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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Feb. 1

Writer’s Block. Six-Year-Olds. And Truth. >

Be forewarned.  I am experiencing writer’s block.  It’s so bad, I just poured myself a glass of bubbly and then proceeded to leave it in the kitchen. Which meant I had to get up, lost my train of thought once again, but brought back the bubbly. Why do I have writer’s block?  I’m totally uninspired by pop culture, current music, “news” feeds, the state of our country and the pointless…

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Jan. 17

Are You Really Paying for Performance? >

The topic of the performance appraisal has been a hot one for a while now.  We see companies like Adobe, Lilly, GE, Deloitte and others tossing out the traditional performance appraisal and replacing it with frequent check-in meetings instead.  And we’re also starting to see the pendulum swing back the other way where some of these companies are considering bringing back some element of an appraisal process, mainly because they…

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Jan. 3

10 HR Recommendations for 2017 >

RJ set me up nice last week with his post on questions to ask before looking for a new HR gig.  And he’ll be pleased to know at least 5 people read his blog, as hrQ has 5 fabulous new resumes! For the rest of you who are either happy, or on the fence yet motivated because it’s the start of a new year, I have some HR recommendations that…

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Nov. 29

Leadership. It’s Always the Answer >

How many of you are in the throes of strategy planning and budgeting for 2017?  It’s also talent review, total rewards and expense management season.  Oh, and for those in the dark ages, it’s “I’m about to lose 80 hours of vacation time unless I take off the last 2 weeks of the year” time.  Eeek. Yes.  December is upon us. It’s also the time we call upon  leaders to…

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Jun. 20

3 Ways to Avoid Hiring Nightmares >

I hate hiring for myself. The kissing multiple frogs aspect before finding my prince/princess is tough. Rarely am I talking to someone where there’s not something I like or appreciate about them. It frankly sucks to spend time with someone you genuinely like, only to have to say “you’re not the one.” I also hate hiring because I’ve set the bar high. I’ve said to my team, “Everyone we hire…

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