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5 Signs You Haven’t Let Go Of Your Old Job

About 79 years ago, I spent a fair bit of time working on a software implementation project in Saudi Arabia. It was a career-altering and—in some ways—life-changing experience for me… Get the Rest


#Paris – The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my career, it’s that every manager of people or talented individual contributor has a shelf life. Not sure what I’m talking

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Can You Train People to Work Hard?

Think about the people who have failed at your workplace. We know that it’s not usually because they lacked technical skill. It usually falls into one of two

never forget

September 11, 2015.

Everyone remembers where they were fourteen years ago today. I remember and I reflect on a decision I made that could have altered my career. September 11, 2001.  I

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LEADERSHIP BIRTH RATE: Some Leaders Are Just More Fertile Than Others

A few months ago, I wrote about an alternative measurement of quality of leadership called Leadership Gravity.  I've got another one for you, but this one is about kicking

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Your FOT Mad Men Wrap-up

How is it that almost an entire week has passed since the series finale of Mad Men---perhaps the most important workplace-related pop culture phenomenon in the last decade---and


Do I Want To Work In HR There?

Interesting read here about the questions you should ask before joining a start-up. Having 3+ start-ups under my belt, I can tell you I agree with most of

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7 Tips To Ensure Success In HR

I don't know about you, but I would have killed for someone to sit me down when I started my career in HR and simply tell me how


Egg Hunting Advice That Could Change Your Career

My daughter is four, so Easter is a big deal. Still second to Christmas, but Santa doesn't bring HUGE chocolate bunnies so... he might drop a notch this


How Recruiters Get Promoted

Like a lot of folks, I fell into recruiting. I did not go to college to be a recruiter. Instead, I wanted to be an astronaut. A life