Guest Host:

Jim Quillen, Director of Tax, Paycom

The United States of America may be more than two centuries old, but the examples laid down by the founding fathers still teach us new lessons every day. In honor of Independence Day, HR Break Room dives deep into the American Revolutionary War by examining the important leadership lessons from one of its most pivotal and iconic moments: George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River.

In this episode of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea are visited by Paycom’s Director of Tax and American history buff, Jim Quillen, to discuss the full story before reflecting on the historic event’s biggest takeaways for today’s HR leaders. You will learn about:

  • finding talent in the unlikeliest of places
  • why it’s important to hold steady in the face of doubt
  • the benefits of clearly communicating a vision
  • the importance of being visible for your people
  • why it’s not enough to just do your best, but do what is required

 

Learn more about the leadership lessons mentioned in this podcast by attending our “5 Leadership Lessons HR Can Learn From American History” webinar.

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About HR Break Room

HR Break Room is a podcast from your friends working in human resources, dedicated to bringing you interesting break room conversations with experts on the hot topics of HR and HR Technology, one cup of coffee at a time. Hosted by Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice, HR Break Room is designed to inspire you to harness the power of HR technology to empower your people and organization.

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