The Gray Area & Tiger Woods

The Augusta National Golf Club is to “conservative” what the Sun is to “hot.” The place is tight, get it? You can picture a group of men named “Beaufort” and “Aubrey” summoning their man-servants for slippers and another...

America Has Talent (but I’m not sure where)

“Talent” is a subjective term – reference American Idol, The Voice, et al if you need proof of that. As hard as it may be to define what “talent” might be for your particular organization, but for all of its importance we are all pretty...

In the Cold

In our offices, there’s a very regal reception area. The front desk is often unmanned, but a “mahogany row” of offices stretches out behind the desk area, and a large, glass-enclosed conference room punctuates the scene. We like it, our clients like...

Taste Test

“So, what does HR Hardball mean?” I get asked that quite a bit, and my standard reply is “tell me what YOU think it means.” The responses vary, but here’s a quick refute of guesses that miss the mark; HR Hardball is not a: Chris Matthews...