How to Screw Up the Management Off-Site

For decades, the leadership off-site meeting has been a favorite tool of management consultants worldwide. “We have issues, so let’s get the team together away from the office and fix… Get the Rest

Amateur Hour at Uber: Too Many Managers With Too Little Experience

Managers don't get much respect at Uber. How else would you explain the fact that 63 percent of the ride-share company's management team is, according to head of global

Attention Walmart: It’s Managerial Malpractice When You Push Sick People to Work

Here's a leadership lesson that every manager should have drilled into their head: You don't let employees work when they're sick. Sounds pretty simple, doesn't it? Of course it does,

united talent

How Talent (or Lack Thereof) Can Lead to Systemic Business Failure

The legend, John Hollon, tore into United here at FOT earlier this week, accurately writing that culture problems are the core reason Satan ranks higher than United in

hr technique

Ask Your Team Why You Suck – The Next Great HR Technique

Sometimes the universe has a way of conspiring to bring you what you need when you need it. I know some of you are thinking the universe did exactly

annual reviews

Hey HR – Slow Your Roll! These are people’s lives.

Are you feelin’ groovy? Are you feeling like the hep cat who ate the canary? Are you one of the first movers who stopped doing annual performance reviews and

Cultural Meltdown: When Values Don’t Match Workers’ Day-to-Day Reality

"If there is one job that I as CEO must do for our team members, customers, communities, and shareholders, it is to be the keeper of our company’s

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

It’s High Time We Give Up the Ghost on Employee Engagement

Aren't we all sick and tired of employee engagement? I know I am. I've been writing about it for years (here's one from July 2010), and the story never changes. A

4 Reasons to Abandon Anonymity in Employee Surveys

While we still have a long ways to go, I am encouraged by what’s happening in human resources.  Over the past few years, we’ve found the courage to