I don’t make resolutions (click here for all the details). I don’t like the precedent that self-reflection is a once-a-year activity. Yuck. You should take the time to reflect throughout the year. Despite my aversion to New Years resolutions, I did spend some time reflecting on … [Read more...] about Why I’m Reading A Book A Month
This week I’m reading the new book from Laszlo Bock, Google's head of People Operations, called “Work Rules!.” Despite the stereotypes about Google there is actually a lot of good information in this book. I’m half way through the book and despite the “only at Google” … [Read more...] about Ideas From Google Any HR Pro Can Try
Happy St. Patrick's day all! Fun fact: Did you know that St. Patrick's day was not celebrated in Ireland until the 1960's? Ireland actually spent the day in mourning and bars (gasp!) were closed. Only in the 1960's did the country decide to adopt the more "festive" … [Read more...] about Using Silence Effectivley
Sometimes I wonder if employee engagement is only a problem because people feel like “the company” doesn’t care about them. The company is filled with people: managers and peers. “The company” is cold and unfeeling but people typically are not. Do we inadvertently … [Read more...] about Is Employee Engagement A Problem?
With graduation right around the corner everyone will be throwing out advice on how to get that first job and how to succeed at your first job but I can save you a lot of time with a very simple rule: Get it done If you spend enough time in the workplace you will discover that … [Read more...] about How To Suceed At Your First Job