beinghuman

Connecting To Humans At Work

I’ve been on a tear for the last couple of years to get companies – no, reset – not companies – PEOPLE (companies are NOT people) to approach their business… Get the Rest

great white buffalo

What You Can Learn From the Great White Buffalo

We all have them---those rockstar employees who are the “go-to” for every hairy problem and on the short-list for every succession plan. Many of us can rattle off 10

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Why So Serious?! 5 Ways To Inject A Little Sex Appeal Into Your Training Program

A few months back, I was chatting with an HR manager and they shared with me that their company was considering bulking up their training program. That’s when they said

drake

Admitting Imperfections Can Be So… Perfect

It happened again. We spent two weeks putting everything we had into preparing a pitch for organizational consulting work to a potentially huge client, and---once again---were shot down. This

gossip

Gossip Girls and Boys – HR’s New Productivity Weapon?

For all my career I’ve heard that loose lips sink ships. I was told don’t talk about your coworkers, don’t spread gossip. And if you are in HR,

newbie

Sourcing and Running: Surviving Newbie Status

I started really running 13 years ago.  I had just been laid off, had nothing but time on my hands and needed something to do that was cheap.

faces

Five Faces of Good Management

Those of us interested in improving our organizations; our ability to find, attract, recruit, develop, and retain talent; and to simply get "better" as HR/Talent pros have no

love

Calling It Like It Is

My conversation with my daughter this morning: Daughter:  "Mommy, you are just a little beautiful today." Me:  "Well, I think you are completely beautiful.  Why am I just a little?" Daughter:

sunk cost

Using the Sunk Costs Concept to Manage Performance

Want a little insight into the educational background of your FOT contributor today? I started off as a business major at a state school, took Accounting 101, flunked

Best employee

Good to Great: Thinking About Employee Development Plans for Your Team…

You expect me to give it to you straight, right?  Of course you do. The biggest lie that HR ever told the world is that it's important to treat