Weird Al Writes the World’s Greatest Mission Statement

Jason Pankow Bad HR, Communication, Culture, HR, Jason Pankow, Pop Culture, Uncategorized

You may have seen the plethora of Weird Al videos invading your Facebook feed lately. You see, he currently has the #1 album in the country.  The video with the most visibility, at least in my circles, has been “Word Crimes.”  It’s especially important for us bloggers out there. However, another video, more important to us HR folks, IMHO, is “Mission …

Is Mary Barra Loyal, Crazy, Naive or Just Too Late?

RJ Morris Employee Relations, Leadership, politics, Pop Culture, RJ Morris, Uncategorized

I was thirteen years old when Oliver North got busted in the Iran-Contra Affair in 1986. The young kids in the audience probably only know Ollie as a conservative media guy, appearing on Hannity regularly. I first heard of North when President Reagan held a press conference to say that he had just fired him. Having the leader of the free …

Working Parents—Be Glad You Don’t Have It As Bad As Gwyneth Paltrow

Jason Pankow Current Affairs, HR (& Life!) Advice, Jason Pankow, Pop Culture

Sad news in the world of pop culture. The greatest actress since Jenna Elfman has decided to take a break from acting. That’s right! Gwyneth Paltrow has decided to take a break from acting to focus on being a The moisture ve up and http://generaldrugstore.com/pain-medicine.html when with back makes center for. mom. Sounds respectable! I mean, if I were a …

Chu-phoria, The Forrest Bounce, and the Challenge of High Performers

Steve Boese Culture, Games, HR, Pop Culture, Steve Boese

If you follow the long-running TV game show Jeopardy!, then you are probably familiar with Arthur Chu, whose recent run of success on the show has been both fascinating and polarizing. For those who might not be familiar with the story, Chu debuted on the show January 28th, and almost immediately began doing two things. One, he started winning, and …

Are YOU Planning on Doing Away With Your Managers? Doubtful.

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Change, Culture, HR, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Pop Culture

A new word crept into HR’s vernacular last week:  holacracy. Better get used to seeing it because I’m sure every twitter chat and every blog post by every consultant in HR will have some opinion on it soon enough. I’m also guessing that each of those posts will rave about it and suggest that you follow in Zappos’ footsteps if …

The Ballad of Phil Robertson

Jason Pankow Bad HR, Communication, Current Affairs, Employee Communications, Jason Pankow, Pop Culture, Religion, Television

DISCLAIMER: Jason is not a poet.  And he knows it! ______________ Now, sit back kids, grab a chair and relax. Have a beer and a banana. Cuz, I’m gonna tell you bout a man named Phil From the country of Louisiana. (said Loo-Siana for cadence purposes.) You see, Phil was born to a poor family, All their food came from …