Practice Mono-Tasking, Not Multi-Tasking

There is nothing less American than a northern California shower. The hotels all have low-flow shower heads — even the luxury hotels — and you can’t get yourself clean or wash the shampoo out of your hair. You walk around the Bay Area half-clean, half-soaped and half-bathed. Also, while long and decadent showers aren’t good…

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How to Support Our Friend Jason Seiden

Hi, everybody. There’s one thing that is true about the HR community: When one of us hurts, all of us hurt. That’s why I’m very sad to share the news that Elle Taylor Seiden, the beloved daughter of our friend Jason Seiden, lost her life on July 22nd after bravely battling a debilitating disease called…

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HR Tribe

Where Are the Cool Kids in HR?

We’re in a bubble.  Far too many senior-level HR professionals are quitting their jobs and becoming business consultants and executives coaches. These men and women give up PTO, step outside of their company’s headquarters for the first time in a decade, and say things like “performance reviews are lame” and “compensation policies are unfair” as…

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Time Management & Choices

My friend Melissa Fairman has a three-part series on time management that is in week two, but I didn’t want to wait to tell you about it. Read and watch part one and part two. It’s good. Melissa is trying to help you figure out how to manage your time better so you can do…

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Improving Employee Engagement Won’t Fix Work

My friend Paul Hebert is writing all across the internet about why employee engagement might not be all that it’s cracked up to be. First of all, let’s define employee engagement. Employees are engaged when they give their best each day through intrinsic effort, are committed to organizational goals and values, demonstrate extrinsic efforts beyond…

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