The Subtle Art of Influence

When I was a kid, my favorite bedtime stories were the ones with a point (even then, I was a real piece of work) – so my inclination was to steer far away from frivolity in lieu of some good ol’ Aesop. Face it, if you want a good metaphor, you need to kick...

You Never Forget Your First….

One of my favorite things to do when studying a resume or reviewing a LinkedIn profile is to go back in time to see where it all began…this impressive person in front of me may have made a seismic shift in their professional history that led them to their...

Intentional Walk – Broc

Every couple of weeks, I thought it might be nice to dig a little deeper into the mindset of one of our HR colleagues. With scary possibilities aplenty, this wily newsman interviews fellow HR Hardball™ member (and Texan) Broc Edwards. 1. So, you’re going to give...
Bad Beats

Bad Beats

I love me some poker. Not enough to make a living at it, but enough to keep ponying up to the table for a game. Such a great game, with so many great parallels to human behavior. Anyone who’s played poker for any extended length of time is familiar with the term...