John Hollon

About the Author

Hollon

John Hollon is Vice President of Content at Checkster, and the former Editor of Workforce Management magazine and workforce.com. An award-winning journalist, John has written extensively about HR, talent management, leadership, and smart business practices. Contact him at johnhollon@yahoo.com, and follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/johnhollon.

The Logical Lessons Managers Can Learn From Mr. Spock

Editor’s Note: As I wrap up my time as Editor of TLNT — today is my last day — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from over the years. Here’s one from February 2015. Mr. Spock has died. He lived long, and prospered. Of course, Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, the character, will still be…

The Secret To Business and Workplace Success? It’s Getting Stuff Done

Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — Friday is my last day — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from over the years. Here’s one from April 2013.   Sometimes, the most complicated questions have the simplest answers. This can be a little hard to comprehend because…

The Office Dress Code Debate: How Would You Deal With Katy Perry?

Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — this is my last week — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from over the years. Here’s one from September 2010.  Who would have thought that pop singer Katy Perry would have kicked open a debate about what…

Doing The Tough Stuff: What Managers Can Learn From (Gulp!) Kim Kardashian

Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — this is my last week — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from over the years. Here’s one from November 2011. It’s troubling what passes for management wisdom these days, so I’ve learned to not be picky and…

How Much Does Job Experience Really Matter, Anyway?

Editor’s Note: As I wind up my stint as Editor of TLNT — I’m leaving in two weeks! — I wanted to share a few of my favorite TLNT posts. Here’s one from October 2013.  I’ve hired and managed a lot of people, and I always considered the experience of the candidate when making hiring decisions. I…

Arguing With The Boss – And Living To Tell About It

Editor’s Note: As I wind up my stint as Editor of TLNT — I’m leaving the end of April — I wanted to share a few of my favorite TLNT posts. Here’s one from July 2014.   Take it from me: Arguing with the boss is generally not a career enhancing experience. I know this because I have…

Last Word: Building Greatness Takes Time – and a Lot of Hard Work

Of all the conferences I attend throughout the year, few speak to the powerfully positive impact work can have on us than Great Place to Work. Although most people associate Great Place to Work with the annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list that Fortune magazine publishes from each year, they also put on an annual…

What Happens When You Promote And It Doesn’t Work?

Editor’s Note: As I wind down my time as Editor of TLNT — I’m leaving in a few weeks— I wanted to share some of my favorite TLNT posts. Here’s one from August 2013.  What do you do when you promote someone in your organization and it just doesn’t work out? I’m not talking about…

What a Bad Boss Can Do To An Employee’s Health

Editor’s Note: As I wind down my time as Editor of TLNT — I’m leaving in April — I wanted to share some of my favorite TLNT posts. Here’s one from October 2014.  Is the boss making people sick? It’s a question I saw posed in a recent Washington Post headline, and it’s one of those things that people…

Don Rumsfeld’s 8 Rules For Successful Meetings

Editor’s Note: As I wind down my time as Editor of TLNT — I’m leaving in April — I wanted to share a few of my favorite TLNT posts. Here’s one from May 2013. Here’s a question I have heard repeated for years — does anyone out there actually like meetings? I ask because in the world of business…

Not Hiring Jerks Is A Workplace Trend I’m All In Favor Of

Editor’s Note: As I wind down as Editor of TLNT — I’m leaving next month— I wanted to share some of my all-time favorite TLNT posts. Here’s one from October 2013. You know it and I know it, so it is hardly worth stating again, but there are a lot of jerks in this world. This…

The Lessons Of Custer: 5 Things To Consider On Bad Management Day

Editor’s Note: As I wind down as Editor of TLNT — yes, I’m leaving in April — I wanted to share some of my all-time favorite TLNT posts. Here’s one from June 2012. Once upon a time, I made the case we should celebrate June 25 as “Bad Management Day,” a day when we reflect on…

How Much Does Job Experience Really Matter, Anyway?

Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — yes, I’m leaving in the next few months — I wanted to share some of my favorite TLNT posts. Here’s one from Oct. 11, 2013. I’ve hired and managed a lot of people, and I always considered the experience of the candidate…

Art Of The Layoff? No, More Like the Art of Sounding Like a Jerk

Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — I’m leaving in the next few months — I wanted to share some of my favorite TLNT posts. Here’s one from October 2011. Anytime you see a story with a headline that reads “The Art of Layoffs,” you better prepare yourself for a…