No Expectation Leadership

Tim Sackett Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Tim Sackett

I’ve been known to have been a leader who has really high expectations.  I’m not easily impressed or satisfied.  I’m not saying I’m right… well, I’m usually right, but it’s who I am. This might sound like I would be hard to work for. I also don’t believe that is true. As you can see, my self-insight scores must be …

How Do You Recover From a Crappy Day?

Kathy Rapp Change Management, Coaching, HR & Sports, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Performance, Sports, Work Life Balance

James Harden, arguably one of the top five players in the NBA this season, set a record for the most turnovers in a playoff game.  EVER.  13 terrible, 7th-grade-nightmare-type turnovers like dribbling off your foot with 40 seconds to go in the 4th quarter. As a result of his really, really crappy day, the Rockets were eliminated by the Warriors. …

What I Learned From Deflategate

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, HR & Sports, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development

Watching this Deflategate saga unwind on every watercooler, barstool, and Facebook post has been enlightening. When the story first broke before the Super Bowl, I found it comical… I made the completely uninformed but no less impassioned argument that this was a stupid non-story manifested by sore losers intended to tarnish the legacy of the greatest sports hero of the …

Do I Want To Work In HR There?

Kathy Rapp Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Culture, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting

Interesting read here about the questions you should ask before joining a start-up. Having 3+ start-ups under my belt, I can tell you I agree with most of the advice; however, the question I probably should have asked about those start-ups AND F500s was “Do I want to work in HR there?” How do you know if you’re going to …

Need Motivation? Mark Cuban Can Help.

Kathy Rapp Coaching, Communication, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR & Sports, Influence, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Performance, Sports, Talent Strategy, Total Rewards, Training and Development

I think about the various things that motivate me and most are internally vs. externally driven.  For example, getting up at 5am five days a week to workout isn’t because I want to be first at the gym. It’s because I relieve stress and increase my happiness breaking a good sweat… and, secondarily, I don’t want to have to oil …

Connecting To Humans At Work

Paul Hebert Coaching, Communication, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert, Pop Culture

I’ve been on a tear for the last couple of years to get companies – no, reset – not companies – PEOPLE (companies are NOT people) to approach their business in a more human way. Too much of the recent focus of business has been on software, and making the engagement effort at most companies a function of survey responses, …

7 Tips To Ensure Success In HR

Kathy Rapp Career Paths, Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR (& Life!) Advice, Interviewing, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, Seat at the Table

I don’t know about you, but I would have killed for someone to sit me down when I started my career in HR and simply tell me how to be successful.  Of course, success means different things to most people.  For me, starting out and in grad school—it was about making money!  And if I’m honest, it was about making …

Egg Hunting Advice That Could Change Your Career

Kathy Rapp Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Coaching, Counter-Offers, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, Social Networking

My daughter is four, so Easter is a big deal. Still second to Christmas, but Santa doesn’t bring HUGE chocolate bunnies so… he might drop a notch this year. Because she is four she doesn’t quite understand the “art of the egg hunt.” She also doesn’t have an older sibling to emulate. After getting hosed at the neighborhood Easter party …

Admitting Imperfections Can Be So… Perfect

Ben Olds Audacious Ideas, Ben Olds, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Guest: Ben Olds, Leadership, T+D

It happened again. We spent two weeks putting everything we had into preparing a pitch for organizational consulting work to a potentially huge client, and—once again—were shot down. This wasn’t unheard of. Any career in consulting is going to be rife with rejection. But it always stings a little bit when you see 150 hours of your work poured down …

Calling It Like It Is

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Executive Search, Good HR, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, politics, Recruiting

My conversation with my daughter this morning: Daughter:  “Mommy, you are just a little beautiful today.” Me:  “Well, I think you are completely beautiful.  Why am I just a little?” Daughter:  “I don’t like those jeans on you.  Or your shirt.” You’ve gotta love the unfiltered honesty of kids.  She also enjoys literally pointing out when I have “a big …