mind the gap

Dilbert May Be The Smartest Manager In The World

Not Dilbert per se—but Scott Adams, Dilbert’s creator. I read his blog pretty regularly, and he usually has something pretty smart to say. He used to be funnier. I think… Get the Rest


Corporate Freudian Psychoanalysis: Is That A Cigar or Are You Just Engaged?

We're going to a weird place today. And I know this is a simplistic analysis but go with it… it’ll be fun! Freud (Sigmund, the psychiatry guy, not the

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WEBINAR: Top 10 Ways To Use Glassdoor For Good (Not Evil)

Let’s face it. HR pros have a long history of being uncomfortable with sites like Glassdoor.com. After all, the only people that use Glassdoor.com and sites like it are disgruntled ex-employees that you


When You ASSuME

There was a show on TV in the early 70s about roomates---one was neat and one was sloppy. It bore NO resemblance to the cluster that ran in

change your mind

If You Never Change Your Mind, You’re Doing It Wrong

Hopefully by now you’ve warmed up to the notion that productive conflict is important to encourage in your teams. To get the most out of their insights and

Ancient HR Advice

A 3,000 Year Old Piece of HR Advice

Too many posts and pundits are ready to sell you the newest, greatest and most cool thing to help you do HR better. Yet, I’d suggest that in many


Embracing Competition in the Workplace

The other day, I was listening to a friend discuss what a competitive equestrian she was growing up. As I am wont to do when fake-listening to someone wax


What eHarmony Can Teach Us About Finding The Employee-Employer Match Made In Heaven

I signed up for eHarmony.com. Yes, I’m still happily married to my baby’s daddy whose birth I wrote about for FOT a few months back.  And he’s actually

employee smart

Finders Keepers – Uncovering The Smartest Employee At Your Company

I couldn't sleep the other night, probably because of the 14 Diet Dews I had throughout the day, but I had an Epiphany while staring at the ceiling


I Don’t Care What You Want – I Want To Know What You Think

Every 38.6 seconds another survey hits the interweb tubes that says employees want “X.” Sometimes it’s more money (who are we kidding – it’s always more money –