busy

Sooo Busy?

Sooo busy all the time? You’re weak, incompetent, or insecure. There are people in my life whom I no longer ask, “How are you doing?” Does that seem rude? It… Get the Rest

just business

When Business Gets Personal

Her name was Elena, and she broke my heart. She crushed my spirit and made me question my worth. I was angry, frustrated and hurt. She was the first

dirty recruiting

Recruiting Is Not the Dirty Part of HR.

The HR content machine, Tim Sackett, wrote over at his blog a few weeks ago about the need for corporate recruiters to aggressively go after talent in the

truth serum

Interviewing With Truth Serum. If Only.

Hiring managers are busy people, and every last one of them wants an easier way to interview. However, I coach executives that there is no real way to simplify one

MB

Is Mary Barra Loyal, Crazy, Naive or Just Too Late?

I was thirteen years old when Oliver North got busted in the Iran-Contra Affair in 1986. The young kids in the audience probably only know Ollie as a

grit

Hire for Grit, Not for Smarts. It’s Science.

When people find out I am a recruiting guy, they ask me, “What’s your favorite interview question?” People think I must have super-secret awesome questions that only recruiters

my name is

Don’t Call Me HR

I have never been good at the public confrontation that sometimes exists in the business world. Corporate politics, power struggles, back-stabbing, blaming—I hate most of that. I’m a

squatter

Can You Afford a Competent Squatter?

If there is one thing that just screams out fun, it’s when someone hits you up at an after-work happy hour for HR advice.  That’s sad stuff—it’s not

Sit the bench

Ever Wish You Could Bench an Employee?

Baseball season is deep into its first month, which means leadership lessons from America’s favorite pastime are everywhere. Watch highlights from 2,430 MLB games, and you will see

teachers

Why a Sucker Pay Plan Made Me Hate Teaching

I was a sorta teacher for a few years. While I did my masters, I taught some composition and literature courses. If you have any sort of ego