The Bad Stack of Pancakes in Talent Management

As my kids were growing up, I bet I watched the original Toy Story, where Woody first meets Buzz Lightyear….oh, about 653 times. Given other brutal options like Caillou or… Get the Rest

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MARCH MADNESS TALENT LESSONS: Slapping Players is Just Part of My Leadership Charm!

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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

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True Diversity Can’t Be Achieved If You’re Still a School Pedigree Snob…

Hang out around diversity groups/conferences/think-tanks long enough, and you're sure to have your view of diversity widened.  The line of thinking goes that diversity transcends Title 7 classification,

Kris Dunn Reviews “The Founder” (Starring Michael Keaton as McDonald’s Founder Ray Kroc)

Last weekend I had a choice to make.  Go to La La Land with my wife and mother-in-law, or play the "man-up" card, save my father-in-law and go

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I’ve Never Lost a Candidate Because Our Process Was Slow

The headline might surprise some people. Time kills all deals, right? We have heard about it since we were fresh baby-faced HR professionals. Article after article tells you

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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

HR and the Dark Side of Leadership

I am speaking in June at #SHRM 2017 in New Orleans on “HR and the Dark Side of Leadership”. Dark topics are not new for me or for

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Nike is Running an Epic HR Experiment

When I was a kid, I desperately wanted to work at Nike. It had to be the coolest workplace in the world. In my head, I imagined that

“He’s a Good Guy, Except For The Jihad”… (The Burden of Action in HR)

If you can't see the tweet above this line, enable images.  It's worth it. I was chilling out reading the Wall Street Journal (#humblebrag) during the the South's latest