Anti-Recognition? Is That A Thing?

Paul Hebert Coaching, Culture, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, HR, Paul Hebert, Recognition

We’ve all seen the studies—heck we’ve been beat over the head by them in the last few years. Recognition will cure whatever ails your company! Over the past 10 years, that mantra has caused recognition and reward companies to spring up like patent medicines in the 1800s. And many with the same overall impact. But that is a post for …

Your Worst Employee Thinks He’s a Superstar

Laurie Ruettimann Bad HR, Coaching, Communication, HR & Sports, Laurie Ruettimann

Go ahead and buy the most comprehensive and expensive talent management solution on the market. Spend hours training your supervisors to give honest and timely feedback to poorly performing employees. Document every conversation you have with coworkers who fail to meet goals and objectives on a regular basis. Your worst employee thinks he is a superstar. You know it’s true. …

Employee Engagement Day

Paul Hebert Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Good HR, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition

Sunday is Mother’s Day. The one day a year many of us recognize the 20+ years of service and effort Mom (or Mum as they say on the other side of the pond) put into making sure you were a contributor to society and not a drag on it. Sunday is the one day a year that you tell her …

Would You Pay To Get Interview Feedback?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Good HR, Innovation, Interviewing, Love, Recruiting, Science, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

I get my ideas in the shower.  I have a busy life, so it seems like my down time is that solid 5 to 10 minutes I get in the shower. I usually shower twice a day—once first thing in the morning, then before I go to bed.  That’s 10 to 20 minutes daily to think and clean. I like going …

Ever Wish You Could Bench an Employee?

RJ Morris Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Relations, Good HR, Leadership, RJ Morris, Sports

Baseball season is deep into its first month, which means leadership lessons from America’s favorite pastime are everywhere. Watch highlights from 2,430 MLB games, and you will see examples of both managerial courage and leadership missteps. One compelling thing to watch unfold each season is the case of a new manager taking on a team with young talent. Just 19 …

Birthing Babies and Running Races: Pushing Past Your Breaking Point with Positive Feedback

Guest: Mary Ila Ward Coaching, Communication, HR (& Life!) Advice, Race

I’m in labor. One nurse is holding one foot; another is holding the other. There’s a doctor in-between my legs, and my husband is at my side. (He was instructed under no uncertain circumstances to go below my knees.) It’s time to push.  I, of course, am drugged with an epidural. They have to tell me when to push because …

Liars Should Always Be Fired

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Coaching, College Recruiting, HR & Sports, Resumes

It happened again last week. A college coach, who was having great success, tried to move on to bigger and better things, only to have it discovered he had lied on his resume. The details don’t even matter. We’ve seen this movie many times before. Small school coach does great, beats big schools, big schools come calling with giant offers …

Talent Swag: Transparency in Identifying Leadership Potential

Guest: Michael Lamm Business Development, Coaching, Employee Coaching, HR, Leadership, Learning and Development, Recognition, Talent Management Power Rankings, Training and Development

Okay, let me start by saying I’m a pretty young guy and I feel as though I’m “hip to the jive.” I can also admit that some nights I sit with my fiancée and, without complaint, watch a full hour of E! News. But, what the heck is “swag?” When you turn to the millennial man’s best friend, Google, you …