“I Am Not Uncertain” – Why Some Hidden Phrases Illustrate Your Culture To Perfection

Kris Dunn Change, Change Management, Coaching, Communication, Employee Coaching

“I am not uncertain.” The phrase is a workplace culture feature from the Showtime series Billions. I’m rewatching the series with Mrs. Dunn, and it might be better the second time around. “I am not uncertain” is what employees of the hedge fund Axe Capital featured in Billions say to their boss, Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), when they’ve got potentially …

You Think You Have High EQ? Sure You Do!

Corey Burns Corey Burns, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Development, HR, Training and Development

Over the past decade, there has been a meteoric rise in the use of the concept “emotional intelligence” or “EQ” in the workplace, which has led to a wave of unintended narcissism. Just like IQ (Intelligence Quotient), everyone wants to have high-levels of EQ. I get it – who wants to say they are emotionally unintelligent? No one. I was …

Holistic Leadership During COVID, Politics, And Quite Frankly Everything Else

William J. Wiggins COVID-19, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Development, employee experience, This Week in HR

Lately I’ve been stressed with a mixture of first world problems, Black people problems, COVID concerns – you name it. There still seems to be the open-ended question if or not Black Lives Matter and I’m fearful for my GenZ and Millennial nephews out in the world trying to survive something akin to hunting season. I’m worried about the future …

Facts of (Work) Life: “Manager Pass-Through”

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Workforce Management Articles

I wrote about the manager pass-through in 2011.  It’s an important fact of life in every organization, so I’m writing about it again today. Here’s the trick: Imagine you could film every manager in your organization trying to defend a strategy, action, change, etc. taken by the company to their team.  Would they own it or point to a higher power …

Teamwork Tips for Competitive Types (Like Me)

Ed Baldwin Career Advice, Coaching, Culture, Ed Baldwin, Employee Coaching, Employee Development, HR & Sports, HR (& Life!) Advice, Personal Brand

I’m competitive.  I always have been.  Sometimes individually and other times as part of a team, but I thrive in competitive environments. Some of my passion for competitiveness likely came from my upbringing. But there is also something in my DNA, for sure. Born or bred, I’m more competitive than most. As you might imagine, because of my competitiveness sports has always …

Microlearning’s Macro Mistakes

Kylie Quetell Coaching, Communication, Employee Coaching, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, HR, HR Tech, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Performance, Talent Management, Talent Strategy

Microlearning is one of the newest (cough, cough) hot topics in professional talent development. You will hear about it over and over again spouted by professional trainers as a way to make themselves sound knowledgeable and hip. Frankly, you have likely been hearing it for years. People talk about it at conferences, write articles, and use the jargon to sell …

Focus! Maybe An Accountability Partner Would Help

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Career Advice, Change, Change Management, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Innovation, Kathy Rapp, Learning, Learning and Development, Mental Health, Performance, Talent Management, Training and Development, wellness, Work Life Balance, Workplace Flexibilty

I am a big believer in the power of focusing. “Focus and finish” is a phrase you’ll hear me say to myself, my daughter – and perhaps occasionally to my husband. Most of us in the HR space know year-end and the fast start once January 1 rolls around = bust your a$$ while everyone else is taking time off. …

Ask The Capitalist: How Do I Deal With Personal Reputation Sabotage on Glassdoor?

Kris Dunn Employee Coaching, Kris Dunn

Editor’s Note: Our Founder, Kris Dunn, has been doing his own thing at The HR Capitalist since 2007.  The “Ask The Capitalist” feature has been a staple of that blog, but we’re bringing it to FOT with a reputation sabotage question forwarded by one of KD’s readers. A reader asks… “I know it’s a big ask, but you are the …

Leaders: If You Are Not A Great Listener, You Are A Great Pretender

Dawn Burke Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Uncategorized

Being an active listener is hard.   I work as an HR consultant/trainer for some incredible firms (including KinetixHR, Recruiting Toolbox, and naturally, Dawn Burke HR). Whether conducting training for corporate leaders, HR pros, recruiters, hiring managers, or coaches, there is one significant obstacle all face and struggle to conquer – active listening. My eight year-old-niece would say, “a-doy.” My husband …

The Office Halloween Party Rules!

Tim Sackett Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations

Is your office dressing up for Halloween? Mine isn’t.  It’s not that I wouldn’t. Okay, I wouldn’t. But if others wanted to, I wouldn’t say “no”.  I mean everyone has that one person in their office that’s a little way too excited over Halloween. I get it.  I have kids. They lose their minds at the thought of free candy and dressing up. But you’re …