Tag: Maybe

Maybe, involving everyone, isn’t the answer!

There is an African Proverb that says: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”  It’s the paradox we face as leaders right now. We are forced to move fast because the world is moving fast. We are also forced to believe we must involve everyone. Yes, we want to go fast, and yes, we want…

It’s a Big Meeting! Maybe I’ll Wear Pants

I remembered watching Anchorman and realizing that Ron Burgundy was not only a sexy beast, but a maverick and trailblazer beyond all measure.  He masterminded a polished, poised persona and he didn’t need to bother with such silliness as “wearing pants” to pull it off.  He was a true hero of the 1970s and his heroic nature lives on today, in the chaos that…

Focus! Maybe An Accountability Partner Would Help

I am a big believer in the power of focusing. “Focus and finish” is a phrase you’ll hear me say to myself, my daughter – and perhaps occasionally to my husband. Most of us in the HR space know year-end and the fast start once January 1 rolls around = bust your a$$ while everyone else is taking time off. Budgets, comp planning, performance…

Reviewing Applicant’s Social Media Profiles? Maybe It’s Time to Check Your Ethics

I’m still a fan of the frebinar and recently listened in on one via Paycor’s Web Summit focused on How to Give Your Candidates An Out of This World Experience presented by Melissa Dern and Melinda Canino. Inevitably during a frebinar there’s a Q&A section, sometimes live, sometimes sort of canned. One of the final questions of the day came from an attendee noting…

Worked Up About Manipulated Glassdoor Ratings? Maybe It’s Time For a New Approach

I learned long ago that user-generated ratings — whether they be on Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor, or anywhere else — are easily manipulated and should be taken with a grain of salt. So, is anyone really surprised that Glassdoor ratings get manipulated too? The Wall Street Journal recently published an in-depth look at how some companies have figured out how to boost and inflate their…

Career Confessions of GenZ w/@CamSackett: Maybe You Should Take Our Smartphones Away!

March Madness is fully upon us. This season unites us all over a love for college basketball or in my case, a love for winning money by googling an article about who the “Cinderella” teams are and somehow winning your neighborhood pool (it’s only happened once). Whether your team is out (sorry Dad) or still fighting (Go Blue!), the close matches between teams can…

You’re 10 Years Too Late To Get Amazon. Maybe 30.

Here was the press release intro: Amazon today announced plans to open Amazon HQ2, a second company headquarters in North America. Amazon expects to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow this second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs. Then mayors and governors lost their ever loving minds.  $5B and 50k tech jobs. Sign me up. Let me tell you…

Maybe we got this Culture Fit thing all Wrong! #WorkHuman

So, I’m sitting on a plane flying back from the WorkHuman conference and I’m going through my notes. Here’s one of the things I wrote down: “Instead of culture fit, what if we focused on culture contribution…”  I don’t even remember who said it that sparked me to write it down, but I loved it. I want to say it was Adam Grant, seemed…

Maybe You Should Just Do The Job You Were Hired For

It seems like frustration is at an all-time high. On a daily basis people are coming unglued over things they have no control over, and never will. We are told to be more empathetic. We are told our employees need us to be “X”. You fill in the “X” because it changes pretty much article to article, generation to generation, leader to leader. One…

Maybe Facebook Taking on LinkedIn is the end of Facebook!

I’ve always been a huge proponent that Facebook could end LinkedIn at any point they decided. Facebook has more active users, more data, it’s a platform everyone is comfortable with, and companies love it as well. So, when Facebook opened up a company’s ability to now create a job posting on your company Facebook page recently, and have candidates can apply right on that…