Oct. 3

How Do You Want To Go Out? >

I read an article recently called, “What your burial outfit says about you“.  Evidentially the phrase “bury me in this” on Twitter is a thing. Most of the tweets are selfies taken by 20-somethings nowhere near death, and feature slinky outfits you see at gyms or clubs (or so I’m told…). The article goes on to describe the shift in death-wear from formal, Sunday-best attire to more casual and statement…

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Aug. 31

A Prayer for Texas >

As a native Houstonian, now living in Austin, I feel beyond helpless.  I offer up a prayer, mashed together from social media posts, texts and thoughts over the last few days from my family, friends, HR pros, colleagues, neighbors and fellow Texans. Now I lay me down to sleep. While the sound of rain used to comfort, it now is terrorizing Houstonians need the rain to stop.  Days without sleep…

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Aug. 4

Kiss My Grit >

Growing up in the 1970s, I watched the t.v. show Alice.  Each time over-the-top waitress Flo would tell diner owner Mel to “Kiss my grits,” I’d laugh.  I loved grits,  so as a kid couldn’t understand why she used the phrase as a put down or shove off as opposed to a wonderful invitation.  I get it now. GRIT, like grits, is golden.  And GRIT should be a critical consideration in hiring –…

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Jul. 7

3 Reasons HR Should Pay Attention to the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal >

$13.7 billion buys a lot of organic quinoa. Lots of talk around Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and what it means for the grocery business, farmers, those whose jobs will be lost to automation, and the retail industry as a whole.  It’s a cocktail of doom and gloom mixed with the reality of capitalism and a twist of efficiency. So it’s drinkable (unlike some of the stuff from the Whole Foods juice bar). And if you…

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Jun. 6

Wonder “WHOA Man” >

More than anything, I wanted a Barbie when I was little.  Santa thankfully came through the year I was 5 and I still have that very special Barbie 20 years later (ok – that was a lie, it’s more like 30). Or 40. Let’s just say it was a loooong time ago. My daughter has now inherited my Barbie collection and made an interesting observation this week. The tube-top my…

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May. 2

Lunch is for Wimps, So Keep Staring at Your Phone >

Remember when owning a mobile phone was a symbol of success? You know, the Motorola monster Michael Douglas, aka Gordon Gekko, aka “Awww, lunch is for wimps“, wielded around so powerfully in 1987’s “Wall Street“?  Everyone wanted one, but only a few were privileged enough at the time to own one. Fast forward and A) recognize the speed of technological change is mind-blowing and B) do you kinda now wish…

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