Category Archives: Executives and Leaders

Can I get an ‘Amen’, Greg Smith?

Former Goldman Sachs Executive, Greg Smith, is exactly the kind of wake up call corporate America needs right now. Whether you think he’s got shit for brains or monster balls for broadcasting his resignation from Goldman Sachs to the world via his scathing New York Times Op Ed piece is irrelevant. Does it really matter whether he’s…

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Guest Post: Don’t Get Too Close

Janine N. Truitt is an HR enthusiast based in Long Island, NY. Her experience spans the Healthcare to Scientific industries and has led her to her current role as a Senior Human Resources Representative for Brookhaven National Laboratory.  Her message today is consistent with many I’ve sent before: we walk a fine line in this…

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Pass the Podium

Why is it that every organization in the world that puts on continuing education programs for HR professionals feel like we’d all benefit from having Non-HR Executives tell us how to be more successful? I got an invitation in the mail today from The Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC) for a Leadership Series…

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Free Agent, My Butt

One thing I like about my race – the human race, yo – is that we have this uncanny ability to shake shit up. We are generally wired to sniff out an injustice. And if enough of us get a whiff of the same injustice, it invariably leads to tear gas and thrown rocks and…

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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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