The “D” Word

Sometimes saying that you are disappointed is a very powerful statement. Several years ago, I watched a hospital President speak with employees who messed up....

Tootin’ Your Own Horn

Do you toot your own horn? Maybe you should. We’re taught early in life to not brag or boast about ourselves. And in general, that...

Training Day @Starbucks

Wasn’t there a movie called Training Day? Well, we could make another one today as Starbucks closes 8,000 stores to “train” employees in unconscious...

Inaction – The Consequences

You may have missed this; I almost did. It was just a page 9 article in our local paper. The title was “Weinstein Co....

Sex, Lies And Human Resources

When I first started in HR, no one knew who we were. Heck, we weren’t even HR back then. In 2005, popular business magazine...

A Modern Day Business Fable

Once upon a time, there was a small but beautiful castle, tucked under a mountain outside the city.   The castle had been in the...

The Subtleties Of Gender Bias

In the eighties, I worked on a project that required me to travel with a team to a site where we had to sign...

What Does Leadership Vulnerability Really Mean?

A friend told me a story that…well, I’m not sure if it made me mad or sad. She works for a very large, prestigious...

Do Consequences Matter?

Ryan Lochte certainly did realize severe consequences to his childish actions in Rio. They hit him where it really hurts – in the pocketbook....

For Whom Should HR Advocate?

For most of my long HR career in service industries, my colleagues and I believed our role to be an advocate for the employee....

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Better Together – Time For Nonprofits To Develop A Merger Mindset?

Mergers can be used strategically by all parties not simply to grow or survive but to accomplish specific mission goals and increase impact. The decision...
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