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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. I closed… Get the Rest

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

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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

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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