Call Me “Doctor” HR

Call Me “Doctor” HR

“You will undoubtedly quote me this proverb: ‘Physician, heal thyself’…” – Luke 4:23 Nothing paints a picture like Proverbs. Having “served” 20 years in the corporate world, 15 of those in Human Resources, I’ve seen my fair share of...

Shark Bite!

Fred Fox, Jr. is to blame. Seeking a splash for the Season 5 premiere of Happy Days, Fred wrote a script depicting Arthur Fonzarelli (“Fonzie”) jumping a freaking shark on water-skis (looking back, please forgive the “splash” pun.) “Jump...
Old Dog, meet New Trick

Old Dog, meet New Trick

When was the last time you challenged your own routine? Recently, in the midst of a Keynote delivery, I had the opportunity to pose this question to the audience, but added a twist ~ how would you advise someone else to challenge their routine? We do love to give...

Lost in Your Translation

Words mean something. We are forever reminded of this, whether it be a tersely interpreted email, an emotional outburst at your child, or any number of recorded gaffes that become internet memes for the ages. The advent of social media as an additional communication...

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...