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The “Look-Down” Generation

It literally drives me crazy...driving in the morning/evening commute every day is a stressful task without added annoyances, but there it is, every.....single.....day. After finally navigating your way around the human impediment clogging traffic for the last five miles, you look over at [...]

TeamWORK or TeamBUILDING?

My Talent Acquisition team recently participated in a teambuilding event courtesy of our friends at Strayboots. I can tell you we looked forward to this event for weeks, as the thought of a scavenger hunt through the middle of the [...]

Cupid is (Still) Stupid, Six Years Later

It's the sixth annual reposting of an instant classic, compliments of my first born (now 15), when he created the masterpiece below as his rendition of a class assignment. He blessed us with a poem that I vowed to re-visit on [...]

You Know You’re a Manager When….

I can count many blessings. Among those is the fact that not only do I have a great boss, I have two fantastic managers reporting to me. When you have strong people supporting your efforts, you can sometimes take for [...]

Don’t Out-kick Your Coverage

Believe it or not, this post was not necessarily motivated by the fact we are knee-deep into the greatness that is football season. Timing is right, however, for this particular message. Be careful you don't out-kick your coverage. Or at [...]

Six Seconds That Cost You Dearly….

It's one of the great statistics in recruiting..."Recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing a resume." According to The Ladders, 4.8 of those seconds are reviewing four areas; name, current position, current employer, and dates of employment. It seems [...]

Scattershooting…on Bosses Day

Here, on the most awkward of "celebrated" office days, it seems appropriate to share my own reflections about becoming a "boss." Being put in a people-manager position, like a lot of things, should also come with the warning of "careful [...]

Energizing Employees for Better Performance

What exactly is “energy” – in the social or workplace sense? There are a number of definitions and explanations, and perhaps this one gives us a good idea of what we are talking about: “Energy is ...a type of positive [...]

Chop Your Own Wood

External recruiters are a crutch. I need to be careful with this one, lest I misrepresent my point, but hear me out. What is "recruiting?" Visit different companies and you'll find the definition (and philosophy) differs quite a bit. Having [...]

5 Lessons My House Taught Me About Change Management

This.....is our house. This is the view from what used to be the kitchen, looking out towards what used to be our family room, behind which you can see what was once our patio. All of it in demoliton mode. [...]