Do You Really Need a Life Coach?

Everybody’s got a life coach these days. Not only that, many entrepreneurs and professionals are taking part in mastermind groups. Mastermind groups are very trendy right now. You join a group where you pay a monthly fee, you get on a call or video chat with a bunch of people, and the group holds one…

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The Definition of Resilience

I have a post-it note on my desk that says, “Write about resilience.” It’s there because a friend of mine was catching flack from her friends for having a side hustle. She’s running a business, trying to drum up leads by being a thought leader on social media, and it’s not going over well with…

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Improve Your HR Department in 2019

Lots of lists on how to improve your HR department in 2019. Here’s mine. 1. Take your current time-to-fill and cut it in half. 2. Kill exit surveys and focus on daily conversations between coworkers, colleagues, and supervisors. 3. Stop worrying about culture, worry about kindness. 4. Recognize and reward character. 5. When someone shows…

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Can You Do That?

Ten years ago was my breakout year. It was 2009, during the Great Recession and well before people were addicted to social media, and I was a rising star in the world of human resources. You’d find me on the news, writing in business journals, or industry events and sharing my opinions on hiring, firing,…

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2019 Resolutions

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets, and resolutions. I love this time of year because the calendar naturally moves me to reflect and take action. This post is all about 2019 resolutions. There are two types of people in this world: people who think there are two types of…

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2018 Regrets

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets, and resolutions. I love this time of year because the calendar naturally moves me to reflect and take action. This post is all about 2018 regrets. Every year, I write that regrets are a waste of time. Everybody makes mistakes, and it’s self-indulgent…

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