A Prayer for Texas

As a native Houstonian, now living in Austin, I feel beyond helpless.  I offer up a prayer, mashed together from social media posts, texts and thoughts over the last few… Get the Rest

Remember, Clueless Management Never Goes Out of Style

It's late summer, everybody out here in the People's Republic of California seem to be on vacation, and Labor Day is still a couple of weeks away. So, it's

Politically Incorrect, Burning Bridges and Telling “All”

This post will go against all conventional wisdom. Sometimes it’s the right thing to tell-all. Many of you will disagree, even a few of the writers on this

3 Reasons HR Should Pay Attention to the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

$13.7 billion buys a lot of organic quinoa. Lots of talk around Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods and what it means for the grocery business, farmers, those whose jobs

Wonder “WHOA Man”

More than anything, I wanted a Barbie when I was little.  Santa thankfully came through the year I was 5 and I still have that very special Barbie

Which HR Specialty Lets You Work Forever?

As we approach year-end, be prepared to hear alarming stats about how no one saves enough for retirement. 'Tis the season for breathless stories about how underfunded we

A Date Which Will Live In Infamy…

It is always a challenge for me to write some pithy post about HR and its adjacent issues when the post falls on a pretty historic day. 9-11

Leadership. It’s Always the Answer

How many of you are in the throes of strategy planning and budgeting for 2017?  It's also talent review, total rewards and expense management season.  Oh, and for

Lena Dunham & Influencer Marketing – Another Feather in GE’s Recruitment Marketing Hat

GE’s comically awkward “What’s the Matter with Owen?” recruiting commercials hit the air last fall as one of the first tactics to recruit young people to join the

3 Ways To Create Your Own Warrior Team

On April 13th, the Golden State Warriors made history with their 73rd win for the season.  In just a bit over 5 years they've gone from trash to