How to Admit You Screwed Up a Talent Decision

“If it weren’t for all the people issues, running this business would be easy.” That’s a tongue in cheek quote from one of my favorite friends at work. He’s not… 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

The Bad Stack of Pancakes in Talent Management

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

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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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Nike is Running an Epic HR Experiment

When I was a kid, I desperately wanted to work at Nike. It had to be the coolest workplace in the world. In my head, I imagined that

Is Your Talent Strategy Krzyzewski or Calipari-Flavored?

You think this is going to be a sports post. Trust me, it's more about you than it is about sports. Simple question - Is Your Talent Strategy more

Leadership. It’s Always the Answer

How many of you are in the throes of strategy planning and budgeting for 2017?  It's also talent review, total rewards and expense management season.  Oh, and for

Uber Trades Out CHROs, aka Life In The Fast Lane

If there's one thing that's true in HR, it's that today's HR leader right for a company may not be right for the same company 3 years from

FACE IT: We Build Cool Space Because We Don’t Know How to Build Great Managers…

That's right, I said it. Whether we can afford to build it or not at our company, we focus on thinking about the office layout and how tricked up

Low Employee Performance May Actually Be HR’s Fault

It strikes me that HR has had a long history of low self-esteem. How else do you explain the plethora of articles and blog posts calling for the