How To Assess Your True Corporate Culture

In my last entry, we covered the role of corporate culture in achieving your company’s mission. Ideally, your corporate culture guides people’s behaviors to be consistent with the corporate values,… Get the Rest

Open-Ended Feedback Requests: Now Being Requested By a Sucker Near You…

A lot of you are in an end-of-the-year cycle when it comes to performance reviews. Which is code for the following: "This #### would be a lot easier if

Keeping Lousy Employees – Why Your Employer Brand May Be TOO Strong

Yeah… I said it. Lock me up. Heresy! He’s a witch! Burn him! (Now go back and say that with your best Monty Python accent – don’t lie –

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.

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

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

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

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