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I Was Fed Up With United Airlines’ Culture Even Before They Started Dragging People Off Planes

Believe me when I tell you this: I soured on the customer service practices of United Airlines long before they decided that dragging people off planes would enhance the flying experience…. Get the Rest

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Are You Earning Your HR Badges?

A friend of mine, and a true friend of HR, recently posted on Facebook that he received a mentorship badge. That friend was Steve Browne (AKA - @sbrowneHR –

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True Sign of a Great Leader > How Well They Protect PTO

To me there is one way to know if a leader is worth their salt.  It is something I don’t recall seeing in leadership books, white papers, or

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MARCH MADNESS TALENT LESSONS: Slapping Players is Just Part of My Leadership Charm!

I'm starting this post with an animated GIF below.  Email subscribers need to click through to see it.  Do that now if you need to, because this post

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Lessons in Leadership from Limp Bizkit

It's all about the he says she says bulls**t I think you better quit Lettin' sh*t slip Or you'll be leaving with a fat lip -Fred Durst I'm Generation X.  If there was

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Confidence Gets You a Leadership Gig, but Humility Lets You Keep It

I've been spending a lot of time lately working on leadership evaluation and selection.  Specifically, we spent a bunch of time talking about how to make better talent

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The One Thing It Takes to Be a Real Manager

Although it pains me to say it, I'm somewhat of an expert on passive-aggressive behavior. The good people at Wikipedia describe passive-aggressive behavior as follows: The indirect expression of hostility, such

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When a High Potential Employee Fails

No matter what company, high potential employees (high pots) get that fancy designation because in their world, they rock. They succeed and turn in solid results. In whatever discipline

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You Know You’re a Manager When….

I can count many blessings. Among those is the fact that not only do I have a great boss, I have two fantastic managers reporting to me. When

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Writer’s Block. Six-Year-Olds. And Truth.

Be forewarned.  I am experiencing writer's block.  It's so bad, I just poured myself a glass of bubbly and then proceeded to leave it in the kitchen. Which meant