Looking Back at What May Just Be the “Ballsiest” Cover Letter of All Time

Remember the old military concept of “shock and awe“? It got a lot of attention during the Iraq War, and is defined as rapidly dominating an opponent “by the initial… Get the Rest

Wonder “WHOA Man”

More than anything, I wanted a Barbie when I was little.  Santa thankfully came through the year I was 5 and I still have that very special Barbie

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It’s College Graduation Season

Plastics The infamous one word line from the movie “The Graduate” with Dustin Hoffman. This year is the 40th anniversary of one of the most iconic movies of the

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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

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Hey HR – Slow Your Roll! These are people’s lives.

Are you feelin’ groovy? Are you feeling like the hep cat who ate the canary? Are you one of the first movers who stopped doing annual performance reviews and

Can You Hear Me Now? Hiring a Competitor’s Star or Day-Old Bread?

In the Talent Acquisition world, hiring a big name player from a competitor can be a huge “get,” or it can backfire. "What do you mean, RJ?  I

I’m Good Enough, I’m Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!

"Daily Affirmation with Stuart Smalley" is one of the reasons I continued to watch SNL in the 90's.  Al Franken invented and acted out Stuart in a way

What I Learned From AC/DC

If you read my bio,  you know I'm a music fan.  In particular, I get excited by loud, vibrant and heart-stopping tunes.  So when a former colleague messaged

Kick-Start Your HR Creativity – Two Lessons From Jared Leto

The Thin Red Line. Fight Club.  American Psyco.  These are films that solidified Jared Leto's success as an Oscar-winning actor. Then, as his star was rising, he basically stopped

Straight Outta Your Employees: The Power of User-Generated Content

Straight Outta Compton, the musical biopic about hip-hop group N.W.A,  opened two weeks ago to the tune of $60.2M in box office sales, steamrolling their initial $40M projections.