Don’t Confuse Operation Leaders & Business Leaders 

The hardest decision Chief Executives and their talent pros make involves figuring out who to put in the big chairs in their companies.  A big chair means running a unit… Get the Rest

Should HR Take a Knee or Sit on the Sidelines?

Taking a knee during the national anthem at National Football games is today's discussion. If you work in HR can you take a knee or do you need

Remember, Clueless Management Never Goes Out of Style

It's late summer, everybody out here in the People's Republic of California seem to be on vacation, and Labor Day is still a couple of weeks away. So, it's

How to Screw Up the Management Off-Site

For decades, the leadership off-site meeting has been a favorite tool of management consultants worldwide. “We have issues, so let's get the team together away from the office

Some Hires Might Not Be Worth the Trouble – Lawsuit Uber is Fighting Proves It

I’m a House of Cards fan…power, subterfuge, shady deals and intrigue. Sign me up. Can’t wait for the new season. I like drama and backroom politics. It’s fun

IBM remote employees

News Flash From IBM: There IS a Downside to a Remote Workforce

I'm surprised this didn't happen sooner, but IBM, an early and vocal champion of a remote workforce, finally discovered what any remote worker could have told you years

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How Talent (or Lack Thereof) Can Lead to Systemic Business Failure

The legend, John Hollon, tore into United here at FOT earlier this week, accurately writing that culture problems are the core reason Satan ranks higher than United in

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Productive People Punch List

We all know them.  The types who can exercise 2 hours a day, get their kids to school (dressed) and to every activity on time (with snacks) as

christmas eve

A Very Special Christmas Eve Story From the HR Capitalist…

Capitalist Note: This story is a Christmas Eve tradition at the HR Capitalist. Merry Christmas... Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. Time for anticipation. Time for reflection. Time for an outrageous demand towards