Sympathy for the Devil

Sympathy for the Devil

Besides the distinction of being a kick-ass jam, the Rolling Stones classic tune “Sympathy for the Devil” offers an interesting discussion on the duplicity of human nature. We’re a funny bunch of monkeys, my fellow HR professionals… as “good” as we may strive to be,...
Do We Get What We Deserve?

Do We Get What We Deserve?

#Election2014. Thank God that’s over. Howdy Texans, we have a new Governor! For those of you who care, Greg Abbott won the gubernatorial vote over Wendy Davis in a bit of a landslide. I’m thrilled. Not necessarily by Mr. Abbott’s election, but by the...

The Costanza Principle of Communication

“Jerry remember; It’s not a lie if you believe it.” – George Costanza (Jason Alexander) Why do we do it? Half-truths, soft-sells, euphemisms, white lies, and whoppers. Some do it more than others; some are more comfortable doing it than others,...

Good Hiring Practices? It’s Debatable…

“So, did you see the debate?” “Did you see __________ roll his eyes/shift his weight/shake his head/mop his brow/hem & haw/etc., etc., etc!” How many times did a conversation very much like the one described above  happen earlier this week?...