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Don’t Count Out The Unlikely

Dirk Nowitzki made history last week.  He scored enough points to pass my guy, the incredible Hakeem Olajuwon and move into 9th place on the NBA’s career scoring list.  He… Get the Rest

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The 3 “Fs” of Universal Hiring

I've worked for global Fortune 500 organizations.  I've worked for a private holding company.  I've also "done" three startups. I bring some street cred to this blog as

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Like Carol From The Walking Dead, Even Great Leaders Mess Up Sometimes

First of all, if you haven't watched the season premier of The Walking Dead, come back to read this after. This is a talent blog, not a spoiler

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He Said What??! Microsoft’s CEO Better Hope Karma Is Really a Guy.

What's the phrase... "Karma is a bitch?"  Talk about poetic given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's comments about how women should ask for a raise---said no less in front

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Sometimes It’s About Perspective – Management at The Bottom

There as many ways to generate employee engagement as Carter has little liver pills. (Look it up. It’s a saying. An old one but nonetheless.) If you read

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The Real Reason HR Is Hated: CEO Commitment Phobia

Last week I had the pleasure of participating in the Fistful of Talent/SumTotal Hangout with Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett where we had a fabulous HR rant session.

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On #GIRLBOSS

We have three generations of "women leaders" in the workforce right now. The first wave is old school. They established businesses and made money while raising kids and managing households. Of

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Why Leaders Can Take Vacations, Even Us Americans

It's August. Europe is on holiday. I'm just back from a week+ vacation myself. While away, I came across this article explaining why Europeans are better at taking

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She Shoots, She Scores: Becky Hammon and a 3-Point Play for Women In The Workplace

Sports is a man’s world. Do you know who won the last WNBA Final? Yeah, me either. What about how many major tennis championships Serena Williams has won?

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3 Parenting Lessons For a Career in HR

Here at FOT, we're all about the children... you might even say that we believe that children are our future, so teach them well and let them lead the way. And