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Laurie Ruettimann Diversity, Laurie Ruettimann, Leadership, Pop Culture

We have three generations of “women leaders” in the workforce right now. The first wave is old school. They established businesses and made money while raising kids and managing households. Of the few women I know from this era, most of them are either dead or alcoholics. This is true. I love this generation. These crafty broads endured sexism and stupidity early …

Interviewing With Truth Serum. If Only.

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Culture, Hiring Managers, Interviewing, Pop Culture, RJ Morris

Hiring managers are busy people, and every last one of them wants an easier way to interview. However, I coach executives that there is no real way to simplify one of the most complex and important things a leader can do—attract, interview, select and add a human being to their team of human beings. It is, in fact, an exercise fraught with …

Smoke ’em If You Got ’em! An Elected Official’s Run-In With HR.

Jason Pankow Employee Relations, HR, in the news, Jason Pankow, politics, Pop Culture

There’s a story kicking around my hood that I thought FOT readers might enjoy. You may have heard, during the 2012 election, the educated/enlightened/hipster voters of the great state of Washington, together with our progressive friends in Colorado, decided to de-criminalize marijuana. The feeling is that it’s not as harmful as other things we put in our bodies (tobacco, alcohol, …

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 …