Performance, Culture, and the Miami Dolphins

Steve Boese Culture, Current Affairs, HR & Sports, Performance, Steve Boese

Focusing on performance—getting the absolute most output, productivity, creativity, etc.—out of the workforce is generally seen as a positive managerial approach. Tim Sackett’s favorite CEO, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, is (for the most part), winning plaudits for tightening up the work rules, increasing performance expectations, and demanding accountability for employees and managers. And that, whether it manifests itself in more stringent …

Condi Rice…Breaking Another Glass Ceiling That Shouldn’t Exist

Jason Pankow Current Affairs, Diversity, EEO, HR & Sports, Jason Pankow, politics

Before I begin my rant this morning, I should print a disclaimer.  My alma mater does not have a football team.  We have an awesome basketball team that seems to love being eliminated in the 2nd round of the tournament (I’m not bitter), but we don’t have football.  My stance on college football is that I will root for the team …

Working With Fallen Angels

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Culture, Good HR, HR, HR & Sports, Recruiting, Steve Boese

Ever since the passing of the legendary New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in 2010, probably the most interesting owner in all of USA-based professional sports is Mark Cuban, the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Cuban made his fortune, (a prerequisite for professional sports franchise ownership these days), in the early days of the internet, selling his company Broadcast.com …

Chivas USA: Is It Ever OK to Transform an Incumbent Organization Into One Classified By Race/Nationality?

Kris Dunn Change, Current Affairs, Diversity, HR & Sports, Kris Dunn

There are obviously plenty of organizations where members are identified by their race, national origin, gender, and age. I don’t have to list them here – you know them, and many of you may belong to one or more, and those organizations are general present to advance the cause of their members based on that identifier. More often than not, …

New HR Title: HR Capologist

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, HR, HR & Sports, Kris Dunn

It’s almost July, and for those of you in really big companies, that means one thing—you’re almost ready to start thinking about budget season for 2014.  Yes, that soul-sucking process where your operators try to hide FTE sand and your Finance department slowly cuts them down to size.  Because lets face it, the operators you support are addicted to not …