Holiday Parties – That’s the Spirit!

Yes, it’s that time of year again when holiday parties abound. I haven’t been to a honest-to-goodness office holiday party in years – it’s no fun partying with your boss when in this case your boss is yourself  🙂 – but I have been to a couple of academic holiday gatherings. Those were tame; the… [read more]

post

Are You Willing to Smoke Out Your Job?

Every so often I come across articles on the web that spark some kind of interest but I don’t have time to read them, so I bookmark them for later.  I had this particular article bookmarked for a while (okay, since February), and when I finally got the chance to read it, it struck me… [read more]

post

Sometimes, More Staff Can Be A Good Thing.

Just read a delightful Sunday post from our favorite HR Capitalist, and I can’t agree more with his assertion that we all should hire people who honestly never seem to have a bad day and bring so much more to our organization than just their skill set.  I believe I’m one of those hiring managers myself — especially when it… [read more]

post

It’s Not Mental, but Behavioral Management Really

I’ve been following with great interest all of the news reports regarding the assignation attempt on Rep.  Gabrielle Giffords.  My heart goes out to her, her family, and to all people who were affected by this senseless act of insanity. In case you haven’t been following the news, Jared Loughner  is accused of engaging in… [read more]

post