The Pretender, Part 1

The Pretender, Part 1

If you get things that you desire, there may be unforeseen and unpleasant consequences. Another way to say that, “Be careful what you wish for,” but Google reminded me that’s also the name of a cheesy Nick Jonas flick (redundant, I know.) Whatevs, the spirit of...
When in Doubt, Swing the Bat

When in Doubt, Swing the Bat

One of the great joys in my life was coaching Little League baseball…with two boys of my own, I’ve been lucky enough to have over a dozen seasons on the diamond with little guys wanting to learn the great game. Spend that much time on the field, you will observe...
3 Things We’ll See in HR by 2022

3 Things We’ll See in HR by 2022

On Friday of last week (10/20), I was a guest on Michael Cameron’s daily radio program “Win-Win@Work” and had the opportunity to speak about my favorite topic– building and leading a world-class recruiting team. It’s a wonderful thing when you find...
New Law Coming Soon

New Law Coming Soon

“So, [candidate-person], how much do you currently make?”  How is it that something so obviously inappropriate to ask in any social or professional setting is one of the boilerplate questions asked of every job candidate? “What do you currently...
You Know You’re a Manager When….

You Know You’re a Manager When….

I can count many blessings. Among those is the fact that not only do I have a great boss, I have two fantastic managers reporting to me. When you have strong people supporting your efforts, you can sometimes take for granted the fact that development continues for all...

Killing a Housefly with a Hand Grenade

“Killing a Housefly with a Hand Grenade” is the fifth in a 10-part series outlining the concepts included in “The Physics of HR; Mastering the Laws of Motion,” the Whitaker joint set to publish in mid-2016. As discussed in the preceding series of posts, the essence of...