Needless to say, this (short) week has been all about getting my head back into the game. With two long weekends in a row bracketing the holiday slowdown, I was starting to enjoy the type of leisurely pace referenced by Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey when she asks "what is a weekend?". But there are mortgages to be paid, health insurance to be secured, and groceries to be bought.
So back to the halls of commerce it is. Goals have been agreed upon with my team, and everybody's revved up their motors to undertake new and ongoing projects. As I said last week, continuous improvement isn't sexy, but it's how we get it done.
Here's a sampling of blogs, articles, and tweets from folks who are getting off to their own good starts in 2013.
RT @SmarterCafe: What are your #2013 #resolutions? I have one... http://ow.ly/gnKeI
What Did You Do New Year's Eve? http://ow.ly/gxry9 via @WF_Institute
Workforce Institute Predictions for 2013 http://ow.ly/gxrBI via @WF_Institute
7 Steps to a Kick Ass Job in the New Year http://ow.ly/gtKUv via @blogging4jobs
3 Resolutions That Can Benefit Everyone in the Workplace This Year http://ow.ly/gtMbL via @TLNT_com
RT @robert_clements: Gearing up for #NRF13? Let's look back at what we learned about #WFM at #NRF12. http://ow.ly/gxrmo
The Future of You http://ow.ly/gtNoU via @HarvardBiz
Practice Makes Perfect: A New Way To Think About New Year's #Resolutions: http://ow.ly/gtObG via @TIMEBusiness
12 Great Motivational Quotes for 2013 http://ow.ly/gtPbg via @Inc
When Pay Does Not Motivate -- How to Groom Great Employees http://ow.ly/gvE1I via @HuffPostBiz
A new world of #mobility, #taskmanagement, and #analytics. Stop by and visit us at booth 1825 at #NRF13! http://ow.ly/gtMPv
RT @ggheorghiu: Engaging the Modern #Manufacturing Workforce - a @KronosInc webinar http://ow.ly/gxrpa
The @WF_Institute at #Kronos Predicts Top Trends in Workforce Management for 2013 http://ow.ly/gvArZ
[WHITEPAPER] Money Talks: How Wage and Hour Challenges Can Cost You http://ow.ly/gvBhd
Best career advice of 2012: http://www.tlnt.com/2013/01/02/my-very-best-hr-advice-of-2012/
Do you love your work?: http://blogs.wsj.com/juggle/2012/12/13/year-end-evaluation-do-you-love-your-work/
The Coffee is For Closers principle and how it applies to your workforce in 2013: http://www.tlnt.com/2013/01/02/coffee-is-for-closers-3-ways-to-help-your-workers-survive-in-2013/#more-71993
Big news in the publishing world this week: http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2013/01/a-declaration-of-independence.html
Join me, if you can, for our a tweet chat on 1/9 at 12pm EST about Top Trends in Workforce Management for 2013. Find us at #KronosChat.
And don't forget to enjoy the first weekend of 2013!
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