Category Archives: Leadership

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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Either You Smoke or You Don’t

Cozy Carlisle from “Dead Again” – artfully played as only Robin Williams could – shared a piece of wisdom that I’ve held on to since he threw it at me from the big screen 20 years ago. And it’s this: “Someone is either a smoker or a nonsmoker. There’s no in-between. The trick is to…

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Guest Post: The Stink on Workplace Bathrooms

I’ve gotten to know Alicia Jones through good old fashioned Trench HR networking. She is an enthusiastic HR professional with over 10 years of HR generalist experience working for small to mid-sized companies. Currently, Alicia is working for a small biotech firm and pursuing her bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership. She’s active in our Trench HR…

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Employment Shelf-Life

I like people. I’m in the business of people. I actually get paid to think about people. Yes, I sure like people. But here’s the deal with people…a.k.a human beings: They’re fickle; they chase shiny objects; they fall in and out of love (and like). Sometimes they’re superstars and sometimes they’re vagabonds. And when it…

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Guest Post: The Case for Meditative HR

I lived in Belgium for two years when I was young(er) and single. It was without out a doubt one of the most influencial experiences of my career…certainly of my life. So I will always have a special place in my soul for that little power house…NATO, EU Headquarters, cosmopolitan to quaint, and 450+ beers….

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