Don’t Trust People Who Don’t Love Animals

There is a universal force that unites all successful and happy business professionals: a love of animals. Some people like dogs, others like cats, but everybody likes animals except for a few cranky people in the office. In fact, I can go through my career and identify a half-dozen miserable people. They had delusions of…

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I Work in HR and Hate It

I Work in HR and Hate It

Most days, I feel like my work in HR is slowly sucking the life out of me. Can you offer suggestions or enlightenment on how to get past these feelings of drudgery towards this career path I’ve chosen or how to jump into something else. This is not the place that I can see myself…

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Would You Fire Marjorie Taylor Greene?

Let’s pretend you’re a CEO and you’ve been asked to mediate a conflict at your local office. An employee who embraces internet conspiracy theories and carries guns to work is stalking her colleague.  You might wonder — How bad is it? Is this overblown? You ask HR to pull the security footage and see that…

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We Need to Talk About Resilience

Organizational psychologists, workplace gurus, and leadership consultants are weaponizing our suffering. They want to fool us into believing that there’s something noble and courageous about being resilient. Here are some examples of things they earnestly said and wrote in 2020: ∙ Frontline workers demonstrated incredible resiliency during the pandemic. ∙ Doctors and nurses who worked…

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How HR Should Handle the Return to Work

You’re going back to work.  Don’t believe me? Okay, maybe you have a progressive CEO, and your work-from-home days aren’t numbered. Still, your friends and neighbors will head back to the office once vaccines are available to children ages 12-15 and mask mandates are lifted in your municipality.  Why are corporations reverting to pre-pandemic work…

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Hire Them Back: Get Women Back to Work ASAP

Did you know that 2.5 million women in America have left the workforce since the beginning of the pandemic? Perhaps one of your friends or family members left work due to the coronavirus. Maybe it’s you. This past February, Vice President Kamala Harris warned that the rapid departure set women back for decades. Speaking to…

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