Month: January 2017

  • Bias is Human, Yet Harmful

      In my recruiting days I had a Vice President who advised repeatedly, “Refute your bias.” Obviously there are biases that could get us in legal trouble, but she was more so referring to the more subtle biases that can make us dismiss or favor certain candidates. This advice was not in contradiction to using […]

  • Now More Than Ever, Empathy and EQ Are Critical

    THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL POST. Now more than ever, in a divided country in conflict, organizations and employees will need to find ways to bridge the chasms that continue to grow between ideologies in order to enable an optimized future for us all. Should these adults just be able to suck it up, work […]

  • For Every [Job Search] Problem, There is a Solution

      …and root cause.   The problems show up as symptoms that cause frustration or pain, however, what’s not so easy to identify is the root cause. It is not for lack of trying, and it is not a lack of intelligence either. When you struggle to find a new job, your insecurities tend to […]

  • Will Achieving Your 2017 Goals Really Make You Happy?

    Have you ever noticed how once you put your attention on something you seem to see it everywhere? For example, when you decide there is a certain car you want to buy, suddenly it appears all the time. An odd thing happened this weekend, and I kept noticing a recurring theme in everything I read […]

  • My 2017 Plan of Attack

      Attack may seem like a militaristic word, but after much consideration, it fits my current mindset. Like the eye of the tiger, I have my vision in sight and I am feeling poised and ready to take on 2017. I have my calendar for the year broken down into micro-movements, better known as milestones, […]