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Why Innovation Requires Rules

When you hear the word innovation most people think, new, groundbreaking, disruptive, interesting, free-form. The word doesn’t evoke images of strict processes and rules. Yet my experience working with most… Get the Rest

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Writer’s Block. Six-Year-Olds. And Truth.

Be forewarned.  I am experiencing writer's block.  It's so bad, I just poured myself a glass of bubbly and then proceeded to leave it in the kitchen. Which meant

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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

10 HR Recommendations for 2017

RJ set me up nice last week with his post on questions to ask before looking for a new HR gig.  And he'll be pleased to know at

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Office Holiday Parties? They’re OK, But I’m a Big Fan of the Office Holiday Lunch

We're deep into the holiday season, and nothing gives me pause as much as my fellow FOTer Laurie Ruettimann's recent post on the perils of the office holiday

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.”

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Alcohol and Holiday Parties

Holiday parties are tough for me because I struggle with alcohol. I am a petite woman, so it's tough for me to hold my liquor. It just takes a

Thanksgiving – The First Employee Engagement Event

In a couple of days many of us will be pulling our chairs up to a table full of food that seems designed to turn on every single

The Hidden Employee – What We Learned from Last Night

I had a post locked and loaded for today but after listening to the pundits on a variety of channels discuss the surprise outcome of the Presidential election