Are You a Mentor or Mommie Dearest?

Hey manager Mommie Dearest…Could your mentoring do more harm than good? I am a fan of mentorships.  I like to mentor people.  And, if I am trying to develop my… Get the Rest

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Here’s To the Crazy Ones: And Why You Don’t Deserve Them

Been doing a lot of performance work for some client companies lately.  As you might expect, I'm trying to push the companies to get out of the mindset

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They Did Not Suck: 5 Rules For Saying Why You Got Fired or Left Your Last Job

Gather round the monitor kids, because I'm about to break off some knowledge that a lot of you don't fully understand. Let's start with a general rule: If you're

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When a High Potential Employee Fails

No matter what company, high potential employees (high pots) get that fancy designation because in their world, they rock. They succeed and turn in solid results. In whatever discipline

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“Do You Want To Be Here?” and Other Loaded Questions Heard From Managers of People

There's a list of questions somewhere. When your manager fires one of these questions at you, it's a signal of the following: --You're not as special to the organization

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Hey HR – Slow Your Roll! These are people’s lives.

Are you feelin’ groovy? Are you feeling like the hep cat who ate the canary? Are you one of the first movers who stopped doing annual performance reviews and

The Killer HR App – Your Face

Almost 20 years ago I read a book that made me want to see around corners and over the horizon. That book was called “Unleashing the Killer App.”

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

5 Ways Managers of People Can Make It All About Their Employees

Got a good session coming up on Wednesday at 1pm ET (October 11) at the Meridian Learning and Development Hangout Series called "How Leaning Can Reframe Managers As

Low Employee Performance May Actually Be HR’s Fault

It strikes me that HR has had a long history of low self-esteem. How else do you explain the plethora of articles and blog posts calling for the