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Breaking Rules is Not a Bad Thing (Sometimes)

I break rules, more than I probably admit to. A couple of weeks ago I did a Selfie interview on my blog and then posted it on the #SHRM17 annual… Get the Rest

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Ask Your Team Why You Suck – The Next Great HR Technique

Sometimes the universe has a way of conspiring to bring you what you need when you need it. I know some of you are thinking the universe did exactly

HR, Take Some Risks and Just Say “What the ****”

My favorite movie line of all time and something every HR practitioner needs to do, "Sometimes you need to just say 'what the ****' and take some risks." The

“Elect” to Make Change For The Better

Hey there FOT'ers, Whitaker here, being decidedly un-hip. You know what IS "hip" right now? The emotionally wrought, hyperbolic, "end of the world" post. President-Elect Donald Trump had

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Meet The New Boss….

Being the "new guy" is always an exciting position - something about that clean slate is invigorating, and you have the added benefit of saying "I'm new" for that

Welcome? 3 (More) Challenges For the FNG

Back in June, I wrote a post describing some of the initial pain points of re-entering the corporate world after years in a role as a consultant. Much

Incentive Program Design – Here’s your Big-A** Award!

Quick – how many milliliters of morphine should you give to dull the pain of surgery? Don’t know? Let’s try this –which chemotherapy drug do you give for

Finding “Fit” in Your Life

My friend, Jason Seiden, is a good man. He recently said, "In 2016, I'm finding that if something in my life doesn't fit a little bit, it doesn't fit

Managing Your Recruiting Career, Is It Time For a Year of Yes?

Seems like everyone is due for a year of yes.  Shonda Rimes had one and she's ridiculously creative and successful.  Bethenny Frankel decided to come from A Place of

3 Hidden Costs of Change

When a company is in an uproar, it's estimated that employees will lose as much as 2 additional hours per day in productivity. The anxiety associated with change or