I've a lot on my mind. Client projects. Personal projects. Friends who tell me my site sucks (you know who... all I'll say is KS.)
But the big thing weighing on me is HRReinvention.
I am so stoked but also a bit scared. Scared good not scared bad.
HRReinvention takes place this week on Thursday in Omaha (first time there for me btw) - it is the brain-child of Jason Lauritsen who writes at Practicing HR and is the VP of HR for a large Nebraska bank. Actually it was spawned when Jason went to HRevolution 2010 (so that makes it the brain-second cousin or something like that.)
Jason has pulled together some great people to come and talk with some other great people. This will be epic - and hence my bit of anxiety. I mean I'm up there with:
Jason Seiden - China Gorman - William Tincup - Joe Gerdstandt - Greg Harris - Chris Bryant - Dr. Roger Fransecky - Dr. Kim Hoogeveen. Whoa ... great company.
So what am I doing there? Well...
My topic will be Legen... wait for it.... dary
(in my mind anyway)
Zen and Art of Human Maintenance – HR’s New Bible
To borrow from the document I sent to Jason explaining what I would cover...
In the book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, the author suggests that a combination of logic and emotion – rational and romantic – the being in the moment (zen) and the step-by-step nature of maintaining a motorcycle should coexist in order to have a higher quality of life. HR needs to look at their function in a similar fashion – the processes, laws, rules and organizational elements PLUS the emotional, illogical and often messy world of humans as people.
Neat huh.... and also why I'm a bit worried. But no guts no glory.
To reinforce how important it is to take the chance of failing I'm channeling @seiden and offer you this video (email subscribers click through here to see it.) Credit where credit is due - I found it through Barry Ritholtz site: The Big Picture.