Given my years of involvement in social media, I like to think that I have developed a little cache with social media since I can lay down a quick witty twitter here and there, or somehow shoot an embarrassing or funny video and get it up on YouTube quickly or that I have a clever…

I recently took a fabulous trip to Hawaii.  While I was there I got to do and see a lot of things. You know the touristy stuff like the Mountain Top of Mauna Kea, the live lava flow at Kilauea, hiking up Diamond Back Peaks, The Pearl Harbor Memorial or even drinks on the beach…

It’s the mean season in America. We’re entering the meanest season in politics as both left and right hurl insult, innuendo, invective and idiocy at each other in a futile attempt to look more presidential. Every four years around this time our major parties (both in need of an intervention check with reality) swear they…

Bosses who claim they don’t have favorites are lying! They’re lying to you and they’re lying to themselves. I don’t know why they bother lying; I believe having favorites is perfectly acceptable. Please note, “having favorites” and demonstrating “favoritism” are not the same thing. Giving an employee unfair preferential treatment at the expense of another is rude and wrong, and you…

“Quit singing and get back to work!” “Settle down! Don’t you have work to do?” “This work is serious so take it seriously!”  “I don’t appreciate that you and your team are always laughing and carrying on with everyone else.” Four statements.   Four assumptions.    Four reasons to make my blood boil. The first statement was…

 My mom offered me quite a bit of invaluable advice during her time on this planet, including but not limited to: Never pass up a cookie. Be kind, always. When in doubt, use butter. Use your talents. Satisfy your curiosities. In addition to the gems above, she told me numerous times, “Heather, you aren’t better…

Today’s post is not sexy, outrageous, provocative, disruptive, innovative, or thought provoking. It’s just about a simple technique to get more work done better. Quick, what’s the purpose of meetings? (No, not the cynical answers about inflating the perceived importance of the person who’s leading it or killing time between doing real work.) Really, why…

I am not arrogant enough to consider myself a futurist, but now and then I spot somethings that seems fairly obvious to me that are going to come to pass in the future. Those of us who hang out here in the #HR Cyberspace are always trying to understand the next thing, be plugged into…

I work in the manufacturing segment. One of the credos in manufacturing is “cheaper, faster – better.”  If you can get that figured out in manufacturing you will have a hugely successful career.  Take it to Detroit; they will love you in the motor city.  When we think of this credo and we are to…