Category Archives: Risk Management

The Diva Quandary: Earning Entitlement

We all love a good Diva. Well we do when it involves VH1, People, Star, and Reality Rehab Shows. But in the workplace? I think not. As it turns out - and I know you all can attest to this - corporate America is a veritable breeding ground for Divas. While ...

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Who needs a course? Just get rid of them!

I posted a miserable 5 times in August. And a couple of them don't really count because I was just whining. I've been in the midst of finding my way on a new job, but that excuse is running thin. So I profess to be back. ...

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Packing Heat for that Business Trip

I've been working on updating an international travel protocol. One would think this is pretty simple: get a passport, buy a ticket, hop a big 'ole jet airliner, and go. I've been on the receiving end of these protocols - spent two years in Belgium and a year ...

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Don’t forget where you came from, HR…

The notion that HR needs to be "at the table" is so cliche these days that it makes my tummy rumble.  Yes, HR professionals should strive to be more closely involved not only in responding to, but also actually establishing the strategic direction of the ...

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Can I Get a Novena, Please?

I've fired a lot of employees in my 17+ years in the realm of human resources...far more than I care to count or remember.  It's never fun or easy, but I've never really had an issue with it either.  So far, all of those ...

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