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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Apr. 3

Productive People Punch List >

We all know them.  The types who can exercise 2 hours a day, get their kids to school (dressed) and to every activity on time (with snacks) as well as shine during a pitch meeting.  Plus – always look like they’ve gotten 10 hours of sleep. WTF?  Don’t you just want to punch them? Especially in the unpredictable people business, the scenario above seems unrealistic.  Just when you think you’ll…

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Mar. 21

Contract Workers are NOT the Red-Headed Stepchildren of Your Company >

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article entitled "The End of Employees" which focused on the hot topic of companies shifting some of their workforce from the traditional employee model to a hybrid of employee and contract workers.  Accenture estimates that, in the US alone, almost half of the workforce will be freelancers by 2020. I have experience working in organizations where contract workers were engaged to support an…

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Mar. 1

Turn Your Chairs With These 4 Blind Recruitment Tools >

Don’t you love “The Voice“?  Blake and Adam’s banter over why a contestant should pick one over the other.  The jokes, the art and the contestant’s ultimate joy over being selected. Or just looking at Adam.  Or Blake. While “The Dating Game” likely pioneered the concept of blind auditions, “The Voice” has absolutely highlighted the relevance in modern society.  As studies abound about unconscious bias – as well as the known…

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Feb. 9

Are You Afraid of Millennials in Leadership Roles? >

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hear Josh Bersin share his Predictions for 2017 at the Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy quarterly program.  He shared a number of forces that are disrupting change, including digital technology, the need to increase speed and the employee experience as well as how careers and social contracts are changing (think “gig” economy).  His presentation was full of great data that really…

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