I’m An Impostor!

Kylie Quetell HR (& Life!) Advice, Kylie Quetell 10 Comments

This one is going to feel like a therapy session. You’ve been warned. Read it anyway, because if you are successful professionally, you have probably fallen victim to the same affliction that 70% of us have – Impostor Syndrome. It sucks the success right out of us, robs us of our confidence, and tells us that we don’t deserve everything …

Low Employee Performance May Actually Be HR’s Fault

Paul Hebert Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Paul Hebert, Performance

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 end of HR, or the Re-imagining of HR, or the Re-purposing of HR, or the Re-HR-ing of HR? Blogger reputations have been made, and lost, making fun of HR. (I was going …

Are There Unintended Consequences from Too Much “Social Recognition?”

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Engagement, HR, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition

Many see business as a zero-sum game. I win. You lose. Only one top slot on the org chart. Only one “employee of the month” award. Today’s business is pretty ruthless and the stakes are high. There is no middle ground. There are only winners. And losers. And winners are winners because they are better than the losers. Right? Or …