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…

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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Job Market is Jacked Up

My HR and recruiting brethren are flummoxed. The biggest problem with the job market isn’t stagnant wages or a crisis in leadership. It’s that candidates are ghosting right now. Ghosting! Like we’re teenagers! Corporate leaders tell me it’s impossible to find capable people to fill open job requisitions or even show up for interviews. When…

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All Jobs Suck

My email inbox is full of messages from people just like you who hate their jobs. Earnest folks. Men and women with degrees, professional careers, student loans, and mortgages. Human beings who are frustrated with work and have nowhere left to go except the internet. They google I+Hate+Work or I+Hate+HR, find my blog, and confirmation bias…

Best Career Advice for 2018

The world’s smartest women offer some career advice for 2018. It goes like this: Be your authentic self. Confidence is key. Be open to opportunities. Surround yourself with good people. Find the right balance for you. I love all of these women, but this list is recycled garbage. Everybody knows that you can’t be your…