Attention Walmart: It’s Managerial Malpractice When You Push Sick People to Work

Here’s a leadership lesson that every manager should have drilled into their head: You don’t let employees work when they’re sick. Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? Of course it does, because… Get the Rest

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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

Safe HR Topics for Troubled Times

Unless you're living in a cave, you are up-to-speed on all the latest problems in the world. From the bombings in Baghdad to gun violence in America, there

Addicted to Queso and Other Leadership Predicaments

I broke my left arm two weeks ago.  First broken bone, first ambulance ride, first ER visit.  All in tiny Columbus, Texas....which means I was terribly lucky they

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

Screw The Gym. 3 Healthier Ways To Keep Your 2016 HR Resolutions

January 1st.  My gym is packed.  Brand new workout gear is on display.  There's a line for the adduction lever machine. Fitness resolutions are certainly worthy, but, like most

Kick-A$$ Career Advice for 2016

It's that time of year. The traditional time of reflecting and planning for our professional lives is upon us. It's bull. It's actually the worst time to be doing any

What HR Can Learn from Oprah Winfrey

It’s tough being an HR pro. You hear all the negatives. From the boss. From the C-Suite. From employees. From the parking lot attendant at the airport. Seems that

“Provided By Management For Your Safety”

I was in an airport restroom last week and the seat cover holder made me laugh.  I'd never noticed it before, but this particular one actually said, "Provided

Running Wild: 3 Reasons I Keep Hitting The Pavement

I hate running.  Honestly.  When it gets down to it, running hurts.  I have plantar fasciitis, a bad hip and my knees are going to flip me off