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What, The Bell Curve Lives?

Just when I thought the performance ratings and the dreaded bell curve were dead, the Washington Business Journal announced that a major government contractor in Washington, DC is doubling down… Get the Rest

FOT Mothers Day

Employee Engagement Day

Sunday is Mother’s Day. The one day a year many of us recognize the 20+ years of service and effort Mom (or Mum as they say on the other

Personalities

4 People You Need In Your HR Network

Fast Company published an article titled “The 4 People You Need For An Awesome Network” and like most stuff they put out, it was great!  Here’s a taste: “Start

tick tock

How Often Do You Ask For Commitment?

I have never missed a deadline here at FOT in 7 years. And I don’t plan on it. I’ve come close--but I’ve never crossed that line. If you don’t

Sit the bench

Ever Wish You Could Bench an Employee?

Baseball season is deep into its first month, which means leadership lessons from America’s favorite pastime are everywhere. Watch highlights from 2,430 MLB games, and you will see

Talent Swag

Talent Swag: Transparency in Identifying Leadership Potential

Okay, let me start by saying I’m a pretty young guy and I feel as though I’m "hip to the jive." I can also admit that some nights

The CYA Report E52: Keeping Employees Happy and Productive at Work with Lee Burbage [PODCAST]

Welcome to The CYA Report, brought to you by Workforce.com and Fistful of Talent. On today’s show we have Lee Burbage, chief people officer at Motley Fool, on Keeping

Tis the season to be learning

‘Tis The Season To Be Learning

Image this scenario: You are sitting at home enjoying some quiet time right before the holidays. Perhaps you are wrapping gifts, baking some cookies or taking a nap. Then

Three Types of Employees

Developing Your Team: Three Types of People (And Why You’re The Problem)

You wish your team would accept greater responsibility. Why don't they seize the moment and just do it? It's a common thread for me and the people I hang

Make Mistakes Human Resources

It’s Less About Mistakes and More About Recovery

Even James Taylor makes mistakes.  I probably would have let it slide if he continued on with "America The Beautiful"; but glad he made a graceful recovery and started