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A Call to Maladjustment

On 1/18/2010, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Bethel College in Kansas played for the first time a recording of a speech Dr. King made on its campus.  It is the only known recording of this speech and they were lucky enough to track down an alumnus who brought his own reel-to-reel recording equipment to the…

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Toyota, Herd Mentality, and HR

I’m taking a break from the office and blog – hope you are too. In the meantime, enjoy this one from the archives – originally published on February 3, 2010.  Let me start by saying that my sincere sympathies go out to anyone who has been harmed in any way by the Toyota accelerator/floor mat issues. …

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HR: the Place where Smart goes to Die

Originally published on October 9, 2009 this is one of the first posts I ever wrote. I’m sharing it again from the Vacation Archives… I came across a Tweet from one @hulach today and it incited a riot in my head.  He says “2 years ago I met a HR manager…really smart.  After 2 years, smart turned stupid!”…

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Trust? Screw that.

VACATION ARCHIVE: Sorry, but even though I’ve moved on to other employers since this post was originally published on February 10, 2010, I still feel this way. I just do. Enjoy it while I enjoy the beach.   Most organizational experts list Trust as an important element of optimally performing teams.  Steven Covey, author of The Seven Habits…

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What is your Employer’s Vintage?

VACATION ARCHIVE: I’m on vacation and so, therefore, is HR Fishbowl. Here’s one that was originally published back on January 7, 2010. Enjoy! I spent the first 13 years of my career with one company; I wouldn’t trade those years for anything.  There were distinct points throughout that time, though, when I questioned…really hard…whether it…

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