Tag Archive: Career

Conformity is a Big Fat Rung on the Corporate Ladder

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The end must be near, hell might freeze over, and I could swear I just saw a pig sprout wings.  Why?  Because one of my best friends from college is getting married and no one thought that was possible…ever.  He’s the last to go.  He’s a man’s man.  He parties like a 70′s rock star….

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Do You Have a Personal Board of Directors?

A trusted mentor of mine shared with me long ago the notion of having a Personal Board of Directors.  Would you like to know more?  If so, read on.  If not, take a long walk of a short bridge… I don’t think this blog’s audience needs a tutorial in the typical role of a Board –…

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Nonsensical HR

I caught a tweet the other day from an unnamed tweep who was suggesting that even though she had a big HR exam the next day, she wasn’t stressed because HR was “common sense.”  I fumed on this a bit.  Then I realized I myself have made a career out of HR and never once took…

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Bench the Player/Coach

Has anyone else out there given up on the idea that Managers have to be good developers of people?  I’m close…real close.  I’m not saying they can’t be or they shouldn’t be.  I am just saying that if they aren’t, they should get the hell out-of-the-way.  I know there are some companies out there that…

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HR: the Place where Smart goes to Die

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!” Aside from being quite pithy – and I’m a fan of pithy – I started to wonder whether there is something to this notion…

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