Category: Motivation

Sep 15

Off the Grid: Not Necessarily HR – Flattery Without Fakery

One of the most difficult things to do is to give someone a sincere compliment without sounding a little bit cheesy. Even the everyday words we teach our kids to say reflexively are tinged with slight hypocrisy because they happen by brainwashing rather than actually thinking about it. “Tell your sister you’re sorry.” How about, …

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Sep 08

Off the Grid: Not Necessarily HR – Run-Flat Tires

The last time I went shopping for a new car, I almost didn’t select my first choice because it only came with run-flat tires. I had seen the commercials where a mother and her young child were on the side of a deserted road with a flat tire… in the rain of course for added …

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Sep 05

Unemployment Bias in Hiring

How bad is it for the unemployed today? If we were able to discount the disappointment, helplessness, and feelings of inadequacies caused by the loss of a job, there is still the daunting task of looking for work in an almost hostile environment in a weak economy. It seems that everybody is looking for a …

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Sep 01

From the Archives: Something Different Today – Perspective

Originally published in May 2011 My profile picture could be the stereotypical headshot with a devil whispering in one ear and an angel in the other. No I don’t hear voices in my head… I create them. I can understand anger, desperation and depression from the perspective of someone who has had to endure both …

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Aug 23

Being the Fringe

There is nobody else in the world like you. Even identical twins are not genetically the same. There are approximately 7 billion people on the planet today representing about 6% of all people who have ever lived. Doing the math, you are not that proverbial one in a million; you are one in 116 billion. …

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