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3 Ways to Use Instagram Stories to Connect with Potential Candidates

Have you started using Instagram stories for your employer brand? If you’re still on the fence between Instagram and Snapchat for live video, consider these points: Instagram is here to… Get the Rest

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Here’s To the Crazy Ones: And Why You Don’t Deserve Them

Been doing a lot of performance work for some client companies lately.  As you might expect, I'm trying to push the companies to get out of the mindset

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Lunch is for Wimps, So Keep Staring at Your Phone

Remember when owning a mobile phone was a symbol of success? You know, the Motorola monster Michael Douglas, aka Gordon Gekko, aka "Awww, lunch is for wimps", wielded

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Nobody Gets a Great Idea When They’re Being Chased by a Lion

I subscribe to the old adage that there's nothing new under the sun. But once in awhile even I get gobsmacked (as the British like to say) by a new

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Are You Earning Your HR Badges?

A friend of mine, and a true friend of HR, recently posted on Facebook that he received a mentorship badge. That friend was Steve Browne (AKA - @sbrowneHR –

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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

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The Chicago Cubs and Cultural Fit

Major League Baseball regular season games start this weekend. As a lifelong and passionate Cardinals fan, the idea of writing a post about the Chicago Cubs and their

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A Lesson From Uber: You Are What Your Culture Says You Are – Like It or Not

Why do so many people think that companies only focus on building strong, positive workplace cultures? The fact is, organizations are ALWAYS building their culture -- whether they mean

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Confidence Gets You a Leadership Gig, but Humility Lets You Keep It

I've been spending a lot of time lately working on leadership evaluation and selection.  Specifically, we spent a bunch of time talking about how to make better talent

Want to Foster a Risk-Taking Culture? If So, You Better Be Willing to Deal With a $2 Million Mistake

You've heard managers say it over and over -- "we want our employees to feel they can take risks!" -- yet you wonder how many companies really, truly