10 HR Recommendations for 2017

RJ set me up nice last week with his post on questions to ask before looking for a new HR gig.  And he’ll be pleased to know at least 5… Get the Rest

Leadership. It’s Always the Answer

How many of you are in the throes of strategy planning and budgeting for 2017?  It's also talent review, total rewards and expense management season.  Oh, and for

3 Ways To Avoid Hiring Nightmares

I hate hiring for myself. The kissing multiple frogs aspect before finding my prince/princess is tough. Rarely am I talking to someone where there's not something I like

I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!

"Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley" is one of the reasons I continued to watch SNL in the 90's.  Al Franken invented and acted out Stuart in a way

3 Ways To Create Your Own Warrior Team

On April 13th, the Golden State Warriors made history with their 73rd win for the season.  In just a bit over 5 years they've gone from trash to

Addicted to Queso and Other Leadership Predicaments

I broke my left arm two weeks ago.  First broken bone, first ambulance ride, first ER visit.  All in tiny Columbus, Texas....which means I was terribly lucky they

What I Learned From AC/DC

If you read my bio,  you know I'm a music fan.  In particular, I get excited by loud, vibrant and heart-stopping tunes.  So when a former colleague messaged

Call Me! The Lost Art of Picking Up The Phone.

Gen X version: "Call me (call me) on the line Call me, call me any, anytime" Millennial version: "Hey, I just met you, And this is crazy, But here's my number, So call me, maybe!" Aside

Kick-Start Your HR Creativity – Two Lessons From Jared Leto

The Thin Red Line. Fight Club.  American Psyco.  These are films that solidified Jared Leto's success as an Oscar-winning actor. Then, as his star was rising, he basically stopped

Screw The Gym. 3 Healthier Ways To Keep Your 2016 HR Resolutions

January 1st.  My gym is packed.  Brand new workout gear is on display.  There's a line for the adduction lever machine. Fitness resolutions are certainly worthy, but, like most