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The Single Most Important Trait in New Hires Might Surprise You
The wise holocaust survivor and philosopher Elie Wiesel said, “When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.” The dynamic can exponentially grow in its impact on an organization. Over the years, I have […]
Today’s Sexual Harassment Shock Wave & the bigger revolution behind it
Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Kevin Spacey, Mark Halperin, Bill O’Reilly, Mario Batali, Al Franken and dozens of other celebrities, politicians, and CEOs have one issue in common. You probably know what that is. Why am I so confident you will know? Almost everyone knows. Today’s sexual harassment scandals represent more […]
Blow Up HR Again?
By and large, I read Harvard Business Review and The Atlantic to raise my IQ or, at the very least, give the appearance that I’ve done so. Recently, HBR published, “It’s Time To Blow Up HR and build something new”.Sounds like consultant-speak to me. Much of the consulting profession puts […]
Why Chief Human Resource Officers Can Become CEOs
Virtually every business publication and relevant academic research paper indicate that attracting, developing and motivating talent is the single most important element in successful business today. One of the most common failures with CEOs not reaching the objectives of their business plan is in their refusal to take charge of […]
Is This Man A Tipping Point for All of Us?
In the last few days, I’ve made a couple of feeble attempts to say anything about the sexual harrassment scandal with Harvey Weinstein as well as our President. But, I actually have quite a bit to say. When I was in my 20s & 30s, I worked in business development. […]
Why Your Employer Brand is Definitively More Important Than Your Consumer Brand
Who would you rather work for? United Airlines or Southwest? Google or Yahoo? Vons/Safeway or Trader Joe’s? Consider the following. Whatever talent you attract is what your organization becomes to the world and to the consumer. If you can’t attract the best talent in your industry, you will never achieve category leadership. […]
The Single Most Important and Overlooked Trait in Good Hires
The wise holocaust survivor and philosopher Elie Wiesel said, “When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.” This dynamic that Mr. Wiesel describes can exponentially grow in its impact on an […]
The Astonishing Tenure at Trader Joe’s
Every other week, we drive from the beach to make our Trader Joe’s run. Saturday was the date. As we neared our favorite cashier, she flashed her signature grin and called out, “Hi, it’s so good to see you!” “Well sister, it’s good to see you as well!” I […]
The History of Disengagement – (Final Chapter) – What the Bleep Happened?
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou The turn of the century (2000) delivered an unprecedented number of angry, disillusioned, and unmotivated workers to America’s organizations. In 24 years, most businesses had adopted the philosophies of the Meckling / […]
The History Behind the World’s Most Disengaged Workforce (Part Two)
“America’s greatness has been the greatness of a free people who share certain moral commitments.” Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.” John W. Gardner In 1975, America had a relatively stable workforce that clocked-in & clocked-out. We were living the dream spawned almost 300 years before during […]