How to Screw Up the Management Off-Site

RJ Morris Bad HR, Change Management, Coaching, Corporate America, Engagement and Satisfaction, Leadership, RJ Morris

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 and fix everything that’s wrong. Hire a facilitator to help us help ourselves.” Done and done. At its worst, it’s not quite group therapy, but it’s close. At its best, it’s a …

Amateur Hour at Uber: Too Many Managers With Too Little Experience

John Hollon Bad HR, Change Management, John Hollon, Leadership

Managers don’t get much respect at Uber. How else would you explain the fact that 63 percent of the ride-share company’s management team is, according to head of global diversity and inclusion Bernard Coleman, made up of rookie, first time managers ? In other words, it’s amateur hour when it comes to management practices at Uber, and it probably explains why …

Keep Your Culture From Becoming the Cult of Personality  

Dawn Burke Culture, Dawn Burke, Jobvite

This is likely a no brainer to most, but it can be tricky, so worth exploring.  I am a big, big advocate for the concept of culture in the workplace.  What does cultural advocacy mean?  It means I believe: The way people work around a place is indeed a culture Culture is the appropriate word to describe that phenomenon Organizations …

Telling High Potential Employees That They’re High Potential

RJ Morris Coaching, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Outmatch, RJ Morris

One of the cool things about writing at FOT is that I get to meet tons of folks from around the country. I often get questions from those awesome HR pros…tells me that all of us are trying to figure out this talent game and make a difference. The question below that came up a few weeks ago is one …

The One Recruitment Marketing Strategy Almost No One is Using

Tim Sackett Leadership, Recruitment Marketing, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

Gallup tells us nearly 50% of people will leave a job at some point in their career to get away from a bad manager. Bad managers turnover more talent than any other issue in your organization! If it wasn’t for bad managers, HR and TA would actually be an easy job! We also know that working for a great manager …

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HR Bedside Manner

John Whitaker Communication, John Whitaker

“Tell me the truth, Doc… how long do I have?” Have you ever been under the knife? Consider your state of mind when you feel especially vulnerable. Not only are you subjected to physical exposure via hospital gown ass-flap, your mental state reminds you that everything can change—you are figuratively and emotional exposed. Being at the mercy of others can …

The Subtle Art of Moving Someone’s Office Location to Punish Them

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Office Politics

It’s a time-honored tradition – featuring passive-aggressiveness, avoiding pure confrontation and, at times, setting the stage for massive harassment lawsuits full of interesting details. Yes – I’m talking about the Subtle Art of Moving Someone’s Office Location to Punish Them. You know you’ve seen this before.  An executive holds ultimate authority over where people are located office/cube-wise at your office.  That …

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I Was Fed Up With United Airlines’ Culture Even Before They Started Dragging People Off Planes

John Hollon Culture, Current Affairs, John Hollon, Leadership

Believe me when I tell you this: I soured on the customer service practices of United Airlines long before they decided that dragging people off planes would enhance the flying experience. You’ve probably seen the video by now. You know the one — where the customer on the last flight of the night from Chicago to Louisville refuses to give up …

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

John Hollon Culture, John Hollon

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 insight that’s so thoughtful and incisive that it makes up for all the crap that normally passes for management wisdom these days. The insight that grabbed me comes from Mark Nathan, CEO of Zipari, a …