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Is Mary Barra Loyal, Crazy, Naive or Just Too Late?

I was thirteen years old when Oliver North got busted in the Iran-Contra Affair in 1986. The young kids in the audience probably only know Ollie as a conservative media… Get the Rest

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Are You Experienced? 3 People You Need to Meet

Funny how it works, but as I get older, I realize that yes, Virginia, experience does count. But not, necessarily, in the traditional definition of experience, i.e. "tenure." Let's

The heat is on

When the Heat’s On, How Do You Deal with Adversity?

"The heat is on, the heat is on The heat is on, it's on the street The heat is on." I'm guessing Glenn Frey's song and Nelly's "Hot in Herre" were

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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

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

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Are Job Titles Participation Trophies for Grown Ups?

I’m not a big fan of generalizing generations and playing into a faux “millennial” industrial complex, making money convincing everyone that we need to reinvent the world because

Love Killer App

Hey HR – Is It Time to Be Less Business-y?

This post might whip a few HR heads around. I’m suggesting that that HR may want to spend a bit more time being touchy-feely and less time being all

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R. Kelly and Eccentric Employee Relations Issues

In case you haven't heard, we are right in the middle of my birthday week. (That's right. I am one of those adult women who demand an entire week.

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

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Hey HR – Who do you want your employees to become?

My company president forwarded me an article from Harvard Business that contained the transcript of an interview that Harvard IdeaCast had with MIT’s Michael Schrage, a frequent HBR