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Back Into The Frying Pan

For the last handful of years, I've been a free-range chicken, roaming from roost to roost spreading good cheer and occasional wisdom. The life of a consultant is one that doesn't suit everyone, but for me it felt like a [...]

Force = Mass x Acceleration (+HR)

"F = M x A (+HR)" is the fourth in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in "The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion," the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016. "My job is to make [...]

HR – A Force To Be Reckoned With

"The Force of Human Resources" is the third in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in "The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion," the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016. You probably guessed we would arrive [...]

The Feeling is Mutual

"The Feeling is Mutual" is the second in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in "The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion," the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016. The first installment, "We Make People Move" [...]

My Job? I MOVE People

"We Make People Move" is the first in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in "The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion," the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016. We make people move. That’s the answer. [...]

Be The Top Banana…(or at least one we’ll remember)

My oldest son is 13. He and a couple of his (wonderful) knucklehead buddies like to record original songs whenever they are goofing around. This band incarnation goes by the handle Velvet Banana. Most of their current material revolves around the digestive [...]

Happiness Means Letting Go

"All in."         "What? You haven't even looked at your cards!" "Don't care, man...I'm tired, need to go home...all in." This is not an atypical midnight conversation at Duffy's Double Down Emporium (serving your Texas Hold'Em needs [...]

Act Like You Belong…

In recruiting, you can feel like your hair is on fire 24 hours a day. Today was one of those days, so as I grabbed the stack of JVR's (that's Job Vacancy Requests, y'all) cluttering my desk to add to [...]

Playing the Fool

Skip Bayless is a hack. For those of you unfamiliar with Skip's work, he can currently be found on the craptastic ESPN production, "First Take." On the show, Skip and Stephen A. Smith (a buffoon in his own right) debate [...]

November Reign

Ah, glorious November…step outside and you can literally feel the changes all around you as the mercury drops and the days get shorter. Professionally, we are fully engaged in Q4 objectives ~ strategically speaking, we have two more months remaining in [...]