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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 vacations than… Get the Rest

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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 Your Company a Family or a Team? Why Smart People Still Don’t Get Human Business

About a month ago on the HBR website in their HR Blog section, some smart and successful people wrote a post called Your Company Is Not a Family.

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My Monday Motivation Starts on July 24, 2014.

I received the below text from my best friend last week (pardon any talk-to-text typos). She’s a healthcare recruiter down in South Florida and isn’t exactly crazy about

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No One Cares If You Over-deliver—Only If You Fail To Deliver

There are dozens---perhaps even hundreds---of tired, clichéd, and hack “inspirational” business, leadership, and management quotes that need to be retired and probably eliminated from our collective consciousness. I

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#FeedbackIs4Suckers

Recently I asked someone for feedback. I do this all the time. Normally I direct the witness, but this particular time, I did not. He gave heartfelt constructive

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Employee Engagement Day

Sunday is Mother’s Day. The one day a year many of us recognize the 20+ years of service and effort Mom (or Mum as they say on the other

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The Key To Getting Internal Promotions–The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need.

Brown-noser.  Suck-up.  Kiss-A**. These are the terms you'll hear.  Pay them no mind, white-collar worker.  You're here to win. Those are the stones thrown by the masses who

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The Perfect Mix of Praise and Criticism

What is that mix? What is the proper mix of how much you praise someone for their performance versus help them attack and address deficiencies in their performance?

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Kobe Bryant and Paying Above Market Compensation

If you follow professional sports, you probably know by now that Kobe Bryant returned to the NBA in December, played six games, and has been back out with injuries since