A pet peeve of mine is to hear so-called experts about various generations rant about age discrimination while perpetuating the myths of generational differences through their arguments. I probably take it too personally when people talk about the â€œold guysâ€ from my generational cohort, but I have learned to exercise restraint in lashing out at the offendersâ€¦ a reaction that would defeat the purpose of calling for open dialog. Perhaps the word Boomer actually comes… Read More »From the Archives of Make HR Happen â€“ Never Ending Talk About Generations
Â Â Â Â This is a re-posting of five previous articles from Make HR Happen by Tom Bolt. Â Â Â Â Â Give Candidates Better Experience, Not Bill of Rights -Â There is nowhere a more emphatic symbol of a corporate policy than the three-ton rock at the entrance to each Stew Leonardâ€™s store in Connecticut and New York. On it is inscribed: â€œRule 1: The customer is always right. Rule 2: If… Read More »Blog Soup â€“ From the Archives of Make HR Happen v.12
There are lies, damned lies and statistics. ~ Mark Twain There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up. ~ Rex Stout Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination. ~ Vin Scully There’s a sucker born every minute. ~ Unknown (incorrectly attributed to P. T. Barnum) If you are a marketing genius, here is some feedback for youâ€¦ no charge… Read More »May I Have a Few Minutes of Your Time?
If you know me or have read any of my blog posts, you probably are aware that I am a baby boomer citizen with a low threshold of tolerance for age discrimination. I have a reputation for challenging people who think that assigning an intelligence factor to generational differences is anything other than a myth. In polite company, most people agree with… Read More »The Discrimination That Nobody Challenges
My intellectual and emotional maturity came about through reluctantly paying dues that someone else imposed as a standard. I was and still am a rebel. Paying dues is a concept that has different meanings to different people, but the dominant context is that no one can reach a level of excellence in their careers without following exactly in the footprints of those who went before them. Hogwash! Rebels with a cause can produce miraculous results… Read More »The Controversy Over Paying Dues