Be Your Own HR Hero

Do you remember a couple of years back when the “hero persona” was all over? “Be a hero and save HR. Be a hero and rescue recruiting. Be a hero and bring some donuts to the meeting.” A few years ago, I attended an executive summit where none of the CHROs wanted to be HR…

Going on a Retreat – BRB

Hi, everybody. I am going on a retreat. I will write, do yoga, and take long walks. I will talk to real people who don’t have anything to do with human resources, recruiting or consulting. I¬†will focus on my personal mission statement. I’ll read some books. I will probably eat potato chips before going to…

Failure Smells

Do you know someone with horrible breath? Do you work with someone who starts talking and causes you to reach for the gas mask? You know what I’m talking about, right? It’s the smell of decomposing food coming from the belly of a large, fat water mammal. Turns out that halitosis is a principal indicator…

Failure is Okay

Failure is so shitty and tough. I fail a lot. I can speak from a very personal place on this topic. Did you try? Did you take a risk? Was it stupid? Did you make a huge mistake? Are you embarrassed? Did you waste time? Did your feelings get hurt? Was it a waste of…