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MARCH MADNESS TALENT LESSONS: Slapping Players is Just Part of My Leadership Charm!

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How to Beat Weak Hiring Managers When You Interview

If you're like me, you've routinely got friends, family and colleagues asking you for career advice.  When it comes to the topic of interviewing, I'm on record as

Kris Dunn Reviews “The Founder” (Starring Michael Keaton as McDonald’s Founder Ray Kroc)

Last weekend I had a choice to make.  Go to La La Land with my wife and mother-in-law, or play the "man-up" card, save my father-in-law and go

Moving from Disruption to Breakthrough HR

For a couple of years, we have been talking about disruption, when we are actually looking for breakthrough ideas in the HR space. My discussion today is a

College: The Perfect Place for HR to Reshape the Future

Colleges may just be the place for HR to reshape its future. As a part-time grad professor at Adelphi University, I get to play a small part in changing the

Election Day as a Paid Holiday? This Is a Workplace Benefit We Need a Lot More Of

The older I get, the more I find that I treasure one long-standing workplace benefit. Yes, let's hear it for the three day holiday weekend. I'm thrilled anytime I can

VIDEO: “No Scrubs” with Lars Schmidt on Thinking Like a Startup

Check out the latest episode of No Scrubs below as Dawn Burke riffs with Lars Schmidt, founder of Amplify Talent, on her latest post where she explores her hypothesis that corporate

North Carolina, HB2 and HR

I live in North Carolina, a state so beautiful that people like me visit from desperate hell holes in the Midwest and say things like, “I’m never going

So You Want Innovation From the Peeps? The Way You Set Goals Will Have to Change.

Senior level course on performance and goal setting today, people. It's not often that I hear people tell me they wish they could get more innovation from their direct

You Just Lost Your Latest New Hire To… The Accounting Department?

Amazon continues to be (IMHO), America’s most interesting company. From the sheer range of businesses in which they operate to their single-minded focus on dominating their categories and