Sworn to secrecy. G-14 classified. Top Secret and this message will self-destruct. Every manager has been stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place when it comes to “sharing” information. We all (hopefully) know when to share and when not to…employee personal health info, investigation-worthy stuff, etc., but when should we break that code? When…

Uber has a big culture problem…a culture of sexual harassment, to be specific. They hired a couple of guys to lead them out of the darkness but is that enough? According to Susan J. Fowler, former engineer at Uber there was a culture of sexual harassment and mistreatment of the women engineers at Uber and…

The field of Human Resources these days is managed by software/web based service providers/cloud based software. I am sure there are folks out there who are still using server based system, but most of the innovation and leading edge development is taking place on the world wide web.  This is a two edged sword if…

I have a 10 year old son, and this affords me the opportunity to practice my leadership skills. A recent situation with my little guy served as an excellent example of managing what I like to call the “Three Buts of Performance Problems.” I have a rule in my house that clean clothes are to be…

It’s so easy to complain. It’s even easier to point out where other people are falling short or when they’re not meeting our expectations. I’ve been in meetings with leaders and non-leaders and that have quickly turned from brainstorming and creative sessions to complaints of employees being flat, uninspired and complacent. One piece of advice…