Be The Top Banana…(or at least one we’ll remember)

Be The Top Banana…(or at least one we’ll remember)

My oldest son is 13. He and a couple of his (wonderful) knucklehead buddies like to record original songs whenever they are goofing around. This band incarnation goes by the handle Velvet Banana. Most of their current material revolves around the digestive process,...
Happiness Means Letting Go

Happiness Means Letting Go

“All in.”         “What? You haven’t even looked at your cards!” “Don’t care, man…I’m tired, need to go home…all in.” This is not an atypical midnight conversation at Duffy’s Double Down Emporium...
Act Like You Belong…

Act Like You Belong…

In recruiting, you can feel like your hair is on fire 24 hours a day. Today was one of those days, so as I grabbed the stack of JVR’s (that’s Job Vacancy Requests, y’all) cluttering my desk to add to my ever-expanding pile of “Priority...
Playing the Fool

Playing the Fool

Skip Bayless is a hack. For those of you unfamiliar with Skip’s work, he can currently be found on the craptastic ESPN production, “First Take.” On the show, Skip and Stephen A. Smith (a buffoon in his own right) debate the current issues of the day....
November Reign

November Reign

Ah, glorious November…step outside and you can literally feel the changes all around you as the mercury drops and the days get shorter. Professionally, we are fully engaged in Q4 objectives ~ strategically speaking, we have two more months remaining in the year,...
Ball 4 – Charlie Allenson

Ball 4 – Charlie Allenson

Continuing this mad experiment, I’m expecting great things from our next interview guest, Charlie Allenson. He’s a New York City consultant who teaches improv comedy techniques to improve business and communication skills. What’s not to like? He is HR Hardball™ member...