Should You Always Pick Talent Over Trust?

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Organizational Development, Talent Strategy

That’s a loaded/trick question. You probably reacted to that by thinking, “We have nothing if we don’t have trust.”  To me, I’m not sure – I think it depends on your definition of trust. Do you think trust is integrity at all times and ethics? How do you measure that? Is trust doing things like you expect them to be …

The Bad Stack of Pancakes in Talent Management

RJ Morris Good HR, Organizational Development, RJ Morris

As my kids were growing up, I bet I watched the original Toy Story, where Woody first meets Buzz Lightyear….oh, about 653 times. Given other brutal options like Caillou or Barney, Toy Story felt like a great choice. Our son’s favorite scene was when the toy soldiers scream, “Red Alert, Red Alert” over the walkie talkie to warn the other …

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When a High Potential Employee Fails

RJ Morris Coaching, Employee Coaching, Leadership, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, RJ Morris

No matter what company, high potential employees (high pots) get that fancy designation because in their world, they rock. They succeed and turn in solid results. In whatever discipline they work, they kill it. But sometimes a funny thing happens on the high pot’s career path–they fail. Maybe their fault, maybe not, but the project, team or assignment they own went in …

Top 10 HR Pros For Deserted Island Stranded-Ness

Meredith Soleau Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Meredith Soleau

Light and fun post today. Isn’t that what you want before a holiday break? No one ever puts me on their HR-PEOPLE-WHO-ROCK-LIST. Bump you guys! I am making my own ridiculous HR list! And I am putting myself on it! Why? Because I can. But my list is for realsies important, unlike your dumb popularity lists. Why? Because this is life or …

Who Is NOT The Fairest Of Them All?

Meredith Soleau Career Paths, Current Affairs, Meredith Soleau, Trench HR

Unless you've been living under a rock (or if you have no interest in sparkly vampires… which seems unlikely), you know that Hollywood couple, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, are on the rocks. Rumors (and photos) have it that Stewart was cozying up with her Snow White and the Huntsmen movie director, Rupert Sanders. Okay, so how does this bit …

What is a Baller?

Paul Hebert Career Paths, Communication, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Performance, Work Life Balance

If you hang around the FOT water cooler enough you’re bound to run into a few sports terms now and then.  Baller is one of those.  Originally used to reference a street basketball player who makes it big and goes pro now it is used to reference just about anyone who is extremely proficient at the game – whether business …