Talent Management

Knock Three Times For Positive Workforce Impact

“Oh, my darling, knock three times On the ceiling if you want me Twice on the pipe If the answer is no…” —Tony Orlando & Dawn It started with an e-mail. The latest OnStar diagnostic report from our Saturn VUE chock full of data analysis on nearly every single facet of the car: engine and… more Knock Three Times For Positive Workforce Impact

To The Guys (And Gals) That Work

Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it Lemme tell ya them guys ain’t dumb Maybe get a blister on your little finger Maybe get a blister on your thumb…” —Dire Straits, “Money for Nothing” For nearly 40 years we’ve been the guys that work. Childhood friends who in adulthood continue making an… more To The Guys (And Gals) That Work

Success Measured By Effectual Stretch

It wasn’t exactly the romanticized version of backpacking through an exotic land, especially if you consider a cheap roller suitcase a backpack, which unfortunately I did. But that was me then in 1998, when my then girlfriend (now wife) had bitten me with the travel bug. Prior to that my travel was limited to North… more Success Measured By Effectual Stretch

When The Boss Touches Our Hearts And Not Our Butts

“You know, your butt looks so bad in the outfit you’re wearing, that I was surprised when I touched it, it felt good.” Imagine hearing that on a date, or in the office, or on a date at your office party, or even your boss hitting on you at the office or at a party.… more When The Boss Touches Our Hearts And Not Our Butts

Not Really A Galaxy Far, Far Away

“Hangin’ out Down the street The same old thing We did last week Not a thing to do But talk to you…” —Cheap Trick, “That 70’s Song” When I saw it for the first time, my heart filled with love and faith, and my spirit transcended the atmospheric sensitivity of childhood scarring. “Chewie, we’re home.”… more Not Really A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Just Do The Math For Picture Perfect People

All I know is that sometimes the truth is contrary — everything in life you thought you knew.” —Neil Peart (Musician and Writer) Without doing the math and coloring them in, you can still tell what most of them are. But that’s no fun when you’re six, just learning addition and loving to color pictures like my oldest… more Just Do The Math For Picture Perfect People

One Little Melodic Career Tale At A Time

“Begin the day with a friendly voice A companion unobtrusive Plays that song that’s so elusive And the magic music makes your morning mood.” —Neil Peart (Rush, “Spirit of Radio”) The Viennese composer from London had vanished. For the nearly two years he worked for me prior to that, he had raised thousands of dollars… more One Little Melodic Career Tale At A Time

Diversity And Inclusion Drive The Road To Remarkable

“Half the world is Half the world was Half the world thinks  While the other half does…”  –Neil Peart (writer and musician, “Half the World”) The nightlight burned brighter. It didn’t make any sense at the time because it was the same nightlight we always used in the hallway for our girls, and it was… more Diversity And Inclusion Drive The Road To Remarkable

This Workplace Merry-Go-Round Ain’t Ever Slowing Down

“Midway hawkers calling ‘Try your luck with me’ Merry-go-round wheezing The same old melody…” —Neil Peart (Lakeside Park) We became carnies for a day – midway hawkers calling out from our very own front yard. The main reason was to make some quick cash since my sister and I had already blown through our weekly… more This Workplace Merry-Go-Round Ain’t Ever Slowing Down

Today’s Workplace Contract Of Go, Go, Go

I remember the fear of actually finishing something. Then the fear of executing that something. And then the fear of never quite being good enough. And then the fear of being crushed under the weight of overcritical judgments again and again. And then again, I remember the pleasure of being pushed to perform, even in… more Today’s Workplace Contract Of Go, Go, Go

Invest in Being Fearlessly Authentic

“We play the game With the bravery of being out of range We zap and maim With the bravery of being out of range…” —Roger Waters (musician and writer) Small craters pocked the desk around her laptop dock. Tiny tendrils of sulfurous smoke rose from each one, like poisonous snakes entranced by music only they… more Invest in Being Fearlessly Authentic

Rebooting the Human interaction in HR

“Wilderness of mirrors World of polished steel Gears and iron chains Turn the grinding wheel I run between the shadows Some are phantoms, some are real…” – Neil Peart, “Double Agent”   Welcome to your new job! Now, put on these chains and fill out this form… And then fill out this one… And then… more Rebooting the Human interaction in HR