jeff bezos day 1 leadership

Are You a “Day 1” Leader?

Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon. You might have heard of him, or at least you’ve heard of his company. This year Amazon will do over 100… Get the Rest

Laurie Ruettimann Discusses Autonomy and Power in HR

Employee engagement numbers are low all over the world, and sometimes I think HR professionals forget that they’re employees, too. Work sucks for them as much as it

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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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Should You Fire Social Media Trolls?

What Are Trolls? Internet trolls are an abundant and unfortunate byproduct of the internet's unlimited amounts of communication and anonymity. In the early days of the internet, trolls were limited to message

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Would You Pay a Bonus to an Employee to Keep them Skinny?

The world of professional sports gives us this great microcosm of compensation philosophy. Within professional athlete contracts, we find all kinds of crazy stuff. Depending on the sport,

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Your HR Career Toolkit

I've never met an HR pro who isn't looking for a toolkit to facilitate personal or professional change. Whether it's a seven-part coaching curriculum or a facilitated day of

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Why Innovation Requires Rules

When you hear the word innovation most people think, new, groundbreaking, disruptive, interesting, free-form. The word doesn’t evoke images of strict processes and rules. Yet my experience working

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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

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You Know You’re a Manager When….

I can count many blessings. Among those is the fact that not only do I have a great boss, I have two fantastic managers reporting to me. When