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The Corporate Uniform… Or, Are you Brave Enough to Wear the Same Thing Everyday?

Steve Jobs. Mark Zuckerberg. President Obama. Karl Stefanovic. (Okay, I bet you have no idea who this guy is… hang in there, we will come back to him). What are… Get the Rest

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The 3 “Fs” of Universal Hiring

I've worked for global Fortune 500 organizations.  I've worked for a private holding company.  I've also "done" three startups. I bring some street cred to this blog as

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Anarchy In The J.O.B

Anarchist: A person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power. Guess what? Anarchists are alive and well in your company. And HR is SICK OF IT.

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In Defense Of My Alma Mater (Sub: A Quick Rant About FSU)

I’m a proud alumna of The Florida State University and have taken a lot of heat lately about it. I have taken heat in the grocery store, at

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Sometimes It’s About Perspective – Management at The Bottom

There as many ways to generate employee engagement as Carter has little liver pills. (Look it up. It’s a saying. An old one but nonetheless.) If you read

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The 10 Commandments of HR

As an interesting experiment, I decided to create a list of "thou shalts/thou shalls" for HR pros. The list is similar to the "original" 10 Commandments List, of

feedback culture

Stop Teaching People How to Give Feedback

Want a feedback culture? Join the club. But how does HR help create this? Most organizations start by teaching managers how to give feedback effectively. The logic follows

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Why Leaders Can Take Vacations, Even Us Americans

It's August. Europe is on holiday. I'm just back from a week+ vacation myself. While away, I came across this article explaining why Europeans are better at taking

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Interviewing With Truth Serum. If Only.

Hiring managers are busy people, and every last one of them wants an easier way to interview. However, I coach executives that there is no real way to simplify one

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RECRUITER RECHARGE: How to Hire a Recruiter – Look for Macgyverisms

Editor's Note - Welcome to the Recruiter Recharge, a new series we're kicking off in conjunction with the uber-pro recruiting team at Newton Software. Each month, we'll do