June 22, 2020

At the start of the global pandemic, I wrote in earnest about the fact that many employers would be caught totally unprepared when having to make the shift to a remote workforce. Any employer who was still wrestling with work-from-home-policies understood just how unpr...

April 27, 2020

Some years ago, I had my feelers out in the market and went through an interview process with a well-respected organization. 

The search process appeared to be robust. I received a favorable response to my candidacy via email. And, that's where the neon-flashing red fla...

April 5, 2020

(originally published in 2018, adapted to current day)

Passion is a seven-letter word that has been blown up into such mammoth proportions, that some people don’t believe they even possess it - in any form. It’s often used to describe someone breathlessly expressing i...

March 4, 2020

I often describe the effective functioning of an executive team within a company as its ‘secret sauce.’ 

When the executive team of the C-Suite is firing on all cylinders, there is no challenge too large, or problem too insurmountable.  A strong team of leaders, help to...

February 19, 2020

The world of employee benefits in the marketplace has never been more fascinating. A little over a decade ago we were reeling from a recession. Benefits and perquisites were caught in the vice grip of austerity and well-guarded operating budgets.

Today, in the U.S, we’v...

February 7, 2020

In the beginning, both employees and their employers generally have one desire: to make the relationship work.

Few people enter the workplace hoping to be embroiled in conflict, fail at their jobs—whether in perception or reality—or to experience the humiliation of ter...

January 2, 2020

Delegation is a skill practiced as both an art and a science. When done well, the result is a highly engaged workforce well positioned to outperform.

Given these huge benefits, why are so many leaders woefully unsuccessful at delegation?

As leaders ascend to higher le...

February 20, 2019

This post was originally published in the HR People + Strategy Blog: SHRM Executive Network in 2016. The content has aged well...

In Jim Collins' renowned book, Good to Great, he vividly brings to life the concept of the flywheel effect: the consistent pushing in a pa...

January 2, 2019

At this very moment, as part of a hiring process, career counseling or professional development there is someone who is completing a personality test or assessment. I believe most people submit to this with the best of intentions. I also believe that those part of the...

May 21, 2018

The thought of being a leader when I was a child, emerging into young adulthood, was not something I considered -  even in my wildest imagination. 

I was an extreme introvert.  During parent/teacher’s conferences, my teachers would happily share their assessment of...

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