How to Accept Feedback

A friend of mine just told me that he cannot accept feedback, which is something that gets in the way when you’re trying to grow a company and build cool things. I feel his pain because I’m terrible at accepting feedback, too. But I’m better at taking feedback when I use these tricks. Don’t respond…

For Once, SHRM is Okay

Nobody likes beating up on the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) more than HR people. If you want to pretend like you’re above it all and strategic, you make fun of SHRM. And it’s not unfair because SHRM is where HR dreams go to get alphabetically organized in a file folder before they die.…

Holiday Reconciliation

You know what’s a terrible idea at home or work? Holiday reconciliation. No holiday season tugs at your heart strings more efficiently than Christmastime, even if you’re not Christian, but here’s the thing about forced peace treaties: any amicable arrangement forged without the hard work of authentic and genuine reconciliation isn’t a treaty at all.…

2016 Recruiting Trends

I’ve written about 325 articles on 2016 recruiting trends. You will see my work all over the internet during the month of December, but it goes something like this. Trend No. 1: You won’t fill that job quickly. Guess what? Recruiting is hard. Remember that piece of technology that was going to disrupt and disintermediate…

Jesus, It’s Just a Job

One of my ex-boyfriends asked me why I have so many email addresses. That’s a loaded question. I’ve had a variety of email addresses since college — that’s 1992, folks. It means that everybody in the world knows how to reach me: parents, siblings, friends, professors, student loan debt collectors, former bosses, colleagues and, now,…