared with me that her employees had lost their edge.