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“I’m Not Your HR Person” and Other Things You Want To Say To Your Parents

It’s inevitable. Every holiday or family gathering means that at some point, usually within 45 minutes of your arrival, a parent will pull you aside and say, “Can you take… Get the Rest


The Key Ingredient To A Strong Corporate Culture

Most companies talk a big game about how strong their corporate culture is and how it shapes the employee experience. But culture is a buzzword that means different


You’re Not Direct; You’re Just Rude

We all know them – those folks who pride themselves on “telling it like it is” and “not beating around the bush.” They are in our families, social


Business Travel Will Expand Your Horizons

I'm about to visit Havana on a cultural exchange mission. America is sending over some of its best and brightest HR leaders to talk about staffing, workplace issues,


Keeping Lousy Employees – Why Your Employer Brand May Be TOO Strong

Yeah… I said it. Lock me up. Heresy! He’s a witch! Burn him! (Now go back and say that with your best Monty Python accent – don’t lie –

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If Playboy Can Give Up Nudity, You Can Toss An Outdated Vacation Policy

"I only read it for the articles" may soon be true for Playboy fans! Playboy has officially announced it will be PG-13 as of 2016 and no longer print


Soccer, Leadership, and Organizational Culture

In the debate on the relative importance of company culture as a contributor to an organization’s success (or failure), I have mostly come down on the side that

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Mood Rings, Magic 8-Balls & Employee Engagement

I'm a product of the 70s. I had bell bottoms, platform sandals and wore my hair in braids. I also had a mood ring that was a piece of

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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


The 5 Best Cultural Fit Scenes from Hollywood…

Cultural fit. You know it's real, but you hate it when a hiring manager who is an absolute dufus goes with the most general feedback possible: "I just didn't