Scattershooting…on Bosses Day

Scattershooting…on Bosses Day

Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Chris Rock… Here, on the most awkward of “celebrated” office days, it seems appropriate to share my own reflections about becoming a “boss.” Being put in a people-manager position, like...
Are You Pushing Your Top Talent Away?

Are You Pushing Your Top Talent Away?

You know what’s a difficult thing to do? Leaving a good job is a difficult thing to do. When you’re fortunate enough to work for an employer that treats you fairly, offers competitive compensation, and provides job security, that’s usually the trifecta. Usually....
Protection vs. Projection

Protection vs. Projection

It may be scary to think about it this way, but you, my friend, have a reputation. You are continually building or validating that reputation, and you are being helped along in that endeavor by people all around you, often when you aren’t present to either...
Recruiters, Take Heart

Recruiters, Take Heart

“So the Broncos drafted a linebacker in the 1st Round two years in a row. Only last year they had the guy play quarterback.” – Sports Pickle, commenting on Tim Tebow Football season is upon us…one week from now, the NFL regular season begins...
What’s the Deal?

What’s the Deal?

“We have met the enemy, and they are us.” – Walt Kelly, Pogo We talk a lot about merger integration on this site, specifically addressing the role…nay, the RESPONSIBILITY of Human Resources to take the lead role in the assimilation of...