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Breaking Rules is Not a Bad Thing (Sometimes)

I break rules, more than I probably admit to. A couple of weeks ago I did a Selfie interview on my blog and then posted it on the #SHRM17 annual… Get the Rest

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Why Innovation Requires Rules

When you hear the word innovation most people think, new, groundbreaking, disruptive, interesting, free-form. The word doesn’t evoke images of strict processes and rules. Yet my experience working

Moving from Disruption to Breakthrough HR

For a couple of years, we have been talking about disruption, when we are actually looking for breakthrough ideas in the HR space. My discussion today is a

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

“Elect” to Make Change For The Better

Hey there FOT'ers, Whitaker here, being decidedly un-hip. You know what IS "hip" right now? The emotionally wrought, hyperbolic, "end of the world" post. President-Elect Donald Trump had

College: The Perfect Place for HR to Reshape the Future

Colleges may just be the place for HR to reshape its future. As a part-time grad professor at Adelphi University, I get to play a small part in changing the

Don’t Forget About Burr: Bringing New Talent & Longtime Employees Together

If you have any interest in today’s pop culture, chances are you’ve heard of a little Broadway musical called Hamilton. If you haven’t, here’s the quick rundown: musical genius Lin-Manuel

HR Creepiness – Don’t Be That Guy (Gal)

Clowns. It’s probably been a long time since you gave clowns a second thought. But now, with the Presidential election and headlines like this from my neck of

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