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Permission to Bend and Break

Take a few minutes to watch this video below. I don’t want to argue the merits of charging any citizen (let alone those putting their lives on the line for us) for extra bags – that’s for another blog (although, I think it’s the stupidest thing under our sun). But this might very well be…

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Stop Playing Nice if it doesn’t Advance the Ball

Somewhere along the way, I think the world-of-work got seriously hoodwinked into believing majority rules when it comes to business. As we got more in tune with each other’s feelings, emotions and pride – as we became concerned about having highly engaged and connected employees – we lost sight of the fundamental premise on which…

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Deadbeat Employees

NPR had a piece on Deadbeat Dads yesterday (the U.S. Supreme Court is getting involved) as I was slowly coming out of my night’s slumber. I’m a product of divorced parents – they split when I was ten (some of you are now nodding your heads and thinking, “well, that explains a lot.”) Thankfully, my…

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Board that Baby Up

I used to work for a guy who was the Chief HR Officer for one of the largest professional services firms in the world – an organization that now has more than 180,000 people across the globe. I was under his wings for close to three years and did everything from manage his projects to…

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Goal-Setting is as Easy as 1+3

It’s that time of year when organizations start to put their people through the (arduous) process of goal-setting. Most of the time this process is based on some convoluted competency framework that tells us the kinds of things we must do in order to be successful. Typically there’s a (long) form involved. And in the…

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