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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May. 11

3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

DisruptHR – Pennsylvania Speakers Announced! >

DisruptHR is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower the best and the brightest in the world of HR or anyone who has a passion for transforming the way we approach work. Once in awhile an event series is born that shakes things up, makes you think differently, leaving you inspired. That event is DisruptHR. 10 speakers, 5 minutes each, and slides rotate every 15 seconds. Short, sweet and…

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May. 9

Halcyon - 245 Columbine Street, Denver, CO

Spartan Women/The Entrepreneurial Mindset – A Live Mentoring Experience >

Most careers involve some level of entrepreneurial behavior: innovating, taking on risk, acting on opportunity, establishing value, and pushing through failure and obstacles. The MSU Alumni Association, with the help of some of Denver’s most successful Spartan entrepreneurs, is bringing an evening of meaningful and interactive conversation to the Mile High City. Spartan Women / The Entrepreneurial Mindset promises to be engaging and energetic, and the interactions with alumnae and…

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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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Apr. 27

Fisher Phillips - 1075 Peachtree St. NE #3500, Atlanta, GA 30309

Leadership Under Private Equity Ownership is Different >

What: For those of us who have spent time in the world of private equity, we know that effective leadership in this space can be very different from other types of ownership and leadership platforms. The acquisition of a company by a private equity firm is a seismic change for its leaders and employees. A private equity firm places its “bet” in large part on the strengths and capabilities of…

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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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