Tag Archive: Reputation

If I Could Change One Thing About HR…

My buddy Michael Carty over at Xpert HR asked me to participate in their “What I would Change About HR” blog series. I was happy to contribute my thoughts via the following post which was originally featured in their blog on September 13, 2010. When you have a second, check what some of the great…

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Vacation Archive: A Call to Maladjustment…

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It’s the last full day of vacation…hate that! There’s always something kind of nice about the prospect of heading home, but I can’t say I’m ready yet.  We’ve had a really nice time and it was long overdue! So here’s hopefully one of the last Vacation Archive Posts before my return. Enjoy this Call to…

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Dear Mr. CEO, stop being such a baby

I was talking with a CFO buddy of mine last night – he’s with a large telecommunications organization – 5,000+ employees.  Anyway, he was complaining about their HR Leader and his inability to integrate successfully with the rest of the leadership team.  He expanded by suggesting the HR Leader was always one step behind everyone else: has trouble…

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Take my Hand and Hold it…NOW!

The other day I overheard an HR professional talking with her colleague about an employee who had missed the deadline to file their benefits enrollment.  Her comment was, “we aren’t here to hold their hands, (explitive); they should learn to follow instructions.”  There was a time in my HR career when I would have agreed…

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They Play to Win, We Play to Draw

My four-year old some times tells me she wants to play, but “not a game that’s about winning.”  I can understand that – sometimes the prospect of losing is just too much.  I played the most competitive of sports in High School – Jazz Band.  I lived for those performances when I got to compete in…

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