giftguide

Holiday Giving For Employees – It’s Not That Simple

I have two kids… actually they are no longer kids but young adults—21 and 23. When they were 6 and 4, buying them gifts for Christmas was easy. Make the… Get the Rest

thank you

Never Underestimate the Power of “Thank You!”

I was having a little jibber jabber this evening with a close friend.  We were discussing work.  This is great, that sucks, this is new, can't believe this

karma

He Said What??! Microsoft’s CEO Better Hope Karma Is Really a Guy.

What's the phrase... "Karma is a bitch?"  Talk about poetic given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's comments about how women should ask for a raise---said no less in front

useless

4 Useless Things Career Advisers Tell You

Over the weekend I caught this kind of interesting piece debunking much of what the investment advice industry tells its clients (that is you and me), The Four

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

VP

Are Job Titles Participation Trophies for Grown Ups?

I’m not a big fan of generalizing generations and playing into a faux “millennial” industrial complex, making money convincing everyone that we need to reinvent the world because

Boiler Room

Slinging Crack Rock: Why Most Stock Options Suck…

"Notorious B.I.G. said it best: 'Either you're slinging crack rock, or you got a wicked jump shot.' Nobody wants to work for it anymore. There's no honor in

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Kobe Bryant and Paying Above Market Compensation

If you follow professional sports, you probably know by now that Kobe Bryant returned to the NBA in December, played six games, and has been back out with injuries since

FMLA

What Being Strategic In HR Means – Real Life Case Study

I was in Canada recently to speak at an HR conference.  Upon returning, I wrote a post regarding the differences in pregnancy leave policies between the two countries,

clerks

5 Reasons Why Your Kid Will End Up Being a 40-Year Old Barista

Wow.  That title is harsh.  Time to man up/woman up. As whatever higher being you believe in knows—I've got my own challenges as a dad.  But there's a couple