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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 categories: He… Get the Rest


Corporate Freudian Psychoanalysis: Is That A Cigar or Are You Just Engaged?

We're going to a weird place today. And I know this is a simplistic analysis but go with it… it’ll be fun! Freud (Sigmund, the psychiatry guy, not the


Intimacy In The Workplace: It’s a “Do”

The Breakfast Club (TBC) is 30 years old this year, which means I first saw it when I was 3. Okay... maybe I was 5. It's a classic movie that

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You Deserve an HR Sabbatical

There is an alternate universe where human resources professionals are revered as workforce leaders. They are offered paid leave every seven years to learn more about their industry.

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How To Negotiate Like A 4-Year-Old… And Win

My daughter has her first loose tooth. She's four, so it's a bit early... but her dentist indicated it's all genetic. So rest assured it's not because she's

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The Evolution of Hiring: Do It Differently

One of my favorite cartoons as a kid was The Jetsons.  George and family living in the sky, flying cars and best of all... Rosie, the loveable robot

What Brad Pitt Taught Me About HR

For HR Pros Mission is Peaceful – Implementation is Violent

Sometimes people surprise you. It happened to me this past weekend. I was lounging around looking for a movie to fill up a couple of hours and “Fury”---the WWII


Yes, I Heard About That. Very Sad. So, Are You Open To A New Opportunity?

Here is a question for you as an HR/Talent professional: Is there ever any circumstance where it is not okay to cold call into a company or to


How Do You Lead Today’s Rock Stars?

The NBA Championship is over, yet there is a lot of chatter about the tense relationship between LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers coach, David Blatt.  After observations


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