Why did you write this book?

Why did you write this book? It’s the question I’ve been getting most often lately. And the answer is that until recently I didn’t know why. Sure, writing a book is a personal and professional achievement. And it gives another notch of credibility on my resume. But that’s not why I wrote this particular book. […]

I’m not your police force

Have you heard about the code of conduct violations at Wells Fargo and their sky high penalties? If not, check it out via The Washington Post.  Yeah, so … I don’t agree with a recent article published by Society for Human Resources Professionals, SHRM. Well not all of it, with all due respect to the […]

They don’t know what you’re thinking

I can’t read your mind. Have you heard that before? Maybe it was from a significant other or your children. Maybe it was from team members on a volleyball or basketball team you play on. Wherever you’ve heard it before the fact remains that no one but you knows the thoughts in your head. When […]

This is not a day care

“This is not a day care.” Have you ever thought this same thought about your company? You’re not alone! This quote was included in a blog post written by Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s president Dr. Everett Piper about his observations on today’s youth. While his blog focuses on the behavior of college students being fiercely politically correct […]

Yes, you can still fire employees for bad behavior

Employees beware! The law does not protect you from bad behavior! I hear often from clients statements like, “This employee has no common sense!” I don’t like the term “common sense” because sense is interpreted differently from person to person which means it’s not always common. (A post for a different day, I suppose!) That’s […]

A CEO with no desk? Tell me more!

“I want to show I’m available.” That’s what CEO of a company called Indiegogo, Slava Rubin, states about giving up his corner office. In a recent article in Fortune magazine, a few companies are highlighted as having CEO’s who’ve given up their corner offices or a desk altogether to be closer to employees and the activities […]

Localism and the fight to stay familiar 

My morning routine consists of waking up, getting ready, watching some news, etc. Probably very similar to your morning routine. One guilty pleasure I have – if I have time between showers and straight irons – is watching surfing videos. I love watching the artistry of surfers and admire their fearless attack on relentless waves. […]

Oprah’s beliefs

Oprah Winfrey​ made some very big news recently. She bought 10% of Weight Watchers​ and aims to make that a lifestyle company focused on overall happiness. She also aired a groundbreaking 7-night program called “Belief” on her network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network​. (It started October 18 but you may be able to look at episodes on […]

The "firm 40" hour work week

How many hours of work per week do you average? Is it around 40? Is it inevitably well over 40, which by the laws of averages means you’re putting in well over 50 hours most weeks. There is a company in Michigan that’s implemented a new rule. They tell employees, You give us 40 hours […]