Ball 4 – Karla Robertson

Ball 4 – Karla Robertson

Every couple of weeks, I thought it might be nice to dig a little deeper into the mindset of one of our HR Hardball™ colleagues. Put on your thinking cap as this brave journalist ventures into the realm of the mind…please welcome “The Executive’s NeuroCoach,” Karla...
You Are The Problem, Part 1

You Are The Problem, Part 1

During times of organizational change, it’s estimated that at least 30% of those impacted can be categorized as “Resistors,” actively opposed to the change initiative; another 50% will be “Undecided.” While I usually spare you the math,...

Get Out There and Fail!

See if you can spot the error in this scenario…While working for a company dependent upon a robust and innovative Research & Development contribution, it was whispered that the “C- level” leader of that particular business unit was intolerant of...
“Always Drink Upstream from the Herd”

“Always Drink Upstream from the Herd”

“Always drink upstream from the herd.” – Will Rogers Did you know that in a corporate HRBP role, you can actually run into the complication of being too damn friendly?! Truthfully, it can be a problem; “going native,” or “Stockholm Syndrome,” or imprinting, or...
Dead Armadillos (and Human Resources)

Dead Armadillos (and Human Resources)

…that’s what you find in the middle of the road. Too indecisive, too slow, and eventually too flat.Jim Hightower, former Texas Railroad Commissioner & lifetime rabble-rouser, is the owner of the quote, “The middle of the road is for yellow lines and dead...