Memo to Leaders: How to Give, and Give Thanks.

On December 17, 2013, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Leadership, Susan Strayer LaMotte, by Susan LaMotte
Forget about gifts and gorging for a second and think about what you’re really grateful for.
 

Trash Your Noncompete Agreement

On November 5, 2013, in Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HR Trends, HRExaminer, Leadership, Policies, by Heather Bussing
5 ways noncompete agreements can backfire against employers.
 

How Good is Your Gut?

On November 4, 2013, in Data, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Leadership, Victorio Milian, by Victorio Milian
For those looking to figure out solutions to the problems facing their respective organizations or careers, learn to develop, refine, and trust your gut.
 

Termination as a Good Thing

Making an employment change is a big deal. It’s hard, even when it’s voluntary, because we have so much of our identities wrapped up in what we do.
 

The Beauty of Delayed Gratification

On September 23, 2013, in Dr. Todd Dewett, Editorial Advisory Board, Engagement, HRExaminer, Leadership, by Dr. Todd Dewett
Our myopic focus on satisfying short-term needs and desires is killing us – both individuals and organizations.  We simply are not good at understanding the beauty of delayed gratification, hard work, patience, and smart risk taking. The research suggests that those who do understand delayed gratification benefit in signification ways. At the individual level, people […]
 

No Pants Works

On September 17, 2013, in Engagement, Futures, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Leadership, Reviews, Talent Management, by Heather Bussing
Berkun decided if he was going to keep writing and speaking about work and management, he needed to to go back to a company and manage people working, but Wordpress didn’t have hierarchies, or departments, or managers.
 

Gender Equity – WTF HBS‽

On September 9, 2013, in Discrimination, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Leadership, by Heather Bussing
The New York Times article on Gender Equity Issues at Harvard Business School reveals a culture of arrogance, self-absorption, and money as the highest good. It was about men and women “leveraging social capital” and calculating the ROI of every human interaction.
 

Social Media is Paralyzing HR

Think of it this way. It’s like driving your car by looking two inches in front of your bumper all the time.
 

Life is Short and Work is Personal

Most people spend too much energy trying to fit-in and not rock the boat, especially at work. We want to be accepted. Choosing authenticity (we call it Flying your Freak Flag) means abandoning the quest to be normal, and inviting yourself and others to accept you just as you are.
 

Why Best Practices Suck

Shouldn’t we learn from others and determine the most effective way to reach our goals, benchmark our progress, and achieve success? Best practices are only best if you’re just practicing. And I have no clue what a benchmark really is, or what you do with one.