Oh No, A New Acronym!

Just read on my guilty pleasure  Entertainment Weekly.com that there is a new TV show coming out that pairs celebrities with “real people” who  hate them.  The show will highlight a “regular” person who has a chance to confront the  celebrity he or she hates.  The celebrity has to try to win the hater over. Know… [read more]

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Volkswagen and the Leap to Recognition

Read a great article in the February 2010 edition of FAST COMPANY magazine about Volkswagen’s “drive to succeed in America.”  Author Ellen McGirt asserts that if Volkswagen wants to be the world’s number one auto maker, it must first win over America.  Tough stuff.  America that is.  By the way, how many beans do you… [read more]

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Employee Snow Storms

With the new year beginning, I started thinking about what the year might hold for the workplace and employees.  Well, I’ll be honest; I was really thinking about snow and skiing.  Those two are at least fun —  I know,  I know.  Unless you have to get on the roof with the hairdryer to de-ice the gutters before the second storm… [read more]

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Social Intelligence and the Biology of the Pack Leader

You know, as the HR Whisperer, I’m really enamored with the whole idea of creating top performing organizations through positive behavior change. One of my favorite mentors, Cesar Millan, says, “A dog that doesn’t trust its human to be a good pack leader becomes unbalanced and often exhibits unwanted or antisocial behaviors.” It struck me… [read more]

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Playing the Gen Training Game

Great training tips for multigenerational learners…

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