Category Archives: Communication

Old School CEOs. Shush ‘Em.

I’m not making this up. Seriously, I’m not. A good friend of my wife told us a story the other night about an “All Employee Call” she participated in a couple of months ago. The call was in the midst of a particularly challenging time for her company. They had just gotten through some noticeable…

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Thrilled with your Job or Thrilled to Have One?

I spend a lot of time ranting about how messed up corporate America is, how Human Resources professionals unfortunately contribute to that messed-up-edness, and what it is we should all being doing to straighten it out. And while I’m in fact vain enough to think I have all the answers, I’m not naïve enough to…

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A Secret Ambition to be Unpopular

I spout off with the unabashed frankness of a four-year-old. I curse like a one-eyed-drunken-sailor. I have an A.D.H.D. level of tolerance for the mediocre and the mundane. I’m stubborn – particularly when it comes to my opinion. I like to argue. And if I don’t like you – for whatever reason – you’ll be…

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Did you Honor Labor?

Summer is dwindling, pools are closing, and we have to put away the white bucks and linen pants until Memorial Day. Maybe it’s my age, but I find myself reflecting more and more on the (true) meaning of holidays lately. Over Independence Day, as an example, I found a copy of the Declaration of Independence…

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A Compensation Article Worth Puking Over

I don’t eat a very big breakfast. A bowl of cereal, a piece of fruit, a cup of coffee. It’s a good thing too. Otherwise, I would have made a complete disgusting mess when I puked all over the train today while reading the business section of the Chicago Tribune. This was the title of…

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