Punish an Employee For a CEO’s Bad Behavior? Yes.

Or no? I waited for Uber for so long.  Despite being the largest city in Alabama, it took a while to get to Birmingham. However, as a frequent traveler, I’d… Get the Rest

Kiss My Grit: Why Grit Should Be a Consideration When Hiring

Growing up in the 1970s, I watched the t.v. show Alice.  Each time over-the-top waitress Flo would tell diner owner Mel to "Kiss my grits," I'd laugh.  I

Yes, I Have a F***ing Problem With People Who Swear at Work

Last September, Fast Company published a story that intrigued me just as it should intrigue anyone who has navigated the day-to-day rants and mutterings of co-workers on the

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

Never Let Your Boss Tell You How Other People Feel About You Without Forcing These 2 Questions…

Dateline: Somewhere in Corporate America. The Scene: A C-Level is telling the HR pro who reports to him what another C-level thinks about her performance (hint---it's not glowing). The Mistake: The

How to Screw Up the Management Off-Site

For decades, the leadership off-site meeting has been a favorite tool of management consultants worldwide. “We have issues, so let's get the team together away from the office

Amateur Hour at Uber: Too Many Managers With Too Little Experience

Managers don't get much respect at Uber. How else would you explain the fact that 63 percent of the ride-share company's management team is, according to head of global

Telling High Potential Employees That They’re High Potential

One of the cool things about writing at FOT is that I get to meet tons of folks from around the country. I often get questions from those

The One Recruitment Marketing Strategy Almost No One is Using

Gallup tells us nearly 50% of people will leave a job at some point in their career to get away from a bad manager. Bad managers turnover more

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Are You a “Day 1” Leader?

Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon. You might have heard of him, or at least you've heard of his company. This year Amazon will do