Buy, Don’t Rent, Your Next Employee

Buy, Don’t Rent, Your Next Employee

Guess what confuses a potential hire more than any other intangible? Despite the courtship, the hospitality, and the grand treatment during the recruiting process, they still don’t know one key nugget of information: “What’s it REALLY like to work...
Ebola? None For Me, Thanks

Ebola? None For Me, Thanks

“If you want to know what’s inside something, just squeeze.” – Whitaker wisdom, date unknown. Grow up in Texas and you’ll pick up any number of colloquialisms, parables, metaphors, and the like…sometimes, you even invent them. This...
If It Moves, Hit It…

If It Moves, Hit It…

There is nothing quite so humbling as uncertainty. I was reminded of this recently while having a conversation with a friend. His current job responsibilities continue to change, to the point of putting him in a totally unfamiliar role where his experience is minimal...
Man Overboard

Man Overboard

The strongest swimmers are the first to abandon a sinking ship. As leaders, we are still humans first. Among other things, that means we are prone to the same emotional response as our employees when unexpected change lands squarely upon us. Going into...