Mar 17th, 2014 Human Resources

Solving problems for my customers is what I do.  For that matter, it’s what we all do, right?  But how? I’ve found that customers appreciate simple and effective over complex and grandiose.  However, HR gods and goddesses tend to take […]

Mar 6th, 2014 Human Resources

“We have met the enemy, and they are us.” - Walt Kelly, Pogo We talk a lot about merger integration on this site, specifically addressing the role…nay, the RESPONSIBILITY of Human Resources to take the lead role in the assimilation of “new” […]

Feb 3rd, 2014 Human Resources

“Satisficing”… familiar with the term? I wasn’t, but then there’s Google. The term came up this week while discussing human behavior with a colleague. It’s a funny word that spell-check detests, but what does it mean, and why should you […]

Jan 14th, 2014 Human Resources

Happy New Year! Continuing the tradition of learning more about some of our HR colleagues, we’re starting off 2014 with a Q&A with my buddy and former CVS Caremark colleague, Loren (Palma) Sanders. “LP” is good people, you’ll see…. You […]


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    Mar 19th, 2014 Current Events

    Will Ferrell is comedic genius, but he’s officially on my poop list. You see, Will Ferrell is guilty of pulling a “Sandler,” i.e., he took a dive, called it a movie, and played us all for fools. It hit me like […]

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