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Braggy CHROs

It’s great that CHROs around the world are patting themselves on the back for embracing the cloud, understanding business, and focusing on culture. But whenever I hear about systemic sexual harassment or widespread pay inequality, I want to raise my hand and say, “HR fails workers and shareholders every day.” I also want to say,…

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Be Your Own Container

My cat Jake is old, deaf, and fully retired. I come at him three times a day with medication, and as long as he’s pain-free and using the litter box, I don’t mind being his home healthcare nurse. This arrangement could go on for years if you ask me. I’m happy he is still around.…

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I’m So Tired

I’m so tired. I’m not “work in a Chinese coal mine” tired. I’m not “spend all day collecting tickets at a water park” tired. I’m not “autoimmune disease” tired. I have perspective, of course. I’m not insensitive. But I’m pretty tired. I’d give you a list, but I’m too tired to write it. We’ll start…

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Uncoachable People

Some of the worst people in your company are the ones who aren’t coachable, can’t hear feedback, and won’t take risks. Strong? Maybe. I don’t know. You tell me. The ones who aren’t coachable are a waste of time unless you’re the idiot and they’re totally right about everything. I suspect that’s not the case.…