Best Practices

Worth Remembering: You Never Stop Learning To Be A Better Manager

Do good

Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — yes, I’m leaving next month — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts over the years. Here’s one from our first month back in June 2010. Here’s a lesson worth remembering: No matter how long you have managed people,…

Hiring Wisdom: Why Do You Tolerate Mediocre, Underperforming Employees?

Bad employee

Have you ever noticed how we humans tolerate all kinds of things on a daily basis? Commute traffic, nosey neighbors, and crying babies on planes are just a few that come to mind. But if we weren’t able to tolerate these every day annoyances and acted out somehow, people would probably think we’re…

You Can’t Keep Faking It! 3 Ways to Fully Commit to Making Successful Change

Time to change

Stop faking change! Stop paying it lip service and not taking supporting actions. Commit to change or don’t even bother. Change is hard. It’s why I blog a lot about it here, and here, and here. Oh, and here, too. I write about it a lot because how you navigate change impacts whether you will succeed or fail….

It’s Sad We Don’t Send Out Rejection Letters Anymore


Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — yes, I’m going to be leaving soon — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from over the years. Here’s one from March 2014. I was thinking about this today because, a) I have gotten my fair share of…

Don’t Look Now, But Your Millennials Are Searching For Their Next Gig


It’s not true that your Millennials are more likely to job hop than other generations, but they’re probably already looking for their next career move. And that’s as true for Millennials in senior and management positions, as for those in entry-level jobs. Deloitte, which surveyed thousands of Millennials worldwide, says two-thirds of them expect…

Making HR a True Strategic Partner: It’s Not As Easy as Some Make It Seem


Nothing is easy today. When I lived in the U.S. (I currently work in Dubai), I would always marvel at late night TV commercials. My take was that whatever it is that ails you, just turn on late night TV and you would invariably find a product that could solve whatever it is…

Hiring Wisdom: Why Training Your People Can Really Pay Off


Training pays. Sometimes, it’s easy to underestimate just how much it pays. Consider an employee who is going to work 2,000 hours for you this year. It’s not unusual for an organization to spend only 10 or 20 hours training this person – which means about 1 percent of their annual workload. bestHow…

How to Get Your Company Succession Plan in Order (and Why It’s So Important)


HR professionals are expected to have solid succession plans and often believe they do when they do not. How often do we believe we created a quality plan because nobody understood or evaluated it well enough to challenge it? This is often the case with succession plans. How often is the plan so…