Tag Archive: HR

Life is a Foursquare

In my constant pursuit of simplicity, I have come to believe that pretty much anything we do in this life – from how we work to how we play – can be defined, explained, and managed through foursquare models. This is the one I keep front and center on a wall in my office. If we…


Why Aren’t You Going to SHRM10?

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I trust many of you are planning on attending SHRM 2010 Annual Conference and Exposition in San Diego next week. Doesn’t matter what you think about SHRM, or the scheduled sessions, or the venue itself.  If you’re serious about a career in HR, you should pretty much consider this an annual job requirement. End of…


Vacation Archives: “Hey, CEO, Stop Being Such a Baby!”


I’m taking a break this week.  In observance of this well deserved rest, however, I won’t be writing anything new for the next few days.  You’ll live…believe me.  I will, however, treat you to a post from the archives now and then.  So check back and enjoy them! The first one was written and posted…


Approach Becomes Reproach

chew toy

I’ve spent a lot of time recently talking with prospective employers, prospective clients, and just about any one who will listen.  Those conversations have opened my eyes to something I should have gotten a clue to long ago: People don’t hate me because I am better than they are; they hate me because I act like…


I know how Rima Fakih feels…kind of

rima fakih

It doesn’t surprise me that the media’s focus on the new Miss USA is almost entirely on her stumble on stage; although, there is lots on her swimsuit too. We like to point out misfortune; it makes us feel better about our pitiful little lives. I’m not necessarily defending the whole idea of beauty pageants, but…