Marathon Training

I am marathon training. Again. I run with an astounding group of people who are wholly committed to fitness — whatever the hell that means — while being parents, spouses and good corporate citizens. I don’t know how they find the time. I am so impressed and inspired.

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You Use LinkedIn Like Shit

Nothing good happens when I’m on LinkedIn. If I am not randomly hassled for free career advice or spammed by your mom, I am objectified by strange men. You know what really bugs me, though? It’s when you do LinkedIn wrong like this guy. Okay, this is not the worst. But I am not interested in collaborating. The…

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Chiraq and Predictive Analytics

I went back to my hometown of Chicago for 24 hours, earlier this week. I didn’t bring a gun because I don’t need to bring a gun. You can find ’em in any dumpster or playground around the city. For the past few years, Chicago has been a mess. The cops have been using a software program that…

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My French Marathon: Summer 2014

Hello, bonjour, I am just back from France. My husband had a business trip. I asked to tag along. “I’ll be busy with work,” he said. “You’ll be alone for a few days. I can’t stay out late or drink too much during the week.” I’m like, “A decent night’s sleep and free time to wander…

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Comments Section

Hello! About a year ago, it was a really big deal for a website to shut down its “comments” section. (See Copyblogger and PopSci.) The logic behind the decision was simple: you are too stupid to write anything helpful or productive. (And those editors were right, by the way. I was inspired.) The comments section…

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Summer Book Recommendations

I want to thank everyone for buying and reading my book. I really want to say, “No, it’s a shitty e-book about HR. It’s a small thing. Unimportant. I am just testing out the market to see if I have anything to say. One of these days, I’ll write something more meaningful.” Please don’t let…

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Your Three Most Powerful Words

My friend Gregory Ng believes that your personal brand comes down to three words. Does that feel right to you? I speak on the subject of personal branding all of the time. You are more than a bottle of dishwashing detergent. You have unlimited potential. You have a soul. But I think many of us would…

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The State of HR Blogging in 2014

New HR bloggers are brave. They live in a liminal state where they daydream about the future of work while processing payroll, managing compliance issues, and providing ongoing support to leaders and employees. I admire their fortitude. Before you can write well about HR, you have to learn how to write. All new bloggers go through…

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