Friendly, But Not Friends

Friendly, But Not Friends

You know that side-job you have as the informal HR Advisor for any/all of your friends? It can be enlightening at times, even uplifting, when you hear some of the ridiculous sh*t people are forced to put up with in their workplace. For the situation to reach the “Mind...
Herding Cats….and Recruiters

Herding Cats….and Recruiters

Remember when you had a recruiting desk to manage? You had your requisitions, you had phone screens scheduled, interviews scheduled, you knew your hiring managers, and you developed a rhythm. Cashing checks and snapping necks. And then they went and promoted you. Now...
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...
Energizing Employees for Better Performance

Energizing Employees for Better Performance

What exactly is “energy” – in the social or workplace sense? There are a number of definitions and explanations, and perhaps this one gives us a good idea of what we are talking about: “Energy is …a type of positive affective arousal, which people can experience...
Me and Chuck Muncie

Me and Chuck Muncie

If the name “Chuck Muncie” means anything to you at all, it probably indicates one of two things: You’re old. You’re a passionate fan of the NFL and it’s history of characters. I have the advantage of being both. But that still...