bucket list

Of Bucket Lists and B.S.

I’m not a natural born speaker—I was trained at my alma mater.  More like a trial by fire in a required speech class.  Every day of class you had the… Get the Rest

whackingday

HR Initiatives Fall Apart in the Middle

Your CEO loves HR. He is your number one fan. When it comes to initiatives such as performance management and wellness, he believes in your ideas. He knows

Thought Leader

Thought Leader = What, Exactly?

I have a new pet peeve. I occasionally get messages from HR people looking to network or looking for opportunities.  That's cool.  We all do that.  No big whoop. 

my name is

Don’t Call Me HR

I have never been good at the public confrontation that sometimes exists in the business world. Corporate politics, power struggles, back-stabbing, blaming—I hate most of that. I’m a

tick tock

How Often Do You Ask For Commitment?

I have never missed a deadline here at FOT in 7 years. And I don’t plan on it. I’ve come close--but I’ve never crossed that line. If you don’t

Delete HR

Oops–I Deleted the HR Department

(DEARBORN, MI) – Last night, during a routine server swap, John Davies, IT Director at Kapper Media, inadvertently deleted the company’s entire HR department, sources confirm. “All the files,

new face of hr

Maybe the Ignorant Have the Best HR Answers

I am ignorant. I’m not stupid.  I’m not slow.  I’m just ignorant. I’m ignorant of what HR practitioners go through every day.  I don’t know what they hear from their

Jacqueline Bisset

Even Bono Prepares His Speech

My husband has always had the hots for Jacqueline Bisset. So when she won for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes recently, he couldn't wait to

sharing on social media

Does Great Work Have To Be Shared?

A few months ago, on a Sunday afternoon after spending a few days in Las Vegas at some HR conference or another... and feeling the lingering effects of

wait and do

Beware of You—”Wait and Do” (Part 2 of 4)

The first installment was fairly remarkable if I do say so m'self. This post? Wow, are you in for a treat—I've got taglines. One of my favorite concepts from Dr. Pritchett's Hacking