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Leadership. It’s Always the Answer

How many of you are in the throes of strategy planning and budgeting for 2017?  It’s also talent review, total rewards and expense management season.  Oh, and for those in… Get the Rest

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HR, Take Some Risks and Just Say “What the ****”

My favorite movie line of all time and something every HR practitioner needs to do, "Sometimes you need to just say 'what the ****' and take some risks." The

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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

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Getting Change To Stick

Everyone is either leading change or trying to adapt to it. Very little in our world today remains constant. And yet, change is hard for all of us.

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Back-to-School with HR

It's the end of August, and many HR parents are dealing with the back-to-school blues. Not your blues. You've got your life on lockdown, and your kids have been

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Incentive Program Design – Here’s your Big-A** Award!

Quick – how many milliliters of morphine should you give to dull the pain of surgery? Don’t know? Let’s try this –which chemotherapy drug do you give for

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Nobody Wants Those Crummy Trump Jobs

I'm unabashedly libertarian in my politics. I don't think government can solve anything that you can't fix yourself. There are exceptions, of course. You can't fight systemic problems like

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Safe HR Topics for Troubled Times

Unless you're living in a cave, you are up-to-speed on all the latest problems in the world. From the bombings in Baghdad to gun violence in America, there

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Back Into The Frying Pan

For the last handful of years, I've been a free-range chicken, roaming from roost to roost spreading good cheer and occasional wisdom. The life of a consultant is

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I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!

"Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley" is one of the reasons I continued to watch SNL in the 90's.  Al Franken invented and acted out Stuart in a way