Tag: Truly

What makes me truly happy?

I read an article the other day about happiness. All the science, all the research, Shawn Achor acting like we can actually make our employees happy, etc. It’s all a bunch of bullsh*t really, right? I mean, Shawn doesn’t think so, because he has studies and stuff, and he’s a nice enough fellow (Editor’s note: Who says “fellow”? Like ax murders and 90 year…

You Never Truly Leave Your Favorite Job

I wasn’t a huge fan of high school.  I didn’t hate it—I just always felt my time was not the four years of high school, or at least I hoped it wasn’t! As you can imagine, being 5’7″, with above average intelligence and red hair isn’t normally the recipe for high popularity in an American high school environment.  I wasn’t great at any sport, but…

The Truly Absurd Power of a Bad Idea!

Have you ever been caught in a downward vortex of a truly crappy idea that at some point you wondered to yourself, “how the heck did we get here!?” I like to think I’m the kryptonite of bad ideas in my organization. It’s part of my personality of being a bit unfiltered in my thoughts and ideas. If I think something is a bad…

Can HR Truly bring Their True Selves to Work?

One of my favorite songs on The Who’s magnificent rock opus Quadrophenia is The Real Me. It asks the question “Can you see the real me?” over and over as the central character, Jimmy, asks his doctor and others for clarity about his issues. Well, HR has some new issues to contend with too. Can HR bring their true selves to work each day? Over…

Career Confessions of Gen-Z: Diversity of Experience Is Truly Valuable

Growing up, I was not exposed to the most diverse community. I love my little Michigan town, but it’s pretty white. My parents tried to help me experience diversity growing up; they let me go to Japan for an exchange program in 8th grade and let me go off to college in New York. It wasn’t until these experiences that I was truly exposed…

This is how your Culture truly forms

There’s nothing I really need to add to this. Hugh MacLeod, the brilliant artist at Gaping Void, has an awesome knack for saying so much with his work. I love their work. Turns out, design matters when building culture. So, brilliant. We love to believe that culture starts at the top with this great visionary leader, but our reality is most of us will…

5 Traits That Make Truly Authentic (and Enlightened) Leaders

A leader’s success is largely incumbent on their capacity to influence other people. And 21st century leadership is about creating relationships of integrity, authenticity and trust, as loyalty is now earned through relationships and collaboration, rather than through titular power. Yet, forging deep, trusting business relationships is often awkward, unchartered territory for leaders. Many are wary of leading with emotion or operating with a…