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Is Mary Barra Loyal, Crazy, Naive or Just Too Late?

I was thirteen years old when Oliver North got busted in the Iran-Contra Affair in 1986. The young kids in the audience probably only know Ollie as a conservative media… Get the Rest

leaders

What Does “Having It All” Mean for HR?

Let's face it.  There are a lot of women in HR.  There are also fewer women at the top, as with other professions.  When women do get to

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. 

potential

You Have So Much Potential

If you were MENSA eligible, would you join the organization? For me, the answer is a resounding NO. The main reason is... it would screw with me, and

Lead foot

Lead-footed Leadership

Waaaaaaay back in the 1990s, before Tom Cruise lost his mind, he was in a little flick called Top Gun.  Ever heard of it? One of the iconic memes to come

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

The heat is on

When the Heat’s On, How Do You Deal with Adversity?

"The heat is on, the heat is on The heat is on, it's on the street The heat is on." I'm guessing Glenn Frey's song and Nelly's "Hot in Herre" were

Passive Agressive

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

missing ingredient

The Missing Ingredient with Failure: Leader Acceptance

The idea that failure is a good thing has become a vogue topic of late. The hope that you can always “fail forward” or find growth from failure

Sit the bench

Ever Wish You Could Bench an Employee?

Baseball season is deep into its first month, which means leadership lessons from America’s favorite pastime are everywhere. Watch highlights from 2,430 MLB games, and you will see